Top Essential Oil For Hair Growth

Top Essential Oil For Hair Growth


Hair loss can be a problem for many people and can come from genetics, health conditions and more. The scalp contains glands which produce sebum, the skins natural oil. However, the oil on the scalp is designed to keep the skin lubricated and the hair waterproof.

If you are looking for a healthier option to increase hair growth, essential oils have been shown to do just that. Oils have many benefits from mother nature. They are great for hair growth, improving blood circulation, and stimulating the hair follicles.

Before we get started with the different homemade remedies, I wanted to share an oil that doesn’t require much of your time. Some people may be very busy and don’t have the time or energy to gather and make homemade remedies. This is where the Hair Support Essential Oil comes in. The blend of essential oils is Rosemary, Ylang Ylang, Ravintsara, Cedarwood, Holy Basil, and Sage. It can help promote good circulation and strengthen hair while improving appearance.

1. Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil has a sweet, refreshing aroma. It brings deep relaxation and encourages compassion. When lavender oil is massaged into the scalp it is a powerful moisturizer and helps decrease dandruff.

Homemade Remedy:

To use lavender essential oil for hair growth, blend:

  • 8 – 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 tsp of a carrier oil
  • Massage the blend into your scalp
  • To get the most out of its nourishing and healing powers, leave it in overnight
  • Wash it out in the morning

2 Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary essential oil is a powerful oil. This oil has a minty and woodsy scent. Rosemary is full of antioxidants which can prevent thinning hair and promotes blood circulation, so it is perfect for increasing hair growth. Rosemary clears your pores and great for itchy scalps and dandruff relief.

*As a precaution, it is not recommended to use rosemary essential oil when you are pregnant or if you suffer from epilepsy.

Homemade Remedy:

To use rosemary essential oil for hair growth:

  • Heat 3 tsp of olive oil
  • Blend in 10 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • Use this blend as a hot oil treatment by blending it evenly over your scalp and through your hair
  • Wrap your hair in a towel that has been dipped in hot water
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes, then shampoo it out
  • It’s recommended to do this about once a month

3. Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood essential oil is a warm and woodsy scent. It’s great for the treatment of hair loss and dandruff control. Recent studies concluded that Cedarwood essential oil, along with lavender, rosemary, and thyme, is effective in helping with alopecia. Alopecia is a common skin disease that causes hair loss.

Cedarwood balances the oil that is produced from the glands of the scalp.

Homemade Remedy:     

To use Cedarwood essential oil for hair growth, you can blend:

  • 2 – 3 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • massage your scalp with it, smoothing it through your hair, as well

4. Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme has been helpful for promoting hair growth as it increases blood flow to the scalp. Avoid red thyme which contains thymol and can irritate the skin.

*Be aware that thyme is a potent oil so it should be used in moderation. Furthermore, it always should be blended with a carrier oil and even other essential oils.

Homemade Remedy:

To use thyme essential oil for hair growth, blend:

  • 2 drops thyme essential oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Massage the blend into the scalp and let it rest for 20 minutes
  • Shampoo it out

5. Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint has cooling and powerful properties as it is the most pungent mint aroma. This oil unclogs your pores to allow the natural flow of oil.

*Please be advised, since peppermint is cooling, it can cause skin irritation for some people. Do a patch test beforehand to make sure you don’t have an adverse reaction to it.

Homemade Remedy:

To use peppermint essential oil for hair growth, blend:

  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 tbsp warmed coconut oil
  • Massage the blend into the scalp and leave it on for 20 minutes
  • Shampoo it out

6.  Chamomile Essential Oil

There are two types of chamomile ─ Roman, and German. Both have similar properties, but we find Roman to be better for hair growth. Chamomile essential oil is soothing in nature and has natural anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomile protects your hair from damage.

Homemade Remedy:

To use chamomile essential oil for hair growth, combine:

  • 3 drops chamomile essential oil
  • 2 tbsp jojoba carrier oil
  • Massage into your scalp as needed

7.  Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary sage is known for its phytoestrogen content, which contributes to hair growth and preventing or reversing premature balding.

*Please note, if you are pregnant, you should avoid clary sage essential oil as it can induce contractions.

Homemade Remedy:

To use clary sage essential oil for hair growth, blend:

For dry hair:

  • 10 drops clary sage
  • 1 – 2 tsp coconut oil
  • Massage into the scalp then brushes to coat every strand, leaving hair soft and shiny.

8.  Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil is a clarifying and drying oil ideal for an oily scalp. It’s good for treating dandruff or scalp acne.

*Please note that lemon is phototoxic, so avoid it on your skin if you are going out into the sun.

Homemade Remedy:

To use lemon essential oil for hair growth, blend:

  • 5 – 6 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 2 tbsp jojoba essential oil
  • Massage the blend into the scalp
  • Leave it on for 1 -2 hours, then shampoo out

9. Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli essential oil’s anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties make it exceptional for treating many scalps and skin issues.

Homemade Remedy:

To use patchouli essential oil for hair growth, blend:

  • 2 – 3 drops of patchouli essential oil
  • 5 – 6 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 2 tbsp argan oil which compliments patchouli well
  • Massage the blend into the scalp
  • Leave on for 1 – 2 hours, then shampoo out

10. Tea Tree Essential Oil

Research has proved that tea tree essential oil has powerful antimicrobial and anti-fungal effects. Tea tree essential oil can be found in dandruff treating products. It works itself deep into the hair follicles. It unclogs them and helps with the normal flow of sebum.

*Tea tree essential oil is a mild sensitizer, so be sure to do a patch test first if you have sensitive skin.

Homemade Remedy:

To use tea tree essential oil for hair growth, blend:

For hair growth:

  • 2 – 3 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 2 tbsp sweet almond carrier oil
  • Leave the blend in for 30 minutes
  • Shampoo out

Kara Stavish

Kara is a teacher, coach, online course instructor and the founder of Concepts Of Life & Wellness. She received a bachelors degree in psychology from Penn State University and not long after was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Autoimmune Disease in 2015. As she struggled to feel better, she began an intense search to find healing. After immersing herself into the learning process, she removed her medication and healed her body. From this experience, she now dedicates her life to helping others learn how to feel better and live a healthier life. Her enthusiasm for healing has helped so many people and continues to do so.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Misty Dillon

    This might sound stupid but I am new to the Essential Oil game. But what is a Carrier Oil and what are the names of some Carrier Oils?????

    1. Kara Stavish

      That is a very popular question. You can use many different carrier oils like castor oil, almond oil, avocado oil, or argan oil. There are so many different oils you can choose from.

  2. Cheryl Burns

    How do you use hair support for growth..what does ravenesta contributes for

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