Here’s how you can use the jade guasha comb to stimulate your scalp, clear congestion and stimulate hair growth:
Split the hair into 5 sections. You can use the guasha comb to start combing. Start combing from the “bai hui” point.
You can do it as maintenance or treatment for hair growth. Just comb gently and work on scalp.
Maintenance – 20 strokes per section. Treatment approach basically means more strokes for that area.
As you comb, you can start feeling for bumps on scalp. These are signs of congestion. It can also be due to hair thinning or signs of balding.
You can spot treat too by running the guasha comb thru the sore spots.
It’s possible to feel sore in those spots as you comb, but it’s strangely satisying and relaxing too! You can guasha your scalp morning or night.
Thanks Jelyn for sharing!
Rosemary Essential Oil
Young Living’s Rosemary essential oil is well-known for the following uses:
- Cognitive Support: It supports enhancing mental clarity and concentration. Diffusing or inhaling its aroma may help improve focus and memory. Some people find it useful during study or work sessions. Its uplifting and energizing smell has effects on the mind and emotions. It may help combat feelings of fatigue, sadness, or stress.
- Hair and Scalp Health: Rosemary essential oil can be diluted and applied topically to the scalp. It’s believed to promote hair growth and improve the overall health of hair and the scalp. It can also help with dandruff and itchinessHere are some other uses that are not commonly known to people:
- Respiratory Health: Inhaling Rosemary essential oil vapor can help clear the airways and promote easier breathing. It is often used in aromatherapy to alleviate symptoms of respiratory conditions such as colds, allergies, and sinus congestion.
- Skin Health: It has antimicrobial properties that can be beneficial for skin issues. When diluted, it may help address acne, minor cuts, and wounds.
- Detoxification: It may support the body’s detoxification processes by stimulating circulation and promoting the elimination of toxins. You may dilute and apply it over the liver to support liver detox. Also, when applied to the abdomen in a clockwise motion, Rosemary essential oil can help relieve occasional stomach discomfort and gas.
- Immune System Support: The oil contains antioxidants and antimicrobial properties that may support the immune system. Using it topically or aromatically can potentially boost the body’s natural defenses.
- Pain Relief: When diluted and applied to sore muscles or joints, Rosemary essential oil may provide relief from discomfort. It has analgesic properties and can be used in massage or added to a warm compress.
- Insect Repellent: Rosemary essential oil can be used as a natural insect repellent. It can help keep mosquitoes and other pests at bay when diluted and applied to the skin or diffused in outdoor areas.
Cedarwood Essential Oil
Young Living Cedarwood Essential Oil is derived from the wood of cedar trees. Here are some ways you can use Cedarwood Essential Oil:
- Hair Care: It is commonly known to support hair growth and reduce dandruff. It can be added to your shampoo or mixed with a carrier oil and massaged into the scalp.
- Emotional & Sleep Support: I love Cedarwood essential oil for its grounding and calming effects. It can help reduce stress, anxiety, and promote relaxation. This in turn helps to support good sleep as it worked really well for my eldest son, as compared to Lavender essential oil. Diffusing it in your bedroom before bedtime can create a relaxing environment for better sleep.
- Focus and Concentration: On the other hand, some people find that cedarwood essential oil can enhance mental clarity, focus, and concentration when diffused in their workspace. It is interesting to note that essential oils can work both ways.
- Respiratory Support: This is an interesting usage of cedarwood essential oil that I just learnt about while looking up more information. Inhaling the aroma of cedarwood essential oil can help alleviate congestion and respiratory issues. It may also provide relief from coughs and cold symptoms.
- Pain Relief: Understanding more about Cedarwood essential oil properties, you will note that it has mild analgesic properties that may help alleviate minor aches and pains when applied topically with a carrier oil.
- Insect Repellent: Also not many people will think of cedarwood essential oil when it comes to insect-repelling. This will make it a great addition to homemade insect repellent sprays or diffused in outdoor spaces to keep bugs at bay.
- Skin Care: Cedarwood essential oil can be beneficial for various skin issues such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can help soothe and improve skin conditions.
- Fungal Infections: Lastly its antifungal properties can be used to combat fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot. Dilute it with a carrier oil and apply it to the affected area.
Melaleuca alternifolia, commonly known as tea tree essential oil. Because of its antiseptic properties, it can be used for the following purposes:
- Natural Cleaning Agent: You can use it as a natural cleaner to disinfect surfaces in your home. Mix a few drops with water and vinegar to create an all-purpose cleaning solution.
- Minor Wound Care: Used as an antiseptic for minor cuts and scrapes. It helps to clean and protect the wound.
- Acne Treatment: Often used for acne-prone skin to help reduce acne breakouts. Remember to dilute it with a carrier oil before applying it to the skin to avoid irritation.
- Hair and Scalp Health: Help with dandruff and dry, itchy scalp. Add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner, or create a DIY scalp treatment by diluting it with a carrier oil and massaging it into your scalp.
- Athlete’s Foot and Nail Fungus: It can be effective in working on fungal infections like athlete’s foot and nail fungus. Apply it topically to the affected area, ensuring proper dilution with a carrier oil.
- Soothing Skin Irritations: It may help relieve minor skin irritations, such as insect bites, rashes, or sunburn. Dilute it and apply it to the affected area.
- Deodorant: Due to its antibacterial properties, it can be used in natural deodorant formulations to combat body odor.
- Mouthwash: Some people use tea tree oil as an ingredient in homemade mouthwash to help fight bad breath and maintain oral health. Be cautious not to swallow it, as it can be toxic if ingested.
- Sinus and Respiratory Relief: Tea tree oil’s aromatic properties can be useful for congestion and respiratory issues. You can inhale the steam from a bowl of hot water with a few drops of tea tree oil to ease congestion.
- Insect Repellent: Some people find that tea tree oil helps repel insects like mosquitoes and ticks. Dilute it with a carrier oil and apply it to exposed skin.
This set also comes with a Jade Comb which you can use to massage your scalp to help unblock the acupressure points which in turn promotes mental clarity, and may also support hair growth and prevent growth of white hair.
Contributed by Claryn Neo