Whatever the issue is, I’ve got a recipe for you! Essential oils are a phenomenal support for the body, and believe or not, your hair! Whether you’re dealing with thinning hair (yes, women AND men), tangled hair, or even dealing with a pesky, itchy scalp, I’ve got you covered.
Let me tell you a little bit about how I even discovered that essential oils could be good for your hair…
Three pregnancies, a lagging thyroid and adrenals and a leaky gut were the perfect storm for my thinning hair. While I will always be a huge advocate for having food be your best medicine, I also have found some really great tools that have made a huge difference in helping my hair grow back and even thicker than before.
I’ll never forget being at the hair stylist after beginning this hair growth recipe about 2 month before. My hair dresser, Amy was trying to be nice at my prior appointment, but you could tell she was trying to make the most of the sad, thin hair she was working on. Fast forward 2 months after I began using my magic potion, and there was a huge difference. Right around the top of my head to the top of my ears looked like I had a half of a football helmet on my head! I hadn’t noticed until I was staring in a mirror looking at it with her! She couldn’t believe how thick it was growing in, and I was more than convinced that these oils can do wonders and magic in more ways than I knew.
I’ve put together my favorite recipes for whatever your family needs when it comes to what tops your head!
ESSENTIAL OIL HAIR GROWTH RECIPES
Add 20 drops each to your shampoo…
- Rosemary Essential Oil
- Cedarwood Essential Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
After Shower Spray…
2 oz spray bottle, add 15 drops of
- Rosemary oil
- Cedarwood oil
- Lavender oil
Fill the rest with filtered water and spray on the scalp after getting out of the shower
Style as desired
Night Time Spray
Same recipe as 2oz bottle above but spray on your scalp dry before bedtime. Let it dry before resting your head on your pillow! Lavender and Cedarwood are both incredibly calming and sleep supportive oils, so this is also a great option.
DIY DETANGLING SPRAY
In a 4 oz spray bottle, add…
- 1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin
- 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E
- 6 drops Cedarwood
- 6 drops Lavender
DIY ITCHY SCALP SPRAY
Again, I’ll give you a couple of options here to do whatever is easiest for you!
Add 20 drops Melrose Blend to your shampoo and make sure it is blended in completely.
Whenever you shampoo, be sure to let it sit on your scalp for 3-5 minutes before rinsing.
- 2 oz spray bottle
- 20 drops Melrose
- Fill with distilled water and spray on scalp after showering
WHY DID I CHOOSE THESE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Well as you know from my story, I’ve seen amazing things happen with our family when it comes to diving into the right kind of health tools. I’ve been working with friends for over 6 years now, and I have seen these essential oils recipes for hair not only get used but WORK. It’s not just my family but hundreds and thousands of our tribe that see these amazing results. Although my hairdresser Amy would vouch for me on this one too!
While I’ve seen them work firsthand, the info on WHY each of these oils is great for the hair and scalp is fun to read!
LAVENDER – An obviously well known oil for many reasons like sleep, stress, sinuses, and more. In 2016, THIS study found that mice had more hair follicles grow and had thicker hair when they were given lavender than those without. It also has a great ability to balance the flora and microbiome of the bacteria on the scalp which is more needed than we realize!
ROSEMARY – Rosemary is well known to contribute to hair thickness and regrowth. This study here even shows that within 3 months, there was significant hair growth in the group who used Rosemary! It smells great, and it’s been a huge help personally.
CEDARWOOD – This oil helps stimulate blood flow which increases the ability for the hair follicles to grow. It is probably the most well known oil to support those with thinning hair, whether it’s from age, stress, hormonal imbalance or like me, a whole lot of babies!
MELROSE – This special blend is one of my absolute favorites. A blend of tea tree, (Niaouli), rosemary, and clove is a huge help for those with those nasty white flakes or itchy scalp. These blends are great at keeping the balance in check no matter what the source of the issue. And as an added bonus, it smells like a spa!
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
I know that diving into the world of plants and oils can seem like it’s a big task, but I know without a doubt that it’s worth it! Remember that what you buy is just as important as who you buy it from. After trying over 12 brands, it was with great confidence that I landed with Young Living. Be sure to hop over to my course that will have you up and running with essential oils in less than 45 minutes. Small, short videos will give you the basics you need to get rolling and feel empowered for your family’s journey! And ya know, have thicker hair too!
Hi, just wondering what size shampoo bottle this is for. The one I just bought is 33.8oz which is a larger size than I typically buy. Thanks for sharing!
Hey Sarah, mine is 8 oz for reference, and I appreciate the question. I’ll update the blog to reflect the size!
Amazing article that is….thanks for sharing this article
Thank you Moksha!
I’m a 61 yr old woman with thinning hair over the past few yrs. I was blessed with a head full that would take 2 days to dry naturally.
I’m also an African- Amer. who loves wearing her natural curly hair…I call my “Kinky- Do.” I’ve worn my curls over 15 yrs…and now finally I’m in style. 😁. But I know I’ve lost half my volume!
Thank you for all this easy to understand, and informative info on Essential Oils & Hair growth…an each Recipe!!
During this Pandemic (along with other family stressors) I’ve noticed even more thinning. I look forward to making the Hair Tonics asap!
May God bless you and yours.🙏🏼😇Stay safe & Strong!😷
Your very grateful reader,
Hi Yolie, I love your spunk and it sounds like you need your snazzy volume back! I’m glad this was helpful, and please let me know if you have any further questions!
Hi! Thank you for sharing this! I’m wondering if you can use all the oils without mixing carrier oils(castor oil, coconut oil, etc)? Hoping for your reply soon. Thank you!
Hi Jen! I do not use essential oils without a carrier without knowing how my body responds to that specific oil. Feel free to shoot me an email with anymore questions!
Willing to give it a try. I’m in that category with those symptoms.
There are definitely a lot of us that are in this together, Youlanda. I’m hopeful this is a huge help for you!
Thanks a lot for your tips will try soon.
Is there a substitute for cedarwood oil ? I don’t have it now
Hey Nada, Cedarwood is pretty essential in the recipes I put it in. Please let me know if you would like help getting some!
I’m anxious to try! Can you tell me the size of the shampoo bottle you added the essentials to for the hair growth recipe?
Hey Suzanne, I’m so glad you’ll be trying this – please update with results! My shampoo bottle is 8 oz!