The use of carrier oils are occasionally under estimated, oils such as sesame is highly recommended in Ayurvedic medicine and Indian champissage. Its a very warming oil and helps relieve muscular pains and stiffness, helps supports moisture in the skin and believed to keep the hair in a healthy condition delaying the on set of greying.
Mustard oil is a favourite of mine, it is not used as a stand alone oil, used with other carrier oils such as sweet almond. It has a pungent smell but excellent for warming the muscles increasing body heat stimulating the circulation and lymph drainage.
Coconut oil is a must for any Indian Head Treatment. It has a beautiful light aroma and contains nutrients such as vitamin E, B1, B2 & B6 and lauric acid excellent for protecting, repairing and boosting the hair condition. Blends well with essential oils.
Sweet Almond is an anti inflammatory is a summer oil, it isn't an Ayurvedic oil but recommended because of its qualities are very similar to coconut oil but more suitable for general massage.
Macadamia oil, is not a traditional Ayurvedic oil but a beautiful oil for use with the face. It features many of the proprieties that are akin to our own skin oils such as palmitoleic oil. It is excellent for dehydrated and mature skin, coupled with lavender and frankincense this truly make a indulgent facial oil.
Dry & damaged hair. Ylang Ylang, Rosewood and Sandalwood.
Growth. Rosemary and Juniper berry.
Itchy scalp. Cedarwood and Lavender.
Dandruff. Patchouli, Orange, Cedarwood and Lavender.