Dandruff is one of those nuisances in life that you really don’t have time to deal with – but you don’t have a choice!
After all, going out in public with visible flakes in your hair causes self-consciousness and embarrassment.
Furthermore, having to deal with the uncomfortableness of an itchy, dry scalp is enough to make you want to scream! Get natural – yet effective – dandruff relief using essential oils.
Dandruff Relief Using Essential Oils
High quality essential oils known as premium grade (suitable for therapeutic purposes) can be used to help get rid of dandruff. The scalp can be healed with the help of a few drops mixed into shampoos, conditioners, and other types of hair treatment products.*
Simply add 3 drops of either Rosemary, Cedarwood, Tea Tree, Patchouli, Lemon, or Lavender per 1 ounce of shampoo, conditioner, or other hair treatment product.
Additionally, there are other “recipes” you can use that are described, below.
What Does Each Oil Do?
Rosemary – Has antifungal and antibacterial properties.* The website, 123beautysolution.in, suggests the best way to use Rosemary essential oil is to wash your hair first, and allow it to dry. Then, add 1 ml (approx. 20 drops) Rosemary essential oil to 10 ml of a carrier oil, such as coconut or olive oil. Use your fingertips to massage the mixture into your scalp and hair. Wrap your head in a warm, wet towel and leave on until the towel cools. Repeat, if necessary. Finally, wash your hair and scalp.
Cedarwood – Has antiseptic, anti-seborrheic, and mild astringent properties that make it an effective dandruff relief using essential oils.*
Tea Tree – Has moisturizing properties, as well as antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties.* These properties make for an effective opponent against disgusting dandruff!
Patchouli – Has been commonly used to benefit skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis due to its effectiveness in fighting fungal growth and infections (which may contribute to dandruff). Patchouli also has detoxification and cell-renewal abilities, which may help heal the root cause of dandruff.*
Lemon – One of the best oils for dandruff. Lemon reduces flakes, removes sebum, and is antibacterial.*
Lavender – Effective when used on the scalp, to not only reduce dandruff flakes, but also encourages hair growth and a healthy scalp, in general.* The website, 123beautysolution.in, suggests adding about 20 drops of lavender essential oil to 2 tablespoons of either almond, coconut, or olive oil, and mix well. Warm this mixture and then massage into scalp and hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave on for 30 minutes. Finally, wash out with a mild shampoo.
Visit Bio Source Naturals for more information and to purchase therapeutic quality essential oils.
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*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.