Aromatherapy And Hair Loss
Aromatherapy has been used for many centuries;
dating way back to the Egyptians for different purposes relating to the human
Aromatherapy uses the concentrated extracts from
flowers, leaves and roots of various plants to assist in the regeneration of the human body and
Hair loss has been a problem for as many years as humans have
had hair, and Aromatherapy can be used quite successfully in many cases to treat this hair
Specific oils such as cedar wood, lavender, rosemary and thyme
have been used to treat alopecia for many years with varying degrees of
It has been discovered that massaging a specific blend of oils
into the bald areas of the scalp for two minutes each evening and then wrapping the scalp with a towel will
aid the absorption of these oils and further any improvements.
There have also been scientific experiments carried out with
regards to this type of treatment, and it was found that 44% of volunteers noted significant improvements
with this type of treatment.
You will need the following essential oils to help you treat
- 2 drop - Thyme
- 2 drops - Atlas cedar wood
- 3 drops - Lavender
- 3 drops - Rosemary
You will also need the following carrier
- Jojoba oil - ½
- Grapeseed oil - 4
You need to measure out the essential oils into a small glass
jar and mix them well. Then add the carrier oils and mix it all thoroughly.
Rub this mixture of oils into your scalp for at least two
minutes, rubbing it in thoroughly every night and wrap your head in a warm towel after giving your scalp this
Here is a list of further essential oils considered suitable for
- Jojoba oil
- Roman Chamomile
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Add 2 drops of a chosen essential oil either to the rinse water
or to a good vegetable oil. Again it needs to be well massaged into the scalp. Wrap the hair in cling film
then place a warm towel around it.
Leave it on for 2 to 3 hours, or if you can, overnight. Shampoo
the hair as usual, using a very mild shampoo. The mild shampoo is so you do not damage the sebum balance of
To stimulate the circulation in the scalp and improve hair
Blending bay and lavender essential oil stimulates the scalp and
hair follicles and helps your hair remain healthy. Add six drops of above oils to four ounces of a warm
carrier oil such as almond, soybean or sesame oil and rub this mixture into the scalp. You must allow it to
absorb for 20 minutes.
Then add three drops of bay essential oil to the shampoo you
regularly use and wash the hair with this shampoo.
Avoid rosemary oil if you suffer from high blood
pressure or use it infrequently. Keep lemon and grapefruit doses low if you have sensitive skin, as they may cause
some irritation. Do not exceed any of the quantities of essential oils.