Quite a number of studies have been conducting showing the successful treatment of alopecia areata using essential oils! This shows that essential oils have been proven to treat alopecia areata naturally. One popular study recorded in the Archives of Dermatology November 1998, investigated the efficacy of aromatherapy in the treatment of patients with alopecia areata.
The participants were eight-six patients diagnosed with alopecia areata. They were divided into two groups. The active group did a daily scalp massage using the essential oils of thyme, rosemary, cedarwood and lavender in carrier oils of grapeseed and jojoba. The control group, meanwhile did daily scalp massages too, but only with the carrier oils of grapeseed and jojoba. They did not use essential oils in their massage. The participants did the massage everyday for 7 months.
The results found essential oils to be a safe and effective treatment for alopecia areata! Further more, treatment with the essential oils used was significantly more effective than treatment with the carrier oil alone.