Aromatherapy for Hair & Scalp Health & Growth

Aromatherapy for Hair & Scalp Health & Growth
December 22, 2020 Leave your thoughts

Aromatherapy For Hair & Scalp Health

In ancient times plant material was used to strengthen hair and nourish the scalp. Enfleurage techniques were popular among Egyptians, Greeks & Romans, as well as in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Fast forward to today…botanicals are still used in hair, skin & scalp care. There are more advanced infusions with plant extracts that maximize specific results and incorporate essential oils.  More scientific studies have been conducted showing the benefits and efficacy of using botanicals for hair and scalp health.

 

Common Hair & Scalp Imbalances

Here are some common hair and scalp issues typically due to genetics, nutrient deficiencies, imbalanced body systems, stress and certain medications.

  • Alopecia and hair loss due to genetics, nutrient deficiencies and imbalanced body systems such as the glandular, nervous and digestive systems. The JennScents Alopecia Shampoo and Alopecia Hair Mist have helped many of our customers regain hair strength, as well as self-confidence.
  • Hair thinning typically due to nutrient deficiencies and imbalances
  • Dandruff is usually related to lack of essential fatty acids, protein, dehydration and excess sugar intake. The JennScents Dandruff Control Scalp Oil combines essential oils and carriers to help with flakiness, itching and dry scalp.
  • Dry & brittle hair due to certain medications, stress, lack of nutrients such as essential fatty acids, protein and minerals
  • Lice can be a huge pain in the butt. You may have to cut your hair to help get it under control in addition to thoroughly washing every fabric, clothing, bed sheets, blankets, etc. that has come into contact with the person with lice. There are many essential oils that have proven effective in helping get it under control such as clove, oregano, rosemary and thyme, among others. The JennScents Lice Defense Shampoo & Lice Defense Spray were formulated for students in our community, during an outbreak. It has since become a popular nationwide bestseller.

 

6 Essential Oils to Stimulate Hair Growth & Combat Dandruff

  • Cedar strengthens the hair follicle to hold on to hair better, helping with alopecia and thinning hair
  • Lavender helps hydrate the scalp & hair follicle to combat dry and damaged hair; helps with alopecia and thinning hair
  • Lemongrass helps dandruff
  • Rosemary helps combat damaged hair, alopecia and thinning hair
  • Sage helps combat alopecia and thinning hair
  • Tea Tree helps with dandruff (source)
  • Ylang Ylang helps hydrate the scalp & hair follicle to combat dry and damaged hair; helps with alopecia and thinning hair

 

Carriers to Support Hair & Scalp Care

  • Argan Oil, Argania spinosa L., is known for its strengthening, hydrating and fortifying benefits for skin, hair, scalp and
    nails. This medium weight oil is naturally rich in vitamin E and unsaturated fatty acids to provide intense moisture. You can add essential oils with it and use as a scalp and hair restoration treatment or use by itself to calm frizzy hair. It can also give hair a nice shine.
  • Avocado Oil, Persea americana or Persea gratissima, is rich in vitamins A, D & E and amino acids. Becuase it is a heavier oil, it has a slow absorption rat. This helps it stay on the skin & scalp surface longer aiding in repair and moisturization of dry and damaged hair. Historically known and scientifically proven to nourishes sensitive and dry skin and hair types, especially for those who experience frequent climate changes. This mixes well with essential oils for a hydrating & restorative scalp oil that you can leave on for 30 minutes to overnight. Adding it to the tips of hair can also weight it down, helping to combat frizz and leave a nice shine.
  • Coconut oil, , is rich in minerals and nutrients. It will solidify in colder temperatures. This is nice to warm up by sitting the bottle in a cup of hot water, but make sure it is not too hot to burn the scalp.
    • A nice coconut rejuvenating oil scalp combination is: 2 ounces warm coconut oil with 5 drops peppermint and 3 drops lemongrass.  Mix together and then massage on scalp. Wrap head in a bandana or towel and leave on for 15-30 minutes. Rinse out. you scalp will tingle with vigor and leave you feeling refreshed.

It is worth mentioning, if your hair is prone to matting up, or “felting, castor oil is contraindicated. Although castor oil provides great nutrients and benefits to the scalp, its “sticky” consistency has contributed to more severe matting and felting, as described in this case study report.

 

4 Hair Growth Tips Using Herbs & Essential Oils

I recently had a client start one of my herbal programs, and after 30 days, here is her progress report to me…I can’t believe it. I thought that since I was getting older, I was going to have to get used to having clumps of hair every time I brushed and washed my hair. That is gone! You were right. Give the body the right nutrition and it works. Thank you for saving my hair, and self-esteem.”

The lesson here, invest in your health, and your body, mind & emotions will thank you by responding with optimal health.  So many people seek information about health topics, but not always follow that up with action steps to actually attain those results. You have to commit to a program, be compliant and consistent to get the results you want. This client finally did that and the results speak for themselves.

 

What was the secret? What was the action plan?

Take herbs & smell essential oils daily that address the 4 pillars of health –

  1. Balance body systems with core herbals and aromatherapy blends that nourish skin and scalp
  2. Cleanse toxins that contribute to hair loss, dandruff nutrient deficiencies and stress
  3. Strengthen defense systems so your body and mind can handle stressors by having a strong immune system to fight off and defend against foreign invaders
  4. Add in nutrient-rich nourishment through foods and herbs

 

 

Hair & Scalp Nourishing Recipes

Dandruff Relief Spray

  • 3.5 ounces of liquid plant enzymes
  • .5 ounces vegetable glycerin
  • 10 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 8 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 6 drops cedar essential oil
  • In a 4 ounce bottle (glass or BPA-free plastic), add in the vegetable glycerin followed by the essential oils. Swirl until essential oils are emulsified and mixed into the vegetable glycerin. Let sit for 10-20 minutes. Next, add in the liquid plant enzymes. Cap and mix well. Label. Do not store in direct sunlight.
  • Cautions:
    • If using with a child, elderly, someone with sensitivities or large dog, cut the number of essential oil drops in half.
    • If you have allergies to any of these ingredients, do not add them into the recipe.

 

Alopecia & Thinning Hair Scalp Oil

  • 2 ounces Argan oil
  • 6 drops lavender essential oil
  • 6 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 4 drops sage essential oil
  • 4 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 2 drops cedar essential oil
  • In a 4 ounce bottle (glass or BPA-free plastic), add in 1 ounce of argan oil  followed by the essential oils. Cap and swirl until essential oils are emulsified into the argan oil. Add in the remainder 1 ounce of argan oil, cap and shake well. Do not store in direct sunlight.
  • Cautions:
    • If using with a child, elderly, someone with sensitivities or large dog, cut the number of essential oil drops in half.
    • If you have allergies to any of these ingredients, do not add them into the recipe.
    • Sage is contraindicated if you are breastfeeding.
    • use caution with high blood pressure. You may need to omit or reduce the number of drops of rosemary.

 

Disclaimers:

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prescribe. It is recommended that if serious health issues exist, you consult a licensed medical provider. JennScents does not assume liability or responsibility for the use and/or misuse of this information.

The information shared was created solely by Certified Clinical Phyto-Aromatherapist & Scentpreneur™, Jennifer H. Pressimone. Copyright2018. No portion of this content may be reproduced, shared, or copied without written permission from the author. Any such reproduction in any form would constitute plagiarism.

References: This blog contains excerpts from JennScents Aromaversity Certification Courses and the JennScents Holistic Aromatherapy Comprehensive Guide.

Article References: JennScents Holistic Comprehensive Guide, JennScents Aromaversity Classes, JennScents E-books and Reference Material

Author: Jennifer Pressimone, Entrepreneur, Formulator, Author
Jennifer Pressimone is an aromatherapy entrepreneur (an Aromapreneur™). She is the founder and President of JennScents®, Inc. and the JennScents Aromaversity®. She is the Vice-President and Regional Florida Director of Central Florida for the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). Jennifer has build, managed and maintained several health and wellness businesses over the last 20 years. She is an incredibly gifted essential oil formulator, aromatherapy educator, public speaker, herbalist, author and philanthropist. She leads with passion, experience and heart to inspire, empower and motivate others to not only follow their dreams, but crush it, realizing more than they ever imagined possible. Jennifer is a life coach and business mentor. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and has thousands of hours in continuing education in many health and wellness topics. Her specialties include mind-body health, gastrointestinal health and cognitive aromatherapy for humans and pets.

Disclaimers: Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prescribe. It is recommended that if serious health issues exist, you consult a licensed medical provider. JennScents does not assume liability or responsibility for the use and/or misuse of this information.

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