By Almasi W
LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL RECIPES FOR NATURAL HAIRLemon essential oil is cold pressed from the rind of the common lemon Citrus limon. This aromatherapy oil which is used to treat acne, cellulite and relieve mental fatigue is also used to make hair care products.
Lemon essential oil is used to treat dandruff and it can be used to make a shampoo to clear dandruff.
Lemon Shampoo for Natural Hair
36 drops lemon essential oil
4 oz (120 ml) liquid Castile soap
1 oz (30 ml) jojoba
1 oz (30 ml) water
To prepare this dandruff treatment shampoo, simply mix all the ingredients in a dark bottle.
To use this lemon shampoo, massage it onto the scalp and wait for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water and conditioning the hair.
Lemon Scalp Massage OilLemon essential oil is also used to promote hair growth and it can be used to make a scalp massage oil for thinning hair.
18 drops lemon essential oil
3 oz (90 ml) jojoba
To prepare this scalp massage oil, mix all the ingredients in a dark bottle.
To use this scalp massage oil, rub it into the scalp using gentle circular movements with your fingertips at least once a day.
Lemon Hair RinseSince lemon essential oil balances the production of oil by the scalp, it can be used to make hair rinses for greasy scalps and oily hair.
50 drops lemon essential oil
8 oz (240 ml) distilled water
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
To prepare this hair rinse, mix all the ingredients in a dark bottle.
To use this hair rinse, pour it on the scalp and comb it through clean hair with your fingers after shampooing and conditioning.
Essential Oil Contraindications
Before adding lemon essential oil to your hair care regimen, ensure that you do not have low blood pressure. Make sure that you will also not be exposing your hair to sunlight for the next 12 to 24 hours. In addition, if you a sensitive scalp, it may be wise to avoid using this aromatherapy oil since it might irritate it.
Have you ever used lemon essential oil in your natural hair care products?
Almasi W is a certified aromatherapist, freelance writer and the author of Safe Aromatherapy for Healthy Hair. Visit her blog at http://AskTheSkinDoctor.blogspot.comor follow her on Twitter @AskAlmasi.