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How To Make Pure Amla (Indian Gooseberry) Oil at Home

Rajan loves cooking dishes from his native Indian cuisine. He enjoys sharing his favourite recipes with his online readers.

Amla or Indian gooseberry is not only a superfood it provides some amazing benefits for hair as well. Amla oil is a very effective hair oil used for all sorts of hair issues, like, dandruff, premature greying, hair fall, thinning hair, baldness and more only if it is pure.

Unfortunately, the amla oil available in the market is not pure and hence not much effective. It has mineral oil in a large quantity added to it, is laced with artificial colour, aroma and preservatives.

My amla hair oil recipe uses only organic, wood-pressed/cold pressed coconut oil, which is as pure as this oil can get, has a natural colour and fragrance and is without any preservatives. It is made in small quantities so that it does not go rancid.

This oil is pretty easy to prepare hence you can prepare it as soon as your current batch of oil gets over. Although amla is a winter season fruit, dried amla, which retains most of the health benefits of fresh amla, is easily available in the market year round. You can use it to prepare amla oil when fresh amla is not available.

Do try this amla oil, use it regularly and share your experience.

As coconut oil turns solid easily, you can use wood pressed/cold pressed, sesame oil instead of coconut oil in the winter season or when the weather is cool. In summer or in hot areas you can use coconut oil. You can also use half coconut oil and half sesame oil instead irrespective of the season or climate.

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Cook Time

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10 min

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50 min

About 200 ml


  • 250 grams fresh amla/indian gooseberry, washed & wiped dry. it will yield about 200 ml amla juice
  • 200 ml organic, cold-pressed virgin coconut oil. you can use til/sesame oil instead


  1. Take equal quantities of coconut oil or sesame oil and amla juice.
  2. In a thick bottomed iron pot put the oil and amla juice. Keep the heat on low and let the mixture cook until all the water in the amla juice dries up. This will be indicated when the sputtering in the mixture stops.
  3. Take off the heat, strain it through a double layered muslin cloth and let it cool down completely then transfer to a clean, dry bottle. Store it in a cool, dry place.
  4. Pure amla hair oil is ready to use. Use it regularly for best results.

How To Make Pure Amla (Indian Gooseberry) Oil at Home

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