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Top Ten Essential Oils

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  Essential oils can play a significant role in skin and hair care. Their natural healing properties allow them to effectively assist in treatment for everything from bruises to dandruff.
 
Essential Oils and Skin Care:

When using essential oils to moisturize the skin, simply add to a carrier oil such as Jojoba. Another good tip is to purchase fragrance and lanolin free creams or lotions, from which you can create your own skin care products by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil.

The key to developing your own products is to determine what you want them to do. Are you trying to fight cellulite? Then add some Lemon oil to your cream. Are you trying to minimize the appearance of scar tissue? Patchouli is your answer here. See our for the body listings to find out more about the properties and effects of each essential oil.

 
Essential Oils and Hair Care:

Essential oils can also add to the appearance of your hair. For fair hair, add a few drops of Chamomile to a pitcher of warm water and use as a final rinse. If your hair is dark, do the same, but with Rosemary instead. If you are looking for a natural conditioner, see our recipe below:

Light conditioner:

  • 1 Tbsp Lanolin
  • 1 Tbsp Glycerine
  • 1 Tbsp Almond Oil
  • 3 drops Rosemary (for dark hair) OR Chamomile (light hair)
  • 1 egg

Combine the first four ingredients, mixing thoroughly. Warm the mixture slightly. Beat in the egg. (Remember only warm the mixture slightly or you will end up with scrambled eggs on your head!) Once the egg is well mixed witht the other ingredients, massage the mixture into the hair and scalp. Place either a bath cap or a towel over your hair and allow the conditioner to penetrate for about 10 minutes. Finally, rinse your hair thoroughly and the beautiful lustre will be revealed!

For more healing recipes to treat other skin and hair concerns, please see our Ailments page.

 

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