- Jamaica Black Castor Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
- Essential oil for fragrance (optional)
- Empty bottle (2 oz) with cap
DirectionsFirst, fill half your bottle with Jamaica Black Castor Oil (use a dropper if necessary), using a different dropper, add 2 tablespoons of Grapeseed Oil. Tightly close bottle cap, shake and your oil is ready to use. (See video for benefits of both oils and info on where to purchase oils)
*Optional* add 8 to 10 drops of your favorite essential oil for fragrance and added benefits.
I used just 5 drops of Lavender eo because I wanted a very light lavender scent, but feel free to add more. A rule of thumb is to add up to 8 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil.
I would suggest starting with the 5 drops, secure the cap on your bottle, shake to mix - then smell to test whether you want a stronger scent.
Also if you want to completely fill your bottle feel free to add a little more Castor or Grapeseed oil. This recipe can be made with regular Castor oil as well.
For those who prefer thinner oils Rice Bran oil is a great substitute for Castor Oil.
The oil can be used as a styling aid, to seal in moisture, for scalp massages, pre-poo and after wash conditioner (you can add a little to your conditioner as well to enhance its moisturizing properties). The oil can also be used on your body.
I recently tried JBCO, after viewing so many videos and reading reviews praising the product. As a newbie to this wonderful world of natural hair, I was becoming so discouraged trying to care for my 4a/b hair. It was constantly breaking at the ends and just wasn't thriving. After my first application of the JBCO, I knew help had arrived. I use it as a pre-poo mixed with conditioner and/or coconut oil. Daily I add it to my scalp and ends; also mix it with grape seed oil for deep condish. It has softened and moistened my dry, brittle hair. I am so happy it works for me.