Revolutionize Your Hair Care Routine Using Essential Oil
The growing reality is that consumers want manufacturers to deliver products that are thoughtfully designed to have the least possible negative impact on human health, the environment, and society.
Using essential oils in hair care isn’t a new trend - people have used essential oils for centuries. If you take a hair care product off the shelf today you’ll often find essential oils listed as an ingredient. While typically used as a fragrance, essential oils can also provide unique benefits for scalp and hair health. Consumers’ desire for more natural clean products has prompted companies to turn to essential oils to replace synthetic ingredients.
Although you can find essential oils in many shampoos, serums, and other hair care products, you can also use them to make your own hair care treatments. The benefit of DIY-ing is that you can customize your end result based on your specific needs. You can also be sure that the essential oils you’re using are high quality and effective.
The Difference Quality Makes
Most of the essential oils produced in the world today are for the food, fragrance, and cosmetic industries. For these industries, consistency in scent or flavor is more important than therapeutic benefits. Wyndmere sources from the 4% of the market that produces essential oils specifically for aromatherapy. Our oils are unadulterated and pure, and best used in ways that allow their health and wellness benefits to shine.
Using aromatherapeutic essential oils in your personal care products is the best way to ensure that what you’re putting on your body is not only natural but also effective to achieve your specific goal. High quality essential oils not only smell good, but you’ll completely revolutionize your hair care routine when you couple them with a nutrient-dense carrier oil.
Which Essential Oil To Use In Your DIY Hair Product
Customize your DIY using the following essential and carrier oils to achieve your desired result.
Key benefits in hair care -
- Sandalwood oil helps with dry ends and adds fragrance to the hair.
- Cedarwood oil stimulates the scalp and promotes hair growth.
- Chamomile Roman oil adds shine and softness to hair and soothes the scalp.
- Clary Sage oil promotes hair growth and stimulates the scalp.
- Geranium oil strengthens hair.
- Lavender oil deep conditions the hair, keeps it shiny and helps control dandruff.
- Rosemary oil stimulates the roots, improves hair growth, and increases circulation in the scalp.
- Petitgrain oil helps balance sebum on the scalp. Add a few drops to shampoo.
- Ylang Ylang oil balances oil production when used as a hair tonic.
- Argan oil moisturizes, nourishes, and provides antioxidants to hair.
- Sweet Almond oil soothes and moisturizes the scalp.
- Coconut oil softens hair and increases shine.
- Jojoba oil moisturizes the hair, adds nutrients, and stimulates the scalp.
- Grapeseed oil is good for oily hair since it’s lighter.
Simple Hair Serum Recipe:
Think of this base recipe as a blueprint - you can mix and match essential oils and carrier oils to achieve your desired scent or outcome, whether you’re dealing with dry ends or oily roots. To make this simple hair serum you only need a few drops of essential oil. Try mixing and matching up to 5-10 drops of essential oil into one ounce of carrier oil.
Try these combos to start:
- Stimulate the scalp and roots to promote hair growth and shine: 2 drops Cedarwood, 3 drops Clary Sage, and for that #SUMMERGLOW add 4 drops Lavender to 1oz fractionated coconut oil.
- Dry and over-processed hair: 5 drops Sandalwood in Jojoba, 5 drops Chamomile Roman in Jojoba, 2 drops Geranium, and 3 drops Lavender added to 1oz Jojoba. (with our exotic essential oils like Sandalwood that are already diluted in Jojoba you can use more drops than otherwise recommended)
- Oily hair: 2 drops Petitgrain and 5 drops Ylang Ylang added to 1oz of lighter carrier oil, such as Grapeseed, or Sweet Almond.
Apply to clean, towel-dried hair. After you apply the oil mixture, cover your head in a towel or shower cap.
Leave this treatment in for 15-30 minutes and then shampoo out, or you can leave it in overnight and shampoo in the morning. If you prefer using as a leave-in conditioner, this is a great option as well. See what works best for your hair texture. The beauty of a good DIY like this one is that you have so many options to choose from that everyone will find their perfect solution. If you have any great suggestions you want to share with us we would LOVE to hear from you! Simply fill in the comments section below this posting.
*Please be aware that if you put some essential oils directly on your scalp, they may cause irritation. Always follow the instructions for how to dilute oils, and never use more than the recommended amount.
**If you're allergic to plants such as ragweed, test the oil on a small area of your skin or scalp to see if you have a reaction before using.