Essential Oils used in Hair Care

Essential oils, nature’s botanical essences, can work wonders on your hair and scalp. They can be used to cleanse the scalp, strengthen hair, control irritation and dandruff, stimulate hair follicles, improve circulation and even promote hair growth. Some essential oils improve the condition of the scalp whiles others improve the condition of the hair.

Essential Oils
Basil

Basil:
Oily hair
Promotes growth by stimulating circulation

Chamomile

Chamomile:
Fine to normal hair
Gives golden highlights and sheen
Conditions hair
Soothes inflamed scalp 
Helps scaly scalps and psoriasis

Cedarwood

Cedarwood:
Normalizes dry and oily scalp
Stimulates scalp and hair follicles
Used to treat hair loss and dandruff
Antiseptic and astringent

Clary Sage

Clary Sage:
All hair types
Dandruff treatment

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus:
Antiseptic
Dandruff treatment

Lavender

Lavender:
Scalp treatment for itchiness and dandruff
Helps balance natural scalp oils
Soothes scalp and calms hair
Promotes hair growth

Lemons

Lemon & Citrus Oils:
Treatment for dry scalp and dandruff
Helps balance natural scalp oil production
Adds natural shine
Stimulates the scalp

Lemongrass

Lemongrass:
Balances scalp oil production
Strengthens hair follicles
Promotes hair growth

Myrrh

Myrrh:
Dry hair
Treatment for dry scalp and dandruff

Patchouli

Patchouli:
Oily hair
Dandruff treatment

Peppermint

Peppermint & Spearmint:
Dry hair
Promotes growth by stimulating circulation
Dandruff & itchy scalp treatment

Rosemary

Rosemary:
Strengthens hair follicles 
Dandruff treatment
Promotes hair growth
Conditions hair

Sage

Sage:
Clarifies scalp scalp clarifiers
Helps heal scalp problems such as psoriasis

Tea Tree

Tea Tree:
Oily hair
Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff and lice
Soothes dry, flaky scalp
Unclogs hair follicles 

Promotes hair growth

Thyme

Thyme:
Antiseptic
Stimulates blood flow
Invigorates scalp to help with hair loss

Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang:
Antiseptic
Dandruff treatment
Soothing
Stimulates hair growth
Conditions hair

NOTE:  To use essential oils in hair care they should not be applieddirectly to your hair or scalp. They should first be mixed with a carrier oil or can be diluted in vinegar or floral water.

ESSENTIAL OIL HAIR CARE RECIPES

HAIR CONDITIONER OIL

  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba or other carrier oil
  • 3 drops of Rosemary (or other hair care essential oil)

Directions: Mix the Jojoba and Rosemary in a small bowl (tiny condiment bowls work great for this). Wet your hair with warm water and then apply the conditioner. Let it sit on your hair for 15-30 minutes. Then, wash your hair as normal. Jojoba and rosemary are helpful for dry hair

See our information on VINEGAR RINSES for more recipes

SCALP MASSAGE

Place 3 to 5 drops of a hair care conditioner oil (recipe above) on your fingertips and massage your scalp.

Scaly scalp and dandruff blend: Add 2 drops atlas cedarwood, 2 drops lavender, 2 drops rosemary, and 2 drop tea tree oil to 1/2 ounce of a base oil (like jojoba).

SCENTED HAIR

Apply 2 drops of your chosen essential oils for hair to the bristles of your hairbrush and brush your hair well

Or... Add 3 drops of a hair care conditioner oil (recipe above) to a hair brush or comb.The hair will absorb the scent as the oil conditions hair.