Anti-Dandruff Hair Oil

THIS IS NOT EDIBLE. Rub this sweet-smelling, anti-dandruff oil into the scalp as a pre-conditioning treatment before washing hair. Its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties will help soothe and tone a dry, irritated scalp. Use 3 times a week for 2 weeks to blitz dandruff, then once a week to keep it at bay.

Courtesy James Wong
Show: Grow Your Own Drugs Episode: Garden Herbs
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 40 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: 30 min
Cook: 1 hr
YIELD:
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons fresh rosemary, washed and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lavender, washed and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh thyme, washed and chopped
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil
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Directions

Place the rosemary, lavender and thyme in a glass heatproof bowl. Stir in the coconut oil. Cover the bowl with a lid and place over a pan of boiling water to create a double boiler. Heat over medium-low heat for 1 hour. Let cool.

When cool, stir in the peppermint essential oil. Strain and pour the hair oil into bottles.

Apply 1 tablespoon to hair and massage well into the scalp. Wrap hair in a towel and leave for 30 minutes. Then wash hair a couple of times with normal shampoo to get the oil out completely. Use 3 times a week for the first 2 weeks, and once a week as a preventative measure.

Avoid the eye area, and if you feel any discomfort, wash off immediately. The oil will keep for up to 1 year in a cool dark place.

Notes

The content of this program is for entertainment purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a professional healthcare provider before trying any form of therapy or if you have any questions or concerns about a medical condition. The use of natural products can be toxic if misused, and even when suitably used, certain individuals could have adverse reactions.

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