Organic Root Stimulating Serum A Natural Alternative to Minoxidil for Thinning Hair

November 21, 2013

Organic Root Stimulating Serum A Natural Alternative to Minoxidil for Thinning Hair


Inspired by a US Patent Application Publication - a natural alternative to minoxidil.

First of all, I want to disclose that the following formula is my version of the Human Hair Root Stimulator using Emu Oil to Deliver Specific Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils to the Hair Follicles:  Pub. No.: US 2009/0186095 A1.   "Organic Root Stimulating Serum" is my own formula but contains the essential oils and emu oil as directed in the study.  No ratios were published, the ratios used are my own.



Please refer to the link above to read the application in it's entirety, you'll learn why Emu Oil is the preferred carrier as well as why Rosemary, Lavender, Cedarwood and Thyme were the chosen therapeutic grade essential oils.  Fascinating stuff!!

Serum Formula - CW Version 

Using a dropper, add the following to a 15ml bottle:
18 drops Rosemary (Rosmarimus officinalis)
18 drops Lavender (Lavendula augustifolia)
18 drops Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
18 drops Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Top off the bottle with 100% pure refined organic Emu Oil.
Emu oil is fat extracted from the backs of emu birds that is rendered into a stable oil by heat. The refined oil's composition is almost 100% triglyceride lipid, giving it the following qualities: skin penetrating, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, healing, moisturizing, non-irritating and non-comedogenic.

Notes from Publication:
  • "Due to their low molecular weight, essential oils are absorbed through the skin and hair follicles.  Absorption can take between 15 minutes and 12 hours.  However, most essential oils must be diluted in a carrier oil before being topically applied to the skin. The carrier oil used to dilute the essential oils directly affects the absorption rate of the mixture since some carrier oils are heavier than others."
  • "One carrier oil proven to effectively penetrate human skin and carry medicinal substances such as essential oils into the blood stream is Emu Oil."
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The publication suggests daily use of the serum, allowing it to penetrate the scalp up to 12 hours.  That may not be feasible for everyone including me! Happily the serum smells wonderful making bedtime application enjoyable.

To combat thinning hair from hypothyroid and genetic predisposition, I apply serum to the front of my hairline and top of scalp the night before I wash I my hair in the morning. On the alternate days...I apply very, very sparingly and use a natural dry shampoo for a little help absorbing the oil that inevitably coats strands of hair.

Hair loss or thinning of hair on face or other parts of the body due to Alopecia Areata: the serum can be applied topically to applicable areas on a daily basis.  Emu oil is an excellent moisturizer as well!

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