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Turn Your Shampoo into a Moisturizing Scalp Scrub

December 27, 2013 27 Comments

Turn Your Shampoo into a Moisturizing Scalp Scrub

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Is Your Scalp Snowing? Even if dandruff isn't your thing, winter weather and all that beanie wearing can dry out your scalp causing occasional snow flurries. Here's a quick and easy treatment to exfoliate the dry skin and leave some much needed moisture behind with a sweet essential oil that will love your scalp.
This is so easy to make and do, using your favorite shampoo as the "carrier". Thank you to my darling daughter Ava for the inspiration :)
 
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I can hear some of you groaning over my choice of Patchouli...it has that effect on people.  However, don't sell this EO short, it has incredible properties: pure Patchouli from the cablin species contains over 20 sesquiterpenes allowing the essential oil to cross the blood-brain barrier and protect the central nervous system. FYI - This is one of the reasons Patchouli is included in Original Jeddy's Blend, an effective blend of EOs that helps with ADD and ADHD.  Patchouli is welcome on my scalp anytime!
Another reason for adding Patchouli to a Scalp Scrub is it's ability to increase circulation, stimulate regeneration of cells and firm up sagging skin and muscle.  The astringent properties can promote hair growth and even help fasten teeth to gums. Patchouli is also a great cleansing agent effective against dermatitis, eczema and even hemorrhoids.
Are you convinced of Patchouli's merits for your scalp yet? Considered a "miracle in a box", baking soda has been used for decades and proven itself as an all purpose staple to have around.  It's alkaline, softens sebum and debris (dirt) allowing for a cleaner scalp with less dandruff or flaking. Now you can wash, exfoliate and moisturize in one easy, fragrant step!
Turn Your Shampoo into a Moisturizing Scalp Scrub
Author: Camp Wander
Ingredients
  • 2 drops CW Patchouli essential oil
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • Handful of Shampoo
Instructions
  1. Add 1 teaspoon and 2 drops Patchouli to your handful of shampoo. Lather up, massage scalp well, rinse.
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27 Responses

Samantha Ross
Samantha Ross

May 10, 2017

Love this, but I was an alternative to the essential oil? Being in a small town finding oils is hard to find.

ta ho
ta ho

May 10, 2017

Hi Rebecca, just checking about the comment re the astringent properties of Patchouli slowing hair growth. Is this correct, as I would not want to slow hair growth,but increase it if possible? Also, I am no longer able to do a search of your website – is anyone else having the same problem please, as I was always able to before?
Thanks so much. Tania.

robin kite
robin kite

May 10, 2017

Tania, I haven’t been able to do a search of Rebecca’s website for a while. I thought it was just me. :-)

deb caputo
deb caputo

May 10, 2017

Rebecca ,Do you know if Spark Naturals is changing the oil of the month rotation for 2014?
Thanks Deb

Arm Jo
Arm Jo

May 10, 2017

I’ve used Patchouli frequently and it hasn’t had any impact on my hair growth. If you follow this patchouli washing with the lavender rosemary hair rinse she makes for Thicker, softer hair (which I use 4 times a week), it increases hair growth, and I would think, would counteract any growth “slowing” the Patchouli might have. Just search for her hair rinse (I think the post is titled Thicker softer hair…or something like that).
Hope that helps.

Arm Jo
Arm Jo

May 10, 2017

Spark Naturals oils you can order online (relatively inexpensive) and you can get 10% off with her code: CAMPWANDER . They arrive quickly and work great!!
There really isn’t a substitute for the oils…unless you use a piece of the plant the oil comes from…I think that’s less obtainable than the oils are though.
Hope that helps.

Arm Jo
Arm Jo

May 10, 2017

Is the shampoo in the photo Shea moisture? Trying to find a pre-made natural shampoo…the ones I’ve made DIY just aren’t doing it for us.

TrixieJo302
TrixieJo302

May 10, 2017

I thought it was just me, also. Thanks for the update, Rebecca :)

ta ho
ta ho

May 10, 2017

Thanks for letting me know Robin, I too thought it was just me!
Rebecca, thanks for the info. that is great to know. I am looking forward to the new website. Happy New Year all.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

That’ll teach me to not check my email everyday! Thank you for pointing out my TYPO on the blog! Slow growth should be promote growth! Updated :)

With regard to the search feature, what a pain Google’s Blogger is! However, never fear the new website is getting closer to being finished so in the meantime…if you need to search anything just google: camp wander (subject) and you’ll find the blog link.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

They are and the changes should be announced soon!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

It is, I love it!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Yes Teri, Spark Naturals oils are high quality and pure enough to take internally as labeled. Every bit as pure as dT or I wouldn’t be using them :)

Teri Barton
Teri Barton

May 10, 2017

Are the oils from spark naturals organic do they compare to doterra?? Are they 100 % natural? I have very sensitive skin so I have to be really carefull of what I put on it. I want to start making my own lotions, scrubs and moisturizers and want to use EO but worried I will breakout in a rash. Thanks for any help. :0)

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Nora, good alternatives for hair would be Lavender and/or Rosemary. You could try 2 drops of Jeddy’s Blend – it would be very relaxing Im sure :)

Nora Hazelwood
Nora Hazelwood

May 10, 2017

I don’t have patchouli yet is there anything that I can use instead? I have Jeddy’s blend how much of that would or could I use?

Debbie
Debbie

May 10, 2017

I have psoriasis and i was wondering if this would help with that flaking. Is this also safe for color treated hair?

Nancy
Nancy

May 10, 2017

I’ve been using this hair scrub for a couple of months, as does my daughter. We love, love, love it. Thank you CW for sharing.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Here’s a helpful link, lots of information about Patchouli essential oil: http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-patchouli-essential-oil.html

Gwyn
Gwyn

May 10, 2017

I know I’m a bit late to this one (haven’t been getting new posts for some reason) so hoping you still monitor questions. I noticed one of the qualities of Patchouli “can promote hair growth and even help fasten teeth to gums” how is it used to fasten teeth to gums? I have never heard this before, sounds like something to have for emergent situations… Thanks for the suggestion for scalp here too, it definitely sounds worth a try with or without dandruff.

Gail Storment
Gail Storment

May 10, 2017

The photo shown with this scalp treatment has a bottle of shampoo and the label shows a little of the name brand. It is Shea Moisture-I bought it and love it!! Available at Walgreen’s and Walmart.

salisha
salisha

May 10, 2017

Can the shampoo be made ahead of time? I want to make enough for say 2 or 3 washes, would the baking soda dissolve?

Tamara
Tamara

May 10, 2017

Thank you

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Rosemary would be a great alternative or Lavender. I use a drop of both in my final rinse.

Tamara
Tamara

May 10, 2017

Hi, your and Jillee’s sites are becoming my go-to for info about EOs. My scalp is very, very dry, but I have trouble getting down to it through my thick, curly hair. Do you have any suggestions to make it easier. Also, I’m allergic to patchuli. Can you suggest an alternative?
Thank you!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Absolutely!

Deena
Deena

May 10, 2017

I’m interested in pre-making this as well.

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