WHY ESSENTIAL OILS?

WHY ESSENTIAL OILS?


WHY ESSENTIAL OILS?


Essential oils are a fantastic creation because of the vast benefits they provide in the area of skin care.  From Rosemary to Sandalwood, they each provide a unique purpose and benefit to your skin and hair.  Not only do they provide aromatherapy, but they are also used for health reasons.  For instance, Peppermint essential oil can be used for pain management, to apply as a topical solution, Lavender and Cedarwood essential oil can be used for minimizing flakiness and are excellent for hair and scalp.


Use of essential oils are so powerful, that they have been used for thousands of years, not only for medicinal use, but also for household cleaning products.  The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting different parts of plants, flowers, leaves, etc.  (Reference: draxe.com/ 101 essential oil benefits, paraphrased).  Although there are many uses, today we will focus on the benefits of hair and scalp.  One of the most powerful essential oils is Tea Tree Oil, which can be found in each bottle of Natural Hair Mist as well as Loc Drench Hair Oils.  The benefits of Tea Tree include:

Anti-fungal, antiseptic, unclogs hair follicles, nourishes roots, induces hair growth, anti-bacterial, moisturizes skin, controls body odor, relieves skin itching, flights psoriasis, antiviral, treats warts, wounds, ringworm, reduces acne.


Whether you’ve just gotten your hair done, or looking for a refresher after a gym workout, we’ve got the Mist for you!  If you are just wanting to promote further nourishment to your locs after washing them, you may choose a particular mist, or if you have a certain scalp issue, one of the bottles may fair better to aid your healing process.   

Below is a chart I’ve developed sharing with you the benefits of each essential oil, and the corresponding Natural Hair Mists which can be found hosting them.  Based on your hairs’ deficits, choose the Natural Hair Mist that would best promote your hair’s wellness, nourishment, and your scalps’ needs. New Natural Hair Mists may be added and some may no longer be available due to discontinuing or selling out, so use this guide as a reference to locate the bottle best for you.  Email questions to tiffanyslocjewels@gmail.com, or submit through the site.

 



TIFFANY’S LOC JEWELS

ESSENTIAL OIL CHEAT SHEET


              ESSENTIAL OIL             BENEFITS                         FOUND IN NATURAL HAIR MIST

BERGAMOT

Deoderizing, removes body odor

Euphoria, Reverie, Sacred, Latter Rain

CEDAR

(Cedarwood)

Astringent, cures seborrhea, dry scalp, thinning scalp

Peace, Pursuit

CINNAMON

Anti-fungal, heals skin infections

Delight,Reverie

CHAMOMILE

Soothing, retracts skin cells affected by chemical treatments, great for harsh weather

Coming Soon

EUCALYPTUS

Anti-inflammatory, helps with respiratory problems, prevents hair loss

Carried Away, Sacred, Latter Rain

FRANKINCENSE

Antiseptic, keeps cells healthy, promotes regeneration, prevents hair loss

Sanctuary, Euphoria

GERANIUM

Supports circulatory system, revitalizes body tissues, fades scars

Bloom, Let Go

JASMINE

Good for scar healing, antiseptic

Rapture, Pursuit

JUNIPER BERRY

Stops hair loss, wound healing, dandruff, ezcema

Coming soon

LAVENDAR

Good for haircare, increases blood circulation, increases immune system, antifungal, prevents hair loss

Bliss, Serenity

LEMON

Good for oily scalps

LEMONGRASS

Strengthens hair, kills bacteria

Pursuit, Bloom, Heaven, Dream, Free

LIME

Restorative, antisceptic, antiviral

Divine

MYRRH

Antibacterial, anti-cancer, treatment against skin irritations, good for scalp flakiness

Reverie, Euphoria, Free, Sanctuary, Early Rain

NEROLI

Emollient, tonic, antiseptic

Bliss, Early Rain

PATCHOULI

Deodorizing, increases cell growth, astringent

Let Go, Escape, Outdoors

PEPPERMINT

Stops hair loss, anti-spasmodic, pain relief, good for oily scalps

Tranquility, Carried Away, Dream

PINE

Remove lice from hair, antiviral,  antioxidant,

Loc Drench for Men

ROSEMARY

Stimulates hair growth, disinfecting

Tranquility, Pursuit

ROSE ABSOLUTE/

ROSE WATER

Controls excessive oil, balances pH, antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent, heals itchy skin, anti-inflammatory

Let Go, Serenity

SAGE

Deodorizes, kills bacteria, promotes hair growth, stimulates scalp

Rapture, Escape

SANDALWOOD

Anti-inflammatory, powerful against bad bacteria, aides in scar healing

Outdoors, Peace

SPEARMINT

Antiseptic, restorative

Dream

SWEET BASIL

Fights bacteria and odor

Bliss, Reverie

SWEET ORANGE

Anti-bacterial, antifungal, balances oily scalp

Delight, Jubilee

TEA TREE

Anti-fungal, antiseptic, unclogs hair follicles, nourishes roots, induces hair growth, anti-bacterial, moisturizes skin, controls body odor, relieves skin itching, flights psoriasis, antiviral, treats warts, wounds, ringworm, reduces acne

ALL MISTS

VANILLA

Inhibits cancerous cell, anti-oxidant, relaxing

Serenity, Paradise, Carried Away, Jubilee

VETIVER

Invigorates dry skin, calming, energizes brain cells

Heaven, Earth

WINTERGREEN

Tones hair roots

Dream

YLANG YLANG

Anti-seborrhoeic, decreases blood pressure, sedative

Paradise




August 06, 2016
The Mystery of Locs And Why We Love Them

The Mystery of Locs And Why We Love Them

THE MYSTERY OF LOCS…..AND WHY WE LOVE THEM!

 

Perhaps it’s the thickness of some, and the thinness of others, I don’t know, its just that something uniquely special about a person’s locs. As an onlooker, some locs are to be admired and we secretly question what they had to endure through their loc journey, such as their changing looks, reaching the teenage phase, loc-popping, and so on.  Noone's locs are perfect no matter how “perfect” they may appear at that moment. Each person has had their own process of growth.  For those who’ve cut their locs and they are on their second or third set, you scratch your head and wonder, what it was that made them cut the first set in the first place? What look were they going for the second time around?  And even those who chose to cut their locs off permanently, or temporarily to experience loose hair again, you imagine how much they wrestled with that decision.

Sisterlocks are the tiniest of locs; those with several hundred plus on their head. What was their install process like? How was their hair-washing routine different than those who wore traditional-size locs? The new level of education they received in order to not only learn of the locing process, but learn of the nature of locs themselves. They are a community within a community, a sub-culture, just as loc-wearers form a sub-culture, if you will, within the natural hair community.  In addition, under that umbrella are those who chose to grow thicker locs, and knew they wanted their "locs to look like the original locs of back in the day".  Experimenting with the freeform element was so freeing and so natural without the care of the week-to-week grooming sessions the others choose to do.  Inside their mind, perhaps their is a bolder, confidence, which going against societal norms is tested even the more than those who wear nubian locs.  Then there is the nubian, or traditional, loc-wearers.  Those are the ones who like the neat parts, their hair just so, their edges laid, and sometimes wear elaborate styles. They have had their own journey, with people walking up to them asking, “Can I touch your locs? Are those extensions? How do you wash your hair?”  Having to grapple with answers for people in a friendly way was a challenge, since they simply did not know much about it in the first place, and appeared to admire them. And for all locers, the relationship with the opposite sex has been a consideration.  What is viewed as sexy comes into play.  I, myself, have been asked a few times, "How long are you going to keep those locs? You carry them well, but how long?"  And that's my sign to move on, as I realize immediately that that person would never love me for who I am.  And beauty in his eyes has been tainted.

 

The locs themselves are a mystery, because of a person’s head and how they fall. The mystery of locs is a mix between whats inside the head of the locer (their beginnings, their growth stages, and their goal length or style), and how the loc tends to form or mesh together due to the person’s hair texture, and whether they choose to latch/tighten their locs, palm roll their locs, sisterlock, or freeform.  The evolving journey is fascinating because we can put ourselves in someone elses’ shoes and imagine our “loc past”, or our “loc future”.  What’s inside the mind of the locer, and how they view their version of beautiful is a constant unveiling that we choose to celebrate with eachother. We wonder who this person is and what is their style? Whether corporate or artsy, they seem to have made locs work for them in their particular way.

Women adore men with locs, as over the years certain musicians, like Eric Benet and Bob Marley, has made them sexy.  They fortified a strong image at the start of their career of sexiness and mystery.  Female artists, such as Lauryn Hill, went against the grain with her thick locs throughout her career, setting a precedent for women with locs.  So whether the locer chooses to do their hair themselves or to go the salon, whether they choose to color their hair or wear their natural color, or whether they choose to use certain products to gain that finishing look they were going for, we are all in this together, and we can all appreciate our locs in their natural form however it meshes together!  

 

LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS AND EXPERIENCES? WHAT HAS YOUR JOURNEY BEEN LIKE AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR LOCS?

 

April 23, 2016