Scented Hair Aromatherapy Recipe
This simple hair recipe is a lovely way to delicately fragrance your hair. The Lavender Essential Oil can be substituted with another oil or blend, but be very careful to follow all safety guidelines and only use skin safe essential oils that are not phototoxic and that are not contraindicated for any medical concerns that you have.
Combine the essential oil and fractionated coconut oil in a clean glass bottle.
Apply one drop of the blend to your fingertips and rub into the ends and midlength of your hair. The essential oil will impart a beautiful aroma to your hair. The Fractionated Coconut Oil was chosen because it is a lighter carrier oil that doesn't weigh hair down as much as other carriers. It is not intended to add much mositure to your hair. If you have very dry hair, you can try using a more moisturizing carrier oil like Jojoba Oil.
General Safety Information
These recipes are offered for educational purposes only. Before using any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.
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