(pt.1) A question that comes up quite often is, "What can I use naturally to prevent more thinning or balding hair loss?" Interestingly, many individuals who came down with COVID-19 had hair loss symptoms after being sick with COVID. So, I decided to write a blog addressing multiple healthier hair care practices that enrich the scalp and hair follicles, naturally creating thicker, fuller, and healthier hair. From nutritional supplements to DIY hair treatments, you can put into practice holistically.
Plant essences - essential oils for Holistic Hair Heath
Lavender (Stoechas) essential oil – Lavender Stoechas is a Spanish lavender growing in Mediterranean countries. Excellent for promoting hair growth and is a more substantial muscular pain relief aid of the lavender varieties. And Rosemary (ct Verbenone)
DIY for Hair Treatment Oil Formula
- 4 ml. each; equal parts Lavender Stoechas and Rosemary ct Verbenone in a four oz. glass bottle with a glass dropper top for easy application.
- One teaspoon of castor oil.
- Top off the four-ounce glass bottle with either jojoba, argan, or olive oil. (Tip: Leave approximately half an inch from the bottle top when top off.)
Shake before each use. You are parting the hair in approximately eight sections along the scalp with a comb; using the dropper, apply the hair treatment formula along each parted section. After the hair treatment formula is applied to the scalp, continue by massaging thoroughly into the scalp.
Additional hair benefits by coating the remaining hair away from the scalp using jojoba, argan, or olive oil. You can wrap hair with either cloth hair wrap or a plastic hair cap, leaving the hair treatment oil formula to absorb for an extended period of time—a two-hour minimum, for best results.
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4OZ Glass Dropper Bottles with Funnel & Lables, 4 Pack 120ml Dark Amber Tincture Bottles with Eye Droppers
Disposable Shower Caps, 100PCS Clear Plastic Hair Caps, Thick Waterproof Plastic Shower Caps for Women
Gaia Oliva Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Early Harvest Cold Pressed, Premium Olive Oil from Aegean Region (16.9 Fl Oz)
Cliganic Jojoba Oil Non-GMO, Gallon 128oz | 100% Pure, Cold Pressed Unrefined Hexane Free Oil for Hair & Face
HERITAGE STORE Organic Castor Oil, Nourishing Hair Treatment, Deep Hydration for Healthy Hair Care, 32oz
Essential oil Benefits
(The essential oils are available on my website for purchase)
Latin name: Lavandula officinalis
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Plant Part: Flowering tops
Lavender roots grow deep in the discovery of our modern-day world of "medicinal" aromatherapy. Rene-Maurice Gattefosse is the father of aromatherapy and the man responsible for modern-day terminology of "Aromatherapy" in 1920 due to a third-degree burn injury in his lab and an unintentional run-in with lavender healing abilities. After his injury, Gattefosse put his arm into a vat of lavender oil and noticed the pain eased swiftly. The wound healed quickly with no infection or scarring as he continued treatments due to the extraordinary initial effect of the lavender application. Validating the reality that delightful occurrences occur from some of life's unpleasant situations!
Various regions in Southern France produce lavender oils with a high ester content. The desired characteristic of French lavender is the high phytochemical content of the acetate ester of linalool," linalyl acetate." Linalool and linalyl acetate typically occur in conjunction with one another. Linalyl acetate is the principal component of both lavender and bergamot. Notably, synthetic linalyl acetate has been used as an adulterant in essential oils. With this said, synthetic adulteration has no mutual function in medicinal aromatherapy. True lavender oil with a combined content of linalool and linalyl acetate that exceeds 80 percent is suspected of adulteration, as literature confirms that the combined range of linalool/linalyl acetate in true lavender oil should reach a higher threshold of 70 percent.
Lavender has anti-inflammatory, carminative, antispasmodic, anti-parasite, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, vasodilator, analgesic, anti-convulsant, antiviral, cicatrisant, deodorant, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, vulnerary, sedative, and restorative properties. Lavender has characteristics that make it an efficient essential oil to have on hand for travel, hiking, camping, backpacking, first aid kits, and the home medicine cabinet for general first aid concerns.
Lavenders' anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antispasmodic abilities make it worthwhile for ear, nose, and throat, and respiratory system concerns like coughs, colds, flu, catarrh, asthma, allergies, earache, and laryngitis, especially when in use for small children. Lavender assists various skin concerns such as acne, abscesses, boils, bruises, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, dandruff, cold sores, burns, sunburn, insect bites and stings, athlete's foot, ringworm, lice, insect repellent (fleas in particular), carbuncles, chilblains and promotes scar and wound healing. Lavender is assistive for digestive issues such as nausea, colic, vomiting, flatulence, and halitosis and aids in normalizing blood sugar output by the liver.
Lavender provides healing support for issues of cystitis, candida/yeast infection, insomnia, migraine/headache, painful menstruation, pre-menstrual syndrome, depression, hysteria, nervous exhaustion, fibromyalgia, hangovers, varicose veins, and female health concerns. Lavender is adaptogenic, meaning it has one effect in a low dosage and another in a high dosage; two to three (low dosage) drops offer sedative effects, and five or more drops (high dosage) provide stimulating effects.
On an energetic level, lavender is assistive for the self-conscious, introverted, and reserved personality, breaking through fixed habitual barriers, thus creating more open self-expression on all levels of being. Use lavender for happiness, execution, peacefulness, and self-esteem.
Latin name: Rosmarinus officinalis – Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Part: Flowering tops
Rosemary officinalis is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae. Rosemary has three familiar prominent chemotypes: camphor/borneol, cineole, and verbenone. The cineole and camphor/borneol chemotypes of Rosemary are more analogous in chemical composition; you may wish to seek out the camphor/borneol or verbenone chemotypes for an elevated antimicrobial action. One may use different chemotypes for various applications depending on your intention or what attracts you.
Numerous botanical species within the family of Lamiaceae have a vast cultivation region, thus allowing for different chemotypes to exist to a more prominent extent. Climate, altitude, light, temperature, moisture, and all the other environmental conditions in nature contribute to the unique predominant chemotype qualities within a species. Rosemary, lavender, thyme, and basil are examples of this unique phenomenon in nature, and with this said, it is essential to note that although a chemotype may be more dominant than another within a botanical species, it doesn't mean that it is so diverse as to discount the general consistency of the botanical species.
Rosemary has antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antispasmodic, antioxidant, analgesic, antidepressant, astringent, antiseptic, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, hypertensive, mucolytic, nervine, parasiticide, rubefacient, stimulant, sudorific and tonic properties.
Rosemary is a stimulating tonic for the central nervous system and brain, assisting headaches, migraines, sinusitis, lethargy, mental clarity, memory, mental fatigue, depression, and nervous exhaustion. Rosemary helps with cardiovascular concerns such as poor circulation, palpitations, arteriosclerosis, and varicose veins. Rosemary assists with respiratory ailments such as mucus congestion, catarrh, colds, flu, coughs, asthma, bronchitis, and whooping cough.
Rosemary has a toning and calming effect on the digestive system; it helps to protect and cleanse the liver by boosting the liver and gallbladder function and balancing intestinal flora. Rosemary aids digestive concerns such as intestinal infection, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, colitis, dyspepsia, flatulence, jaundice, colic, jaundice, and sluggish digestion. Rosemary is assistive for female concerns such as dysmenorrhea, leucorrhea, vaginitis, cystitis, and candida; it aids in endocrine system regulation that is always assistive for the goddess!
Rosemary addresses the neuromuscular and muscular system; it aids rheumatism, arthritis, muscle cramps and spasms, tired muscles, stiff neck, back pain, neuralgia, sciatica, muscular aches, and pains. Rosemary assists with skin and hair care issues like dermatitis, eczema, seborrhea, acne, dandruff, scalp disorders, hair loss, dry skin, lice, and scabies and promotes hair growth. Rosemary assists with cellulite, gout, edema, earaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, and as an insect repellent. Rosemary is exceptionally active against staph and strep bacterial infections.
Rosemary may be unsuitable for individuals with epilepsy, high blood pressure, and use during pregnancy.
Rosemary is the herb of remembrance, a gift that symbolizes eternal love and abiding friendship. Use Rosemary for awareness, concentration, self-confidence, strength, and focus. Rosemary helps strengthen one's sense of purpose!
"There's Rosemary, that's for remembrance; pray, love, remember: and there is pansies. That's for thoughts. Hamlet (4.5.170-1) Shakespeare"
- Ct. Camphor/borneol
Rosemary ct. Camphor/borneol is well suited for neuromuscular, central nervous system, respiratory and poor circulation "cardio" concerns.
- Ct. Cineole
Rosemary ct. Cineole is the mildest chemotype and more suitable for catarrhal conditions; appropriate for children, the elderly, and sensitive constitutional-type individuals.
- Ct. Verbenone
Rosemary ct. Verbenone is more suitable for its skin regenerative properties and high actions as a skin tonic, cell regenerator, and skin detoxifier.
© Robin Michaels August 2023
The Fundamental Basics of Aromatherapy Plant Essences
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