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Dandruff Recipes with Essential Oils

Updated on June 4, 2013
Cedrus atlantica
Cedrus atlantica

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The treatment of alopecia unfortunately is not that successful. There is no absolute cure discovered; but with essential oils you may slow down the process; the more continuous use will strengthen the rest of your hair and will maintain it in good condition for a long time.

Reasons for dandruff are related to the internal condition of people, which may be emotional disorder, hormonal imbalance, diet mistakes, or too intensive use of cosmetic products for hair. More often this condition is observed with people who have greasy scalp, but not necessarily. There is also dry seborrhea; and in many cases dandruff is accompanied by certain hair loss (alopecia).

In this hub I give you a few very simple, easy to apply recipes for dandruff treatment with essential oils. Essential oils are highly effective in hair treatment but they are somehow pushed out in the background, perhaps due to the widely spread advertisement of hair cosmetics (some of which contain essential oils but cost a fortune).

The massage of scalp is very effective on its own account. When made with essential oils, it becomes a pleasant end of a long working day, plus the benefits for your hair.

For Oily Scalp

Take two drops essential oil from Patchouli and mix it with two teaspoons oil from Grape seed. Massage the scalp, rubbing the oil mixture into the hair roots. The best time for this procedure is in the evening, after work; because at least two hours must pass before you can wash the hair – and best would be to wash it in the morning.

For Very Dry Scalp

Take two teaspoons from Cocoa butter and warm the butter up, until it becomes liquid. Mix it with 1 drop essential oil from Chamomile for light or blonde hair, or with 1 drop essential oil from Ylang-ylang for dark hair. Rub in this mixture on your scalp, cover your head with warm towel and stay that way for 20 minutes. Then wash the hair.

Dandruff Treatment for Dark Hair

Even the normal hair will benefit from procedures with essential oils. Depending on the hair type, certain oils are more appropriate from others.

Cedarwood Oil Balm

Mix two full spoons oil from Grape seed, one tea-spoon Olive oil and one tea-spoon oil from Wheat germ. Add 20 drops essential oil from Cedarwood (Atlas, Cedrus atlantica) and shake well. Apply this balm on the scalp, massaging it gently, several hours before washing your hair. If you add Cedarwood essential oil to your shampoo, the effect will be strengthened (the proportion is 15 drops oil into 250 ml shampoo).

Lavender Oil Balm

Mix 60 ml juice from Aloe vera with 30 drops essential oil from Lavender and shake well. Massage the scalp a few hours before washing your hair. Works best on greasy scalp.

Light haired people may replace the Lavender with essential oil from Lemongrass or Chamomile.


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  • Storytellersrus profile image

    Barbara 4 years ago from Stepping past clutter

    Great news, Ts! Did you add these recipes? I have some of the ingredients but will get the cedarwood. Grapefruit Seed has worked wonders for me in the past. Glad to try this. If it works on me, I will share the recipe with my family- nice Christmas present! Thank you again!!!

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    Tsvetana Kodjabasheva 4 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

    Yes, Barb, this condition is sign for internal disbalance; however the treatment with essential oil from Cedar wood made wonders with my husband's scalp. I just put it into his shampoo because otherwise he forgets to make the procedure. And he is on homeopathic treatment only - where there's need for that.

    The thing is, that some characteristics of a person are part from his or hers constitution, and are very hard to remove. Another thing is, do we have to treat those characteristics. We are who we are, and it takes a very fine tune to make, what to treat.

    So here is the place for complementary therapies, and they work.

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    Barbara 4 years ago from Stepping past clutter

    Ts, I will have to try the very dry scalp treatment. Sometimes it feels as if it is beyond dry scalp and actually something systemic, as you mention. I would say scaly scalp, inherited from my mother. My siblings seem to have this as well. But I will try Cocoa butter and Chamomile first!

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    Tsvetana Kodjabasheva 5 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

    Glad that I helped. Thank you for commenting and for your feedback!

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    purewater26 5 years ago

    These remedies will definitely help me as a person who lives in a tropical country. Thanks for the hub :)

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    Tsvetana Kodjabasheva 5 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

    Thanks a lot, Stoil, for your feedback and support. I try to cope.

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    Stoill Barzakov 5 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

    Voting up and useful.

    Write more often Tsvety, we miss you ;)