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  • Adverse Effects Of To Much Rosemary And Tea Tree

     

    Let me start off by saying I am a rosemary and tea tree oil freak. I even bathe in them.

    I make all of my own products...lotion, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body sprays, perfume oils and hair oils and greases.

    Lately I have noticed that my scalp has been flaking and ITCHING. I think its a reaction caused by the amount of rosemary or tea tree oil that I use. When I say flaking, I mean huge chunks. It is as if my scalp is peeling. My hair is not breaking though. In fact its growing. But the flakes were so bad at one time, it looked like my hair was always dirty. When I combed my hair whatever surface that was around would be covered. Mind you, my hair was never dry.

    To remedy the flakes and ITCHING I gave myself a glycerin/acv rinse. With the first rinse the flakes were reduced by 85%. The second rinse took them away completely. I made a new oil, thinking that there was something a muck with my other formulations. I used jojoba, avocado, camellina, rosemary, nettles and tea tree oils. Leaving out the rest of the ingredients I normally use. The flakes started coming back.

    Now I am I made a hair oil with only jojoba, avocado and camellina oil. I will watch and see what happens next.

    Can anyone help a sista out. Maybe shed some light on my situation. I think I might be using to much of the EOs per formulation.

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    i used tea tree oil on my hair before and it made my scalp itchy. i also use it on my face a couple of times, diluted, and my face was sorta dry. the tea tree on my face left a weird oil residue that I don't particulary like. maybe the itch/dryness has something to do with that.

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    This never happened to me...
    However, I don't mix tea tree and rosemary together, this could be the core of the problem...
    Also, how much of them do you use?
    On my face I only use 3 drops of tea tree mixed with aloe vera gel, in my spritz 6 drops of rosemary, and in my no-poo dose, 3 dorps of tea tree + 6 drops of mint (which is very much in fact)

    HTH

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    Maybe shed some light on my situation. I think I might be using to much of the EOs per formulation.
    In the recipes I've read, they advices for dilution instructions to use 2 drops of essential oil per 100 drops of carrier oil. It corresponds to a 2% dilution.
    -For a 1% dilution (for pregnant woman and children), the measures are: 5 or 6 drops EO per ounce of carrier oil.
    -For a 3% dilution: 15 or 18 drops EO per ounce of carrier oil.

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    Thank you Càƒ©line

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    You're welcome!

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    I use 5-6 drops of rosemary to every 10ml of base oil. And it has been working fine so far.

    RaLuvsRed it might be a good idea to see a dermatologist if the problem continues because you never know.

    Cheers

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    I know Rosemary Oil gives me little bumps on my scalp. When I make my own spray (with rosemary) and massage it into my scalp to stimulate it, I get bumps. But lately, I've just been spraying it onto my hair, and not concentrating it on the scalp, and everything is fine. I also try to not be heavyhanded with the rosemary.

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    Yes, for the moment stop to use this EO, and when you'll have seen the dermatologist, if your not allergic to this product, be careful to more dilute the tea tree EO.

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    I've always heard that tea tree is supposed to help stop dry and flaky scalp, not cause it. Let us know how your new mixture, which I notice doesn't have any tea tree or rosemary in it, works out.

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    natural isn't always better. there are lots of people who are allergic to essential oils and herbs. many are potent and even toxic in their own right.

    you seem to use a lot of both in your hair oil. maybe you should cut down the amount of herbs and EOs and gradually add one at a time until you detect the one that's making your scalp flake.

    you could use a base oil and use just rosemary for a few days and if you have no problem, then add tea tree. use that for a few days. if no problem, add nettles. and so on and so on.

    i'm sensitive to honey. it breaks me out horribly all over, especially my face. many people here swear by it as a hair conditioner and facial mask, but i don't want it near anything i put on my skin.

    and also, we can develop sensitivities to things that have previously given us no problems. so it's not far-fetched that you could be sensitive to rosemary or tea tree now, when in the past you used it with no problem in all of your products.

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    I think I may be able to shed a little more light on the subject.

    I've read time and time again that the worst dandruff is caused when the scalp produces too much oil. There is a lady in my department with this problem. Maybe you are just using to much oil.

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    I've read time and time again that the worst...

    Yep, that would be a condition known as Seborrheic Dermatitis.

    This is why I don't use ANY oils at all, NONE.

    I just had an a ha, moment about the rosemary, I've been using a leave-in that contains Rosemary.....every now and then I would feel a tiny bump or two on my scalp.....couldn't figure it out for the longest, but for the last 2 weeks or so, I have not used that leave-in, and I have not had a bump in the time since I stopped, Darn it, I like that stuff, it was hard to find a leave-in without oil.... and now I might have to give it up because of the rosemary :-cre

    I hate being so sensitve , the only good thing about that is, it has cured me of my product junkyism

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    Tea Tree oil makes me itch no matter what. You are not alone.

    LJ

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    What is your recipe? How many drops are you using? I don't use tea tree and rosemary together either though.

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    Thank you for your insight ladies.

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    I have to agree with the poster who talked about it being too much oil

    The description sounds like when an infant has cradle cap. Cradle cap is called by an overproduction of oil. You have to massage it up with a light oil and then comb/brush it out. At least with my new baby. She was born with a LOT of hair. I mean a bizarre amount. My other two got cradle cap and it was a lot easier to remove.

    Also, what kind of carrier oil are you using?

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    The description sounds like when an infant has cradle cap....

    As I was reading this thread I was thinking the exact same thing. My cousin's little boy had it and it can be a mug to get rid of depending on the amount of hair and the thickness of it.

    I'd say lay off the oils and consult a dermatologist if it doesn't get better.

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    Tea Tree dries my skin, I only use it on pimples and occasionally on my oily nose. x

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    Hello everyone,

    Is Rosemary eo supposed to promote hair growth?

    coco_knky

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    I've found that TOO MUCH rosemary makes my scalp flake. I'll only make small quantities of rosemary and use it maybe twice a week.
    -Poetikly

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    I have a concotion that contains rosemary and tea tree oil. I haven't had any problem with excessive scaling of the scalp. I found that I had this problem when I used jojoba oil on my scalp/hair . This may be the culprit. Perhaps you should consider cutting down on the tea tree and rosemary oils content as well removing jojoba totally from your preparation.

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    RavLuvRed--
    I have to say that I am having the same issues. My hair is clean and I have a spray that consists of Rosemary, glycerin and boy has my head been itching. I could not narrow it down to anything specific, but I believe it has to do with too much rosemary. Because my hair has some of the same symptons.

    Thanks, Annie

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    Hello everyone,

    Is Rosemary eo supposed to promote hair growth?

    coco_knky

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    Hello everyone,

    Is Rosemary eo supposed to promote hair growth?

    coco_knky

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    i dunno how u lot can use so much rosemary....d scent is a restricting factor 4 me....only 2 drops ...n everywhere stinks of d stuff.. :-cre

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    I think I may be able to shed a...

    ITA with the oils comments. Cut the oils and see if you notice a difference.

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