Hair Loss Treatment by Aromatherapy


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For thousands of years people have found many purposes for Aromatherapy. We know that as far back as the early Egyptian culture, its uses for many aspects of the human body have been investigated. It has been known that different combinations of roots and leaves along with extracts from flowers that have been condensed into essential oils help regenerate the human body and lift the spirits of people.

One of the things that humans have an ongoing problem with is hair loss and there has been some success quite often using aromatherapy as a hair loss treatment. Alopecia has been treated for many years with oils such as lavender, cedar wood, rosemary and thyme.

Massaging bald areas on the scalp for two minutes every night can be helpful when using unique combinations of oils. To help improve the scalp’s ability to absorb these oils and increase the benefits, simply wrap the treated scalp with a towel. This may be helpful for baldness.

For the treatment of alopecia, the following essential oils are necessary:

  • 3 drops Rosemary

  • 3 drops Lavender

  • 2 drops Thyme

  • 2 drops Atlas cedar wood

    The following carrier oils are also needed:

  • 4 teaspoons Grapeseed oil

  • ½ teaspoon Jojoba oil

    Measure essential oils and mix well in a glass container. Add carrier oils and mix thoroughly.

    Rub essential oil mixture into scalp for a minimum of two minutes. Wrap scalp with a warm towel after massaging in the oil mixture. Do this every night for best results.

    More essential oils that can be used for hair loss treatment are as follows:

  • Grapefruit

  • Bay

  • Lemon

  • Ylang Ylang

  • Roman Chamomile

    These are some additional treatments using aromatherapy:

    Choose an essential oil and add 2 drops to rinse water after shampooing. You may add it to a vegetable oil instead. Massage this thoroughly into the scalp. Wrap your head using clear plastic wrap first. Then wrap a warm towel on top of that and leave it on for several hours or overnight, if possible. Next, use a mild shampoo so as not to change the sebum balance on your head and wash your hair.

    Improve hair by stimulating the scalp which helps the circulation:

    To help your hair stay healthy, blend together lavender and bay essential oils. This will help stimulate the hair follicles and scalp. Combine 6 drops each of bay and lavender and blend into 4 oz. of a warm carrier oil such as soybean, sesame or almond oil. Massage this mixture into your scalp. Allow for 20 minutes to let it be absorbed thoroughly. Next, shampoo your hair with your regular shampoo but add 3 drops of bay essential oil.

    If high blood pressure is a problem for you, either avoid rosemary oil altogether or don’t use it very often. If you have sensitive skin, lemon or grapefruit oil may irritate your scalp. You may want to use less of those essential oils. Do not use more than the recommended amounts of the essential oils as listed in the directions.

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