Homemade Kalonji hair oil

In this article, I’ll be sharing a recipe for a miraculous hair oil made from kalonji seeds, also known as black cumin, black onion seeds, or black caraway. These seeds, derived from the Nigella sativa plant native to the Middle East, Western Asia, and Eastern Europe, are packed with goodness that you can easily harness at home.

Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 2 tbsp kalonji seeds
  • 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp castor oil


  1. Grind the kalonji seeds and fenugreek seeds into a fine powder.
  2. Transfer the powdered seeds into a dry glass bottle.
  3. Heat the coconut oil and castor oil, then add them to the bottle.
  4. Place the bottle in sunlight for 2-3 weeks, stirring the oil every 2-3 days.
  5. After 2-3 weeks, strain the oil, and you’ll have your homemade kalonji oil ready to use.

Benefits of Kalonji Oil:

  1. Promotes Hair Growth: Kalonji oil contains special proteins like nigellone and thymoquinone that stimulate hair growth and maintain thickness. Dermatologists even recommend these proteins for patients with alopecia.
  2. Reduces Hair Fall: Say goodbye to hair fall with kalonji oil, which fortifies the scalp with essential vitamins and minerals, stimulating dormant hair follicles and reducing hair fall.
  3. Moisturizes Dry Hair: Whether your hair is naturally dry or damaged from chemical treatments, kalonji oil’s fatty amino acids repair damage by sealing in moisture and regulating sebum production.
  4. Prevents Premature Greying: Linoleic acid in kalonji oil prevents the reduction of black pigment cells in hair, keeping them shiny and black for longer, potentially reversing premature greying with regular use.
  5. Protects Against Damage: The antioxidants in kalonji oil shield hair from daily damage caused by heat, pollution, and sun exposure, keeping your locks healthy and vibrant.

With these simple steps, you can make your own kalonji oil at home and enjoy its numerous benefits for your hair