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Alopecia Shampoo Blend ingredients together in a bainmarie and use the shampoo once a week. Soap stew 4 ounces Jojoba Oil 12 drops Carrot Oil 6 drops Rosemary 6 drops Lavender 10 drops

Date:   5/28/2005 6:05:15 PM ( 18 y ago)

Alopecia Shampoo

Blend ingredients together in a bainmarie and use the shampoo once a week.

Soap stew 4 ounces
Jojoba Oil 12 drops
Carrot Oil 6 drops
Rosemary 6 drops
Lavender 10 drops

Alopecia Conditioner

Blend the ingrediants together and massage into scalp. Leave on the hair at
least 30 min. before washing off.

Jojoba oil 1/2 teaspoon
Evening primrose 10 drops
palma Rosa 3 drops

At night time

Every night apply the following treatments all over the scalp. Mix together
and store in bottle. Use 1 teaspoon for each application diluted in 1
tablespoon of cold cold water. This one doesn't smell to great and your
husbands/boyfriends may not want to sleep next to at night

Cider vinegar 4 ounces
carrot oil 20 drops
Rosemary 10 drops

In the book it states, "Essential oils, and indeed many nut oils can stimulate
the hair follicle and increase circulation and oxidization sufficiently to
bring regrowth of hair, although in some cases this may resemble vellus or
baby hair".

Some of our members have used the following recipe with some success:

1 tbls. Jojoba oil
1 tbls. Calendula infusion oil
1/2 tsp. Carrot seed oil
10 drops Lavender essential oil
6 drops Clary sage essential oil
4 drops Cedarwood essential oil
4 drops Rosemary essential oil

In a small amber glass bottle, add the jojoga oil and carrot seed oil. Add
the essential oils and shake to mix. Label. Warm the oil before application
by placing it in a warm water bath. Apply by massaging a few drops into the
scalp area. Leave in to be absorbed. Apply several times weekly.

Note: Small amounts of essential oils are used with the same amount of
carrier oils for children. Example: where ever you read essential oils you
must cut drop amount in half. Rosemary would then be 2 drops.
Carrot seed oil is hard to find, expensive but a very good oil for hair
problems. Calendula oil must be made by infusion (made from actual herb sitting in
olive oil in the sun for about three weeks, shake from time to time.

Of related interest is an extract from the book "Herbs: Their Cultivation and

Lavender: It is claimed that rubbing oil of lavender on burns does not
relieve the pain, but assists in healing scar tissue.
Calms the nerves and relaxes tensions. Has a good effect on digestion.
Lavender and valerian have both been recommended for people having trouble sleeping.

Rosemary: Rosemary's main attribute is its association with all functions of
the head. Extract of rosemary in shampoos and hair tonics revitalizes the
scalp, prevents dandruff and encourages new and healthy hair growth with a
shining lustre.

For people with sensitive skin some great non-irritating soap recipes can be
found in Sandy Maine's "The Soap Book". One of the recipes is made of lavender and
rosemary essential oils and comfrey root powder.

The scientific community has joined the aromatherapy bandwagon. A recent
article by Hay, Isabelle, et. al. "Randomized trial of aromatherapy: successful
treatment for alopecia areata." Archives of Dermatology. Vol. 134. November
1998. 1349-1352 focuses attention on this possible therapeutic intervention.
The researchers in the study used a mixture of cedarwood, thyme, lavender,
rosemary, jojoba, and grapeseed oils. The mixture was massaged in the scalp
of patients every evening for two minutes. A placebo control group
received only jojoba and a grapeseed oil mixture. To be honest, when you
have a good look at the study, there are holes in it, and the title of the
article is a little over optimistic. It does not mention how long people had
areata, how they randomized the groups, and whether or not they had other associated
disorders. Sometimes aassociated conditions (such as thyroid disorders) are a
factor in a positive or negative outcome.

For those people who have tried aromatherapy, it smells too much and doesn't work
all that well. What they would like is aromatherapy without the aroma!!!
Additional information about this therapy can be found in a newsletter called
The Integrative Medicine Consult (February 1, 1999 Volume 1, Number 4). If you
would like to try it the following are some suggested dosages:

*Active oils: 2 drops (88mg), Thyme (Thyme vulgaris); 3 drops (108mg),
Lavendar (Lavendula agusifola); 3 drops (114mg), Rosemary (Rosmarinus
officinalis); 2 drops (114mg), Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
*Inactive carrier oils: 3mL jojba oil; 20mL grapeseed oil.
Grapeseed oil is very slippery and not well absorbed
into the scalp. It may have been used as a carrier because it is very cheap.
*Massage into scalp each evening for a minimum of 2 minutes; follow
with warm towel wrap to aid absorption of oils. Aromatherapists recommend
giving 1/3 to 1/2 of the dose for children under 12.

Avoid using red thyme, one of the various types of thyme. This is a potent
counter irritant and will burn the scalp. This kind of thyme used with one
of the better (more expensive) and more irritating forms of rosemary
causes scarring. Of the scarring types of thyme- one drop can be used per 20 ml
of carrier oil. Several of the inexpensive forms of rosemary
are recreational but do not have the therapeutic benefits found in
some of the other more potent forms. These forms may not be
specified on the bottles of oil.

You may try rubbing the solution into the scalp for two minutes each day and then a
warm towel or other covering is applied on top for 10-20 minutes. The scalp is not washed
for at least four hours after.


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