Hey girls! We’re now custom making our amazing hair and body butter on order.
We’re currently offering the options of Lavender, Rosemary, Tea Tree or Peppermint to be whipped into your Afroliciouske Hair and Body Butter. The butter contains Shea Butter, the options of Coconut, Sweet Almond or Olive Oils and Mango or Cocoa Butter. This post will focus on the essential oils, their benefits for hair, skin and their smells alone and in the butter as this seems to be a particular area of confusion.
1.Lavender oil has a camphor-like smell to it and some describe it as having a piney floral scent. This is not a classically sweet smell and it retains the scent in the butter, becoming the main note.
Health benefits of lavender oil include;
-Helping relieve headaches, insomnia, tension and stress.
-It’s great for skincare due to its antiseptic and antifungal properties which help to reduce scarring and speed up healing.
-It’s used to treat various skin problems including acne and eczema.
-It’s extremely effective in treating hair loss. This is because it cures insomnia, stress, anxiety and depression which are the common causes of hair loss. Regular massage with this oil helps in improving hair growth by increasing blood circulation.
-Treatment of dandruff and head lice.
2.Rosemary oil has a woodsy, pungent aroma with hints of pine lemon and camphor. It belongs to the mint family which includes basil, lavender, myrtle, and sage. Most of us should be familiar with the rosemary scent and this remains the main smell of the butter once it’s whipped into it.
Benefits of Rosemary include;
-Stimulating follicles, making hair grow longer and stronger.
-It is also believed that it slows down premature hair loss and graying of the hair.
-Beneficial for dry and flaky scalps. Regular massaging of the scalp with rosemary oil nourishes the scalp and removes dandruff.
-This essential oil is not used in skin care as extensively as it is used in hair care, but it does have antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities that make it beneficial in efforts to eliminate eczema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne.
-Topical application of the essential oil, or regular massage with the oil helps in toning your skin and removing dryness.
-It can also give your skin a healthy, even glow when regularly applied, or when it is a main component of your moisturizers and other creams.
3.Tea tree oil has a light, spicy, rather pungent herbal smell. It mixes well with butters when whipped and imparts a rather minty smell to them.
-It’s known for its topical antiseptic and anti-fungal treatment or infection-reducing benefits.
– It also has antibiotic properties and helps aid against aliments such as skin infections, rashes, burns, dandruff and much more. (It should not be used on babies younger than 6 months)
It’s a viable solution for those with dandruff, itchy scalp, and problems with sebum buildup.
4.Peppermint oil has a fresh, sharp, menthol smell and therefore gives the whipped butter a light menthol smell.
-It’s known to have astringent properties, it helps to normalize the sebum secretion and cools the scalp. Regular application of this oil reduces greasiness. Its moisturizing properties help in treating dry scalp and dandruff
-For the skin, peppermint oil is used to relieve skin irritation and itchiness and also helps to reduce skin redness, where inflammation is present.
-It’s used for dermatitis, acne, ringworm, scabies and pruritus and also relieves itching, sunburn and inflammation of the skin, while at the same time having a cooling action.
Most essential oils are irritating to the skin when used on their own so be sure to mix them with a butter or a carrier oil before application.
We hope this post will be beneficial to you and will help you make an informed decision when ordering our whipped butter or making yourself one.
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