How to Care for Your Hair With Essential Oils

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by | Updated: December 2nd, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

While many people associate essential oils with aroma only, they actually deliver many benefits in a variety of daily life applications. Hair care with essential oils is very easy to do if you are trying to take a more natural, restorative approach to help your hair thrive.

Essential Oil Hair Care

One way to incorporate essential oils into your hair routine is to add them to existing products. You can take any unscented shampoo or conditioner and add essential oils to give the product a ‘boost’ or to customize the aroma. Or, you can make your own products – shampoos, conditioners, scalp oils, hair rinses, etc. to take complete charge of your hair care.

Some beneficial essential oils for the overall wellness of the hair follicle and scalp include:

Tea tree essential oil – Good for scalp cleansing and purification. This makes it ideal for oily/hair and scalp.

Sage essential oil – Helps remove oily buildup and leaves the scalp and follicles feeling clean.

Rosemary essential oil – Known for being scalp toning and can be soothing to an itchy scalp. Toning the scalp helps create the ideal condition for growth – however, no essential oil with “make hair grow.”

Peppermint essential oil – Used to help increase circulation to the scalp.

German chamomile essential oil – Soothes the scalp and works for a variety of irritations. It is also known for being good with lighter or blond hair, and can help your hair’s luster or shine.

Lavender essential oil – Good for almost any hair type or condition. It encourages naturally healthy hair.

Try the two DIY recipes below for a simple hair rinse to encourage your own healthy, naturally beautiful hair.

Essential Oil Hair Rinse (for dark hair)

4 tsp. water
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
3 drops lemon essential oil
3 drops rosemary essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a squeeze or spray bottle.  aturate clean, damp hair with the mixture.  Let it sit for 1-2 minutes, then rinse with cold water, condition and style.

Essential Oil Hair Rinse (for light hair)

4 tsp. water
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
3 drops lemon essential oil
3 drops Roman chamomile essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a squeeze or spray bottle.  Saturate clean, damp hair with the mixture.  Let it sit for 1-2 minutes, then rinse with cold water, condition and style.