Rosemary Oil: Using rosemary oil for greasy/oily hair March 19 2014
Rosemary oil has antibacterial properties, which makes it a great option for anyone with scalp issues. Greasy hair is very common, and although it may seem like the hair needs to be washed with more frequency, it may be more of an issue of an imbalance within the scalp.
Rosemary oil acts as an astringent and will help regulate or decrease oily secretions of the hair follicles. Over time, the use of rosemary oil on the scalp can calm the hair follicles and encourage them not to produce a surplus of annoying oil.
How to get rid of the grease with rosemary oil:
In the evening, place 3-5 drops on palms and massage into the scalp. Let sit overnight and wash hair in the morning.
Add 3-5 drops to one teaspoon of shampoo. Cleanse hair as you normally would, making sure to really massage it into the scalp. Rinse and condition as normal. Repeat this process every other day.
Make a strengthening spray using 15-20 drops of rosemary oil per cup of distilled water. You may add one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to this if you wish. After shampooing and conditioning, spray liberally onto roots and style as usual.
Make a hair rinse using the following recipe:
1 c. water
20-30 drops rosemary oil
20-30 drops lavender oil
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
Bring the water to boil in a large pot. Once you’ve reached a rolling boil, remove the pot from the stove and add the apple cider vinegar. Stir. Add the lavender and rosemary oils. Stir, cover and let cool.
Once cooled, pour into a glass container. Refrigerate until use.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.