It’s a Head-Scratcher – How to Use Essential Oils to Help With Dandruff


No one wants to see a snowstorm in the summer … especially if the flakes are falling every time you scratch your head or brush your hair. Dandruff is a common scalp condition. It isn’t contagious or serious, but can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to treat.

Problems with dandruff usually begin with young adults and can continue through middle age – but for some people, it can be a lifelong problem. Men deal with the flakes more often than women – some researchers think male hormones may exacerbate the skin condition.

Not shampooing your scalp often enough can make dandruff worse. If you don’t wash regularly, oil and skin cells from your scalp build up. Sensitivity to hair care products or hair dyes can also be a cause of a red, itchy, scaly scalp. But one of the most common causes of dandruff is overly oily skin. It’s a bit counter-intuitive – you’d think that your own natural body oils would benefit your scalp. But it turns out that when your skin produces too much oil it actually makes dandruff worse. Dry skin can also be a problem.

Certified organic tea tree essential oil is the first step to successfully squelching dandruff for the long term. This powerful treatment fights the causes dandruff without drying out the scalp. It serves as a natural conditioner and eliminates problems that lead the scalp to flake. You can add organic tea tree to any shampoo – using about 10 drops for an eight-ounce bottle. Apply it to your hair and allow it to sit for five minutes before rinsing.

Or for a rich, moisturizing and balanced strategy to address a dandruff problem, try a recipe for a relieving itch treatment. It also includes powerful certified organic tea tree, but adds a few drops of organic peppermint for scalp stimulation, sweet organic geranium for toning and the best organic cedarwood essential oil for long-term skin and hair health.

Itchy Scalp Relief Recipe
4 drops certified organic tea tree
2 drops certified organic peppermint
2 drops certified organic geranium
2 drops certified organic cedarwood
8 oz unscented conditioner

Combine all oils and the unscented conditioner and blend well. Apply to wet hair after shampooing, using your fingertips to work the blend deeply into the skin of the scalp. Leave for 10-15 minutes for best absorption. Rinse. For a more intense treatment, apply to the scalp, wrap snugly in a microfiber towel and leave for up to one hour before rinsing. Reapply as needed.

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