Want your hair to shine its way to quicker new growth? Here’s a little tip which has worked well for me:
After washing hair rub a couple of drops of lavender and rosemary essential oils between your palms and distribute over hair, paying particular attention to scalp and roots. Style as usual. For me this has resulted in new hair growth around the thinning areas of fine baby hair on my hairline. Plus my hair is beautifully shiny! Bonus!
Feeling sluggish? Get yourself in an epsom salt bath. Remember when our aunties had a jar of those weird smelling pink bath crystals and we inwardly cringed as we soaked in our sexy bubbles? Oh, how times have changed! Now you can buy pure, medical grade epsom salts online for a reasonable price (especially if you buy in bulk of 1kg), add your own ingredients below and get yourself a healthy dose of magnesium.
My Personal Favourite – and *shock horror* it is just because I love the smell not because I am aiming for the chosen oils to do anything in particular in this combination! Swap the essential oils for a 20 drop combination of your own choice for something specific.
1/4 cup of epsom salts
1/2 teaspoon of sweet almond or jojoba oil
1/2 teaspoon of dried lavender
5 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
5 drops of lavender essential oil
5 drops of ginger essential oil
5 drops of petitgrain essential oil
Mix it all together and run under the hot tap into bath. Afterwards, pamper yourself with a rich, thick layer of cocoa body butter and you can float off feeling contented.
You can also use combinations specifically suggested for certain purposes like balancing, calming, uplifting, etc. Have a look at this selection of ideas from Hello Glow. They also have their own recipe for bath salts so you can try that too…I will take a poll later *big grin*
Need a better night’s sleep?
Massage your feet with a good grade lavender or rose essential oil before going to sleep.I rub three drops of either between my hands for each foot and then massage in. Better still, get your partner to do it for you! Wonderful!
The usual common sense advice – Always try on a very small area first, just in case your skin doesn’t respond well. Some of us are sensitive flowers
The disclaimer – All my recipes are shared with the understanding you try them at your own risk and consult a qualified practitioner. Do not use aromatherapy oils if pregnant unless under the guidance of a qualified practitioner.