Basics of Essential Oils


Essential oils are 'oils' processed from flowers, leaves, wood, bark roots, seeds or peel of a plant. Essential oils are not typically used directly on the skin, with the exception of a few oils such as lavender and as such, require a carrier oil to carry them onto the skin. Due to the harshness, instability and potency of these oils, they are often referred to as 'volatile oils' and a little goes a long way.

When used correctly, essential oils add greater benefit to skin and haircare products and provide such benefits as antimicrobial, anti fungal, antibacterial and antibiotic properties.

In history, essential oils have been used to treat ailments ranging from headaches, muscle aches to helping with the pain of menstruation and childbirth. In recent times, essential oils have been most commonly used in aromatherapy and can be found in many massage oils.

Types of essential oils include peppermint, lavender, tea tree, rosemary, sage, orange, cinnamon and eucalyptus.

Lavender essential oil promotes hair growth and encourages stress relief.Below is a daily spray my family uses for their hair. Pregnant women should not use lavender essential oil.
Myra Aso Lavender Daily Hair Spray

Lavender Daily Spray for Hair

1 plastic bottle with a spray pump or mister
Distilled water
Lavender oil
1 tbsp Glycerine
 

Pour water into bottle, add glycerine and add 4-6 drops of Lavender essential oil. Shake well and spray into hair. 
Shake well before each use.

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