Skin and Hair Care
May 2, 2020
Below is some skin and hair care conditions and treatment.
Skin Care Conditions and Treatments
The numbers next to the oils refer to the number of drops to be used. Halve the number of drops used for children between three and ten years old.
Cold Sores (herpes simples, blisters, and scabs)
2 Tea Tree
Place essential oil drops on a cotton swab and apply neat, twice daily
Cuts and bruises
5 Tea Tree
These essential oils in 4 Teaspoons (20 ml) base lotion for instant first aid. Apply twice daily, cover with a bandage
Eczema / dermatitis: patches of cracked skin in creases or folds, between the fingers, for example
8 Roman Chamomile
These essential oils in 4 teaspoons (20 ml) of base lotion. Apply twice daily
Psoriasis: large areas of tender skin with tiny white flakes peeling off; the epidermis is thin
These essential oils in 4 teaspoons (20 g) of base cream. Apply to the affected area twice daily
4 Roman Chamomile
These essential oils in 4 teaspoons (20 ml) of base lotion. Apply as necessary
Rashes: urticaria (nettle rash), heat bumps. If rash persists, seek medical help
3 Roman Chamomile
Apply a cold compress to the affected area for 20 minutes
Congested / dull skin: due to poor diet or effects of central heating
These essential oils in 4 teaspoons (20 ml) of jojoba oil. Massage half a teaspoonful into the affected area daily.
Hair Care Treatment
An aromatherapy hair care treatment can help to take care of the scalp and hair.
- Take 4 teaspoons (20 milliliters) of sweet almond oil, and add the appropriate blend of essential oils as listed below.
- Massage the blend into dry hair.
- Cover the head with a towel for 20 minutes.
- Then apply shampoo straight into the hair and rinse as normal.
- Do this once a week for a month.
Suggested Hair Care Treatment Blends for Specific Hair Types
The numbers next fo the oils refer to the number of drops to be used.
Dry hair: 3 Rose, 7 Sandalwood
Oily hair: 4 juniper, 6 Petitgrain
Dull hair: 4 Patchouli, 6 Palmarosa
Normal hair: 4 Frankincense, 6 Orange
Dandruff: 4 Tea Tree, 6 Geranium
Hair loss: 5 Rosemary, 5 Ginger
Key Essential Oil