Going to the store and buying hair products can be a real challenge as there are so many products on the market. With current trends of sulfate-free, “all-natural”, and organic shampoos, things can get really confusing about what’s the best for your hair.
The truth is, everyone is different and there are many factors that go into having a healthy scalp and hair. Essential Oils may not be something you thought of using in your hair care routine but are definitely beneficial.
Rosemary Essential Oil is packed with antioxidants and can help maintain your natural hair color and also reduces dryness. Peppermint Essential Oil can help with blood circulation while also acting as an anti-inflammatory. In addition, the aroma of Peppermint Essential Oil is great for boosting your mood and invigorating your mind.
These two Essential Oils can easily be combined with a Carrier Oil, specifically, Castor Oil, to make a quick, easy (and great smelling!) scalp and hair balm that will deeply moisturize, countering dry scalp and damaged hair while promoting hair growth.
Castor Oil is antibacterial and absorbs easily into the skin to clear irritants. Loaded with ricinoleic acid, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids, Castor Oil moisturizes and aids in hair growth.
Mix a few drops of Peppermint and Rosemary in with Castor Oil and give yourself an invigorating scalp massage to allow the natural ingredients to penetrate and let the natural oils do their work. All you need is a small amount! If you take showers in the morning, apply before bed. If you take showers at night, apply a few hours prior.
In addition to the healing properties of the Essential Oils, the natural fragrance is something that should not be taken for granted, as a synthetic fragrance in shampoo and conditioners can be harmful. To make it even better, our AromaSource Oils which include Rosemary, Peppermint and Castor Oil are USDA Certified Organic!
Other Essential Oils that are good for hair include Lavender, Cedarwood, and Clary Sage. Try making your own blends, experiment with scents, and make sure to always dilute Essential Oils with a Carrier Oil before applying them topically.
While you try out this easy to make hair product and are conscious in your decisions to go truly all-natural, make sure to avoid any other store-bought hair product containing harmful ingredients such as:
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
- Cocamidopropyl Betaine
- Polethylene Glycol
- Potassium Sorbate
- Retinyl Palmitate
- Behentrimonium Chloride