Hair Growth Essential Oil Treatment – DIY

My mother’s side of the family has really thin hair, especially the woman, and over the years my hair has thinned out more and more.  More so during and after my pregnancy (approx. 10 years ago).  Since then, I’ve always purchased expensive shampoos, conditioners and products trying to maintain the integrity of my hair.  Now that I’m in my early 40s, I can see another changes in my hair texture and its thinned-out more but I hide it well (at least I try to).  Last year I had some stressful moments (like losing my job twice) and I saw big chunks of hair strands that had fallen out in the shower – I was modified. I even used Rogaine for several months! I had to apply it every night, it was sticky, it wasn’t fun and I would forget to apply it.  I did see some new hair growth but I was told that once I stopped using Rogaine, it would fall out again. Also, Rogaine is a drug and with any drug, you may experience side-effects (i.e. scalp irritation, unwanted growth of facial hair, swelling, headache, dizziness, etc.) – totally not worth it!

In one of my monthly classes on Essential Oils, I met a girl who told me about the types of oils that can help hair grow.  She showed me her before & after pictures and I was really impressed. She gave me the recipe and I added one other additional essential oil (Ylang-Ylang) to the mix. Ylang-Ylang is known to strengthen, moisturize, and reduce hair loss.

Here’s the Recipe:

Hair Growth Oil Mix

1.5 oz – Fractionated Coconut Oil
1.5 oz – Jojoba Oil
2.5 oz – Avocado Oil
1 oz – Almond Oil
.5 oz – Castor Oil
30 drops – Argan Oil
30 drops – Rosemary Essential Oil
30 drops – Peppermint Essential Oils
15 drops – Ylang Ylang Essential Oils
5 drops – Horsetail Extract

Put all the oils in an applicator bottle with slant tip and apply once a week

For those who are interested, below are some of my other daily hair routine:

  • I’ve been using Nioxin System 3 (shampoo & conditioner) for the past 3 years, I buy it from Amazon (way cheaper) and I wash my hair every other day.
  • For my gray hair, I use medium brown “demi-permanent” hair color, I buy my color at Sally’s Beauty Supply but when I see my hairstylist he uses the brand Redken.
    • Demi-permanent contains no ammonia but has a small amount of peroxide and will color the hair better than Semi-permanent.
    • Demi-permanent turns my grays into a golden brown color, they look like natural highlights (its super cool!).
  • Once a week I use my DIY Hair Growth Oil Treatment (I just started this week) and below are my “before pics” … stay tuned for the after pics!

WHERE TO PURCHASE SUPPLIES:

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

The Beard Oil Blend

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The Beard Oil – is my new recent oil blend.  I used my husband as a test subject and last week I made one for his co-worker. After doing some research on what essential oils I should use (and what they can do for the beard) – I used Jojoba carrier oil, Rosemary and Cederwood.  Keep in mind, that each oil has it’s own unique qualities and what might be great for someone, might not be for the next guy….. so please read on!

Carrier Oils for Beard Oil

Carrier oils are the most important part of any oil blend and it’s used to dilute since pure essential oils are potent and highly concentrated.  Fractionated coconut oil, grapeseed oil, almond oil, Jojoba oil (and more) can be used as a carrier oil.  For this blend, I decided to use Jojoba oil since it’s widely known to strengthen your skin and hair.

Jojoba

Jojoba oil (pronounced ho-ho-ba) has vitamins A, D, and E and since it matches your own natural oils, it is absorbed by your face and beard. Jojoba oil is an emollient, which means it moisturizes your skin and prevents irritation, scaly or rough patches – great for any beard!

Rosemary

Rosemary essential oil is great to stimulate hair follicles making hair grow longer and stronger. It is also believed that Rosemary slows premature hair loss and gray hair.   It may also improve memory, mental fatigue and forgetfulness.

Cedarwood

Cedarwood essential oil can stimulate the hair follicles and increase circulation, it has the greatest concentration of Sesquiterpenes, which is a terpene that actually helps release toxins from the body. It can help reduce dry or flaky scalp. It’s been used as a mosquito and insect repellent. In aromatherapy, cedarwood is said to have a calming effect and a great woodsy smell!

Peppermint

Peppermint essential oil gives the beard a nice cooling sensation.  It has an antiseptic, regenerative, and stimulating effects which can relieve the skin from irritation and dry skin.  It can stimulate hair growth and give your hair a nice shine.

WHERE TO PURCHASE SUPPLIES:

  • Cobalt Blue Glass Bottle with Eye Dropper (1 oz) at Amazon (click here)
  • Jojoba Oil at Amazon (click here)
  • Essential Oils – contact me
  • Beard Oil Blend – contact me

Essential Oils Spray & Roller Recipes

I want to share some cool blends I made this weekend.  I was especially interested in the “I’m Car Sick” spray since my son gets car sick often – we haven’t tried them yet but stay tuned.

Recipe Blends as follows:

I’m Car Sick (perfect for road trips, amusement parks or upset stomach)
10 drops Lavender essential oils, 10 Peppermint drops essential oils and top with distilled or purified water – in a 2 oz spray bottle.
To Use: Shake and mist into air or onto stomach.  Inhale deeply and avoid eyes!

Buzz Off Bugs (keeps biting bugs away)
10 drops Lemongrass essential oils, 10 drops Peppermint essential oil and top with distilled or purified water – in a 2 oz spray bottle.
To Use: Shake and spray onto skin or clothing. Allow to air dry and avoid eyes!

Immune + Roller  (supports immune response)
5 drops Melaleuca essential oils, 5 drops Lemon essential oil and top with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
To Use: Apply to bottoms of feet.

Sleepy Time Roller (encourages peaceful sleep) – and my son’s favorite bedtime routine!
10 drops Lavender essential oils, 10 drops Cedarwood essential oil and top with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
To Use: Apply to chest and bottoms of feet at bedtime.

 

Where to purchase supplies:

  • 2 oz Spray Bottles – Amazon (Click here)
  • 10 ml Roller Bottles – Amazon (Click here)
  • Cute Labels from Shareoils.com – (Click here)
  • Oils – Contract me 🙂

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.