1. AROMATHERAPY INFUSION FOR HAIR GROWTH
Ingredients: 4 essential oils (Thyme, Cedar wood, Lavender, Rosemary), 20ml carrier oils (Jojoba oil and Grape seed oil), small glass bottle.
This extremely beneficial mixture will keep your scalp and roots healthy making sure your long locks grow even longer. Mix 2 drops of each Thyme and Cedar wood oil, 3 drops of each Lavender and Rosemary oil, add about a teaspoon of Jojoba oil and 20 milliliters of Grape seed carrier oil and you’ll get an infusion that needs to be kept in a small glass bottle and applied every evening. The application is quite simple and it won’t take a lot of your time – simply use a few drops of this mixture to give your scalp a soothing, invigorating 2-minute massage.
2. NATURAL CURE FOR HEAD LICE
Ingredients: 5 essential oils (Peppermint, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Tea tree), carrier oil of choice (Jojoba, Almond, Olive oil), bottle.
Speaking about healthy hair – here’s something every mom and even teacher will find extremely helpful! And guess what – the mixture I’ll talk about here won’t only kill the existing head lice but provide protection against any future infestations! Take an empty 50-60 milliliter bottle and fill it with 10 drops of each of these 5 essential oils then top up with the carrier oil of choice. Shake well and keep this infusion handy as you’ll have to add a few drops of it to a cup of water to get a nice-smelling, lice-killing final rinse that won’t only keep these pests away but nurture your scalp and hair as well!
3. MULTIPURPOSE NURTURING HERBAL INFUSION
Ingredients: Fresh Rosemary, Sage and Horsetail herb (1/4 of a cup each), 250mls of Jojoba oil, 2 glass jars, strainer.
Interested in making your own herbal infusions from scratch? Well, you definitely must give this one a shot then! All you have to do is combine your fresh herbs into the first jar, pour Jojoba oil over them and leave them to sit in your windowsill over the next 2-3 weeks. Carefully strain your mixture into a second jar and use your own infusion as a healthy hair mask, hot oil or invigorating, nurturing scalp treatment!
4. SPRAY-ON HAIR DETANGLER
Ingredients: 3 essential oils (Chamomile, Lavender, Rose), distilled water, ½ cup conditioner, spray bottle.
Buy a regular, plastic spray bottle, fill it up adding half a teaspoon of each of these three oils, ½ cup of your favorite conditioner and distilled water (to fill it up) to make your very own, super nurturing detangler! Use it after every wash and you’ll have great-smelling, shiny, tangle-free, healthy hair everyone will envy you on!
5. ANTI- DANDRUFF TREATMENT
Ingredients: 5 essential oils ( Ylang-Ylang, Cedarwood, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Patchouli), Carrier oil (Jojoba), glass bottle.
There are many interesting natural hair care recipes that involve essential oils and some of them can even prove to be very helpful in treating dandruff! So, in case you don’t really trust the modern medicine, or you simply want to use natural stuff to deal with your problem, make this simple yet effective mixture of essential oils which are known for their anti-dandruff properties! And, to do that, simply mix 4 drops of each of these essential oils with 60 milliliters of Jojoba carrier oil and use a few drops of this mixture to massage into your scalp 2-3 times a week!
6. AROMATHERAPY INFUSION FOR DRY HAIR
Ingredients: 3 essential oils (Geranium, Patchouli, Sandalwood), Carrier oil (Jojoba).
Your dry, lackluster, over-processed hair can become soft, luscious and full of life! All you need are these three essential oils, two tablespoons of carrier oil and some patience! So let’s get started! Mix a drop of each of these essential oils with two tablespoons of jojoba oil and massage half of this mixture into your scalp and the other half into your dry tresses. Wrap your head in a warm towel and give this super nurturing mask 20 minutes to work its magic before you shampoo it off. Use this treatment every week and it won’t be long before you get to enjoy your full, shiny locks!
7. ALOE VERA AND ESSENTIAL OIL CONDITIONER
Ingredients: Aloe Vera gel, 3 essential oils of choice, lemon.
If you already have gorgeous, healthy hair but love the idea of using homemade natural stuff, you can get creative and make your own conditioner! Simply mix ¼ of a cup of Aloe Vera gel, freshly squeezed lemon juice (half a lemon) and 3 drops of each essential oil you choose. You can use Patchouli, Rosemary, Peppermint or Ylang-Ylang if your hair is oily and prone to dandruff, Rose or Lavender oil if you have fine hair and easily irritable scalp or Sage and Chamomile in case you’re blessed with a normal hair type.
Diagnosis and treatment in Chinese medicine are based on the theory of yin and yang as well as the five element theory. It practitioners then use a combination of acupuncture, herbs, and qigong exercises to restore health. Learn about each of these aspects of Chinese medicine with the following resources:
1. Acupuncture.com. This website offers everything from acupuncture point locater to Chinese medicine basics.
2. Acupuncture News. Get the latest in news and information from the world of acupuncture. This blog is written by a practicing acupuncturist.
3. Leung’s Chinese Herb News. This expert in Chinese herbs shares his knowledge through this blog.
4. The Qi Life Force & Herbal Medicine. Learn how Chinese medicine uses herbology differently than other holistic approaches to herbal remedies.
5. Qigong Therapy. This overview explains clearly the concepts and methods of qigong therapy as used in Chinese medicine.
6. Yin and Yang in Chinese Medicine. Find out about the balance of yin and yang and how it relates to health.
7. The Five Elements. Learn the five elements and how they relate to the human body as well as to yin and yang.