Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Essential Oils

I am currently looking into different types of essentials oils and ways they can be used for my hair and skin. My research has led me to the Aromatherapy Bible by Gill Farrer-Halls, which seems to be an interesting read, however I haven't completely delved into it yet(I tend to skim at first). Anyhow during my skimming I saw a paragraph about using oils to relieve dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis, in my case the latter was of interest to me. I was diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis about year or so ago and the doctor prescribed me this shampoo that basically stripped my hair. Not only did it dry my hair out, my scalp would start itching not even a day after use. Since going natural this has not been as bad of an issue however, I still need some scalp assistance. In this book it suggests using bergamot, sandalwood and lemongrass instead of what is commonly seen in stores such as tea tree.This book looks to have some really nice recipes which I intend to try out at some point and give my verdict.