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.

 

 

Basil:
Oily hair
Promotes growth by stimulating circulation
Basil
Chamomile:
Fine to normal hair
Gives golden highlights and sheen
Conditions hair
Soothes inflamed scalp 
Helps scaly scalps and psoriasis
 
Chamomile
 
Cedarwood:
Normalizes dry and oily scalp
Stimulates scalp and hair follicles
Used to treat hair loss and dandruff
Antiseptic and astringent
  Cedarwood
     
Clary Sage:
All hair types
Dandruff treatment
 
  Clary Sage
     
Eucalyptus:
Antiseptic
Dandruff treatment
  Eucalyptus
    
Lavender:
All hair types
Scalp treatment for itchiness and dandruff
Helps balance natural scalp oils
Soothes scalp and calms hair
Promotes hair growth
 
Lavender
    
     
Lemon:
Oily hair
Gives golden highlights
Treatment for dry scalp and dandruff
Helps balance natural scalp oils
  Lemons
     
Lemongrass:
Oily hair
Slows down scalp oil production
  Lemongrass
    
Myrrh:
Dry hair
Treatment for dry scalp and dandruff
  Myrrh
    
Patchouli:
Oily hair
Dandruff treatment
  Patchouli
    
Peppermint:
Dry hair
Promotes growth by stimulating circulation
  Peppermint
    
Rosemary:
Oily hair
Dandruff treatment
Promotes hair growth
  Rosemary
    
Sage:
Clarifies scalp scalp clarifiers
Helps heal scalp problems such as psoriasis
  Sage
    
Tea Tree:
Oily hair
Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff and lice
  Tea Tree
    
Thyme:
Antiseptic
Stimulates blood flow
Invigorates scalp to help with hair loss
  Thyme
    
Ylang Ylang:
Oily hair
Antiseptic
Dandruff treatment
Soothing
Stimulates hair growth
  Ylang Ylang
    

 

 

NOTE:  To use essential oils in hair care they should not be applied
directly 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
Basic:
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 drops     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.