Last Updated on February 11, 2023 by Faiza Murtaza
Skin and hair benefit greatly from the use of essential oils. These plants’ naturally occurring volatile aroma compounds can relax and rejuvenate your body and mind. These natural oils are derived from the distillation of a specific plant and retain the plant’s unique scent or “essence.” Essential oils can positively impact your skin and body in several ways.
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Lavender Essential Oil
You can accelerate hair growth with the use of lavender oil. Researchers in an animal study found that lavender oil could speed up hair growth in mice because of its ability to stimulate cell growth and reduce stress.
As a result, it can improve scalp health by providing antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
Blend three tablespoons of olive or coconut oils with a few drops of lavender essential oils and apply them to your scalp. Wait for at least 10 minutes before washing and shampooing usually. This is something you can do several times a week.
When peppermint oil is applied to an area where blood flow increases, it can cause a cold, tingling sensation. When the hair is in the anagen (or growing) phase, this can help it grow faster and thicker.
In one study, peppermint oil was found to increase the number of follicles, depth of the follicles, and the overall growth of hair in mice. You can use two drops of peppermint essential oil with any carrier oil. When you’re done massaging your scalp, rinse thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner.
Rosemary oil is an amazing option for increasing hair thickness and growth because it boosts cellular generation. One study observed that rosemary oil was as effective as the typical hair growth treatment minoxidil, but it had fewer side effects, such as itching the scalp.
Apply olive or coconut oil and rosemary oil to your hair and scalp. Please leave it in for at least 10 minutes before shampooing for the best results. For best results, do this twice a week.
Acne-causing bacteria are known to be killed by tea tree oil. To treat acne and pimples, make a paste of Multani mitti and water with a few drops of tea tree essential oil. Using lukewarm water, rinse the affected area for 15 minutes.
Rosehip oil is well-known for revitalizing dull skin and imparting a healthy sheen. It’s loaded with skin-loving antioxidants like Vitamin C and Lycopene. Massage it gradually into the skin after mixing it with almond oil. Stretch marks can be faded with a mixture of coconut oil and jasmine essential oil, which is great for elasticity loss and sagging skin.
Always use a carrier oil such as coconut, almond, sesame, or castor before applying essential oils directly to the skin.