(Closed) Essential Oils

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
7381 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Rosemary is traditionally used for hair. I add a little rosemary oil to my shampoo and conditioner, and mix a few drops into my hair dye too. I’m not sure if it helps my hair grow faster or not, but it’s been used for centuries so I figure it won’t hurt. It’s a strong smell, so make sure you’re ok with that before you buy a big bottle of it. 

Also, be absolutely sure you’re getting real essential oil, not “fragrance oil” or “perfume oil”. Essential oils are not oily at all, they are more like water or alcohol. If it’s oily it is probably a synthetic fragrance mixed with a “real” oil like almond or even mineral oil, which is not what you want.

If you’d like something relaxing to put in the bathtub, try clary sage oil. It’s kind of a medicinal scent — you’d never buy it just for the smell, but for some reason it really is very soothing. I stir several drops into a cup of epsom salt and sprinkle it in the tub when I need to destress. It works better than a glass of wine!


Post # 6
9075 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

From what I’ve read, rosemary is good for the hair, but you’re not going to see increased speed. I googled a few studies and saw that rosemary added to shampoo did not increase the growth of hair (About half a milimetre per day), so you’re not going to have BAM long hair in no time.


Just don’t give yourself unreasonable expectations, but do keep your hair healthy.

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