DIY Beauty: parsley puree for your hair & eyes

While I was waiting for a sale to re-stock the Phyto Phytopolleine Universal Elixir Scalp Stimulant, I turned to a homemade remedy using parsley,which can supposedly help to stimulate circulation and aid hair growth. It’s an easy to prepare but slightly messy to clear up recipe; the good thing is that the ingredient can be used in multiple ways.

Folk remedy to cure baldness
So parsley isn’t just used to garnish your food but it contains a host of beneficial properties including the ability to disinfect the scalp and stimulate hair growth. Apparently, it can also be used to get rid of lice infestation. Okay, I’m not really taking the hair growth claim very seriously as this is really a folk remedy but that doesn’t deter me from wanting to try this for fun.

Blend the fresh parsley
The recipe is so easy you can do it with your eyes closed! Okay, kidding there but all you need is to get fresh parsley from the supermarket, wash a bunch of the parsley sprigs clean, throw them into a blender or food processor, add about two tablespoons of water and blend until the parsley is ground to a smooth green puree.

Apply and leave on for up to an hour
Next, apply the pureed parsley to your scalp, then wrap a warm towel around your head. Leave on for half to an hour before washing your hair as usual. You should use the blended parsley fresh so as to enjoy the benefits before it oxidizes. I anticipated the puree to be messy on my hair but it wasn’t too bad actually. It was easy to wash them off too but aside from the fact that my scalp felt cleaner than usual while I was washing, I didn’t notice much difference to my hair. But I guess I have to persist longer to conclude if this works.

Use to combat swollen eyes
Parsley can also be used on the face and you can mix the juice with honey or your favorite clay as a face mask. I tried using the pureed parsley as an eye mask because I read that parsley can combat swollen eyes. Basically, I scooped out the ground parsley and put them into disposable tea bags, squeeze out excess juice and left them on my eye area for about 15 mins or so. It was soothing and it helped to reduce some of the swell caused by water retention.

So any of you game for some parsley fun?


  1. EcoBeauty says:

    I’m game! lol. I’ll try it this weekend. ?

  2. Nellz says:

    ahh i’m slappin myself silly here. StrawberryNet has additional 10% off for the Phyto Elixir, and because I procrastinated (i chose to splurge on furnitures); it is now out of stock!

    Argghh.. bad move. But I’ll give Parsley a try.. ?

  3. Ginger says:

    It wasn’t me, at least I don’t think so ? I just managed to snag two bottles then when my girlfriend tried to purchase two days later it was out stock! Anyway, I might try this too. I think a lot of people have been reading your blog and applying the the tips, Sesame. Our local supermarkets have been out of fresh rosemary for the last two weeks. I’m using sage at the moment supposed to also reduce hair fall. It darkens the hair too, I don’t mind, my hair colour is nearly fading anyway.

  4. sesame says:

    Hope you have fun! ?

  5. sesame says:

    Oh, they have promo? I must go check if they still have more.

  6. sesame says:

    Ginger: Haha…I wish they are all reading my blog but I think it might be coincidental. I like the rosemary rinse too…very convenient and it’s helping my hair condition.

  7. Nellz says:

    Hehe I’m taking the easier way – I bought a rosemary plant, and threw some coffee grounds to feed it better ?

    Oooh! Lucky you, you got 2 of em!

  8. OSeñorita says:

    I’ll try the parsley bag for the swollen eyes.

  9. sesame says:

    Ok, I hope they’ll yield some positive results for you. ?

  10. Swati says:

    In India, we have coriander which is a cousin of parsley which is equally great for hair, skin and eyes…it is supposed to be a good remedy for problem skin…

  11. sesame says:

    We have coriander there too…the smell is a little stronger if I’m not mistaken? I love it for food garnishing.

  12. Swati says:

    yeah….and to make chutneys by grinding the corainder with some spices to eat along with breads, biscuits and almost everything ?

  13. Reena says:

    ooooohhhhh!!! Parsley! I gotta say this is one of my favorite herbs. I don’t mind really mind the smell. I know that parsley gives great benefits for the hair but I wasn’t aware that you can use it for your eyes. wow. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will definitely try this. ?

  14. Reena says:

    *I don’t really mind the smell

  15. sesame says:

    But just as with everything else, do be careful when you see it at your eye area. ?

  16. Letty says:

    That sound so fun, I may give a try this weekend so that I can be able to find it out myself. Anyways, you had opened up a new idea and hopefully it will be effective as well. Grateful for sharing your thoughts.
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  17. Sesame says:

    Hope you’ll enjoy it.

  18. Val says:

    I tried the parsely in my hair but did not wash it out. This is the second day now would it cause a problem?

  19. Sesame says:

    Sorry, I don’t understand what you mean by did not wash it out. You leave the pasley puree in your hair? You should try to get it all washed out soonest.

  20. Chichi says:

    Parsley is very very good for dark spots!

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