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If you’re on your healthy hair journey, essential oils are oils you may want to consider adding to your regimen. Unlike carrier oils (castor, jojoba, grape seed, etc), essential oils are extremely concentrated and have to be diluted before you use them. Another distinct characteristic is their strong scent.

Diluting and Using Essential Oils

1. Pick a carrier oil

2. Have an applicator bottle handy for measurements

3. For every fl oz (fluid ounce) of carrier oil, add 12 drops of essential oil (this is known as 2 percent dilution)

Using a carrier oil is the most effective way to dilute your essential oil because it will “carry” the essential oil to your hair/skin and allow it to be absorbed better. However, it is not out of the norm for people to use the 2 percent dilution method in their shampoos and conditioners (being able to rinse it out helps when the scent is overwhelming).

Here are some essential oils you may want to try and their benefits to you…

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