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Keep your head Cool

As we focus on keeping the body cool this summer, lets talk about that scalp!
In the hot summer months keeping cool can sometimes be a challenge, and keeping a cool head can be an even bigger challenge. If your anything like me, I get a hot head, and face(to much pitta dosha) and its hard to keep it cool. But with a few tricks, you can make it easier.
I work a lot with clients that come in for stress, headaches, hair-loss,TMJ, and more that need a focus from the shoulders up. One thing I do, is blend together a herbal oil to help, whether we need to stimulate or cool down the scalp to relieve tension. In Ayurveda we have many tools to cool the body, so why not cool the head.
Some of my simple oils:Blend coconut oil with rosewater and maybe a drop of lavender essential oil to cool and relax then massage into the scalp with a circulatory motion. I also like to apply a small amount of aloe to the center point(crown charka) in the heat of summer to bring the cooling in fast. Make a peppermint and rose, or lemongrass and hibiscus tea to seep on after your massage and relax into the cool.
A good cooling scalp massage helps with so many aspects of the mind body, from calming and cooling to helping nourish the scalp, and with time can have many more benefits.
Enjoy your scalp massage this summer, and keep cool.

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