This oil treatment utilizes olive oil as the main ingredient and here is why… Olive oil is a powerhouse of nutrients. It contains omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and vitamins E and K. The lemons offer not only vitamin C, but they offer up some acidity to help with dandruff build up on your scalp. Using some fresh lemon juice whisked in with the other ingredients will help stimulate your scalp and exfoliate what has built up there.
Tea tree oil will help to protect your scalp while the peppermint is stimulating.
What you will need:
- 1/2 Cup of olive oil– Extra Virgin, Cold Pressed
- Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
- Essential Oils – Tea Tree (5 drops) and Peppermint oil (5 drops)
- glass jar
- shower cap
In a glass jar, combine your ingredients. Mix well, and shake it up to incorporate everything. Next, you will want to warm the oil before massaging the mixture onto your scalp. You can do this with a microwave and small 20 second increments or use a water bath to heat the oil in the glass jar. Over heating can cause burns as well as break down the nutrients in the oils making them less effective. Please, be sure to test the temperature on the inside of your arm. You will want this to be warm and pleasant, not hot and burning. Give your hot oil treatment a good shake to distribute the heat as well as keep the ingredients well mixed.
Finally, apply the treatment to your scalp, massaging in the mixture. Massaging helps to stimulate the scalp as well as works with the ingredients to exfoliate. Once your scalp is saturated, you can add the remaining mix to the rest of your hair and let sit for 1/2 an hour before shampooing and conditioning as you usually do. This hot oil treatment can be done as often as you want.