By: Christine Chung & Dr. Melanie DeCunha, ND
Aromatherapy is more popular today than it has ever been. It has been around for thousands of years all around the world as a safe, natural method of healing. Now essential oils are easily available to the public and diffusers are ever-present, diffusing pleasant aromas in clinics, salons, and homes.
What is aromatherapy? Aromatherapy uses extracted parts of plants and herbs, including essential oils for their tremendous health benefits. Healing with aromatherapy can be done through massage, baths, inhalation, creams, or compresses. Aromatherapy is commonly used for its benefits in pain management, stress management, sleep, depression, skin, and fatigue, to name a few.
Another scientifically proven use for aromatherapy is in the treatment of hair loss.In a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the use of aromatherapy was significantly more effective than traditional topical therapies for the treatment of hair loss. Almost half of the patients using essential oils showed improvements!
Want to try using essential oils to improve hair loss? Try this safe, natural, and easy method you can do in your own home! All you need are the listed essential oils, available at most health food or supplement stores, a carrier oil, and a towel.
Combine the following essential oils:
- Thyme - Thyme vulgaris (2 drops, 88 mg)
- Lavender - Lavandula agustifolia (3 drops, 108 mg)
- Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis (3 drops, 114 mg)
- Cedarwood - Cedrus atlantica (2 drops, 94 mg)
Add all essential oils in a carrier oil
- Combination of 5 ml jojoba and 15 ml grapeseed oil
- Alternatively use castor oil and/or coconut oil
Massage the oils into the affected area for a minimum of 2 minutes.
Wrap a warm towel around to aid absorption of the oils.
Leave on overnight.
Use this technique every night for a minimum of 3 months. The best results are seen after 7 months!
Leave us a comment to let us know how it’s going or tag us on Instagram at @onehealthservices with your progress pictures!
Source: Arch Dermatol. 1998;134:1349-1352
***Disclaimer: Please note that this informational article is not intended as medical advise. Always consult your health care professional before starting a new treatment.