How to Make Fenugreek Oil For Hair + Benefits & Uses

Fenugreek Oil

Fenugreek oil is an other homemade hair oil that is very good for premature greying. Since India is a very hot country, we always prefer and cherish things that keep our body cool and refreshed. This fenugreek oil is such an amazing oil that keeps our body cool and with regular application treats premature greying.

Many of the readers ask me the time it takes for these homemade hair oils to solve their hair problems. For hair fall, regular application of homemade hair oils along with a very good traditional diet stops hair fall very quickly and delays premature greying significantly if you are prone to it.

However to reverse the process of premature greying, you have to continuously apply the oil at least for 10 to 12 months to see good results. Like I keep repeating for all the home remedies, please be patient and be regular with the application to see results.

Fenugreek Oil Benefits:

This oil is very very effective and the process is also very unique and there is no cooking involved in making the oil at all. This oil can be used by everyone and regular application will greatly prevent premature greying. For people who are suffering from premature greying, with regular application you can slowly reverse the process. This oil will strengthen the hair roots and prevent hair fall, if used regularly. This oil is a daily application hair oil and not for weekly oil bath treatment.

fenugreek oil for hairFenugreek Oil Ingredients:

This oil is made by sprouting fenugreek seeds in the flesh of Aloe Vera and once it has sprouted, the fenugreek seeds are sun dried till crisp and then it is added to homemade unrefined coconut oil along with vetiver root and again sun dried the second time. As you can see from the ingredients list, each and every ingredient is great for the hair and keeps the body cool.

You also need plenty of sun light for making this oil. Since you are not heating it up, the oil has to be thoroughly heated for it to have a long shelf life. The one thing that many will find difficult is sprouting the fenugreek seeds in Aloe Vera flesh. It is quite easy if we know the correct way to do it else the fenugreek seeds will mold very easily.

To do it correctly, take the fresh Aloe Vera leaf and cut into two, sprinkle the fenugreek seeds and tie with a thread loosely. The flesh should be touching the fenugreek seed, thus providing enough moisture to germinate but if the Aloe Vera leaf is tied too tight, the feugreek seeds will spoil. Once you get the hang of it,  you can easily make this oil. Though it takes some time to make this oil, it’s so worth it.

How To Make Fenugreek Oil:

1. Take a fresh Aloe Vera leaf and cut it into two. Now take the fenugreek seeds and sprinkle it between the cut leaf. Though I kept one side intact, I would advice you to cut completely into two.

fenugreek oil for hair growth

2.Tie both the cut parts together with a thread loosely ensuring that the fenugreek seeds are in contact with the Aloe Vera flesh.

fenugreek hair oil recipe

3. Within 48 hours the fenugreek seeds would have sprouted. Take the seeds in a plate and sun dry till crisp.

fenugreek oil for hair loss

4. Take the dried fenugreek seeds and vetiver root in a bowl and add coconut oil to it and sun dry till the oil is really heated well. Make sure to cover the top of the oil with a thin mesh to prevent dust from settling on the oil. Try heating the oil  under the hot sun for at least 2 days.

fenugreek oil benefits

5. The color of the oil will not change at all. Strain the oil and store in a glass bottle and use daily.

methi oil


  • If the fenugreek seeds have not sprouted well, wait for some more time.
  • Try to use fresh Aloe Vera leaf for the seeds to sprout well.
  • The sun drying part is very very important and can’t be skipped at all.
  • This oil has a mild pleasant smell of vetiver root.Fenugreek Oil For Hair Regrowth


  1. Poornima Porchelvan
    February 24, 2015 / 4:40 am

    Very useful post dear.

  2. Anonymous
    February 24, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    Can dis oil be used for preventing whiehair… Plzzz reply… If yes I want to try dis remedy. Coz Im suffering frm whitehair n splitends..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 25, 2015 / 4:37 pm

      This hair oil will prevent premature greying and will treat split ends, but try using it regularly to see results…

    • Anonymous
      February 26, 2015 / 6:18 pm

      Can we use coconutoil instead of unrefinedoil.?

    • Anonymous
      February 27, 2015 / 3:05 am

      Hi Ramya I am not able to find vetiver root. Can this oil be prepared without that root?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 28, 2015 / 2:08 am

      Any oil that does not have any chemicals added to it is called unrefined oil. Try using unrefined coconut oil for making this oil. As for adding vetiver root, I have answered below….

  3. Anonymous
    February 26, 2015 / 5:58 am

    Can i omit vetiver root. any alternative for this.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 27, 2015 / 5:08 pm

      Vetiver root is very cooling and gives a nice pleasant smell to the oil. Vetiver root can be ordered online, sometimes it is sold under the name of khus. If you still find it difficult to get it, then just omit it. I don't know a proper substitute for vetiver in this oil……..

  4. Anonymous
    March 4, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    Hi Ramya,Thanks for sharing with all of us such useful and everyday tips.ThanksDeepika

  5. Jaya Kavitha
    March 11, 2015 / 12:05 pm

    Hi RamyaCongrats to your awesome, incomparable efforts in rejuvenating the traditional healthy tension free posts and helping a lot of people in getting rid of their health problems. I too have some problems – Hair fall – greying – dandrauff – sinus problem. Can u pls suggest a useful remedy in form of oil, shampoo and conditioner. Waiting for your quick reply..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 13, 2015 / 4:46 pm

      Hi Jaya,Thanks a lot for your kind words:). For hair fall & premature greying, try applying anyone of the homemade hair oils like curry leaf oil or this fenugreek oil regularly along with weekly twice application of homemade hair packs. Try the egg & olive oil mask at least weekly once, it really conditions the hair well. Along with a good diet, it treats hair fall very quickly. If you can get arappu powder in you place, please use that for washing your hair. It so very gentle on the hair, especially if used along with oil bath. You can find all the above said remedies in the blog….

  6. Anonymous
    March 26, 2015 / 6:15 am

    Hi Ramya,Kindly advice can we add curry leaves to fenugreek oil as both ingredients work for prevention of premature greying of hair.Please reply

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 26, 2015 / 7:33 am

      You can add curry leaves. But the problem is this oil is made without heating it on direct flame, if you add fresh curry leaves to the oil it will spoil soon. You can add dried curry leaves but I doubt whether the dried leaves will release the essence as curry leaf oil made by heating the fresh leaves directly in oil…..

  7. Anonymous
    April 5, 2015 / 6:38 am

    can eating methi seeds like this give some diabetic relief ?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 5, 2015 / 6:06 pm

      Eating methi seeds will keep the blood sugar levels stable which is very important for diabetic patients but it will not cure diabetes…..

  8. Anonymous
    August 4, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    Hi ramya,i have dry hair,can I use this oil or suggest me other home made oil to prevent dry hair..reply please

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 5, 2015 / 4:45 pm

      Hello, Try this fenugreek oil, this oil is very good for dry hair…

  9. Muhammad Arshad Khan
    August 5, 2015 / 6:39 pm

    I have buy the oil from ksa this oil, but i smell very bad, what i can add to decrease its smell

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 11, 2015 / 2:42 pm

      Try adding a small piece of vetiver root in the oil…

  10. SynEan Chew
    August 12, 2015 / 3:19 am

    Hi Ramya,referencing to one of the earlier post to substitute vetiver root with curry leaf. I wonder if a 2 step process could work: the oil is heated over the flame and the curry leaves are "cook" in it with the flame off once the oil is hot enough – then cool off the oil before adding fenugreek and heat it again in the sun.will this work? difficult to find fresh vetiver rootthank you!

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 16, 2015 / 2:19 am

      Yes, that will work, give it a try. But try sun drying the fenugreek seeds for some time before adding into the oil…

  11. gouri
    August 16, 2015 / 5:18 am

    i m 30 yrs old. i have one son having 4 yrs old. i have curly hairs, medium . i am suffering from heavy loss of hairs , thinning and height of hairs not reaches more than shoulders . so please suggest me what will be good remedi for my types of hair?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 18, 2015 / 4:20 pm

      Hi Gouri,Many of us women have hair loss after pregnancy, please check your hemoglobin levels as almost 60 to 70 % of us Indian women are anemic and it might cause hair fall. Take supplements if you are deficient. Try oil bath (it will help you relax) and apply an egg and olive oil hair mask (recipe in the blog) weekly twice…

  12. Priya Bhardwaj
    October 5, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    I have sevr problem of nazl conjstn it is allergic becoz of air pollution plz suggest me some remedy

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 9, 2015 / 6:24 am

      Try the eucalyptus and neem leaves steam from the blog, it will greatly help. If you can get nochi leaves you can try that too…

  13. Priya Bedarkar
    October 29, 2015 / 11:21 am

    hi iam having sever hair fall,n dry hairs n vry bad texture n thin hairs.suggest me a good scalp has small red boils n it itches alot.whn i eat non veg my hair fall increases badly.suggest me a good remedy.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 5, 2015 / 4:55 am

      Hi Priya, Since you have boils and itching in the scalp, try applying fenugreek hair mask (recipe in the blog) weekly twice or thrice regularly, it will greatly control the itching, dryness and the boils. Along with it try applying any one of the homemade oils like this fenugreek oil regularly….

  14. Puzy AbdKADiR
    November 26, 2015 / 12:16 pm

    You are creative and helpful. Your article helps a lot.

  15. Sana H
    March 7, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    Hi.. I did the above method as told.. But my oil doesn't give any methi or khus fragrance.. I jus wan to ask did my hair oil method was correct? How to check or know if the oil s prepared properly?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 20, 2016 / 8:30 am

      This fenugreek oil will not smell of fenugreek only very lightly of vetiver root. May be you added very little of vetiver root but regardless of the smell, this oil will help condition the hair well if done like mentioned above…

  16. Anonymous
    March 20, 2016 / 5:58 am

    Hi Ramya Venkateshwaran,Firstly I thank you for your help through the article.I have come to know that I am diabetic on 29 February and also learnt in your article that guduchi can control the blood sugar levels. I have plenty source of that plant. Could you please help me to know how you it should be used I.e soaking its stems for whole night and drink the water in morning or boiling the same thing and then drinking.My id is

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 21, 2016 / 4:05 pm

      Hi sir, You can take 2 tbsp of the stem extract of giloy and the method for making it can be found in the giloy page in the blog but I would strongly suggest taking it under medical supervision as they will guide you better on the precise dosage for your body…

  17. Unknown
    March 21, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    I live in a flat n there is no full time sun….can i do this on gas flame…if yes how?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 17, 2016 / 3:21 pm

      I would suggest you try making the oil by keeping it in the windowsill. Though it will take some more time I would suggest you give it a try. If not, shade the dry the sprouted fenugreek seeds till there is no moisture. Heat the oil, add the fenugreek seeds and once it stops sizzling, remove and add the vetiver roots, let cool and bottle…

  18. Bindhu Unny
    September 23, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    Hi Ramya, love your blog! I am looking for a good homemade oil for my 6 year old daughter. I would like to give her a good foundation for strong hair. I want a combination of coconut and caster oil but am not sure how to make it or what else to add. Can you please help?!

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 6, 2016 / 3:09 pm

      I am sorry for the super late reply :(. Try this homemade hair oil recipe using castor oil: castor oil

    • saba
      October 20, 2016 / 10:45 am

      What is unrefined coconut oil& where can I get it?

    • saba
      October 20, 2016 / 10:46 am

      What is unrefined coconut oil& where can I get it?

    • saba
      October 20, 2016 / 10:47 am

      Plz reply

  19. Anonymous
    October 22, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Hi Ramya, This is very good info, have one question. How many times in a week can we use this oil and wash my hair? Thank you for the help!

  20. Anonymous
    November 5, 2016 / 11:52 am

    Hi Ramya,Like Sana, I don't smell the vettiver in this oil either. It's been soaking for 2 weeks now. I added a big handful to 250ml of oil.

  21. Anonymous
    February 19, 2018 / 2:45 pm

    Hi Ramya..I am thinking of making a herbal hair oil at home to treat various hair problems.I found this herbal hair oil recipe by an Ayurvedic physician. check the recipe and let me the quantity of curry leaves that needs to be used.I live in USA and do not have access to fresh amla.Can I use frozen amla that I find in the Indian stores? Please reply.

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