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Aromatherapy Recipes for Hair

Aromatherapy Recipes for Hair

There are many different types of aromatherapy recipes for hair, which help address different hair and scalp issues. Read the following article to find out some effective ones.
HairGlamourista Staff
Essential oils are a great natural treatment to soothe and calm hair, and provide them luster. They are said to make them healthier, and can even aid their growth. Some aromatherapy essential oils are chamomile, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, ylang-ylang, bergamot, dill, fennel, and jasmine. Among the essential oils, the ones that are supposed to be beneficial for hair loss are bay, cedarwood, grapefruit, ylang-ylang, jojoba oil, roman chamomile, lavender, rosemary, and lemon.

While using this therapy, once you've understood the way in which each oil benefits hair, it is easy for you to treat them to small quantities of the ones they need the most, mixed with carrier oils like olive and jojoba oil. Lavender is said to be great for calming the hair and soothing the scalp, while basil is said to promote growth by increasing circulation. Chamomile, which is frequently used in hair care products, has moisturizing and healing properties for both, the scalp and hair. Myrrh is usually used in very small quantities for deep cleansing and is good for those with greasy hair. Rosemary and lemon essential oils are the ones you need to use if you have a dandruff problem or dry scalp, while peppermint oil helps to stimulate blood flow to the roots of the hair.

Hair Moisturizer

Ingredients
  • Cedarwood, 8 drops
  • Lavender, 8 drops
  • Rosemary, 12 drops
  • Jojoba, 1 oz.
Directions

Combine the oils in a container and store the mixture in a glass bottle. You only need to use about one teaspoon of this blend at a time, and one must massage it into the hair and scalp. After that, you can put your hair into a shower cap to prevent the oils from getting onto other surfaces. Keep it on for about 15 minutes and remember to relax during this time. Then, wash and dry.

Sandalwood Shampoo for Normal-oily Hair

Ingredients
  • Cypress Essential Oil Wild, 24 drops
  • Lemon Essential Oil, 48 drops
  • Sandalwood Essential Oil East Indian, 24 drops
  • Rosemary Essential Oil Moroccan, 24 drops
  • Fragrance and Additive Free Shampoo, 8 fl oz.
Directions

Combine the ingredients in a container and store the mixture in a plastic bottle. Use the shampoo once or twice a week.

Massage Oil for Oily Hair

Ingredients
  • Rosemary, 8 drops
  • Ylang-ylang, 9 drops
  • Grape Seed Oil, 2 tbsp.
  • Lime, 9 drops
Directions

Combine all the oils, and apply one teaspoon of the mixture to the hair and scalp and massage. Ideally, leave it overnight, though a couple of hours will do. Then, wash it out with a natural unscented shampoo.

Essential Oil Conditioner

Ingredients
  • Chamomile Oil, 2 drops
  • Sandalwood, 2 drops
  • Jasmine Oil, 1 drop
Directions

Use a base/carrier oil such as olive or jojoba oil, and add all the other oils to it. Massage the oil on your scalp and relax for an hour. Then, wash it out.

Hair Growth Recipe

Ingredients
  • Rosemary, 10 drops
  • Lavender, 10 drops
  • Basil, 5 drops
  • Jojoba, 4 oz.
Directions

Combine all the oils and store them in a dark bottle, in a cool place. Use a few drops of the oil, and massage it into your head at night. If your hair looks oily, you can wash it with a mild shampoo in the morning. The basil and rosemary stimulate the dormant hair follicles and the jojoba oil helps moisturize them.

Hair Growth Essential Oil Blend

Ingredients
  • Rosemary, 3 drops
  • Thyme, 2 drops
  • Lavender, 3 drops
  • Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil, 2 drops
  • Grape Seed Oil, 4 tsp.
  • Jojoba Oil, ½ tsp.
Directions

Use a dark glass bottle to store the oils. Mix them all together and use a few drops on your scalp every night. Make sure that you massage the mixture into your scalp. This will help the oil get absorbed, as well as improve circulation. Whenever possible, wrap your head in a warm towel after treatment.

These aromatherapy options for hair care must be used cautiously, as even the best essential oils cannot be used if you have a certain medical condition. For example, if you have high blood pressure, you are advised to avoid rosemary oil.