Healthy Hair & Scalp With Essential Oils
Essential oils have been used for years to promote long, healthy and strong hair. The cleansing properties of many of the oils are also used to stimulate and purify the scalp. In biblical times, essential oils were used to anoint as well as perfume the hair. If you’re looking for natural way to grow healthy hair, try essential oils for a plant-based, nature-inspired alternative to harsher chemicals. Not only will you get the aromatic benefits of the oils, but you’ll also have beautiful hair to boot. You may even get inspired to create your own hair care products at home once you see how powerful these oils can be!
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Essential Oil
Did you know lavender essential oil can also be used for healthy hair and scalp? Not only is it great for aromatherapy, relaxation and even fading scars, lavender also works for cleansing the hair and scalp. It’s soothing and invigorating to promote healthy hair growth and aids in deep conditioning. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse scalp irritations.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) Essential Oil
You may not have heard much about geranium essential oil, but it too, can be used to promote healthy hair growth. The oil has a floral scent that blends well with other oils. Its ability to revitalize body tissues, makes it excellent for the skin and scalp, and is used to strengthen the hair.
Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) Essential Oil
One of the more exotic essential oils, ylang ylang has a long history in skin and hair care products, particularly in Asia, where it is used to promote luxuriant hair. Use it alone, blend with the other oils, and/or add it to your favorite leave-in conditioner for regular use.
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) Essential Oil
Tea tree oil’s cleansing properties make it a great addition to your existing hair care products. Add 6-8 drops to a bottle of shampoo to boost your cleanser.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT cineol) Essential Oil
Rosemary is not just adding flavor to food. The essential oil of rosemary has a fresh, herbaceous, sweet, slightly medicinal aroma. An energizing oil, it is also a popular ingredient in skin and hair care products for stimulation and improving hair growth.
How To Use Essential Oils for Hair Care
The essential oils for healthy hair care listed here may all be applied topically to the skin. To use, dilute the oils by mixing them with a base oil such as coconut, jojoba or olive oil. Simply apply 2-3 drops of each oil to the base oil before applying to your hair or scalp. For regular use, consider mixing the essential oils in a glass jar with pure coconut or jojoba oils to make your own natural hair care product blends.
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