Murrieta, CA (PressExposure) December 11, 2007 -- Aromatherapy can have a profound effect on the quality and condition of one's hair. Essential oils are the basis of aromatherapy. The ability of essential oils to improve scalp and hair conditions such as hair loss, dandruff, dry, brittle or slow growing hair is now widely recognized.
Essential oils are also being used as natural alternatives to dangerous pesticides found in lice treatments; and for other childhood conditions such as ringworm and cradle cap.
Essential oils come from various parts of the plants such as flowers and blossoms, leaves, stems, seeds, roots, peels, bark, herbs, needles, twigs and cones. They are said to be the life force of the plant. The therapeutic properties of essential oils come from their unique chemical composition. Each essential oil contains hundreds of natural components which are intricately balanced.
Certain essential oils are anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, astringent and antiseptic; making them ideal agents to heal scalp conditions.
To promote hair growth, and faster growing hair, aromatherapy formulas are massaged into the scalp. The essential oils act as a rubefacient, causing dilation of the capillaries and an increase in blood circulation. This increased blood supply circulates to the scalp delivering additional nutrients, oxygen and energy to the hair follicles.
Creating your own aromatherapy formulas can be a fun and rewarding experience. Melanie Vonzabuesnig's new book Aroma Hair is like getting a crash course in aromatherapy, especially as it pertains to hair. Aroma Hair contains over 100 recipes for various scalp and hair conditions. It contains step-by-step instructions for those who wish to begin custom blending their natural hair care products.
Melanie used aromatherapy for her own hair loss. She has been creating custom formulas and helping others with hair loss issues for over ten years.