I use 3 different essential oils in my Shea-Butter, Sulfur and Aloe-Vera-Juice mix. Below you will see the benefits of each oil and why I use them.
One thing I can tell you about these, is that they last forever. Two or three drops are all you need!
If you are pregnant, please consult with your Doctor before using any Essential Oil!!!
I originally purchased this oil for skin issues I had. My elbow had this horrible rash and Tea Tree Oil was the only thing that made it go away.
Once that was taken care of, I had plenty left over for hair care.
I don't like the smell of it, at all, but because of it's strong antibacterial properties I thought it was perfect for mixes. When using this is my AVJ mix, I get a very slight tingle on my scalp that I love.
"Tea tree oil is a proven anti-fungal and will gently kill off harmful bacteria and leave your scalp dandruff free after just a few uses. Tea tree oil is a natural alternative to the strong chemical formulas found in dandruff shampoos and products."source
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I have been using Rosemary oil since 2010. It was one of the first essential oils I was introduced to and I stuck with it. It is said to stimulate hair growth and although I haven't seen a significant difference, because of the scent, I continue to use it.
"Rosemary oil and rosemary teas are used extensively for hair care in shampoos and lotions. Regular use of rosemary oil helps in stimulating follicles, as a result of which, hair grow longer and stronger. It is also believed that rosemary oil slows down premature hair loss and graying of hair. Hence it is an excellent tonic for bald people. Rosemary essential oil is also beneficial for dry and flaky scalps. Regular massage of scalp with rosemary oil nourishes the scalp and removes dandruff. Further, it is often mixed with tea tree oil and basil oil to treat scalp problems" source
I have been using Eucalyptus oil for a while now. It helps eases my headaches and it's my secret remedy for the common cold.
Eucalyptus oil also has many hair benefits(promotes ceramide production, helps un-clog pores, improves blood circulation, etc), so I use it for my mixes.
As for the scent, it reminds me of vicks.
"Eucalyptus oil for hair can encourage circulation and be used as an antifungal agent. The use of this type of oil on the hair is often popular among individuals with dry, damaged scalps who may also be suffering from hair loss. The organic extract is believed by many to be able to control dandruff, mild forms of psoriasis, and encourage the growth of new hair. Daily applications of eucalyptus oil can increase blood circulation to the scamp and promote hair shine." Source