When exposed to harsh winter winds or extra dry indoor conditions over a period of time it may have a drying effect on your scalp and skin. This once-a-month hot oil hair treatment and oil bath will make your skin feel soft and smooth from head to toe. Give yourself the spa treatment, conveniently in the comfort of your own home. Schedule this thirty minutes before bathing time.
Put a towel in the dryer for 5 to 10 minutes or until nice and warm to the touch.
You’ll need a shower cap for the following.
Hot Oil Hair Treatment
½ c. olive oil (May reduce to ¼ c. for short hair.)
¼ t. peppermint oil
¼ t. vegetable glycerin
Heat combined ingredients briefly in a pot on the stove or in a bowl in the microwave until warm, but not hot. Standing with your head and hair hanging over the sink or tub pour the warm oil onto your hair and gently massage into scalp and all of hair. Put hair on top of head and into a shower cap. Top with the dry, hot towel. Leave on head for 30 minutes while you relax. Draw a warm bath and wash hair while in the tub. The oil treatment from your hair will moisturize your dry skin while you bathe.
Such an easy and enjoyable way to pamper yourself. Be careful when stepping out of the tub, it may be slippery. The oil will need to be cleaned from the tub afterwards too, to avoid slipping.
Deborah Tukua is a natural living, healthy lifestyle writer and author of 7 non-fiction books, including Pearls of Garden Wisdom: Time-Saving Tips and Techniques from a Country Home, Pearls of Country Wisdom: Hints from a Small Town on Keeping Garden and Home, and Naturally Sweet Blender Treats. Tukua has been a writer for the Farmers' Almanac since 2004.