Essential Oils Used in Hair Care


Essential oils, nature’s botanical essences, can work wonders on your hair and scalp.


Essential oils 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 while others improve the condition of the hair.


Essential Oils For Hair Care

Basil Essential Oil Natural Hair Care
*Oily hair
*Promotes growth by stimulating circulation



Chamomile Hair CareChamomile:
*Fine to normal hair
*Adds golden highlights and sheen
*Conditions hair
*Soothes inflamed scalp
*Helps scaly scalps and psoriasis

Cedarwood Essential Oil Natural Hair CareCedarwood:
*Normalizes dry and oily scalp
*Stimulates scalp and hair follicles
*Helps treat hair loss and dandruff
*Antiseptic and astringent


Clary Sage Hair Care

Clary Sage:
*All hair types
*Dandruff treatment


Eucalyptus Essential Oil Natural Hair Care

*Dandruff treatment



Lavender Natural Hair Care

*Helps itchy scalp and dandruff
*Helps balance natural scalp oils
*Soothes scalp and calms hair
*Promotes hair growth

Citrus Hair Care
Lemon & Citrus Oils:

*Treatment for dry scalp and dandruff
*Helps balance natural scalp oil production
*Adds natural shine
*Stimulates the scalp



Lemongrass Natural Skin Care

*Balances scalp oil production
*Strengthens hair follicles
*Promotes hair growth



Myrrh Natural Hair Care

*Dry hair
*Treatment for dry scalp and dandruff



Patchouli Natural Skin Care

*Oily hair
*Dandruff treatment



Peppermint Natural Hair Care
Peppermint & Spearmint:

*Dry hair
*Promotes growth by stimulating circulation
*Dandruff & itchy scalp treatment


Rosemary Natural Hair CareRosemary:
*Strengthens hair follicles
*Dandruff treatment
*Promotes hair growth
*Conditions hair


Sage Natural Hair Care

*Clarifies scalp 
*Helps heal scalp problems such as psoriasis


Tea Tree Natural Skin and Hair CareTea Tree:
*Oily hair
*Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff and lice
*Soothes dry, flaky scalp
*Unclogs hair follicles
*Promotes hair growth

Thyme Natural Hair Care

*Stimulates blood flow
*Invigorates scalp to help with hair loss


Ylang Ylang Natural Skin CareYlang Ylang:
*Dandruff treatment
*Stimulates hair growth
*Conditions hair


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.


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)Rosemary Natural Hair Care


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 haircare 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

Rose Scented Natural Hair Care


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.