Onions. The first thing that comes to your mind when you hear this word is watery-teary eyes. Something that is known to put you in a lot of pain before you can actually savour it. While onions might make you cry in the beginning, its benefits will fill you up with a lot of happiness without a single doubt!


There are a lot of ways one can benefit from this king ingredient. All you have to do is gather some ingredients from the kitchen and make something 100% natural to cure your ailments. Follow any of these homemade remedies and witness your problems vanishing.

DIY Onion Juice
Onion Juice Benefits For Skin & Hair
Skin Masks
Hair Masks

DIY Onion Juice

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 2-3
Grater 1

Process:

  1. Take 2-3 onions and remove their peels.
  2. Cut them into medium sized pieces.
  3. Take a grater and start grating these pieces into a plate.
  4. Do it with all the pieces and make sure you use the finest size of the grater.
  5. Once you have your onions grated, take a glass and squeeze out the juice from the onion in it.
  6. Make sure you squeeze it till the last drop.
  7. Your juice is ready for use. You can use it on your scalp as well on your hair.

You can mix it with other ingredients for added benefits as well. The onion extract can be blended to form a thick paste which also can be used to either exfoliate the skin or applied onto the scalp. You can also make it in bulk and store it for future use. Transfer it into an airtight bottle and store it in the fridge.

Onion Juice Benefits For Skin & Hair
Onion Juice Benefits For Skin & Hair

Onion juice

Onion Juice Benefits For Skin & Hair

While most of us might cringe by the thought of applying onion onto your face, it is after all not a bad idea. The nutrients filled in the king of the kitchen are known to work in a 360-degree manner. There are a lot of benefits that one can avail from onion and cure most of the skin problems. Benefit from these and use it to get flawless skin.

  • Onion contains flavonoid quercetin that acts as an anti-inflammatory for the scalp.
  • Onions are rich in antioxidants, that help to remove all toxins from your body. [1]
  • Vitamin A, C and E help improve the skin’s health and enhance its glow.
  • Onion’s phytochemical properties fight against free radicals and reverse premature ageing. The quercetin present in it also helps in eliminating wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Onions come packed with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic and antibacterial properties that can help to cure acne and other infections.
  • Onion contains phytonutrients and antioxidants that works well on dark spots and pigmentation.
  • Applying a slice of onion on the affected area can soothe the sting and calm the irritation down due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Onions work really well on the moles due to its acidic properties. Rub few drops of this juice onto the mole to see visible improvement.
  • Using the onion extracts can exfoliate the dirt and nourish the skin that is fresh and free of impurities.
  • Vitamin A, vitamin C and antioxidants present in onion is responsible for lightening the skin and adding a natural glow to it.
  • Massaging this juice onto the scalp is responsible for hair growth as it increases the blood flow towards hair follicles.
  • Sulfer and Keratin present in onion also stimulate growth.
  • Onions have anti-bacterial and antifungal properties that help in keeping the scalp [2]clean and away from dandruff.
  • Being rich in Sulfur, onion helps in eliminating lice.

Skin Masks

Onions, can benefit the skin really well because of the nutrients it comes packed with. It protects the skin from infections and bacteria and cures it. Following any of these homemade recipes will cure your skin problem and treat them like it never existed.

For Acne
For Glowing Skin
For Revitalised Skin
For Skin Brightening

For Acne

Fresh Onion

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 2 Whole
Cotton balls 2

Process:

  1. Take 2 whole onions and peel them off. Blend them in a blender.
  2. Transfer it into a clean cloth with a loose weave and squeeze out the juice in a bowl.
  3. Dip two cotton balls in the bowl and apply it on your entire face as well as hands.
  4. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  5. Wash it off using cold water.
  6. Pat dry.

Onion comes packed with antibacterial and anti fungal properties that cure acne and help get rid of it from the roots.

Yoghurt Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Juice of onion 2 tbsp
Yoghurt 2 tbsp
Essential oil Few drops

Process:

  1. Take an onion and peel it off.
  2. Chop and blend this onion. Now filter this pulp to collect the juice.
  3. Take a separate bowl and add 2 tbsp of freshly juiced onions and to that, add 2 tbsp of yoghurt.
  4. Mix them really well.
  5. You can add essential oil to it if the smell of onion is too much to bear.
  6. Apply this concoction onto your face and/or hand using a brush and spread it evenly.
  7. Let it sit and dry for 30 minutes.
  8. Wash it using fresh water.
  9. Pat dry.

Adding yoghurt to onion works wonders for acne[3] as it comes packed with lactic acid that is proven to cure acne and other infections.


DIY acne mask
DIY acne mask

Honey Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 2 tbsp juice
Gram flour 2 tbsp
Honey 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take an onion and peel it off.
  2. Using a grater, grate the peeled onion and keep it aside.
  3. Take a separate bowl and add the grated onion, 2 tbsp of gram flour and 1 tbsp of honey.
  4. Mix them really well.
  5. Scrub it on the skin and apply thoroughly.
  6. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  7. Wash it using cold water.
  8. Pat dry.

Gram flour has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties[4] that fight against acne. Adding honey to it enhances the effect as it contains hydrogen peroxide produced by its enzymes that dries out the acne and cure it from roots.

Oatmeal Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 1
Oatmeal 1/2 cup
Raw honey 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Cut the onion into pieces and blend it using either a hand blender or a normal blender.
  2. Take a saucepan and fill it water, bring it to boil.
  3. Add half cup oatmeal into it and let it cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Let it cool.
  5. Take a fresh bowl and add 1 blended onion paste, 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal and 1 tbsp raw honey
  6. Mix them well.
  7. Apply evenly on your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Rinse it off using lukewarm water.
  9. Pat dry.

Oatmeal is the perfect anti-acne treatment[5] as it absorbs additional oil from the skin. It is antibacterial and also a great exfoliator to scrub all the impurities out.

Egg And Carrot Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Egg 1
Onion 1 small
Carrot 1 small
Olive oil 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Cut the onion and carrot into pieces and blend them together make form a paste.
  2. Take a bowl and break open an egg using only the white part. Whisk it well.
  3. Mix the whisked white with the blended carrot and onion paste
  4. After mixing, add 1 tbsp of olive oil to it and mix them really well.
  5. Apply this paste either on the acne area or to the entire face.
  6. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  7. Wash it off using normal water.
  8. Pat dry.

Egg whites combined with carrots helps in eliminating acne completely. Egg whites have the most powerful enzymes called lysozymes that kill bacteria and carrot has vitamin E. Both of them work wonders on acne.

Milk Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Cold milk 1/4 glass
Juice of onion 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take an onion and grate it into small shreds.
  2. Squeeze them to take the juice out of it.
  3. Take a bowl and add a 1/4th glass of cold milk and 2 tbsp squeezed juice of onion in it.
  4. Mix it well.
  5. Apply this mixture onto your face and gently massage.
  6. Fash it off using cold water.
  7. Pat dry.
  8. Repeat this 2-3 times in a week for clear skin.

Milk mixed with onion cures acne caused due to exess sebum or dryness. It help in extracting the excess oil out of the skin and making it appropriately dry.

Kaoline Clay Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Juice of onion 1 tbsp
Kaoline clay 1 tbsp
Raw honey 1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 tbsp of onion juice, 1 tbsp of kaolin clay and 1 Tsp of raw honey into it.
  2. Make a fine paste out of it.
  3. Apply this mixture on your entire face or just to the affected areas.
  4. Leave it on until it dries.
  5. Wash it using normal water after it dries.
  6. Pat dry.

Kaoline clay draws out impurities from the deeper layers of the skin due to its anti-microbial properties. These are also considered the top ingredient to cure acne faster.

Plum Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Juice of onion 1 tbsp
olive oil 1 Tsp
Plums 6-8
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Process:

  1. Take a pan and fill it up with water.
  2. Add 6-8 plums in it and boil till it softens entirely and becomes easier to mash.
  3. Take a bowl and add the boiled plums into it and mash it really well.
  4. Add a tbsp of onion juice and 1 tsp of olive oil in it and mix well.
  5. Apply it to a clean face and rub it gently.
  6. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  7. Rinse using normal water.
  8. Pat dry.

Vitamin A and C present in plum reduces the occurance of oil curing acne. Mixing it with olive oil quickens the process as it is non-comedogenic which means it does not clog pores[6].

Tea Tree Oil Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Juice of onion 1/2 Tsp
Tea tree essential oil 1 drop
Mint essential oil 1 drop

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1/2 Tsp of onion juice, 1 drop of tea tree essential oil and 1 drop of mint essential oil in it.
  2. Mix them really well.
  3. Apply it to the acne prone skin.
  4. Leave it on for 5-6 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off using normal water.
  6. Pat dry.

This remedy can be done on a daily. Tea tree oil is an excellent ingredient to fight agasint acne. It helps in unclogging the clogged pores whilst improving the quality of the skin and adding mint to it ensures reduced inflammation.

For Glowing Skin

Cucumber Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Juice of onion 2 Tsp
Cucumber juice 2 Tsp
Tissue 2

Process:

  1. Take an onion and peel it off.
  2. Using a juicer, take the juice out from the onion and keep it aside.
  3. Take a separate bowl and add 2 tsp of onion juice and mix 2 tsp of cucumber juice in it.
  4. Dip the pieces of tissue in this concoction.
  5. Apply the onion-cucumber concoction dipped tissues onto your face.
  6. Leave it on for 10 minutes.
  7. Wash it using cold water.
  8. Pat dry.

Cucumber juice has abundance of water in it which hydrates the skin internally and gives the skin a very dewy glow.

Ginger Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Ginger 1 whole
Onion 1 Whole
Lemon 1/2

Process:

  1. Take an onion and peel it off.
  2. Using a grater, grate the onion into very tiny shreds.
  3. Take ginger and peel its skin and grate that in the same bowl of grated onion.
  4. Now, squeeze half a lemon into it.
  5. Mix them well.
  6. Dab your fingers into this paste and apply only the liquid out of it onto your face.
  7. You can also opt to take the paste into your hands and squeeze all the juice out into the bowl.
  8. Use it and thoroughly apply it on your face as well as hands.
  9. Leave it on till it dries.
  10. Wash your face once done.
  11. Pat dry.

Gram Flour Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Juice of onion 1 Tsp
Gram flour 1 Tsp
Sandalwood powder 1 Tsp
Rosewater 2 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 tsp of onion juice, 1 tsp of gram flour, 1 tsp of sandalwood powder and 2 tsp of rosewater in it.
  2. Mix these ingredients well.
  3. Apply it to your face until the mixture dries completely.
  4. Rinse it off using normal water.
  5. Pat dry.

You can use this treatment 2 times a week. Sandalwood comes with inherited glowing and lightening properties[7] that work well for your skin.

For Revitalised Skin

Lavender Oil Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Finely chopped onions 1 Tbsp
Lavender oil 5 tbsp

Process:

  1. Finely chop a 1/4th piece of onion.
  2. Take a bowl and add 1 tbsp chopped onion and 5 tbsp of lavender oil in it.
  3. Cover the bowl with a lid and leave it for 1 hour without opening it.
  4. Strain the oil after 1 hour.
  5. Apply this onto your face. Just a Tsp should be enough.
  6. Rinse it off using a gentle cleanser.
  7. Pat dry.

You can use this remedy twice a week. The lavender oil nourishes the skin by penetrating in the lower most layer. Onion filled with vitamin C help in keeping the skin looking healthy[8] and breating.

Skin care

Nutmeg Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Juice of onion 1 1/2 Tbsp
Milk 1/2 Tsp
Gram flour 2 Tsp
Nutmeg 2 Tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 and a half tbsp of onion juice, 1/2 Tsp of milk, 2 Tsp of gram flour and 2 tbsp of nutmeg.
  2. Properly mix the ingredients until it makes a thick paste.
  3. Add some milk to improve the consistency. Make sure it is paste-like.
  4. Apply this mix onto a cleansed face and apply the pack evenly.
  5. Leave it on till the packs dry.
  6. Wash it off by dabbing some milk.
  7. Gently massage your face in circular movements.
  8. Wash it off using water after this process.
  9. Pat dry.

While milk helps in nourishing and brightening the skin tone, nutmeg present in the mask helps to deep cleanse the pores and eliminating all the impurities from the roots. This leaves the skin fresh and rejuvinated.

For Skin Brightening

Grape Vinegar Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 2 Tsp
Grape vinegar 1/2 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take half an onion and grate it.
  2. Squeeze the grated onion to take out the juice.
  3. Take a fresh bowl and add 2 tsp of squeezed onion juice and add 1/2 Tsp of grape vinegar into it.
  4. Mix both of them really well.
  5. Apply this mix onto your face and leave it on till it dries.
  6. Rinse it after it is completely dry.

You can use this remedy for almost the whole week. The glycol present in grape vinegar helps in clearing up the skin naturally. It also have good acidic properties that elimantes the impurities leaving the skin looking radient.

Cornflour And Lemon Juice Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Yoghurt 2 Tsp
Nutmeg 1/2 Tsp
Juice of onion 2 Tsp
Lemon juice Few drops
Corn flour As required

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2 Tsp of yoghurt, 1/2 Tsp of nutmeg, 2 Tsp of onion juice and a few drops of lemon juice.
  2. Mix them well.
  3. Now, slowly add corn flour till the mix reached a paste-like consistency.
  4. Apply this mask onto a clean face.
  5. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  6. Rinse it off.
  7. Pat dry.

You can follow it every day for the brightest results. The Vitamin A present in corn flour eliminates brown spots, sun spots[9] and dark patches leaving one with bright and glowing skin. Water-soluble vitamins B1 and B2 hydrates the skin from within which adds onto the brightness and glow.

Moisturising Cream Treatment

Ingredients Quantities
Moisturiser As per daily usage
Juice of onion 2-3 drops.

Process:

  1. This is the easiest and convenient method to get brightened skin.
  2. Take moisturiser as you use it daily.
  3. Add 2-3 drops of onion juice into it.
  4. Rub in between your palms and apply it on your face.
  5. You can repeat this every day as it does not require a lot of efforts.

Hair Masks

Onion is rich in antibacterial and antifungal properties, which makes it a great ingredient for hair growth[10], scalp sanitisation and for preventing hair loss. It also keeps the scalp nourished which ensures healthy growth. Follow these homemade recipes to better the health of your hair and the growth of it.

For Hair Growth
For Hair Smoothening
For Scalp Benefits
For Dandruff

For Hair Growth

Egg Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 1 tbsp juice
Egg 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and break open a whole egg. Whisk it well.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of onion juice to it and whisk again.
  3. Once both the ingredients are well-mixed, section your hair.
  4. Apply this mixture into each section. Wear a shower cap onto it.
  5. Leave it on for half an hour.
  6. Wash your scalp and hair using cold water using mild sulfate-free shampoo.
  7. Air dry.

You can apply this mix 1-2 times in one week. Being rich in proteins, eggs help in nourishing the scalp and stimulating hair growth. It helps in making the hair silky and smooth as well. When mixed with this juice it helps to nourish the scalp[11] and hair whilst making it clean. The best time to use it is in the morning.

Lemon And Carrot Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 1
Lemon juice A few drops
Carrot juice 1 tbsp
Yeast 1 tbsp 1 tbsp
Hot water 2 tbsp 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add equal part onion juice, lemon juice and carrot juice.
  2. To this, add 1 tbsp of yeast and 2 tbsp of hot water into it.
  3. Mix them well.
  4. Let it sit for 10 minutes in a warm place.
  5. Apply the paste on your hairs’ roots using gentle circular movements.
  6. Leave it on for 1 hour.
  7. Wash your hair using organic shampoo.

Sour Cream Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 1
Honey 1 tbsp
Yoghurt 2-3 tbsp
Sour cream 1 tbsp
Oil (Olive/almond/castor) 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Prepare basic onion juice .
  2. Take a bowl and add the juice with 1 tbsp of honey, 1 tbsp sour cream, 2-3 tbsp of yoghurt and 1 tbsp of preferred oil from olive, castor or olive.
  3. Mix them thoroughly and rub it into the scalp.
  4. Apply it the scalp and leave it on for 40-60 minutes
  5. Wash your hair with shampoo.
  6. Apply 1-2 times a week for better results.
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Garlic Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 1 tbsp juice
Garlic juice 1 Tsp
Olive oil 1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 tsp of garlic juice, 1 tbsp of onion juice and 1 tbsp of olive oil into it.
  2. Mix the three ingredients together.
  3. Section your hair and apply this concoction onto your scalp.
  4. Massage it in using circular motions.
  5. Leave it on for about an hour
  6. Wash your hair and scalp using a mild shampoo.
  7. Air dry.

You can try this remedy thrice in a week. Garlic is exceptionally high in minerals that works well with hair growth. It enhances hair growth when combined with our wonder juice. It also helps in thickening every single strand. The best time to apply this is in the morning.

Curd Hair Masks

Banana Hair Mask:

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 2 tbsp juice
Banana 1
Honey 1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mash 1 whole banana in it.
  2. Now, add 1 tsp of honey and 2 tbsp of onion juice to this mashed banana.
  3. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
  4. Apply this to the entire scalp.
  5. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  6. Wash your scalp using water and then thoroughly using a mild shampoo.
  7. Air dry.

You can apply this 1-2 times a week. Bananas stimulate hair growth due to the presence of biotin in them. It helps to maintain scalp’s[12] quality and treats brittle hair. This paste can also help to prevent hair loss. The best time to use this mix is in the morning.

Coconut oil Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 1/4th Cup juice
Coconut oil 2 tbsp
Olive oil 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1/4th cup of onion juice, 2 tbsp of coconut oil and 1 tbsp of olive oil in it.
  2. Mix all the three ingredients together.
  3. Section your hair and using your fingertips apply this concoction onto your scalp.
  4. Massage it in using circular motions.
  5. Leave it on for 2 hours.
  6. Wash your hair thoroughly and wash it again using a mild shampoo.
  7. Air dry.

You can apply this mix thrice in a week. Coconut oil nourishes the scalp and enhances hair growth. Olive oil acts as a cleanser for the scalp, protecting it free from dandruff and infection. Mixed with the juice of onion, it enhances hair growth and a furthermore cleansed skin. The best time to use it is in the morning.


Curry Leaves Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 1
Garlic 2 cloves
Fenugreek seeds 1 Tsp
Chopped ginger 5 small pieces
Curry leaves Handful

Process:

  1. Take an onion and peel it off.
  2. Chop it into small pieces.
  3. Take a pan and add 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds, 2 garlic cloves, some finely chopped ginger and a handful of curry leaves. Add the chopped onion too.
  4. Roast these ingredients at a low medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Turn off the flame after 3-4 minutes and let it cool for another 5 minutes.
  6. Take a blender and throw in all these ingredients into it, add a tbsp of water into it, close the jar and blend them really well.
  7. Blend it till it forms a paste-like consistency.
  8. Once cool, squeeze out all the juice from this paste using a strainer.
  9. Use this juice to rinse your hair and the extracts’ paste for a hair mask.
  10. First, take the extracts paste and apply it thoroughly onto your scalp and hair.
  11. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes
  12. Now, add some coconut oil to the hair rinse juice that you extracted from the ingredients after blending and then apply it on your scalp and hair.
  13. Leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse well.
  14. Wash it with your regular shampoo.
  15. The best way to avoid the pungent smell of onion is to use apple cider vinegar for the final wash.

Curry leaves improve the hair follicles[13] health by getting rid of toxins and dead skin enhancing hair growth.

Garlic Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 1
Garlic 4-5 cloves
Brandy 2 tbsp
Egg yolk 1

Process:

  1. Grate the onion and extract its juice.
  2. Grate 4-5 garlic cloves and set aside.
  3. Take a bowl and add the extracted onion juice, the grated cloves, 2 tbsp of brandy and egg yolk.
  4. Mix them really well.
  5. Apply this mask to your scalp and massage it in circular motions.
  6. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  7. Wash it using lukewarm water.

Both onion and garlic are known to stimulate blood flow which enhance the speed of hair growth. It is perfect cure for hair fall[14] and nourishement as well.

Salt Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 1
Sea salt 1 tbsp
Brandy 1 tbsp
Honey 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and onion juice, 1 tbsp of sea salt, 1 tbsp of brandy and 2  tbsp of honey into it.
  2. Make sure that the sea salt dissolves in the mix entirely.
  3. You can also use hot water for it.
  4. One mixed, apply this onto the scalp and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  5. Wash it off using organic shampoo.

Sea salt consists of a lot of minerals and also sulfur that promotes hair growth. Mixing it with brandy helps in dilating the blood vessels which allow more nutrients to to peterate the scalp and in turn increase the growth.

Lemon Honey And Egg Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 3 tbsp
Lemon juice 3 tbsp
Egg yolk 1
Honey 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 3 tbsp of onion juice and 3 tbsp of lemon juice in it.
  2. Add egg yolk and 2 tbsp of honey to it.
  3. Mix all the ingredients well.
  4. Apply this either to your bald patches or to your entire scalp.
  5. Wrap your head with a warm towel and leave it on for 1 hour.
  6. Rinse it off using a shampoo.

Sulfur present in egg yolk added with onion stimulates hair growth. Adding lemon to it enhances the effect as it comes with vitamin C with increase the production of collagen which is responsible for hair growth.

Brandy Extract Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 1
Brandy 50 ml

Process:

  1. Take an onion and chop it into small pieces.
  2. Make sure they aren’t very small.
  3. Take a glass jar and add the chopped onions in it.
  4. Pour 50 ml of brandy into it.
  5. Keep it overnight.
  6. Next day, take the onion out and strain the mixture just to take the concoction out.
  7. Use this concoction on your scalp and massage it on.
  8. Wash it off using warm water.

This treatment can be used once in a week. The alcohol can dry out the hair making it to break more than regular hence don’t over use. Brandy also acts as a fragrance layer to mellow the onion smell.

For Hair Smoothening

Curd Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 2 tbsp juice
Curd 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2 tbsp of onion juice and 2 tbsp of curd in it.
  2. Mix both the ingredients together making a thick paste out of it.
  3. Section your hair and apply this paste onto your scalp.
  4. Leave it on for 1 hour.
  5. Wash your hair thoroughly using a mild shampoo.
  6. Air dry.

You can apply this mix thrice in a week. Yoghurt can help to strengthen the hair whilst making it soft. It adds an enhanced shine and smoothness to your hair. The best way to use this paste is in the morning.

Honey Hair Mask:

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 1/4th Cup juice
Honey 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1/4th cup of onion juice to 2 tbsp of raw honey.
  2. Mix both the ingredients together.
  3. Section your hair and using your fingertips apply this paste onto your scalp.
  4. Massage it in using circular motions.
  5. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  6. Wash your hair thoroughly using a mild shampoo.
  7. Air dry.

You can apply this mix thrice a week. Honey helps in moisturising the scalp[15] as well as hair. It helps in softening the scalp whilst helping the hair grow. The best time to use this paste is in the morning.

Aloe Vera Hair Mask:

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 2 tbsp juice
Aloe vera gel 1 tbsp
Olive oil 1/2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2 tbsp of onion juice, 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel and 1/2 tbsp of olive oil in it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together.
  3. Section your hair and apply this concoction onto your hair.
  4. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  5. Wash your scalp using water and then wash again thoroughly using a mild shampoo.
  6. Air dry.

You can apply this 2-3 times a week. It cures scalp infection and cleanse the scalp by keeping dust, gunk & infections at bay. The concoction also helps in treating brittle hair making the hair stronger and healthier. The best time to use this mix is in the morning.

Rosemary Essential Oil Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Juice of onion 1 tbsp
Whole egg 1
Rosemary 2-3 drops
Shower cap 1
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Process:

  1. Take a bowl and break open an egg into it.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of onion juice, 2-3 drops of rosemary to it.
  3. Mix them really well.
  4. Apply this mask onto your hair and cover it using a shower cap.
  5. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  6. Wash your hair using cold water.
  7. Use a sulfate-free shampoo for the wash.

You can use this treatment 1-2 times in a week. The mask comes packed with nutritional benefits like egg and its protiens that add moisture to the scalp and nourish it. This way it leaves the hair as well as the scalp soft. It also enhnces hair growth. You can use this to get soft and silky hair.

For Scalp Benefits

Clay Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 3 tbsp juice
Bentonite clay 2 tbsp
Rosewater 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 3 tbsp onion juice, 2 tbsp bentonite clay and 2 tbsp rosewater in it.
  2. Mix them well and form a paste-like consistency.
  3. Section your hair and apply this mix onto each section of the scalp.
  4. Leave it on till it dries completely.
  5. Wash off the paste using a herbal shampoo.
  6. You can do this treatment twice in a week.

Clay masks extracts all the toxins out of the scalp helping in boosting hair growth. It also adds sodium, potassium, and calcium which is essential for healthy hair and scalp.

Olive Oil Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Aloe Vera 1 big leaf
Olive oil 2 tbsp
Kalonji seeds 1 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds 1 tbsp
Yoghurt 4 tbsp
Yellow mustard seeds 1 tbsp
Onion 1 whole

Process:

  1. Take a big leaf of aloe vera, remove its thorns and cut it into pieces with the skin on.
  2. Take 1 onion and chop it into tiny pieces as well.
  3. In a bowl add 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp kalonji seeds, 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds, 4 tbsp yoghurt and 1 tbsp yellow mustard seeds in it.
  4. Add the chopped aloe vera and onion to it.
  5. Keep it overnight and cover it using a lid.
  6. Grind all the ingredients in the morning.
  7. Grind till it reaches a cream like consistency.
  8. Section your hair and apply this onto each section as well as hair.
  9. Leave it on for 1 hour.
  10. Wash it off using a herbal shampoo.

Rich in antibacterial and antifungal properties, onion ensures that the scalp is left clean without any impurities. It also helps in hair growth. Aloe Vera contains proteolytic enzyme that helps repair damaged skin cells of the scalp. It also makes the scalp and the hair smooth and stimulates hair growth. Olive oil helps in locking the moisture that the scalp and hair get from aloe vera. It also has antioxidants that protect keratin in hair.

Onion Peel Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion Peel 1
Clearwater 300 ml
Birch leaves (optional)

Process:

  1. Take a saucepan and add onion peels into it. Simmer it for 10 minutes.
  2. once cooled, strain the concoction.
  3. Use a little and rub it on your scalp. Gently massage it for 5 minutes.
  4. After 5 minutes, rinse it off using cold water.

You can apply this mask 2-3 times in a week. It works best to cure all the scalp impurities whilst treating grey hair. This will also work wonder for scalp infections. For better results add a little birch leaves to the concoction.

Yeast Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 1
Yeast 1 tbsp
Castor oil A few drops
Hot water 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take an onion and extract its juice by either grating or grinding it.
  2. Take a bowl and add the onion juice into it.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of yeast, a few drops of castor oil and 2 tbsp of hot water into it.
  4. Mix all the ingredients really well and apply it onto your scalp.
  5. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Rub it gently so that it penetrates into the scalp.
  6. Put a shower cap on it for a better seal.
  7. Let it sit for an hour.
  8. After 1 hour wash it using lukewarm water.

For Dandruff

Raw Onion Juice Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 3 Whole
Muslin/ loosely woven fabric 1

Process:

  1. Take 3 onions and peel them off.
  2. Put them in a blender and grind them well.
  3. Take the juice out of this mix by putting it into a loosely woven fabric or muslin.
  4. Transfer the juice into a bottle and apply it to your scalp.
  5. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Rinse your hair and scalp using a mild shampoo.
  7. You can use this treatment thrice in one week.

Onion is known to have antibacterial and antifungal properties that can restrict any sort of infection to grow onto your scalp. It can also help wash dandruff away from your scalp. Onion juice is also known to stop hair fall. It contains antioxidants that work best to restrict hair fall and promote healthy hair growth. The best time to use this juice is during the mornings.

Dandruff

Fenugreek Seeds Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Fenugreek seeds 2-3 Tbsp
Juice of onion 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl full of water and soak 2-3 tbsp of fenugreek seeds in it.
  2. Soak it overnight.
  3. Blend it to make a thick paste out of it.
  4. Take a bowl and add the blended fenugreek seeds and 2 tbsp of onion juice in it.
  5. Mix them well.
  6. Apply this mask onto your scalp thoroughly.
  7. Leave it on for 30-40 minutes.
  8. Rinse it off using lukewarm water.

Fenugreek seed is high on nicotinic acids and protiens that are proven to cure dandruff and eliminate its growth to an extent.

Beetroot Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Beetroot 1
Onion 1

Process:

  1. Take an onion and grind it. Take the juice out of the paste.
  2. In a saucepan boil water and put one beetroot in it.
  3. Let it boil till it becomes very soft.
  4. Make a paste out of it once it cools down.
  5. Take a bowl and add the extracted onion juice and beetroots paste in it.
  6. Mix them really well.
  7. Apply it onto the scalp and leave it on for  30 minutes.
  8. Rinse off after 30 minutes using normal water.

Dandruff can be caused due to scalps dryness. Beetruit which is rich in Vitamin A which helps for a healthy scalp, nourishing it with required natural oils.

Snake Guard Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Snake guard juice 3 tbsp
Onion juice 3 tbsp
Lemon juice A few drops

Process:

  1. Cut a small piece of snake guard and grind it. Extract the juice out of it.
  2. Take a bowl and add 3 tbsp of the extracted snake guard juice, 3 tbsp of onion juice and a few drops of lemon juice.
  3. Mix them well.
  4. Apply this mix onto your scalp and rub it gently for a few minutes.
  5. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Rinse it using lukewarm water.

Onion is the essence and the most important ingredient of pretty much all the Indian dishes. One thing that completes a meal. However, it has travelled from the kitchen to our very own dressing tables quite smoothly. With its benefits, it not only help and nourish skin or stimulates hair growth, but it also repairs damages from the roots and cures them permanently.

You can opt from lavender, peppermint, chamomile or jasmine essential oils to cover the pungent smell that onion naturally brings with it. Using a normal shampoo after onion juice is more than enough to get rid of the odour. Don’t hesitate using this ingredient just because it comes with one single drawback which is its smell. Implement its usage in your life and see visible changes within a few days. It’s high time for you to make the ‘King of Kitchen’, the king of your beauty and hair regime too!

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Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it.
The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker
Vani Kambali

Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it. The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker

67 Comments

  1. I love how clear the onion juice makes my scalp. It almost turns to bright white, shining from under my hair but the smell is torturous. The way it effects my eyes as well as my nose when I apply it is also unbearable. What should I do?

  2. For how long should I apply onion juice to actually see visible difference in my hairs length?

  3. Well sadly, there is no cure to the smell or the effects of onion cause it is naturally in it and cannot be altered but you can for sure add in other ingredients to overcome the smell. If you are using onion juice for hair, you can add in essential oil as they work brilliantly for hair and also mellows the overwhelming smell of onions down.

  4. I don’t think there is any way to alter the smell or the way it makes the eyes all teary.

  5. Well, if the smell does not bother you then it is absolutely safe to sleep on onion juice. You can rinse it off the next morning using cold water.

  6. It totally varied from person to person. While some can experience a growth within 2 weeks a lot of people have to wait for near about a month. That mostly depends of genes and cannot be altered.

  7. The red amongst all of them is the best to be used for hair growth. The red ones have the most juice in it which is the core ingredient that contains all the nutrients which induce hair growth. Red onions are also great on follicle nourishment and help restore lost nutrients to your scalp.

  8. Not that I know off. I am an avid user of the juice and I did my thorough research before applying it to my hair. I did not find any side effects of it on the hair. I have extremely dry hair and it worked wonders even for them.

  9. It totally depends on your preference. You can keep it for 2 hours or leave it overnight as well. It is totally safe to your hair and onion juice wouldn’t cause any further damage.

  10. Onion juice when extracted fresh and used is no harm to hair or skin what so ever. You can leave it for few hours if you are in a hurry or leave it overnight to let it do its magic.

  11. Not at all. There is no side effect of onion and you can use it without worrying about your hair or its damage. Mix it with nourishing oil if your hair is very dry.

  12. Not that I know off. If used directly it can dry up your hair but that also happen in the most rare cases possible. In that case, add a little coconut oil to it and you will be good to go.

  13. Yes. The red ones are the best. I have used them both but the white ones are more for the salad and thus have a crunch to it but not the juice. It is the juice that has all the goodness not the fibre hence the red ones must be used while applying on face or hair.

  14. Thank you so much for this reply. I was just going to try out but I though all kinds of onion work the same. Thank you so much. You saved a lot of my time. 🙂

  15. Absolutely. Onion juice when used in its natural form is the most helpful in terms of hair growth. Massaging it on the scalp increases the blood flow which in turn increase the cell formation leading the hair follicles to grow healthy and thick hair.

  16. I have heard a lot of people say that constant usage of onion juice turned their hair Grey. Now I have very healthy hair by gods grace and I don’t want to disturb them one bit by doing something that will damage them. Kindly help. .

  17. No, it is a straight out rumor. Onion juice in fact can cure the gray hair problem from the very roots. Literally. The antiseptic and anti fungal properties in it cleanse the scalp and makes it healthy due to all the nutrients present in its juice. This supports hair to grow stronger, healthier and in its best shape.

  18. Not at all. In fact just making a paste of the red onions and applying it directly on the scalp and leaving it as is for 30 minutes for every day will show great results. This method actually works and I am the living proof of it. Make sure to shampoo as onion can have a pungent smell.

  19. I tried applying onion juice on my face. I diluted it with a little rose water too. But as soon as I applied it to my face it started burning. What is the reason?

  20. It is absolutely safe to apply onion juice to the face. In fact even if your eyes water after the application, it just clears the eyes off dust and small particles that go in and cause eyes to burn. It is an over all cleansing agent. You might have had a wound, a cut or an irritated skin due to which the juice caused a discomfort.

  21. Well, if the smell isn’t much of a problem for you then use it as often as you like. Ideally, use products only 2-3 times in a week to nourish them. Doing it more than that can strip hair from nutrients as you will require almost that amount of shampoo to rinse it off.

  22. Use it not more than 2-3 weeks or your follicles will hold onto the smell and you would end up using more products to get it out of there. This will totally defeat the plan and purpose.

  23. I used the fenugreek and onion juice treatment for 3 weeks straight and since then I have been facing irregular wheezing problem. is it normal? Is there a connection here?

  24. One of the side effects of fenugreek is wheezing. While it hits very few people, the chances of getting is quit possible. I would suggest consult a doctor cause it can be a completely different problem all together. And if it is due to wheezing, then I suggest stop using it.

  25. I would recommend consulting a doctor. This could be strictly allergic too and can cause problems that can worsen the entire situation.

  26. I tried using onion juice to cure my dandruff but it didn’t work. Instead my scalp itched a little and it is still burning. It is the third day already. What should I do ?

  27. Hi, I am 29 and I have been using onion juice to cure my scalp and hair issues from past 5 years now. I have never faced an issue like this. But looking at your problem, I think it is about your scalp than anything else. Maybe there are a lot of wounds on your scalp causing the burn and itch. I would suggest get the scalp in perfect condition and then use it again, I am sure it will help.

  28. I totally agree. I faced a similar kind of trouble and it was only cause my scalp had a lot of cuts and wounds. As soon as it got okay and I tried it again it did wonders for my scalp as well as hair. Do give it some time. Anything with an acidic juice will give the scalp a little burn and itch.

  29. I would suggest give it some time and then use again. The burn could be for multiple reasons. All the best.

  30. I have a lot of pimples and I tried using onion juice. But it stung a lot. and I left using it. Can someone please tell me what happened? Has anyone else faced this problem? Please help. I really want to give it a chance.

  31. I am sorry I cannot be of much help here. I have used onion juice and have been using it from past 5 years. Nothing has caused any problem in this situation. Maybe the problem is with the skin. It could be excessively irritated. Try using cooling agents to cure any discomfort and then use onion juice it will be much better.

  32. It is something very normal. The acid in the juice is what cause the burns and it can sting a little bit. It is very normal. This way it means it is working and on its way to dry the pimple off. Continue doing it. If it gets worse you can always consult a dermatologist.

  33. I have read in a lot of places that onion can help with hair growth. Is it really true, I have been trying to grow a thick and healthy beard from a really long time. I don’t want to jump onto chemical products and nature ingredients is what I seek. Please suggest if someone used it for the same reason.

  34. Onions are great for hair growth. It works wonders for beard. Massaging it on the skin will stimulate the blood flow inducing faster cell regeneration. Just use it in proper quantity and time which twice or thrice in a week till you see possible changes.

  35. I tend to oil my hair a lot. It keeps them healthy and breathing. Can I apply onion juice on my oiled hair or will it be a problem?

  36. Absolutely yes. You can use onion juice on oiled hair. It is in fact much better when used with oiled hair. Just mix a table spoon of it on your your scalp and leave it on for an hour and then rinse it off. It will be very effective. It will cleanse the scalp while nourishing it from the roots.

  37. You will not face any problem with oiling hair and then using onion juice on top of it. In fact, it will just improve the over all condition of your hair.

  38. How much time will hair growth take when onion juice is applied regularly on the scalp as well as the hair?

  39. While it completely depends from scalp to scalp, massaging onion juice makes the blood flow faster and also cause faster cell regeneration. This causes the roots or the follicles to grow hair faster and healthier.

  40. Well it totally differs from person to person. While for some it might work very quick, it can take a little longer for others,

  41. My daughter is 18 now. She have great long shiny hair. They are very soft and dense and she always get compliments for them. However, after moved out for her further studies, she starting facing a lot of hair fall. After that started the problem of hair that was almost always greasy. Her scalp also attracted a lot of dandruff. We consulted a dermatologist who suggested her a lot of medication but it did no good. In fact it fluctuated her periods as well. While she was home for her vacations, I thought of giving nature a try. I used a lot of products, Nothing worked on it. I then stumbled upon this article after scrolling through a lot of articles. I read it and it looked very convincing. My daughter resisted the idea because of onions smell. I finally convinced her and then made sure she uses it thrice every week. By the time she had to go back to her college her hair was back to how it was. We couldn’t believe our eyes. We knew it will work, but we were not sure it is going to be this great. Thank you so much Glowpink for saving my daughter gorgeous hair.

  42. I always wonder that these natural ingredients are sure a safe option but how much do they truly work. Then I go ahead to read these comments and it truly makes me want to give natural ingredients a chance.

  43. Really? It worked that well? I have been facing a lot of dandruff issues lately and I was looking for a natural authentic remedy to deal with it. I have tried a lot of anti dandruff shampoos but then they makes my scalp even more dry. I will surely try onion and thank you so much for this review.

  44. I used the bentonite clay with onion but it dried my hair as well as scalp a lot. What do I do?

  45. The only reason to get this fixed would be to maybe add some carrier oil to it. It can help add the moistening property to this mask. You can also try adding honey to it.

  46. I had been facing a lot of problem with my scalp. They always felt very heavy and greasy. I tried a lot of products to cure it but nothing worked. I had heard of essential oils properties to cleanse the scalp from the follicles. But then I read this article and I thought I could mix both the ingredients really well and see how well it works for my scalp. It worked. My head felt supremely light and fresh.

  47. I am a huge fan of essential oil myself. I has been using it every now and then to cure my scalp as well skin problems. They work well and the best part is how wonderful it makes the skin feel.

  48. I have also started using essential oil and onion oil and wanted to leave a review here however, yours is such amazingly written that I think it touches all possible points that I wanted to cover. Everyone must try it.

  49. Essential oil tends to make my scalp very dry. I think mixing onion juice will irritate it further. Is there any way I can use it to moisturize my scalp while treating it as well.

  50. I once accidentally dropped oil on me and have these spots on. Is there a way to cure it? I have heard onion is a great natural ingredient for it. Anyone with an experience with it.

  51. Yes. Onion is a great ingredient for treating scars and pigments. The onion extract contains very powerful compounds which when used regularly can treat something as serious as pigments as well.

  52. I have heard a lot of people use it for treating their scars and pigment issues. It works pretty similar to how lemon works. Continue using it and if you feel a burning sensation dilute it a little with some water.

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