Using Angelica Root Essential Oil for Skin and Hair Health
When it comes to natural skincare and haircare, angelica root essential oil is something of a wunderkind. This essential oil contains a wealth of antioxidants, vitamins, valeric acid, volatile oils and many other nutrients which make it beneficial in the treatment of various skin conditions and well as promoting healthy hair.
Adding angelica root essential oil to your skincare and haircare routines is a simple and easy way to improve your skin and hair health while eliminating toxic and harmful chemicals from your beauty regimen which can be found in skin and hair treatments.
Keep reading to learn how you can use angelica root essential oil to relieve skin ailments and improve hair health.
Angelica Root Essential Oil Recipes for Skin and Hair Health
Angelica root essential oil face wash
Using angelica root essential oil as a face wash will leave your skin noticeably softer, clearer and healthier. It’s also an effective way to relieve skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea.
To make your angelica root essential oil face wash, start with a base of 250ml of pure aloe vera juice mixed with 50ml of your favourite carrier oil (here at The Essential Life we always recommend jojoba oil for use on your face as it doesn’t interfere with the skin’s natural equilibrium). Add 30 drops of angelica root essential oil and 15 drops of lavender essential oil to the mixture.
Once you’ve blended all of the ingredients together, leave it for 24 hours before using. For best results, be sure to use your face wash in the morning and at night.
For an even more effective and calming face wash, add 15 drops of chamomile essential oil.
Angelica root essential oil eczema relief bath
Angelica root essential oil can be used to effectively treat eczema and other skin conditions. Dissolve 45 drops of angelica root essential oil into 2 cups of epsom salts and add the mixture to your bath water. Soak in the bath for as long as possible, or until the water cools.
Using angelica root essential oil with epsom salts works to relieve inflammation while softening your skin and relieving eczema.
Angelica root essential oil for healthy hair
Angelica root essential oil has a long tradition of use in Chinese medicine as a natural remedy for hair loss. Thanks to its richness in vitamin E, angelica root essential oil stimulates circulation which improves the health of your scalp thereby promoting healthy and accelerated hair growth.
To harness the power of angelica root essential oil for healthy hair, dilute 30 drops of angelica root essential oil into your favourite carrier oil (coconut oil is especially beneficial in hair care). Apply the mixture to your hair and massage into you scalp. Leave the mixture on for 2 - 5 minutes and then rinse thoroughly.
The angelica root essential oil and coconut oil mixture will leave your hair soft and smooth while promoting hair growth.
Other uses for angelica root essential oil
In addition to the benefits of adding angelica root essential oil to your beauty regimen, angelica root can also be used to: balance hormones and ease symptoms of PMS; aid in digestion; and protect against colds and flus.
To help ease symptoms of PMS, blend the following directly into your aromatherapy diffuser:
6 drops - angelica root essential oil
5 drops - clary sage essential oil
3 drops - geranium essential oil
Diffuse this aromatherapy diffuser blend in the days leading up to your period to stave off PMS symptoms and cravings.
To aid in digestion and to relieve flatulence, blend 30 drops of angelica root essential oil with 15 drops of peppermint essential oil and add the mixture to 100ml of your favourite carrier oil. Massage the blend in clockwise circles over your abdomen and let the blend soak into your skin. Do this as needed throughout the day.
To help protect yourself and your families from colds and flus, diffuse the following aromatherapy diffuse blend in your home during cold and flu season:
7 drops - angelica root essential oil
5 drops - grapefruit essential oil
5 drops - tea tree essential oil
Angelica root essential oil is an extremely versatile essential oil and especially useful in skincare and haircare regimens.
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