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Steer clear of dandruff with this easy to make lavender and peppermint hair oil

Published on:19 July 2021, 13:56pm IST
If you’ve been troubled by dandruff, you must give this lavender and peppermint hair oil a try! This home remedy for dandruff is easy to make and effective.
Grace Bains
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hair rinse for dandruff
Say goodbye to dandruff with this DIY hair rinse! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Essential oils are all great for giving you radiant skin, removing dandruff, relieving stress, and boosting hair growth. Hair oil made of natural ingredients will help you target the areas that require the most attention. Be it promoting hair growth or reducing dandruff, a hair oil made of peppermint and lavender will come to your rescue.

Here’s why using peppermint and lavender hair oil for reducing dandruff works

Extracted from the peppermint plant, this oil has a pleasant aroma and a cooling effect on the scalp due to a compound called methanol. The cooling effect will boost hair circulation, thereby promoting hair growth. The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties will ensure that hair is free of dandruff. This oil helps clean the scalp and balance the sebum production.

Lavender has therapeutic properties that relieve stress and stimulates hair growth. It has antimicrobial properties that prevent bacteria and fungi from growing on your scalp. This means that using lavender oil can help reduce itchiness, and dryness on your scalp and fight dandruff.

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Lavender and peppermint hair oil can help you treat the problem of dandruff. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s what you need to make peppermint and lavender hair oil

-Fresh or dried peppermint leaves
-Fresh or dried lavender flowers
-Coconut oil (preferably unpressed)

Here’s how to make the hair oil to fight dandruff

Step 1: In a clean glass jar, pour boiled water, and then add the peppermint leaves to it. Fill the jar with coconut oil and store it in a dry and warm place for a week. Ensure that you are shaking the jar often to release the essential oils.

Step 2: Cut off the stems of lavender flowers, as the leaves, flowers and stems are to be used to be infused to make the oil. In a clean glass jar, pour boiled water, and then add the stems, flowers and leaves of lavender to it. Fill the jar with coconut oil and store it in a dry and warm place for a week. Ensure that you are shaking the jar often to release the essential oils.

Step 3: Strain out the lavender leaves, stems and flowers and filter the oil. Repeat the process to strain the peppermint leaves as well. Mix the two strained oils in a separate glass jar.

Your hair oil is now ready to use!

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Apply lavender and peppermint hair oil on the scalp and along the length of your hair. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s how to apply the oil for nourishing your hair

Step 1: Take a teaspoon of the oil and pour it on your scalp.

Step 2: Massage the oil thoroughly across the scalp and the entire length of your hair.

Step 3: Leave the oil for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off using a shampoo.

Remember that essential oils need to be diluted for application, as undiluted essential oil can cause burning and tingling on the scalp. You could also use an applicator bottle to target specific areas and remember you may store it for at least 5-6 months in a dry place.

So, ladies, use this hair oil at least once or twice a week and reap its benefits.

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