Hair Care

Hair Care

            Creating a therapeutic aroma shampoo will increase immunity, memory, and enhance natural beauty. Hair is an extension of skin and can be treated as a skin condition. Choose essential oils that you can enjoy because you will smell the aroma all day. Treating the condition of the hair will stimulate or sedate the immune system. Memory can be enhanced with essential oils that increase focus and attention span. Choose a shampoo without scent, if possible. Sodium laurel sulfate dries the hair and should be avoided in a shampoo. Castile soap, as a liquid, works well as a shampoo for children, pets, and people with oily hair. Dry and chemically treated hair benefits from a silky, pearlized shampoo containing amino acids. Ten to fifteen drops of essential oils can be added to six ounces of shampoo base of your choice. The aroma will blend into the shampoo base overnight. Shake gently before using. Here are a few ideas for hair care.

To six ounces of shampoo add:

Dandruff – Six drops of Peppermint (Mentha peperita)

                  Eight drops of Lavender (Lavendula species)


Chemically treated – Three drops of Rose (Rosa species)

                                  Three drops of Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

                                  Six drops of Lavender (Lavendula species)


Scaly, itching scalp – One drop Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

                                   One drop Clary Sage (Salvia scalerea)

                                   Six drops Lavender (Lavendula species)

                                   Three drops Sandalwood (Santalum mysore)


Hair growth – Six drops Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

                       Six drops Coriander Seed (Coriandrum sativum)

                       Two drops Neroli (Citrus aurantium)


Oily hair – Six drops Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

                  Three drops Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

                  One drop Sage (Salvia officinalis)

                  Two drops Peppermint (Mentha peperita)


Dry hair – Six drops Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora)

                 Two drops Chamomile (Matricaria recutica)

                 One drop Sage (Salvia officinalis)

                 Two drops Peppermint (Mentha peperita)


Split ends – Two drops Palarosa (Cymbopogon martinii)

                    Two drops Marigold Mint (Tagetes foeniculum)

                    Two drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)


Normal hair – Three drops Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

                       One drop Cedar wood (Cedrus atlantica)

                       Two drops Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)

For more protection, a conditioner is helpful and easy to create. After a shampoo and rinse, towel dry the hair and apply the following conditioner. Rinse with cool water after 2 or 3 minutes. Towel dry and style.

In two ounces of jojoba oil add:

Three drops of Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

One drop of Cedar (Cedrus atlantica)

One drop of Jasmine (Jasminum officinale,sambuc)


One drop of Lavender (Lavendula species)

True Jasmine essential oil is very expensive. Lavender can be substituted in this recipe, and can be used for every hair type. The jojoba oil can be substituted with a hydrolate, healing water. Next we will learn about healing waters or hydrolates.


Shampoo For Pets


Hair care includes dogs, horses, and mature furry fellows. A light touch with a few drops of essential oils will help repel flies, ticks, and fleas.

Shampoo to Repel Flies

In six ounces of shampoo base add:

Two drops of Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Shampoo to repel fleas

In six ounces of shampoo base add:

Two drops of Lemon Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citradora)

Shampoo to repel ticks

In six ounces of shampoo base add:

Two drops of Cedar wood (Cedrus atlantica)

Two drops of Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)


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