Although we do not realize it, many of us take pride in our hair. We cut it and stylized it. We keep it short or we make it grow. We use it as an accessory and we match it with the right clothes and styles. We color it, we enhance it and we bleach it. For some of us, the hair on our head is a very important part of our sense of self.


Extracted from the leaves of Rosmarinus officinalis, Rosemary’s essential oil is known for its high levels of antioxidants that help improve circulation and blood flow, which increases cell growth and regeneration of hair follicles.

How to use:

Mix equal parts of rosemary essential oil and olive oil or emu. Massage on the scalp for about two or three minutes and then let it sit for three to four hours. Next, wash your hair as you would normally with a mild shampoo.


The oil of Cedrus atlantica, or Cedar tree, as it is more commonly known, has long been recognized for its successful treatment of alopeica areata, an autoimmune skin disease which cases hair loss on the scalp, face, and sometimes other areas of the body. Studies found that its antiseptic properties help reduce and control bacteria and fungus. It is also an effective treatment for many scalp issues, such as dandruff or excessive oil.

How to use:

Mix equal parts cedarwood essential oil with either jojoba or grapeseed oil. Massage into scalp for about two to three minutes and let sit for about one to two hours. After, wash hair normally with a mild shampoo.


Extracted from the flowers of Lavandula angustifolia, lavender essential oil is well known and widely used. It is soft and soothing, and has many effective balancing properties that other flower essences do not have. It is also known to have wonderful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties, all of which will help in the growth and regeneration of hair.

It is soft and easy to use and can be used for all skin and hair types.

How to use:

Mix ten to twelve drops of essential oil with two or three tablespoons of emu or coconut oil. Massage on the scalp evenly and leave it at night, washing it with a mild shampoo.


Sea Buckthorn, or Hippophae rhamnoides, is a shrub found in Asia and Europe that has been known for its healing properties for thousands of years. It is commonly used as a cleanser and exfoliator when used on the skin. It also contains high levels of antioxidants and carotenes (much like Carrot essential oil), which aid in cellular regeneration and follicle performance.

How to Use:

Mix equal parts sea buckthorn essential oil and coconut or emu oil. Massage into scalp and let sit for one to three hours. After, wash normally with a mild shampoo.

Please note that this essential oil will leave a red color on your skin and scalp and can stain clothing, so take care in the application.


Thyme essential oil comes from the herb Thymus vulgaris and has a strong and penetrating odor. It is known that it increases blood circulation in the scalp, which will help to regenerate the follicles necessary for proper hair growth. It has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that make it very effective to combat dry scalp or that does not work properly.

To maximize its antiseptic properties, many people like to mix thyme and lavender oil when using it for hair and scalp.

How to use:

Mix two to three drops of thyme essential oil and four to five drops of lavender oil with two or three tablespoons of jojoba or olive oil. Massage on the scalp evenly and let it sit for about an hour. After, wash with mild shampoo.


A natural stress reducer with cooling properties as well, the oil of ylang ylang, otherwise known as Cananga odorata, is extracted from the beautiful and large yellow flowers of the plant. It has antiseptic properties and is well known to help invigorate the scalp and follicles and improve thickness and growth rate of hair.

How to use:

Mix 16 drops of ylang ylang essential oil with 4-5 tablespoons of coconut or jojoba oil. Massage into scalp and let sit for about three hours. When finished, wash out with shampoo.


Known for a long time for its antibacterial, antioxidant and peppermint, also known as Mentha piperita, it is increasingly recognized as a wonderful tonic for the growth and regeneration of hair.

How to use:

Mix 8 drops of peppermint essential oil with 4 tablespoons of coconut oil or jojoba. Massage on the scalp and leave on for at least 30 minutes. When finished, wash with a mild shampoo.

Keep in mind that peppermint essential oil is a very intense oil and should be applied with care.


There are many essential oils that, when combined, can have very healing effects. Here are a few oil combinations that, when applied regularly can be very beneficial and even medicinal. All of these should be massaged into the scalp and left on for a half hour or more. Overnight is fine as well. When finished, wash hair with mild shampoo as you would normally.

  • Using about 4 ounces of jojoba or emu oil as a carrier, mix lavender, thyme, cedarwood, and rosemary. You can use up to 35 drops of each essential oil, depending upon the quantity you wish to make. Just remember to keep the ratio equal.
  • Using 1 ounce each of coconut, grapeseed, and sesame oils as a carrier, mix 32 drops of carrot oil, 16 drops of rosemary oil, 9 drops of clove oil, 16 drops of chamomile oil, 24 drops of lavender oil, and 10 drops of cypress oil.
  • Using 2 ounces each of jojoba and coconut oils as your carrier, mix 32 drops lavender oil, 32 drops rosemary oil and 8 drops of sage oil.

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