Bad hair days. We’ve all had them. As a result, hair care products represent a multi-billion dollar industry! Women (and men) purchase more and more products hoping to have silky, smooth, luxurious hair. But often, the result is, you guessed it, more bad hair days.

Could it be that we are looking in the wrong place? Could the chemicals in those pretty bottles be creating more problems for us than they’re worth?

Study after study tells us the answer is yes. A recent report showed nearly 100 hair care products were out of compliance with California State Law for failing to warn consumers that the products contained dangerous cancer-causing chemicals! Wow! Who would have thought that a bad hair day would lead to bad hairbeauty wealth asian girl teen healthy long hairproducts that could lead to a bad disease!

Well, there is hope! Keep reading to discover the many ways essential oils can help!

Using essential oils on your hair and scalp has many benefits:

  • Encourages hair growth and may help minimize hair loss
  • Reduces dry scalp
  • Encourages circulation to the scalp, which can lead to healthier, shiny hair
  • Helps to remove chlorine and other harmful chemicals that have built up on your hair
  • Helps to remove excess sebum that has hardened into plaque and built up on the scalp  (which can result in hair loss)
  • Makes your hair smell great!

What’s Inside Shows up on the Outside

But, healthy hair starts with a healthy, balanced body. So make sure you’re eating nutritious, whole foods and drinking plenty of pure, clean water. Keep your body balanced with plenty of Vitamin D (I recommend Orthomolecular), B vitamins (Young Living’s Super B), and a good all around multivitamin like Young Living’s Master Formula.

Bone Broth

bone_brothAnother wonderful thing you can do for your hair (as well as your joints, gut, brain, nail, and skin!) is to incorporate bone broth into your daily diet! Bone broth, made from grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, or wild-caught fish bones, left to simmer for days, is loaded with collagen, elastin, important proteins, and numerous trace minerals. All of these things are crucial to healthy hair, skin, and nails!

Also, consider Young Living’s Sulphurzyme (with MSM), a probiotic (Life 5), fish oil (OmegaGize), Mineral Essence, and the antioxidant drink NingXia Red (2-4 oz. per day)! Biotin is also known to help with hair health!

NOTE: Don’t pay retail for these items! Ask me  how you can get wholesale prices!

I’m Gonna Wash those Chemicals Outa’ My Hair!

Young woman soaping her hair with body/hair care products. Funny expression.File contains Gradients Blending tool Transparency.But what you put on your body is almost as important as what you put in it. So look for nutritious ways to nourish and protect your hair and scalp, and avoid harsh or toxic chemicals! Even chemicals which most people find acceptable, like chlorine from a swimming pool (which doesn’t wash out with a simple shampoo), can be very destructive to your hair and scalp.

Also, remember that other factors affect the health of your hair too. Things like sleep, overuse of alcohol, synthetic chemicals in certain hair products, smoking, prescription drugs, hairspray, etc. all effect your body and hair health.

Using a silk pillowcase can also help prevent hair breakage while you sleep!

shampooStart by selecting one of Young Living’s essential oil-infused shampoos or conditioners. You can also give your hair an extra boost by adding a few drops of appropriate essential oils to your hand before adding the conditioner to your hair. Rinse with cool water to close your cuticle and seal in the moisture. Then, make your own nourishing hair and scalp spray from the recipe below.

Nourishing Hair and Scalp Spritz

15 drops Rosemary
10 drops Lavender
2 oz. purified water
3 drops vegetable glycerine (as an emulsifier)hair spray dreamstime_xs_22139784

Jessica’s Moisturizing Hair Blend

6 drops jojoba Oil
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Peppermint
4 drops Rosemary
6 drops Cedarwood
1 drop Thyme
4 drops Geranium
2 oz. purified water
3 drops vegetable glycerine

After towel drying your hair, lift a hand-full of hair, and spritz underneath, at the scalp. throughout your whole head. Massage in with the balls of your fingers (not your nails). Apply moderate pressure as you massage the oils into your scalp; this will encourage circulation as well. Repeat before bedtime.

While massaging your scalp, you can also lay on your bed, hanging your head over the edge to encourage circulation to the scalp (better yet, stand on your head for a couple of minutes each evening!). And the room is going to smell amazing when you’re finished!

Chlorine Removal Recipe

2 T. coconut oil warmed
5 drops rosemary
5 drops lavender
5 drops geranium
2 drops sandalwood

Shampoo hair and towel dry.  Mix all ingredients together and massage into hair and scalp. Cover head with shower cap and leave in for 30-45 minutes (sitting under the heat from a hair dryer hood is ideal).

Rinse with cool water and style as usual. If you have oily hair, you may want to use apple cider vinegar instead of coconut oil (this will also help remove buildup). Follow up with your favorite Young Living conditioner.

Essential Oils for Dry Hair

• Lavender Essential Oil

• Rosemary Essential Oil

• Sandalwood Essential Oil

• Geranium Essential Oil

Essential Oils for Normal Hair

• Lavender Essential Oil

• Rosemary Essential Oil

• Lemon Essential Oil

• Geranium Essential Oil

• Cedarwood Essential Oil

• Thyme Essential Oil

• Clary Sage Essential Oil

Essential Oils for Oily Hair

• Lavender Essential Oil

• Rosemary Essential Oil

• Lemon Essential Oil

• Peppermint Essential Oil

• Cypress Essential Oil

Essential Oils for Sebum Build Up

• Rosemary and Peppermint Blended Together

Essential Oils for Hair Loss (not associated with illness or disease)

• Cedarwood

• Rosemary

• Thyme

• Lavender

Synthetic Chemicals to Avoid (Found in Many Hair Products) 

THESE are facts about 10 of the most unwanted ingredients that may be in your home

1. Isopropyl Alcohol
2. Mineral Oil
3. PEG
4. Propylene Glycol
5. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Sodium Laureth Sulfate
6. Chlorine
7. DEA (diethanolamine) MEA (monoethanolamine) TEA (triethanolamine)
8. FD&C Color Pigment
9. Fragrance
10. Imidazolidinyl Urea and DMDM Hydantoin

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing Young Living’s amazing Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, a valuable ultrasonic diffuser (alone worth at least $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red antioxidant drinks!

In addition, when you choose any of Young Living’s Premium Starter Kits, I will personally send you a WELCOME PACKAGE filled with all sorts of helpful and valuable resource materials and goodies! I am here to support you on your essential oil journey! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.