While the quality of a commercial hair conditioner/scalp treatment (even organic) is likely not superior, with this little trick, you can turn it into a powerful remedy.
[Play video below] An average conditioner, a little ingenuity and basic knowledge of essential oils is the perfect formula to create something fabulous and effective.
All conditioners at the health store seemed OK, but nothing superior. After reading every single ingredient listed on the organic conditioners, I was not impressed. Unfortunately, because it had been a while since I needed hair and scalp treatment but always seemed too busy to make my own, I had to get something ready made. My scalp was itchy and pealing for months — I had to remind myself not be “that person” on zoom meetings and stop scratching my head like I haven’t showered since summer. It was time to get some good essential oils and butters to mix up a hair treatment. But when?!
My hair and scalp needed treatment ASAP and I finally settled on a product.
Sadly, my disappointment with the cosmetic and hair care industry remained intact. The product I picked out sounded like it had less chemicals than usual, had some sort of health certification, and was in a nicely designed pump bottle. Upon testing it, it was runny and thin. No way that was loaded with the butters and essential oils my head and hair needed. It listed Tea Tree oil on the package…though honestly, given the odor it gives out, and the fact that I didn’t smell it, it was fair to assume that maybe there was a drop at most in there.
So…time for plan C. (Plan A was make something. Plan B was buy something.)
I had a rough idea about what essential oils would alleviate my problem and decide to simply add them to my average conditioner. Here are the top essential oils I was considering:
- Rosemary essential oil
- Grape Seed Oil
- Sea Buckthorn Oil
- Tea Tree Oil [leaves off an odor but still worth it in tiny amount]
- Chamomile Essential Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
Out of those, I used what I had on hand and came up with this. If you are unsure about what essential oils are, read my blog that explains it.
See the result for yourself:
I filled up a measuring cup to a bit below the 2 oz line with my lame conditioner and added 2-3 drops of the oils. Keep in mind, my hair is medium length and thin. If your hair is thicker, you may need more conditioner.Then, dipped my finger to stir the mixture. I used my hands to apply to the scalp and hair all the way to the tips. A hair clip held my hair together for an hour.
In retrospect, I wish I had put in even less Tea Tree Oil, because my hair smelled like it after washing it. Oh, well…it was worth it.
Author: Milla Loza