Homemade Aloe Vera Hair Oil (With Coconut Oil & Vitamin E)

Aloe Vera Oil For Hair Growth

Aloe vera oil does wonders to our hair if used regularly. It strengthens and nourishes the hair follicles, treats dryness and split ends and prevents scalp infections. With regular use, it will help thicken our hair along with making it soft and super shiny. We can use aloe vera oil both as a daily application oil or as a preshampoo treatment. If you are planning to use it as a daily application hair oil, just use few drops to massage it in your scalp.

What Is Aloe Vera Oil?

Aloe vera oil is nothing but coconut oil infused with aloe vera gel and then mixed with vitamin E oil. This oil requires only three ingredients but the method of making this hair oil is quite different than how we usually make our hair oils.

We use double boiler method so the oil retains all the wonderful goodness of aloe vera. Try to make this oil on a day that you are relaxed and have plenty of time. Since we’re using double boiler method, we have to cook it for long duration’s of time and constant monitoring is required.

This oil keeps well for years together if stored away from moisture. Try using only pure unrefined coconut oil to make this aloe vera oil for best results. You can make a big batch of this oil and use it year round and it is ideal both for adults and children.

Aloe vera oil with vitamin EAloe Vera Hair Oil – Ingredients

  • The first ingredient for making the oil is aloe vera gel. If you have aloe vera plant at home, cut the leaf and extract the gel just before making the oil. Even if you’ve got aloe vera leaf from the shops, try to extract the gel only just before making the oil. Use only the fresh aloe vera gel for making this oil and never store-bought gel.
  • The second ingredient we need is coconut oil. Coconut oil is one of the best oils to use for hair, it is light and wonderful to use as a daily application hair oil. Try to use only unrefined organic coconut oil for making this oil, I have used homemade coconut oil for this recipe. This aloe vera oil can be used both as a daily application hair oil and as a pre shampoo treatment.
  • The third ingredient we need is vitamin E oil. Vitamin E oil conditions the hair really well leaving it super soft and shiny. We need the contents of two vitamin E capsules for this recipe.

Aloe Vera Hair Oil Recipe

1. First we have to collect aloe vera gel. To collect aloe vera gel, cut the thorns on both sides of the leaf. Before doing this, wash the leaf thoroughly under running water to get rid of the bitter green juice. After washing the leaf thoroughly, pat dry with a towel. Once the thorns are removed, cut the leaf in half with a sharp knife. Now using the knife, scrape out the inner gel into a cup. Try to scrape off all the gel fully as we don’t want to waste the amazing gel.

aloe vera and coconut oil

2. Take 2 tablespoons of the collected gel in a cup. Mash the gel with your hands lightly, don’t make it into a juice else it’ll be difficult to strain it out of the oil. Now add 1/2 cup of unrefined coconut oil to it.

aloe vera and coconut oil for hair overnight

3. Now place it over a bowl of gently boiling water. The water should not touch the top bowl and the water should be boiling only gently. Keep the flame on low so the water boils gently. Heat the oil like this for one and half hours. Check the water level every 15 minutes or so and top it up as necessary. This is the only thing we should keep monitoring while making this oil.

aloe vera gel and coconut oil for hair growth

4. Continue heating this mixture only in low flame the entire one and half hours. This method ensures that the oil retains all the wonderful benefits of aloe vera gel. After one and half hours, the oil would have very slightly changed color and the aloe vera gel would have cooked thoroughly. If the aloe vera gel is not completely cooked through, the oil will turn rancid very quickly.

Aloe vera oil

5. Now let cool completely and strain through a fine strainer. Now add in the contents of two vitamin E capsules and mix well. Your wonderful aloe vera hair growth oil is ready! Pour this oil in a glass bottle and leave it aside for a day or two. Any remaining aloe vera extract will settle at the bottom. Just strain the top clear oil alone and store in a bottle. This truly is a magic hair growth oil.

aloe oil for hair

Aloe Vera Oil Hair Benefits:

1. Stops Hair Fall: 

This hair oil is one of the best remedies for hair growth, regular use of this hair oil promotes hair growth. All the three ingredients used in the oil, aloe vera, vitamin E and coconut oil promotes hair growth very effectively.

2. For Dandruff:

This oil can be massaged into the scalp for treating scalp infections and it also prevents dandruff and stimulates hair growth. It helps reduce itching and treats dandruff caused both due to dry scalp and fungal infection.

3. For Scalp Inflammation:

This oil has powerful anti inflammatory properties and helps treat all kinds of inflammation, it is particularly effective for treating scalp inflammation. This oil also can be used for treating skin inflammation all over the body.

4. For Dry Scalp:

This oil is super conditioning and regular massage with it will greatly help treat dry scalp and hair. When massaging into the scalp, make sure to apply all over the hair too. Regular use will prevent split ends effectively.

5. Strengthens The Hair Follicles:

Weak hair follicles is one of the reasons for hair fall and regularly massaging our scalp with aloe vera oil is one of the best ways to strengthen hair follicles. You will start seeing results within 2 weeks of regular use.

  • Use only fresh aloe vera leaf.
  • This oil can be used as a body massage oil too.
  • If you can, try to use paraben free vitamin E oil, you can order it online.
  • Store the oil alway from moisture and keep it away from sunlight when storing it.

Aloe Vera Oil For Hair


  1. AparnaRajeshkumar
    September 28, 2013 / 3:41 am

    superb effort ! home made are the best always !

  2. Anonymous
    December 22, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    Hi, does the coconut oil have to stay in liquid form for it to steep properly? I live in a cooler climate where even in summer the temperature frequently dropped below 25 degree Celsius, hence coconut oil solidifies (especially if kept away from sunlight).

  3. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    December 23, 2014 / 2:24 am

    Hi,The oil should stay in liquid form. If coconut oil solidifies, try other pure, unrefined oils that does not solidify…….

  4. Anonymous
    January 1, 2015 / 4:28 pm

    Hi. I don't have access to fresh leaves (directly out of a live plant) but have seen the leaves on sale at some supermarkets. Will that work too? Thanks.

  5. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    January 2, 2015 / 11:36 am

    Hi,Give it a try, I am sure they will work too….

  6. Anonymous
    February 22, 2015 / 12:12 am

    Hi I can only get hold of fractional coconut oil which says it's purer than virgin and does not turn to a solid, will that work?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 22, 2015 / 3:09 pm

      Hi, Try fractionated coconut oil, I am sure it will work….

  7. Anonymous
    March 8, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    Can you make this oil without keeping the rind on the aloe. I.e. just the gel removed from the leaf and covered with coconut oil?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 11, 2015 / 8:06 am

      I have always made with the rind so I don't know how the oil made with the gel might be. There are a few things to keep in mind before using only the gel: Since we are soaking the oil for almost 2 months, the oil might turn very cloudy, if you use only the gel and this oil does not smell good and if you use only the gel, it might make the smell really worse….

  8. Michelle Gaskins
    January 7, 2016 / 12:21 am

    Thanks sounds interesting!!!

  9. Anonymous
    March 2, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    Hi can I use extra virgin olive oil instead of coconut? And how much aloe vera can I use if I want to make it super saturated?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 20, 2016 / 7:52 am

      I would suggest pouring enough extra virgin olive oil over the Aloe Vera till it is just covered that way you will get a super saturated Aloe Vera oil. This oil stinks but does wonders to skin…

  10. Anonymous
    May 1, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    Hi ramya,I tried to make a batch on april 20..is the aloe vera supposed to be sitting at the bottom only for the two months or does it rise to the top…coz mine did and there is a liquid layer on the bottom,oil and the aloe vera is floating on top.i dont want it to rot ..any help..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2016 / 7:29 am

      Usually the Aloe Vera pieces sink down and if it does not take a dry spoon and press the pieces down, they will settle down. After 2 months the oil will be infused with Aloe Vera but it smells very unpleasant which is normal, don't think it is spoilt…

    • Anonymous
      June 28, 2016 / 2:24 am

      DearPlz guide as I m facing great hair loss and very tangled hair might be due to feeding baby

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 13, 2016 / 4:44 am

      I would suggest taking supplements and also oiling your hair everyday with anyone of the homemade oils from the blog, it will greatly condition the hair and prevent tangling and hair loss…

  11. Anonymous
    August 24, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    can we use this oil on babies skin(even on face) like a moisturiser or for scars and marks ..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 25, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      Aloe Vera oil can be used even on babies skin and is great for scars and marks. But the only problem is it stinks very badly so I would suggest using it for babies above 1 year old. My son was refusing to use it at first because of the smell but seeing how effective it is, he use it readily now…:)

  12. Anonymous
    September 30, 2016 / 11:34 am

    Hi Ramya,There could be gel present inside the Aloe Vera when we cut them into small pieces, will that not spoil the oil since we close and keep it in a dark place?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 7, 2016 / 3:33 pm

      Since the Aloe Vera pieces are immersed in oil, it will not spoil at all. Only if the pieces are popping out, it will spoil….

    • RG
      November 6, 2016 / 5:37 pm

      Hi Ramya,I will start one batch of oil per your recommendation. Two months is a long wait. So, I was hoping to start another batch for use while the first one is in process. Is there something I can do to accelerate the preparation of this oil?

  13. Anonymous
    December 12, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    Hi Ramya,Can you please suggest an effective remedy for eczema on the face? Around the eyelids, behind the ears etc.Thank you!

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 22, 2017 / 4:19 pm

      I would suggest applying a mixture of haritaki powder, neem powder and kasthuri turmeric powder – works really really well for eczema….

  14. Anonymous
    February 20, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    can it be used for a bald hair and it will recover within one month

  15. Anonymous
    March 12, 2017 / 6:48 am

    Hi Ramya,first of all thank you for your good work, it's so helpful. How long can this aloe vera oil last?Also can there be any growth of bacteria since its a mixture of water and oil?Is this an old fold remedy from your village?Tq

  16. Unknown
    May 31, 2017 / 11:58 am

    Hey, I tried doing it but I dont have coconut oil,is there no other oil I can use for the aloe vera oil?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 31, 2017 / 4:52 pm

      If you don't have coconut oil, try making it with extra virgin olive oil…

  17. Shibani Hota
    July 27, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    Can i use a clear glass bottle. I am not finding any dark bottle.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 28, 2017 / 4:56 pm

      Use a clear bottle but place it in a dark cool place…

  18. Vandana
    October 31, 2020 / 12:29 pm

    Hello Ramya mam.
    My daughter is 2 year old. She is having super dry skin nd eczema and hyperpigmentation on one leg.
    Massaging her daily with ghee and moisturing her with coconut oil.still nothing working out.
    Will this aloe vera oil help?
    She is having soo much hair on her body. Will this oil not increase her body hair?
    Plz reply
    Thank you mam

  19. July 27, 2021 / 1:05 am

    DIY How to Make Aloe Vera Oil For Hair & Skin | For Hair Growth, Sunburn & Stretch Marks –

    Akka I can no longer find this post, I want the steeping method as I want a no-fuel truly eco-friendly aloe vera oil, can you share me the link ?

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