By Audrey Siva­sothy, author of The Sci­ence of Black Hair: A Com­pre­hen­sive Guide to Tex­tured Hair Care

Essen­tial oils are light­weight, volatile oils with high capa­bil­i­ties for scalp and skin pen­e­tra­tion The­se spe­cial oils stand apart from their heav­ier oil coun­ter­parts because of their small mol­e­c­u­lar sizes and struc­tures. Many essen­tial oils have won­der­ful scalp stim­u­lat­ing prop­er­ties that togeth­er with your own man­u­al scalp stim­u­la­tion, enhance the results of your reg­u­lar scalp mas­sages. Exam­ples of com­mon essen­tial oils include: pep­per­mint oil, rose­mary oil, and thyme.

Essen­tial oils have been used for cen­turies to cure ill­ness­es and heal com­mon ail­ments. They are not only good for mas­sage, but work well added to reg­u­lar prod­ucts in your healthy hair care reg­i­men. A few drops of an essen­tial oil can spice up a drab sham­poo or a bor­ing mois­tur­iz­er. Essen­tial oils work by stim­u­lat­ing your sense of smell as well as your sense of touch and feel­ing. Essen­tial oils pro­duce a gen­tle warm­ing sen­sa­tion on the scalp that increas­es cir­cu­la­tion to that area. This increased cir­cu­la­tion nour­ish­es the hair fol­li­cles in the region by encour­ag­ing the flow of nutri­ents from the blood. Because essen­tial oils evap­o­rate eas­i­ly and pen­e­trate the scalp skin unlike oth­er oils that are made of larg­er, non-pen­e­trat­ing mol­e­cules, essen­tial oils do not work very well for seal­ing in mois­tur­iz­ers.

Wom­en who are preg­nant or nurs­ing should take spe­cial care to note which essen­tial oils are not rec­om­mend­ed for use dur­ing the­se times. Please con­sult with your physi­cian before you start using any stim­u­lat­ing essen­tial oils.

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Napoleon Rabil

The type species is Helichry­sum ori­en­tale. The name is derived from the Greek words helis­so (to turn around) and chrysos (gold). It occurs in Africa (with 244 species in South Africa), Mada­gas­car, Aus­tralasia and Eurasia. The plants may be annu­als, herba­ceous peren­ni­als or shrubs, grow­ing to a height of 60–90 cm. ^.*..

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Loved this arti­cle but I have a ques­tion that I can’t seem to find an answer to any­where; after you mas­sage with the oils do you have to wash your hair or no? I only wash my hair once a week and I was think­ing about apply­ing the mix­ture every night but I don’t want to wash my hair every night.

If any­one could answer my ques­tion I would be extreme­ly thank­ful!


You don’t have to wash your hair after using the oil. I mas­sage my scalp with rose­mary oil and then style as nor­mal.


Thanks Nicole!!


No you dont have to wash them out

Rosie Murano

Some evi­dence sug­gests that pep­per­mint oil may help relieve symp­toms of irri­ta­ble bow­el syn­drome and indi­ges­tion. But despite promis­ing research, there is no clear-cut evi­dence to sup­port its use for oth­er health con­di­tions. -*’,

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i have scalp fol­li­culi­tis for years , and now im on a drug caelld AKAMIN which is help­ing alot , some­times i use a anoth­er thing on it caelld sig­ma­cort oint­ment which kills the swelling and red­ness and lasts for over 2 weeks with one aplli­ca­tion well it does con­tain cor­ti­sone which is why its works best , but i have not tried dan­druff sham­poo yet , but i have been using goat soap on my? scalp and its going real­ly goood


Do you have to add water or no to your oil base? I have pur­chased glyc­er­in, tea tree oil, laven­der and Grape­seed oil. I already have Jojoboa oil. I want­ed to make a spray to mois­tur­ize my hair morn­ing and evening. If I add the water; how much? THanks.


I was look­ing eveewyhrre and this popped up like noth­ing!


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