Thursday, August 5, 2010



Hey my fabulous fellow naturals,

I can across a super helpful chart for all of you ladies who are herb and essential oil fans...such as myself.  With a simple breakdown of herbs and essential oils for hair and skin types.  It may also help those who may be considering implementing these delightful herbs into their hair care regimen.

Dry Hair:

Herbs: parsley, red clover, rosemary, sage, burdock, calendula, chamomile, comfrey leaf and root, elder flowers, horsetail, kelp, bladderwrack, irish moss, lavender, marshmallow, nettle, coltsfoot, white pine, green tea, ginsing, coconut milk ,cocoa powder, chlorella, annatto, rose, and orange powder.
EO’s:  carrot seed, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, geranium, frankincense, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrrh, palmarosa, peppermint, rose, rosemary, rosewood, clary sage, sandalwood, thyme,.

Hair loss/Growth Stimulating:
Oils: seabuckthorn
Herbs: basil, burdock, nettle, parsley, rosemary, sage, yarrow, kelp (strengthens roots), horsetail, hibiscus, fenugreek, coconut milk, lavender, birch, watercress (encourages thick growth), yucca, thyme, and coltsfoot.
EO’s: basil, cajute, carrot seed, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, juniper, lavender, orange, peppermint, rosemary, clary sage, thyme, ylang ylang, lemon, yarrow, lemon balm, parsley.

Damaged Hair:
Herbs: basil, burdock, chamomile, calendula, elder flower, geranium, lavender, mullein, nettle, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood, watercress, st johns wort, rosehips (strengthens hair shaft), hops, horsetail, ginko/fumitory (absorb nutrients), fenugreek, comfrey, cocoa powder, beer, alphalfa.
EO’s: basil, roman chamomile, lavender, geranium, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood, st john’s wort, hops, parsley.

Dull Hair:
Herbs: basil, burdock, calendula, chamomile, fennel, horsetail, linden, marshmallow, mullein, nettle, parsley, rosemary, sage, watercress, kelp, fenugreek, cocoa powder, beer, alfalfa, hops.
EO’s: basil, roman chamomile, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, rosemary, parsley, clary sage.

Irritated Scalp:
Herbs: calendula, catnip, chamomile, comfrey, yucca, watercress, oregano, marshmallow, hops, hyssop, ginko, fenugreek, elder, cocoa powder, alfalfa .
EO’s: roman chamomile, blue chamomile, oregano, hops, hyssop, fennel, catnip, hyssop,

Sensitive Scalp:
Herbs: burdock, calendula, chamomile, horsetail, marshmallow, nettle, oregano, yucca, milk thistle, hyssop, fennel, elder, lavender .
EO’s: chamomile, cedarwood, clary sage, ylang ylang, hyssop, lavender, oregano.

Normal Hair:
Herbs:  chamomile, lavender, rosemary, sage, horsetail, coltsfoot, nettle, lemon peel, green tea, ginsing, burdock, linden, burdock, Orange peel, peppermint, red clover, kelp, bladderwrack.
EO’s: bergamont, clary sage, roman chamomile, geranium, lavender, orange, lemon, rose, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang, lemon, patchouli.

Oily Hair:
Herbs:  burdock, calendula, chamomile, kelp, lavender, lemon balm, lemongrass, linden flower, nettle, peppermint, red raspberry leaves, red clover, rosemary, sage, thyme, yarrow, lemon peel, green tea, yarrow
EO’s: basil, bergamot, cedarwood, roman chamomile, clary sage, cypress, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree, ylang ylang, Melissa (lemon balm).

Oils: Neem
Herbs: burdock, horsetail, lavender, nettle, peppermint, rosemary, sage, thyme, willowbark, yucca, parsley, green tea, fenugreek, coltsfoot.
EO’s: bay, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrrh, patchouli, peppermint, pine, rosemary, tea tree, ylang ylang.

Allspice-scalp tonic
Alfalfa—protein and great for soaps
Plantain—contains allatoin and is similar to comfrey!

Herbs and Oils for Skin

Sensitive Skin:
Oils: almond, apricot, coconut, olive, sunflower, hemp, coconut.
Herbs: comfrey, marshmallow, green tea, red clover, oats, misltoe(combined with fennel, hops, chamomile, yarrow), milk thistle, meadowsweet, linden, elder, cucumber, banana, calendula, Echinacea, st john’s wort, watercress, burdock, sage, horsetail, orange powder.
EO’s: jasmine, rose, roman chamomile, blue chamomile, orange, cedar, rosewood, clary sage, myrrh, palmarosa, cypress, patchouli, geranium.

Aged Skin:
Oils: seabuckthorn, rosehip, carrot root, Shea butter, vitamin E, cocoa butter, olive oil, avocado, coconut.
Herbs: roses, rosehips, nettle, milk thistle, hibiscus, green tea, fumitory/ginko (brightens), fennel, avocado, cucumber, pineapple, elder, ginsing, honeysuckle, kelp, marshmallow, meadowsweet, Echinacea, cocoa powder.
EO’s: elemi, opopomax, cistus, fennel, carrot seed, lavender, lemon (fades age spots), patchouli, rose, frankincense, cypress, geranium, myrrh, peppermint, vertiver, myrtle.

Normal Skin:
Oils: Olive, safflower, jojoba, coconut
Herbs: chamomile, dandelion, parsley, lemon peel, jasmine flowers, green tea, ginsing, alfalfa, banana, violet.
EO’s: bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, jasmine, lavender, nutmeg, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, vertivert.

Dry Skin:
Oils: almond, avocado, sesame, walnut, pumpkin seed, olive, peanut oil, Shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut.
Herbs: calendula, chamomile, comfrey, elder flowers, linden flowers, marshmallow, fennel, rose, lavender, watercress, rosehips, pumpkin pulp, orange powder, oats, milk thistle,hops, green tea, ginsing, coconut milk, cocoa powder, chlorella, blue marrow, annatto, tomato, violet, avocado, banana, carrots, dandelion, parsley, plantain, peppermint, rosemary.
EO’s: amyris, bergamot, cardamom, carrot seed, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, fennel, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, myrrh, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, rose, rosemary, rosewood, sage, sandalwood, vertivert, ylang ylang, parsley.

Oily Skin:

Oils: almond, apricot, grapeseed, jojoba, safflower, coconut.
Herbs: horsetail, lemongrass, peppermint, rosemary, sage, yarrow, rose, elder flowers, lemon powder, green tea, burdock, cucumber, oats, green papaya, parsley, violet, yarrow, nettle, strawberries, thyme.
EO’s: basil, bergamot, cedarwood, coriander, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, Melissa (lemon balm), myrtle, niahouli, orange, clary sage, sandalwood, tea tree, vertivert, peppermint, petigrain, grapefruit, patchouli, rosemary, ylang ylang, parsley, rosewood, thyme, yarrow,.

Itching Skin:
Oils: neem
Herbs: calendula, chamomile, Echinacea, goldenseal, green tea, St. John’s wort, chickweed, plantain, oregano, nettle, elder, cocoa powder (irritated skin), basil, linden, oats, yarrow.
EO’s: basil, benzoin, jasmine, roman chamomile, hops, lavender, peppermint, peru balsam, sandalwood, cedarwood, tea tree, st john’s wort, oregano, oats, yarrow.

Oils: pumpkin seed oil, seabuckthorn, neem, Shea butter.
Herbs: burdock, calendula, chamomile, chickweed, comfrey, Echinacea, goldenseal, plantain, st john’s wort, green tea, white pine, birch, red clover, pippesewea, pumpkin pulp, oats, marshmallow, hyssop, horsetail, blue mallow, beer, walnut, sage, avocado, carrots, dandelion, pumpkin, turmeric, nutmeg, thyme, watercress
EO’s: roman chamomile, bergamot, geranium, helicrysum, jasmine, lavender, lemon, Melissa, opopomax, rose, sandalwood, hyssop, myrrh, nutmeg, parsley, patchouli, pine, tea tree, st john’s wort, thyme.

Oils: seabuckthorn oil, pumpkin seed oil, hemp, neem, olive, coconut.
Herbs: Echinacea, st. john’s wort, chickweed, plantain, yucca, willow, pumpkin pulp, parsley, nettle (inflammation), lemon balm, jasmine flowers (antiseptic), hops, horsetail, ginko, elder, comfrey, blue mallow, beer, annatto, yarrow, green tea, birch, dandelion, goldenseal, red clover, safflowers, lemongrass.
EO’s: lavender, elemi, myrrh, roman chamomile, st john’s wort, opopomax, amyris, helicrysum, hyssop, manuka (athlete’s foot) patchouli, myrtle(open wounds), pine, fir needle, niahouli, bay, yarrow, bay, marshmallow, juniper, hops, tea tree, lemongrass, yarrow, parsley, Melissa.

Oils: olive oil, Shea butter.
Herbs: lemon balm, blue mallow, birch, pumpkin, safflowers.
EO’s: hyssop, helicrysum, Melissa.

Muscle Aches
Herbs: ginger, mullein, catnip, ginger, thyme
 EO’s: majoram, catnip, ginger, pine, thyme, vertivert.

Oils: seabuckthorn, jojoba, grapeseed, coconut.
Herbs: turmeric, pippesewea, dandelion, beer, basil, lavender, red clover, sage, tomato, green tea, Echinacea, burdock, carrots, cucumber, elder, goldenseal, strawberries, linden, oats, parsley, pumpkin, lemon peel, watercress.
EO’s: basil, bergamot, cajute, cedarwood, clary sage, hyssop, lavender, tea tree, lemon, grapefruit, pine, rose, vertivert, lemongrass, myrrh, palmarosa, parsley, patchouli, lemon, geranium, juniper,.

Ringworm—burdock, ryrrh, nutmed, plantain, tea tree, walnut, basil, neem.
Lemongrasss—fleas, flies
Tea tree—scabies, ticks, fleas, lice.
Thyme-skin parasites, lice

Mosquito's-lavender, geranium, eucalyptus, lemongrass, cedarwood, tea tree, bay,
 Neem—lice, scabies

Ginger, rosemary, bay, juniper, black pepper, cinnamon leaf, blue chamomile

Peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus, cajute, hyssop

Circulation/varicose veins:
Herbs: nettle

Eo’s: Helicrysum, myrrh, cypress, geranium, lemon, rosemary, lemongrass, lime, bergamont, ginger, lovage, nutmeg, ylang ylang, spruce, coriander, benzoin, bay, cajute, clary sage, st john’s wort, yarrow, catnip.

My thoughts:
I found this chart to very helpful...and the very best part is ...I have lots of these herbs in my herbal cabinet !!!!  yay!!!



Coilybella said...

Zainab, this is such a great post!!!. I will be revisiting this post to get info on what oils and herbs to use for whatever they are needed for. Thank you so much!!!

Unknown said...

@Tinuke...Thanks!!...and you are quite welcome. This chart was very helpful to me as well !...I love it!!!!

Take care.

Lance Grover said...

I also really love essential oils and have had wonderful success with using pepperming oil as a natural medicine for my allergies.

Thanks for the great post!