You know I love home made everything and crafting, so why not home made beauty products too? I quite often browse the more ‘organic brands’ and think…I can make this balm or whatever for a fraction at the price at home (provided the ingredients aren’t too fancy!).
So here I am with a easy and relatively cheap recipe for people who like me have a problematic scalp. My issue is dryness, and some flaking but worse of all, itching. It’s my own fault for trying lots of shampoos despite having sensitive scalp.
I absolutely love Phyto’s Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Essence, but man, it’ s expensive and doesn’t last for long. So I made my own.
This is what I used – I can tell you this remedy has taken away some of the dryness, and it has helped a lot with the itchiness. It doesn’t make my scalp peel like the Phyto does (I quite like the peeling as I feel like my scalp is exfoliating! But some people don’t as you temporarily have to deal with large chunky flakes).
So I use:
A base oil. You can use any base oil. Olive oil if you want. Not Coconut, that will set. I used Corn Oil (Zea Mays) just because that is what is in the Phyto.
Lemon Oil – Astringent, detoxifying, calming, antiseptic.
Cypress Oil – Antiseptic, calming, fresh aroma
Sage Oil – Antiseptic, cleansing, anti dandruff, helps with oiliness
Rosemary Oil – Antiseptic, anti dandruff, believed to stimulate follicles to make hair grow longer and stronger
I would also happily add:
Tea Tree Oil
A dropper botter about 30ml (from eBay) to mix everything in.
I filled the bottle about 2/3rds then did around 10 drops of each essential oil. It’s up to you strength wise but I felt that the initial 5 drops didn’t do enough for me. Remember to shake before use!
It smells strong, medicinal. I leave it on for as long as I can then shampoo twice.
That’s it! A simple little recipe for other people who might have scalp problems. Everything in total cost about £15 and it will last a long long time so it’s quite good value for money.
Have a nice weekend!