• Properties of Essential Oils by jessie58

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    Properties pertaining to hair for the following Essential Oils:


    Texas Cedarwood is good for dandruff and dermatitis.

    Clary Sage helps with dandruff and hair loss.

    Sweet Basil aids with hair growth and dry skin.

    Atlas cedarwood aids with seborrhea and dandruff.

    Cypress stimulates skin circulation.

    Geranium balances oil gland secretion.

    Grapefruit aids hair growth and oily skin.

    Lavender balances sebum and stimulates cleansing and detoxifying.

    Lemon balances sebum and strengthens epidermus function.

    Patchouli is good for oily hair and scalp.

    Rosemary is good for oily hair, skin and dandruff.

    Sage shines hair, promotes growth and reduces alopecia.

    Thyme helps treat dandruff and hair loss. Stimulates hair growth by deep cleansing hardened sebum.

    Bay stimulates scalp and helps hair health.


    Spikenard stimulates growth and can increase blackness.

    Peppermint promotes circulation.

    Ylang-Ylang stimulates hair growth, soothes skin, balances sebum production.

    Oregano is good for psoriasis and fungal problems.


    *Pregnant and nursing women should research all essential oils and check with their doctor before use.

    *Essential oils should never be applied directly to the skin or scalp. They must be mixed with a carrier oil.

    *Rosemary should be used with care for those with high blood pressure.

    *Rosemary may be harmful to epileptics.

    *Grapefruit and lemon oils can cause sensitivity to sun and extra care should be taken to protect your head with a head covering while using these oils.



    Some Good Carrier Oils

    Emu Oil
    *Transdermal properties which help deliver essential oils below the skin
    *reduces irritation and inflammation of the skin
    *enhances the growth activity of the hair follicles
    *all natural tissue emollient
    *antibacterial
    *hypoallergenic
    *non comedogenic
    *accelerates circulation

    Burdock root oil (Arctium Lappa)
    *also called Bur oil,
    *used to promote healthy hair
    *to help relieve scalp irritation and improve scalp conditions
    *gets rid of scalp itching, redness and dandruff
    *improve hair strength, shine and body
    *reduces and reverses hair thinning
    *rich in phytosterols and essential fatty acids
    *helps maintain healthy scalp and promote natural hair growth
    *helps restore and maintain healthy scalp and hair.


    Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
    *Jojoba "oil" is actually a liquid wax
    *closely resembles human sebum
    *anti-inflammatory
    *anti-oxidant
    *light and silky; absorbs well.
    *has a very long shelf-life
    *penetrates the skin easily, is an excellent moisturizer and is ideal for all skin types
    *contains myristic acid which has anti-inflammatory actions
    *believed to rebalance, repair, lubricate, moisture, soften and trap bacteria which is then washed away
    *can be used on acne without any problems
    *believed to be great for mature, aging skin and has excellent mildness for sensitive skin
    *believed to promote hair growth and improve the overall health of the scalp and hair
    *creates a protective film over the skin and hair that keeps moisture in


    Camelia(Camelia sasanqua)
    *light, non-greasy oil
    *protects and moisturizes skin and hair
    *contains skin restructuring and moisturizing properties
    *high in oleic acid, and vitamins A, B and E
    *antioxidants make it great for anti-aging products; rejuvenates and restores
    *rapid absorbing property
    *believed to promote the healing of scars
    *moisturizes, softens, and protects hair, and provides it with luster and shine
    *helps with dandruff and hair loss

    Grapeseed (Vitus vinifera)
    *rich in vitamins, minerals and linoleic acid
    *light penetrating oil great for massage oils
    *use in creams, lotions and balms.
    *thin but leaves a glossy film on the skin.
    *may go rancid quickly
    *gentle, non-greasy, lightweight oil that absorbs into the skin quickly
    *believed to have skin cell regenerative properties



    Apricot Kernel (Prunus armeniaca)
    *very light, non-greasy, rich oil; easily absorbed into the skin
    *emollient for conditioning/softening skin
    *good for dry, tired, mature or sensitive skin
    *rich in vitamins A, D & E and in both oleic acid and linoleic acid.
    *great moisturizing and conditioning oil for mature and sensitive skin

    Cayenne increases circulation and stimulates growth.
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