Essential Oils for Hair Care: Natural solutions for greasy or dry hair, dandruff or scalp problems

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Essential oils, nature’s botanical essences, can work wonders on your hair and scalp. They can be used to cleanse the scalp, strengthen hair, control irritation and dandruff, stimulate hair follicles, improve circulation and even promote hair growth. Some essential oils improve the condition of the scalp whiles others improve the condition of the hair.

Essential Oils

         Basil essential oil

  • Greasy hair
  • Promotes growth by stimulating circulation

         Chamomile essential oil

  • Fine to normal hair
  • Gives golden highlights and sheen
  • Conditions hair
  • Soothes inflamed scalp
  • Helps scaly scalps and psoriasis

         Cedarwood essential oil

  • Normalizes dry and oily scalp
  • Stimulates scalp and hair follicles
  • Used to treat hair loss and dandruff
  • Antiseptic and astringent

         Clary Sage essential oil

  • All hair types
  • Dandruff treatment

         Eucalyptus essential oil

  • Antiseptic
  • Dandruff treatment

         Lavender essential oil

  • All hair types
  • Scalp treatment for itchiness and dandruff
  • Helps balance natural scalp oils
  • Soothes scalp and calms hair
  • Promotes hair growth

         Lemon essential oil

  • Greasy hair
  • Gives golden highlights
  • Treatment for dry scalp and dandruff
  • Helps balance natural scalp oils

         Lemongrass essential oil

  • Greasy hair
  • Slows down scalp oil production

         Myrrh essential oil

  • Dry hair
  • Treatment for dry scalp and dandruff

         Patchouli essential oil

  • Greasy hair
  • Dandruff treatment

         Peppermint essential oil

  • Dry hair
  • Promotes growth by stimulating circulation

         Rosemary essential oil

  • Oily hair
  • Dandruff treatment
  • Promotes hair growth

         Sage essential oil

  • Clarifies scalp scalp clarifiers
  • Helps heal scalp problems such as psoriasis

         Tea Tree essential oil

  • Greasy hair
  • Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff and lice

         Thyme essential oil

  • Antiseptic
  • Stimulates blood flow
  • Invigorates scalp to help with hair loss

         Ylang Ylang essential oil

  • Oily hair
  • Antiseptic
  • Dandruff treatment
  • Soothing
  • Stimulates hair growth

To use essential oils in hair care they should not be applied directly to your hair or scalp. They should first be mixed with a carrier oil (e.g. fractionated coconut oil)

ESSENTIAL OIL HAIR CARE RECIPES

         HAIR CONDITIONER OIL

  • 1 tablespoon fractionated coconut oil
  • 3 drops of Rosemary essential oil (or other hair care essential oil)

Directions: Mix the fractionated coconut oil and Rosemary essential oil in a small bowl. Wet your hair with warm water and then apply the conditioner. Let it sit on your hair for 15-30 minutes. Then, wash your hair as normal. Coconut oil and rosemary essential oil are helpful for dry hair

SCALP MASSAGE

Place 3 to 5 drops of a hair care conditioner oil (recipe above) on your fingertips and massage your scalp.

Scaly scalp and dandruff blend: Add 2 drops cedarwood essential oil, 2 drops lavender essential oil, 2 drops rosemary essential oil, and 2 drop tea tree essential oil to 1/2 ounce of a base oil (like fractionated coconut oil).

SCENTED HAIR

Apply 2 drops of your chosen essential oils for hair to the bristles of your hairbrush and brush your hair well

Or: Add 3 drops of a hair care conditioner oil (recipe above) to a hair brush or comb.The hair will absorb the scent as the oil conditions hair.

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