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essential oils for dreads and scalp health

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
4 years ago
2,730 posts

I use an 8 oz spray bottle. I add about 8 drops of each oil, a good squirt of Jojoba and the rest with water. Since you don' have Jojoba, you can probably just skip that. You don't want to have too much oil in there, because essential oils are caustic to your skin and need to be diluted with enough water, or used with an applicator like Jojoba or Sweet almond oil.

The Peppermint is the most caustic, and also smells the strongest, so you should use a little less of that than of the Rosemary. Unless you want to smell like a candy cane. Plus Peppermint is very strong and will make your scalp feel all tingle and cool. But too much of it will start to burn


updated by @baba-fats: 07/10/15 02:10:43AM
WarHound
@warhound
4 years ago
15 posts

Ok, thanks. And I knew I was forgetting something. I'll have to get jojoba next time along with sage.

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@soaring-eagle
4 years ago
27,427 posts

essential oils are medicinal not moisturizers if you want to moisturize jojoba is awesome the rosemary is great for dandruff pepermint cools itches its also amazing for sinus trouble and will flush out mucouse like crazy a drop under the nose and on the sinuses (several spots from sidesz of nose above eyebrows to tenples and hairline) will flush the sinuses eliminating sinus pressur and headachges..itrs very strong tho so may make eyes tear so dont get it to close




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WarHound
@warhound
4 years ago
15 posts

huh I do get sinuses a lot so I'll remember that.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
4 years ago
2,730 posts

If you use it for sinuses always mix it with the Jojoba first though. Or Almond oil. It will burn like hell otherwise

WarHound
@warhound
4 years ago
15 posts

Would shea butter be a goodsubstitutefor jojoba for moisture?

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
4 years ago
2,730 posts

It could be. But it might block some of the oil from reaching the skin for a while. The jojoba or a lot of water is better. You don't want to put a coat of anything in between your skin and the oil. You want to cut theconcentrationof the oil

statmaster2001
@statmaster2001
4 years ago
8 posts

If making a mix for sinuses, what is the ratio for peppermint to jojoba?

Baba Fats said:

If you use it for sinuses always mix it with the Jojoba first though. Or Almond oil. It will burn like hell otherwise

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
4 years ago
2,730 posts

Yo can do a 1:2 ratio of peppermint:Jojoba. Make a small amount (enough for 1 try). See how it feels. If it burns, add a tiny bit more Jojoba. You don't need to dilute the peppermint until there is barely any left, but enough that it is soothing and cold, but not so cold it irritates you

statmaster2001
@statmaster2001
4 years ago
8 posts

Thank you! It will be so nice to try something that doesn't have eucalyptus in it.

 
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