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Good Oils, Great Hair!

Category: Skin Deep
Posted: 2007-07-27 15:38

I've recently become an avid reader of Alive Magazine for articles just like this one. Enjoy!

Most people try and remove the oil from their hair. Thatís the worst thing to do. Your hair needs the essential fats and acids found in essential oils to make it healthy and luxurious. Healthy hair is just a drop away.

Here are some sure-fire recipes to give you the hair everybody envies.

Lavender and rosemary do more than just smell good: they make your hair silky and shiny too. After washing your hair, add a few drops of rosemary and lavender to your hairbrush. Brush your hair from the scalp to the ends. Itís a great way to stimulate scalp circulation and it feels nice too!

If your scalpís itchy and flaky, rosemary, tea tree and cedar oils help. Combine a drop of each in two tablespoons of castor oil. Pour onto the crown of your head and massage outwards. Leave in your hair for one hour and then rinse.

Dry, damaged hair can make the best hairstyle look bad. Clary sage, cedar oil, geranium, lavender and rosemary can smooth the hair follicle. Combine a drop of each in two tablespoons of olive oil. Pour onto the crown of your head and massage outwards. Leave in your hair for one hour and then rinse.

Finally, if your hair is falling out, clary sage, cedar oil, geranium, lavender and rosemary can help get to the root of the problem. Mix with two tablespoons of castor oil and massage into the scalp. Wait one hour and then shampoo.

(Alive #224, June 2001)

Cheryl's Footnote: I've found this wonderful hot-oil treatment with many of the "good-for-your-hair-'n-scalp" essential oils noted above.

Make a Castor Oil Pack

Category: Castor Oil Exposť
Posted: 2007-07-26 11:13

What is a castor oil pack?
The standard pack, recommended by Edgar Cayce, consists of Palma Christi castor oil soaked into several layers of white wool flannel (cotton flannel is also used with excellent results) and applied to the area in need of healing. The uses for castor oil packs for both injuries and ailments are wide and varied. Let OutsideIN Life be your source of reliable information!

How to make a castor oil pack:
Place flannel in an enamel casserole or the top of a double boiler. Add enough Palma Christi castor oil to make it well saturated but not dripping. Warm the castor oil "pack", gently so it's not too hot to touch. Place the pack on the area to be treated and cover it with plastic food wrap (to prevent oil from migrating). Wrap the area with an elastic bandage to keep the pack in place. Place a heat source (Insta'Heat, hot-water bottle, or heating pad) on top of the pack and maintain a constant warmth throughout the treatment.

How long is a treatment?
A typical regimen, for non-acute conditions, is three times a week, every other night for two weeks with the following week off. Repeat, if necessary, until symptoms subside.

For acute situations, apply castor oil pack for 2 hours daily (or over-night) for five nights; take two nights off, then repeat the cycle for two weeks or until the condition is resolved.

In either case, individual response will differ depending on the symptoms that are being treated. Patients should consult with your health care provider.

While the Palma Christi castor oil pack is working, quietly meditate to connect the mind and body healing energies. This assists the spiritual essence of the plant to assist in your healing.

Note: Palma Pro will continue to add information on uses of a castor oil pack.
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