Lavender oil is an extract that is produced by distilling the lavender flower. According to studies, lavender oil is effective for aromatherapy as it can help you calm down and relax. Aside from this, other uses of lavender oil are as pain relievers, mosquito repellent and even for treating mild cough.
Lavender oil can also be used for various hair treatments. One use of lavender oil in hair care is for hot oil. A lavender hot oil treatment is good for dry and damaged hair. Getting hot oil treatments from salons can be expensive. Aside from that, commercial hot oil treatments contain chemicals that can irritate your scalp. If your hair needs a hot oil treatment, you can make your own lavender hot oil treatment at home. You will be using all natural ingredients so you are sure that you won’t be allergic to the solution.
Here are the steps on how you can make your own lavender hot oil treatment at home:
- Gather all materials and ingredients. The ingredients that you are going to use for this hot oil treatment are soybean oil, sandalwood, geranium and lavender. The materials you will need are a small cooking pot, heat resistant spatula or spoon, plastic wrap and towel. You can buy the essential oils from your local aromatherapy shop.
- Making the lavender hot oil. Get your small cooking pot. In it, put half a cup of soybean oil, eight drops of sandalwood, eight drops of geranium and eight drops of lavender. Stir the ingredients together with the spatula and heat it on the stove. Do not wait for the mixture to boil. Heat it for only a few minutes.
- Using the lavender hot oil. Test to see if you can handle the heat of the oil. Dampen your hair with water. Apply the lavender hot oil mixture to your damp hair, caressing the oil from your scalp until the ends of your hair. Massage the oil in until your whole head is coated with the hot oil lavender mixture. Get the plastic wrap and bind your hair with it. Afterwards, soak the towel in hot water and wrap it around the plastic wrap. Leave the wrap on for about twenty to thirty minutes. Shampoo your hair as usual.
- Extra lavender hot oil. If you have extra lavender hot oil mixture left, you can place it in a container and use it for another time.
These are the simple steps on how you can make your own lavender hot oil treatment at home. You can also research on other hair care treatments that make use of lavender oil. Some of the other treatments that you can make are deep conditioners and hair re-growth mixtures. For body care, you can use lavender oil for sun bathing cooler and massage mix.
These are just some of the things that you can do with lavender oil. To know more about the other uses of lavender oil, you can research about lavender and its uses on the Internet.