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Archive for July 2014

Grapefruit Essential Oil- Excellent for Healthy and Shiny Hair

You must have heard of grapefruit- the delicious, luscious and pink citrus fruit? Well, but I am sure that many of us don’t know that this it has a number of health benefits when it comes to revitalizing the hair. Its name is derived from the Latin word Citrus Paradisi, a refreshing fruit from which essential oil is extracted. Grapefruit has a sweet, fresh, light and citrusy fragrance that not only invigorates the skin and hair, but also uplifts the body and mind instantly.

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This nutritious citrus fruit is rich in anti-oxidants and referring to best aromatherapy eBooks available will give you a thorough overview of the several medicinal benefits it offers. The grapefruit oil is widely used in different commercial beauty products. You need to use up the oil within 6 months of the extraction as that the benefits decrease thereafter. This oil is yellow in color, has a water-like consistency and cold-pressed from the fruit rind.

Promotes Health and Growth

This organic product is great for shiny and lustrous hair. Hair massage using grapefruit oil enhances and promotes healthy hair. A mixture of some fresh grapefruit essential oil with lemon, orange and sage makes a great a homemade hair mask that will cleanse your scalp effectively. You can apply the mask to leave it on for half an hour and then wash it off to get bouncy and vitalized hair. Avoid using more than 4% percent of grapefruit due to the risk of photo-toxicity.

Excellent Deodorizer

As a hair deodorizer, you can spray a mixture of some drops of grapefruit essential oil and a few ounces of water on your hair and scalp after shampooing and drying. And you will simply love your hair with the fresh and sweet aroma!

Effective Cleanser

This aromatic product can be used as an effective cleanser to clean the hair removing all dirt, chlorine and salt buildup.

Heals Dandruff

Grapefruit essential oil is beneficial for dandruff and may promote the growth of healthy follicles.

Lustrous Shine

You can add a few drops of grapefruit essential oil to your shampoo to get a lustrous shine in the hair.

Removes Tangles

An addition of 2-3 drops of grapefruit oil to the combination of a teaspoon of aloe vera gel, 2 drops glycerin and ½ liter of water when sprayed to your hair will help in removing the hair tangles.

Using this oil also helps in reducing mental stress. When grapefruit oil is applied to your hair, it will uplift your mind with coolness and lucidity.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease.

Top Essential Oils to Care for your Hair

Hair is our shining glory and can make us extremely proud. However, there are times when it provides a lot of distress, so it is essential that you treat it well and keep it nourished. The market contains several products that promise a lot of things. But, they may not deliver on their promises; especially if you have sensitive hair, then you need to be really careful since chemicals in some shampoos and conditioners may lead to irreparable damages. You may provide some cost effective as well as safe nourishment to your manes by virtue of natural essential oils. Here are the names of top essential oils that can take care of your crowning glory. 

Essential Oils for Hair

Lavender – This oil extracted from lavender plant flowers is perfect for hair loss or weak hair. It has a sweetly floral aroma and it prevents itching and dandruff. It can eliminate breakage while improving the growth of your shining glory as well. Lavender oil in association with oils from cedarwood and rosemary can improve the growth of your tresses. 

Chamomile – Perfect for dry and brittle locks, it can be obtained from chamomile blooms and is available in two different genus and species- German Chamomile and Roman Chamomile. The latter is more preferred since it is soothing and can effectively calm nerves. The scalp can be prevented from drying out with chamomile tea rinse, thus reducing dandruff up to a certain respect. It can be used to kill mites and lice. 

Peppermint – There are many people who have undertaken online aromatherapy classes and they swear by the magical medicinal properties of this essential oil. This antibacterial potion can soothe your muscles and act as natural cure for headaches. It helps improve hair growth by stimulating blood circulation to the roots. It also offers proper nourishment to your manes. A few drops can be added to shampoo or conditioner to take advantage of its many properties. 

Lemon – This boon for oily hair is extracted from fresh peels of the fruit and can be used for treatment of infections, headaches, digestive problems, muscular pain and migraines. It can help prevent dandruff and scalp dryness; it kills lice as well. Just keep in mind that this oil is photo-toxic so you must avoid the sun or tanning beds for twelve hours after use.

Tea Tree Oil– The particular essential oil is a wonder cure for many ailments such as acne, pimples and various skin related problems. It acts as a topical medicine due to its antifungal and antiseptic properties. It unblocks sebaceous glands and stimulates the flow of moisturizing oil of your scalp which helps eliminate dead skin cell. Thus, your lifeless and dull hair gets a new life. Dandruff can be treated effectively with a mixture of tea tree oil and rosemary and peppermint oils.  

The usage of natural essential oils has been going on since time immemorial and can be marked as a very old practice. It not only leads to great skin and hair but, proper usage can lead to a healthy body overall as well. 

Disclaimer – This post is for informational purposes only.  It is not meant to treat, diagnose or cure any ailments.  This post is not supposed to take the place of a medical professional.

Lemongrass Essential Oil Giveaway

It has been awhile since I posted an Aromatherapy Oasis giveaway.  I love sharing because it is what I do best.  I had the opportunity to try and purchase Lemongrass essential oil from Nepal.  This oil comes directly from the distiller.  I have been fortunate to be able to meet a few distiller and I am amazed at the hard work that goes into producing just one drop of essential oil.  I love smelling oils from different locations because they tend to have slight differences.  So long story short I would like for a very passionate person to win 1 ounce of Lemongrass.  Why?  Because I would love for you to share your experience.  I love to interact with others about essential oils.  This is how the giveaway will work.

 

  • Only Prize  – You could win 1 oucne of Lemongrass essential oil.

How to participate:  Just leave a comment on this post stating what you like about aromatherapy and it will get automatically entered you into the contest.  This contest will be open for 3 days after this post.  I will then take all of the names and drop them into my favorite hat and video the results.  So a total of 1person will be eligilbe to win. 

You have to be a resident of the United States  in order to participate.  You have 48 hours to claim your prize once announced and if you do not it will be passed on to another participant.

 

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