I am not a fan, so I have been hunting for a DIY hair and scalp treatment that works for me. I finally stopped searching and came up with one myself using therapeutic-grade essential oils and the ever hydrating coconut oil.
DIY Rosemary-Lavender Hair and Scalp Treatment Recipe
- Melt coconut oil over low heat on the stove
- Remove from heat once melted and add all remaining ingredients
- After letting it cool for a few minutes, you can use it right away or store for future use.
- Store in glass container in a cool, dry place.
For best results: Let sit on your hair for an hour with a shower cap over it to protect your clothes and furniture. Then take a shower and wash with your regular shampoo twice. Depending on the thickness of your hair you might use all of the above or if you have fine hair like I do then only use half of the recipe at first.
Tip: If you are having issues with hair loss you may want to consider adding 3 drops of cedarwood to the above formula.
Why these oils?
Rosemary essential oil is distilled with steam from the leaves of the plant. It is an oil that helps protect our liver, which is vital for our ultimate health. Plus, it has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that help fight skin issues like dandruff.
Lavender essential oil is another favorite of mine. It’s distilled from the flowers that come up from the plant. Not only is it relaxing, but it is also great for your skin due its anti-fungal and anti-septic properties.
Coconut oil is my favorite! It is a natural antibacterial and because it has medium chain fatty acids it is easier for our bodies to digest. I love coconut oil for not just my kitchen, but it is also a staple beauty product and in many of my homemade bath products. I use it as my lotion and makeup remover! The uses are endless and to give you more ideas read this article on Dr. Mercola’s website. Make sure you buy coconut oil that is the following: organic, extra-virgin and cold-pressed.
In addition, I rotate this recipe with an apple-cider vinegar rinse! It really does wonders. What are your natural hair secrets?