Essential oils and hair loss

June 11, 2014

If you’ve been reading my posts, you’ll notice that I like to use essential oils for my hair. The reason I do this because of a scientific study I found online. I think it was conducted in the University of Maryland. This is the link to the study and I’ve summarised it below: Objective: To investigate the efficacy of aromatherapy in the treatment of patients with alopecia areata. Design: A randomized, double-blind,…


How to use essential oils

June 10, 2014

PRECAUTIONS I’ll talk about these first because it is extremely important to use essential oils carefully. * Since they evaporate easily, it’s a good idea to keep them away from heat and light. * Exercise caution when using essential oils on the elderly, pregnant women, children or those with health problems e.g hypertension. Some are strictly prohibited in persons with hypertension. * Keep essential oils out of the reach of…


What are essential oils?

February 20, 2014

I recently added essential oils to my hair regimen and I think they’re quite nice! I’ve decided to do a mini-series on essential oils. An essential oil is a concentrated liquid extracted from plants. They do not readily dissolve in water and easily evaporate at normal room temperature.  Essential oils are generally extracted by steam distillation, expression or solvent extraction. They are used in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and other products,…