Aromatic Hair Conditioning Recipes with Essential Oils

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There are many different things that you can do to improve the look of your hair. Shampoos can do a lot and so can conditioners.  But you can improve the conditioners you use by making them yourself.  The use of essential oils in conditioners can go a long way to adding shine, volume and health to your hair.  Essential oils are distilled from a variety of plant materials including berries, fruit, flowers, bark, or leaves.

Before beginning you must choose which carrier oil to use as your base. This will in part depend on what you are trying to do for your hair, but as well, the base oil should have no scent so you can bring out the fullness of what you create. All the ingredients you need are easily available at your local grocery store or from any health supply shop and are comparatively inexpensive.

Jojoba Oil

Using the base oil jojoba and then adding a few drops of rosemary can make a simple hair conditioner. Once your mix is made, use warm water to wet your hair. Then apply the conditioner and let sit for from fifteen to thirty minutes.  After that wash hair normally, rinsing well.  This blend will be good for dry hair and will also help eradicate dandruff.

For another combination to fight dandruff use the base of either jojoba or sweet almond essential oils. Then add rosemary, tea tree, cedarwood, and lavender oils. Do the same as above, leave the mix on for fifteen to twenty minutes before washing hair normally.

Once again use jojoba as the base oil and then combine the essential oils of lavender, geranium, rosewood and sandalwood.  Apply this mix to the ends of your hair and leave it on for twenty to thirty minutes. Wash and rinse normally. This will improve spilt ends as well and dry dull hair.

Sweet Almond / Olive Oil

To stimulate hair growth use rosemary with your warmed base oil of sweet almond or olive oil. Apply to slightly wet hair and cover with a towel for about forty-five minutes. After that wash out then rinse with cool water. This delightful combination will help to make your hair manageable, softer and leave it smelling wonderful!

Once you know what you are trying to do for your hair you can make recipes yourself. Remember you should use a natural oil base, and when mixing be careful to not overdue how much essential oils you use.

Here is a general outline of what various essential oils can do for your hair when mixed with base oils to make your own hair conditioners.  

Essential Oils for Hair Conditioner

  • For dry scalp you can use lemon, myrrh or tea tree.
  • To give highlights to fine or normal hair use chamomile. But the same for oily hair will require the use of lemon. 
  • For promoting hair growth the right essential oils to use are basil for oily hair or peppermint for dry hair.
  • Dandruff can be treated with various oils depending on the type of hair. 
  • For oily hair use patchouli or rosemary.
  • For dry hair use myrrh.
  • Normal hair needs to use lavender or you can use clary sage with all types of hair.

Some essential oils will do just as nice a job conditioning your hair without having to be washed out. By being left on they can last that much longer. After washing your hair, towel dry it. Put a few drops of rosemary in your hand and rub it into your hair. Then comb it through. It won’t leave your hair oily and if you find the scent too strong don’t worry, it fades as your hair dries. But it will make your hair shine.

For another conditioner that you mix in your hand and use immediately take a few drops of carrot seed, rosemary, lavender and chamomile. Once again towel dry your hair before applying.  Mix it into your hair with your fingers or by using your comb. Life the other one, it will not leave your hair oily, but leave your scalp feeling wonderful.

Remember to double all recipes if you have long hair.  Be careful to keep these mixtures out of eyes.

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