5 essential oils that stimulate hair growth.

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If you are a woman who is moving more and more towards natural solutions for your care, you are not alone. We can see that the current trend calls for a return to the source and we are delighted to place our beauty in the hands of nature. ™️

Essential oils are a must in natural care. What is an essential oil? Essential oils are obtained by the distillation of many plants which contain, in their roots, seeds, flowers, fruits or bark, very powerful and concentrated chemical compounds. They are literally natural treasures and today I want to give a nod to 5 essential oils that stimulate hair growth.

Read on to find out more.

Basil

Basil is a fragrant and adaptogenic herb known for its healing properties. It can help prevent hair loss caused by dandruff and itching or changes in hormonal levels.

This popular all-purpose spice has been used for over 5000 years to heal the body and mind, and has been aptly called “the elixir of life” in Ayurvedic (Indian medicine) communities. It has the ability to increase blood circulation, which promotes hair growth by stimulating hair growth.

It is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antidepressant.

How to use it :

As a preventive measure, add a few drops of basil oil to your shampoo or conditioner to reduce excessive hair loss.

To reduce dandruff buildup, increase blood circulation and soothe the scalp, add basil essential oil to coconut oil and massage your scalp.

Contraindications:
  • Pregnancy (1st trimester)
  • Potential dermocaustic
Cedar wood:

Cedarwood essential oil is the oil derived from various conifers. Most of these oils come from trees in the pine or cypress family.

Although called cedar, some of the most important nutrients actually come from cypresses and junipers rather than the name suggests.

This woody ingredient has been around for millennia. Indeed, the Egyptian and Sumerian civilizations have records that show their use of it.

In 1998, a Scottish study from the Department of Dermatology found that poor circulation to the scalp is one of the main causes of weakened hair follicles. Cedarwood oil is a great way to get blood flowing to the scalp again.

This increased stimulation will promote hair growth and general strengthening. It is also a form of protection for your scalp against fungal infections that could lead to hair loss.

How to use it :

In a small bowl, mix 8 drops of cedarwood oil in one ounce of grapeseed oil . Use your fingers to massage the mixture into your hair and scalp.

Contraindications:
  • Pregnancy
  • young children
  • Potential dermocaustic
clary sage

Sage is another touted ingredient for hair. Found in essential oil and herbal form, sage can be an effective and healing agent that promotes shine and hair growth. This marvelous herb contains a huge amount of B and C vitamins, as well as magnesium, zinc and potassium, all of which improve hair growth and strength. Sage contains beta-sitosterol which has been shown to be effective in treating hair loss.

Sage extracts, found as the main active ingredient in many organic products, are particularly helpful in improving overall hair health, making it shiny and strong. To make you benefit from all its magnificent properties, our Gaïa rinsing oil begins with a 6-week infusion in organic clary sage.

Sage is a known antibiotic and antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal…the list goes on. This herb also helps manage dermatitis, reduces dandruff and prevents clogging of hair follicles.

How to use: For the treatment of hair loss and slowing baldness, it is recommended to mix 3-4 drops of sage essential oil with equal amounts of rosemary and peppermint essential oils and to dilute them in 1 tablespoon of castor oil.

Contraindications:

  • Pregnancy
  • Feeding with milk
  • Mastoses and cancer
Laurel

The laurel is an evergreen shrub, native to the Mediterranean region and used as a spice in Indian cuisine. It is a flowering plant belonging to the Lauraceae family, but it has many other diverse families, based on similarity of foliage. Mention of the Laurus nobilis is found in biblical, Roman and Greek texts and cultures. Bay leaf is a fragrant herb and can be used fresh or dried.

Bay leaf oil is also considered a good hair tonic as it stimulates hair growth and prevents excessive hair loss. As it is also astringent, it helps to tighten the grip of hair follicles and hair roots, thus preventing hair loss. It also helps moisturize the scalp, which helps prevent dandruff and flaky scalp. As a result, your hair will look much healthier and the health of your scalp will be significantly improved.

Rich in vitamin C, it acts as a natural antioxidant.

How to use it :

Simply dilute the oil with a vegetable oil and apply it to the scalp and hair. Rinse off after a few minutes.

Contraindications:
  • Pregnancy (1st trimester)
  • potential allergen
Grapefruit

One of the main compounds in grapefruit essential oil is D-Limonene. This helps reduce the formation of 5 alpha-reductase, an enzyme that blocks pores and prevents vital nutrients from passing into the hair follicles. You can thus considerably slow down hair loss thanks to the use of grapefruit essential oil. You will not be surprised to find that this citrus oil is one of the organic ingredients in Gaïa rinsing oil.

By penetrating the superficial layer of your scalp, it will cause an increase in blood circulation. This means more nutrients will reach your hair, which is great for hair growth.

Grapefruit essential oil also helps treat dryness or inflammation that can cause dandruff. The natural antioxidants in it help rid your scalp of free radicals that can damage cells.

How to use it :

Add 15 drops of grapefruit essential oil to a spray bottle with Aloe juice. Shake it well and spray your scalp once a day. Store the mixture in the refrigerator for no more than a week.

Contraindications:
  • Pregnancy (1st trimester)
  • photosensitizer
  • allergenic

Disclaimer: Please note that the information in this article is for background information only and should not be relied upon as medical advice. Only your doctor can offer you medical advice.

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