Aromatherapy For Hair Care Fact Sheet

Aromatherapy is ideal for use in the hair and can improve the condition of the scalp. Use one of the following blends before you shampoo your hair. Pick the blend which best matches your hair type. Mix the essential oils into a base or carrier oil, then massage the scalp. Put a shower cap on (to trap the heat) and then wrap hair and shower cap in a towel to condition and strengthen the hair.

Wait at least 1 hour before washing your hair.

The following blends should be mixed into 20 ml (1 tablespoon) of carrier oil. A good carrier oil for hair is jojoba.

Oily Hair -

Blend 4 drops of basil essential oil, 4 drops of cypress oil and 2 drops of rosemary oil into the carrier oil.

Dry Hair -

3 drops of lavender oil, 4 drops of sandalwood oil and 3 drops of geranium oil.

Normal Hair -

3 drops of rosemary oil, 3 drops of lemon oil and 4 drops of geranium oil.

Dandruff -

4 drops lavender oil, 4 drops geranium oil, 2 drops of sandalwood oil.

Greasy dandruff -

3 drops of tea tree oil, 1 drop rosemary oil, 2 drops juniper oil, 2 drops cedarwood oil and 2 drops lemon oil.