Essential Oils For Natural 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
*Oily hair; *Promotes growth by stimulating circulation
*Fine to normal hair; *Adds golden highlights and sheen; *Conditions hair; *Soothes inflamed scalp; *Helps scaly scalps and psoriasis
*Normalizes dry and oily scalp; *Stimulates scalp and hair follicles; *Helps treat hair loss and dandruff; *Antiseptic and astringent
*All hair types; *Dandruff treatment; *Helps strengthen strands and prevent breakage; *Promotes hair growth
*Antiseptic; *Dandruff treatment
*Helps itchy scalp and dandruff; *Helps balance natural scalp oils; *Soothes scalp and calms hair; *Promotes hair growth; *Conditions and adds shine
Lemon & Citrus Oils:
*Treatment for dry scalp and dandruff; *Helps balance natural scalp oil production; *Adds natural shine; *Stimulates the scalp
*Balances scalp oil production; *Strengthens hair follicles; *Promotes hair growth
*Dry hair; *Treatment for dry scalp and dandruff
*Oily hair; *Dandruff treatment
Peppermint & Spearmint:
*Dry hair; *Promotes growth by stimulating circulation; *Dandruff & itchy scalp treatment
*Strengthens hair follicles; *Dandruff treatment; *Stimulates roots; *Improves hair growth; *Increases scalp circulation; *Conditions hair
*Clarifies scalp; *Helps heal scalp problems such as psoriasis
*Oily hair; *Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff and lice; *Soothes dry, flaky scalp; *Unclogs hair follicles; *Promotes hair growth
*Antiseptic; *Stimulates blood flow; *Invigorates scalp to help with hair loss
*Antiseptic; *Dandruff treatment; *Soothing; *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.
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
Essential Oils for 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).
Scent Your Hair With Essential Oils
As I said above, when using essential oils you MUST dilute them before applying to the skin or scalp.
Unfortunately, many internet recipes for essential oil hair mists tell you to dilute your essential oils with water.
The problem is that since essential oils do NOT mix with water, you will simply have essential oil droplets sitting in the water which can still cause irritation when sprayed over your whole head.
For a simple hair scent that works for me I apply 1 to 2 drops of my favorite essential oil or essential oil blend hair to the bristles of my hairbrush and lightly brush my hair. Even though the essential oil is undiluted, I find that this small amount of oil is enough to provide a subtle scent without irritation.
Or... You can add 3 drops of a haircare conditioner oil (recipe above) to a hair brush or comb. The hair will absorb the scent as the oil conditions hair.
Try some of our awesome aromatherapy essential oil blends.
When trying any new product on your skin or scalp, it is wise to do a simple patch test to check for sensitivities.
Do you have a favorite essential oil for your hair? Mine is our Sage Mist Essential Oil Blend.
The information above pertains to healthy adults. We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is often contradictory. If you are interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and be sure to consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
The statements regarding health-related benefits of essential oils have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are in no way intended and should not be construed as medical advice to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.