Essential Oils for Hair Care

Essential oils have many therapeutic properties. There are several that are excellent for common hair and scalp issues. Below is a list of essential oils with benefits regarding hair care and the recipe for our own essential oil hair care mix.

Essential Oils for Hair Care

>>  Cedarwood- used for eczema, Seborrheic dermatitis aka dandruff, hair loss, dry hair
>> Tea Tree – good for dry scalp or dandruff, both. For dandruff apply the oil for about 15 mins then shampoo as normal.
>> Patchouli – eczema, dandruff
>> Rosemary – dry skin, dry hair, hair loss, dandruff
>> Thyme – hair loss
>> Sage – cleansing, eczema, hair loss, dry hair
>> Lavender – hair loss
>> Chamomile – fragile/damaged hair, eczema, dandruff
>> Geranium – dry/damaged hair
>> Peppermint and Eucalyptus – dry hair, tingling effect that stimulates the hair follicles and promotes growth

For our hair oil I mix lavender, chamomile, rosemary, geranium, sage and peppermint with Jojoba oil. Jojoba oil is one of the best carrier oil to use when mixing oils for hair. The recipe calls for 50 drops of essential oils per 2 oz of jojoba oil. I like to use more lavender, chamomile and rosemary and a less peppermint. I’ve noticed too much peppermint makes the mix tingle too much on my daughter’s scalp and makes her scratch her head. You can tailor the recipe to your needs, but keep it at 50 drops of essential oil (or less) per 2oz of carrier oil.

When it comes to selecting essential oils you should only use high quality, 100% pure and natural oils extracted by steam distillation or cold expression. I use Lotus Touch brand oils their products are formulated with certified organic ingredients.
*A word of caution: Essential oils are very concentrated and should not be applied to your skin unless they are diluted.*

Want more on natural remedies and essential oils? Have a look at these posts:
Natural Remedy for Eczema
Natural Remedy for Insect Bites and Natural Insect Repellent
Natural Remedy for an Eye Infection

 

Sources: Aromatherapy Workbook, Marcel Lavabre


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Comments

  1. DiaryofaHairPrincess says:

    i just started a blog for my daughter who has eczema, so i am very careful what i use on her hair. the oils i am interested in would be all the ones associated. She does have dry hair but it's not damaged. i believe it's dry because of the eczema. http://www.diaryofahairprincess.blogspot.com hope i win the giveaway!

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  3. Tracey-BBH says:

    Thanks for the info! I will definitely have to try some of this oils because I believe that her eczema is affecting her hair growth!

  4. Thanks for the info! I will definitely have to try some of this oils because I believe that her eczema is affecting her hair growth!

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  7. Dreamer13 says:

    Great post! EO's are so interesting to me. I love learning more about them. Lavendar is also has good cleansing properties, so can be used in between wash days if desired.

    Oh goodness… have you smelled patchouli?!?! ICK!!! My most loathed scent EVER!! and it has so many redeeming qualities! But I just can't get over the smell. *shudders* lol

    ~ Karli

  8. Yes, i love learning about them too, they have so many great therapeutic and healing properties for a number of things!

    I don't mind most of the scents, though, I like natural/earthy smells, so they don't bother me.

  9. Shaela Toni says:

    awesome info thanks for sharing

  10. Brian Debruhl says:

    Eczema is not 100% treatable but you can always reduce its symptoms by the use of hydrocortisone and other topical steroids. ;”*”

    Regards

    • Brooke says:

      Thank you for your comment Brian, but the point of this post is to provide natural/safe alternatives to topical steroids and other OTC drugs.

  11. Asuncion Maura says:

    Jojoba oil is really great for treating acne. It sort of unclogs the pores by dissolving hardened sebum. .”*.,

    Have a great day! http://foodsupplementdigest.com/grape-seed-extract-benefits/

  12. Nisha says:

    I love using essential oils for my hair. I use lavender, tea tree, bergamont, peppermint, and rosemary.

  13. PATRICIA BAITY says:

    YES I CREATE MY OWN HAIR CARE LINE I HAVE SOME SPECIAL TONICS FOR HAIR THAT YOU ALL WILL LOVE.

    1. OLIVE OIL
    2. CARROT OIL
    3, COCONUT OIL
    4 TEA BAGS OPEN 12 OF THEM
    5, ONION OIL
    6.GARLIC OIL
    7. SHEA BUTTER
    8. RED PEPPER POWER
    MIX AND BAKE IN OVEN 2 HOURS LET SIT AND STRAIN PUT IN BOTTLE PUT IN HAIR. SIT AND RINSE .TRY AND BLOG ME BACK.

  14. jolie says:

    This is so great. Also for dry hair, ROSE OIL, SANDALWOOD, YLANG YLANG, THEY ALSO ARE FANTASTIC. Remember all oils are used based on the hair type, There is oil for DRY HAIR, oil for GREASY HAIR, oil for NORMAL HAIR.

    FOR DRY HAIR: Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Lavenda and Geranium
    FOR GREASY HAIR: Basil, Eucalyptus,Cedarwood, Chamomile, Lemongrass, Cypress, Sage and Rosemary
    FOR NORMAL HAIR: GERANIUM, LAVENDER,LEMONGRASS, ROSEMARY.

    Will post more about oils whenever time permit me.

    Hope this will help and remember don’T EVER MIX MORE THAN 3OILS AT ONCE WITH ONE BASE OIL OF YOUR CHOICE FROM:

    SWEET ALMOND, APRICOT KERNAL, AVOCADO, JOJOBA, EVENING PRIMROSE AND SUNFLOWER.

  15. Chantal Straube says:

    People with atopic dermatitis often have asthma or seasonal allergies. There is often a family history of allergies such as asthma, hay fever, or eczema. People with atopic dermatitis often test positive to allergy skin tests.However, atopic dermatitis is not caused by allergies.

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