Have You Tried – Essential Oils: For Glowing Skin & Encouraged Hair Growth?

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Have You Tried - Essential Oils: For Glowing Skin & Encouraged Hair Growth?

I don’t think essential oils are given enough credit when it comes to how beneficial they are to the scalp, hair and my recent revelation… skin!

Their properties range from being soothing and calming to antiseptic, healing, antibacterial, antidepressant regenerative, the list really does goes on. Their uses are just as impressive as their properties and dare I say even more widespread! Night time pillow drops, scented bath water, scalp oil, facial oil cleansing, body cream, oil burning… don’t mess with me I’m an essential oil groupie!

You’ll be happy to know essential oils are also great when it comes to encouraging hair growth due to their ‘stimulant’ nature. I’d especially recommend them for those whose hairlines need a bit of a kick up the behind to grow and somewhat thicken out already!

Here are some great mixes that you can treat your scalp to! Plus one skin treat thrown in for the oil cleansing lovers!

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Hairline & Scalp Stimulator

70ml Jamaican Black Castor Oil infused with Cayenne Pepper **
30ml Coconut Oil
10 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops Rosemary essential oil
5 drops Bay leaf essential oil


*I go by the 1% essential oils to 100ml formulation which means approx 25 drops of essential oils. 
 
** I use 1tspn of cayenne pepper and infuse it in the Castor & Coconut oil for a few days and then sieve the pepper out]
 
Properties 
Castor Oil – moisturising, conditioning, soothing, used to promote thicker hair growth
Coconut Oil – conditioning, penetrative, softening
Eucalyptus – stimulating, antibacterial, promotes ceramide production thus increasing hair elasticity
Lavender – decongestant, soothing, anti-inflammatory
Bay leaf – stimulating and helps control dandruff

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Facial Oil Cleansing Mix
*If you haven’t already tried this please do! My skin absolutely loves this!*

50ml Castor Oil 
20ml Wheatgerm Oil
10ml Rosehip Oil

20ml Sweet Almond Oil
7 drops Lavender essential oil
4 drops Tea tree essential oil

10 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
7 drops Bergamot essential oil

Properties
Castor Oil – moisturising, conditioning, soothing
Wheatgerm Oil – antioxidant, soothing, high in vitamin E
Rosehip Oil – full of vitamins, antioxidants, helps correct dark spots
Sweet Almond Oil – moisturising, rich in vitamin E
Lavender – decongestant, soothing, anti-inflammatory
Tea tree – antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral
Eucalyptus –  antibacterial, promotes ceramide production thus increasing elasticity
Bergamot – antiseptic, antibacterial, helps regulate oil production


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Relaxing Hair Hot Oil Treatment

50ml Argan Oil
50ml Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
12 drops Sandalwood essential oil
13 drops Lavender essential oil
Properties
Argan Oil – nourishing, rich in omega, omega 9, vitamin E, conditioning
Coconut Oil – conditioning, penetrative, softening
Lavender – decongestant, soothing, anti-inflammatory
Sandalwood – healing, helps retain moisture, calming

Extra tips: for the extra stimulant and invigorating kick to any products be it shampoo, conditioner, leave in… you can add a few drops of essential oil

Also please try and stick to just a few drops of essential oils in any of your mixes as too much can cause unwanted irritation.

Enjoy!!!

P.s. I buy my oils from Sheabuttercottage or Naturallythinking

Avec amour…
Fiona