Are you looking for the best essential oils for hair? Here is a list of the top seven along with their benefits. Take your hair care routine to the next level by adding in some essential oils!


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Essential Oils For Hair

7 of the Best Essential Oils for Hair

Essential oils are not just for skin care or for face care, they are also great for hair care!

Not to mention when using an essential oil as part of your beauty routine you also benefit from the wonderful scent of the oils as well. I have found that most skin and hair care essential oils help to put me in a better mood when I use them because their scent is so relaxing and calming. I literally crave the scent of some essential oils!

If you would like to find some amazing recipes for skin, hair, and body care then be sure to check out the Essential Oils for Beauty & Body Care Binder.

Essential oils are amazing for beauty and body care and a great way to pamper yourself. 

I love to use them in my skin care products as well to decrease wrinkles, stretch marks, dry skin, and so much more! 

These are all things that as a mother of four I have experienced! But it doesn’t have to be so!

Recently my youngest daughter, who dances a lot, was complaining that her feet were really dry and cracked. I took a look and poor thing, I don’t know how she was even able to keep dancing they looked so painful.

I immediately whipped up a batch of my pampered feet massage oil and after just one application there was noticeable improvement! The crack under her toe had closed up and wasn’t hurting anymore. I knew it would do the trick, after just a few applications of that blend feet feel sooo silky smooth! Who needs pedicures when you’ve got this?!

As an Aromatherapist I get asked a lot to create blends such as these. And, (not to toot my own horn;) after quite a few years I’ve managed to make some extremely popular skin and body care recipes that clients keep coming back to buy.

I’ve hesitated in the past to share these recipes. After all I made them! The products I make with them are in high demand and I just couldn’t bring myself to share my secret skin care weapons…. you know, recipes;)

But I finally decided that it would be easier to share the recipes than to ship everyone a bottle of each blend!

So I made a new recipe binder that includes all of my clients’ most popular blends. I also personally use these recipes and can’t imagine my daily routine without them!

If you like to pamper yourself, or if you or someone you know has a skin care need then be sure to check out the Essential Oil Beauty & Body Care Binder. 

Essential Oils for Hair

I have compiled here a list of seven of my favorite hair care oils! They contain benefits such as stimulating hair growth, dandruff, lice, and helping with hair loss.

And don’t forget! The carrier oils for essential oils that you choose to use should also be appropriate for the purpose of your blend! Choose a carrier that is best for your hair and add your essential oils to that. In addition to carrier oils you can also add essential oils to your shampoo and conditioner as well!

Before we dive into essential oils, let me first say that I am not a doctor! All of the information that I provide on this site is for educational purposes only and is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe. Please read my disclaimer page and/or the disclaimer at the bottom of this page for a full disclaimer statement and always consult your health care physician before incorporating essential oils into your health or beauty routine.

Essential Oils for Hair Growth

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary is my go to hair oil! It is said to be extremely nourishing to hair and the scalp.

According to Be Young Total Health’s Desk Reference, rosemary is effective for dandruff. It also says that rosemary helps hair to look shiny and healthy, and promotes hair growth.

I have personally used rosemary on a dry, flaky spot on my daughter’s scalp with amazing results!

You can either use one of the carriers that are good for hair, or mix in shampoo and conditioner. If adding to shampoo or conditioner I would allow each product to sit in the hair for a few minutes before rinsing to achieve best results.

Rosemary is said to be good for all hair types. So whether you have normal, dry, or oily hair, you can use rosemary!

You can learn more about the awesome benefits of rosemary essential oil here.

You can purchase rosemary essential oil here!

Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme is said to be good for the scalp. Some say that thyme is a great oil to help detangle the hair so that combing is easier, making it a great oil to add to your conditioner!

According to Valerie Ann Worwood’s book The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy thyme is a great oil for oily hair and for fragile hair. Valerie also uses thyme in a recipe to make the hair shine. You can find this recipe in her book.

I use thyme, along with other oils in this post, in my Dandruff and Hair Regrowth Blend. This is a great blend to add to your shampoo to wash your hair with daily.

You can find thyme essential oil here!  

Birch Essential Oil

Birch Essential Oil

Birch is said to be an excellent hair oil as it is said to help support hair growth. It can be a warmer oil, so only a couple of drops is needed

Birch is also a good choice for oily hair, fragile hair, and for reducing hair loss.

You can learn even more about the wonderful uses for birch essential oil here.

You can find birch essential oil here!

Essential Oils For Hair Loss

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon, according to Be Young Total Health, is said to help balance oil production, making lemon an excellent choice to help thinning hair.

It is also an oil that is listed to help with dandruff and greasy hair. Not to mention lemon smells amazing!

One thing to consider when using lemon oil, or any other citrus oil, is that they are photosensitive. This means that you should not apply lemon to the skin before going out into the sun to prevent severe sunburn.

If you would like to learn even more about lemon be sure to read Why You Should Use Lemon Essential Oil.

You can find lemon here!

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils and probably one that you are familiar with.

The scent of lavender is very soothing, calming and relaxing, and is used in many body care and cleaning products. Definitely a scent that most are familiar with.

Lavender is a great oil to add to a carrier oil, your shampoo, and condition not only for it’s hair benefits but for it’s relaxing qualities as well!

The nice thing about lavender is that it is great to use for all hair types as well as dandruff! It really is such a versatile oil!

You can learn more interesting uses for lavender essential oil here.

You can find lavender essential oil here!

Best Essential Oils For Hair

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is such a stimulating oil that helps to increase circulation. Adding peppermint oil to your shampoo in the morning is a great way to wake up and to be energized for the new day!

This makes it a great oil to help with hair loss and regrowth.

You can learn more about Why You Should Use Peppermint Essential Oil here.

And if you would like to purchase peppermint you can find it here!

Essential Oils For Hair

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus is great for normal and greasy hair, and for making your hair shine.

I also use it in my Lice Prevention Spray. You can also add eucalyptus to your shampoo, along with rosemary, to help with head lice as well.

You can find the eucalyptus essential oil that I use here!

Those are seven of the best essential oils for hair. They are definitely all valuable and I like to have them all on hand.

Do you use any of these essential oils in your hair care routine? Which are your favorites? How do you use them? I would love to hear! Leave me a comment below and let me know!

If you would like to read about more beauty tips be sure to read about the 7 Best Essential Oils for Skin and the 7 Best Essential Oils for Face Care!

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Any statements or claims regarding health benefits of foods, supplements or essential oils listed on this site have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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