Essential oils are utilised in a variety of ways, including cooking, beauty treatments, aromatherapy, and personal care. Their natural chemical components are effective in improving the overall health of skin and hair.
While essential oils are commonly used to make your home smell great, they can also be a nourishing, aromatic addition to your hair care routine. Choose the best essential oil that will benefit your hair type before making any changes to your hair products.
Choosing the Best Essential Oil for Your Hair’s Needs
- Almond oil soothes and moisturizes the scalp. (Carrier Oil)
- Cedarwood oil stimulates the scalp and promotes hair growth.
- Chamomile oil adds shine and softness to hair, and soothes the scalp.
- Clary sage oil promotes hair growth and stimulates the scalp.
- Coconut oil softens hair and increases shine. (Carrier Oil)
- Geranium oil strengthens hair.
- Jojoba oil moisturizes the hair, adds nutrients, and stimulates the scalp. (Carrier Oil)
- Lavender oil deep conditions the hair, keeps it shiny, and helps control dandruff.
- Moroccan argan oil moisturizes, nourishes, and provides antioxidants to hair. (Carrier Oil)
- Rosemary oil stimulates the roots, improves hair growth, and increases circulation in the scalp.
- Sandalwood oil helps with dry ends, and adds fragrance to the hair.
NOTE: To use essential oils in hair care they should not be applied directly to your hair or scalp. They should first be mixed with a carrier oil or can be diluted in vinegar.
To get the stunning, healthy hair of your dreams, use essential oils for hair to add shine and bounce to your strands. All you need for a good Natural Hair Care DIY are items you already have around the house, including essential oils, carrier oils, spray bottles, water, and a couple of other tools and ingredients.
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Natural Hair Care DIYs
Hair Protectant Spray
Shield your hair with this heat protectant spray, made with Clary Sage and Geranium essential oils.
1 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut oil
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil (or another carrier oil of your choice)
2 teaspoons dōTERRA Salon Essentials Smoothing Conditioner
1 cup water
5 drops Clary Sage essential oil
5 drops Geranium essential oil
Pour half of the water into a spray bottle.
Add Fractionated Coconut oil, sweet almond oil,
conditioner, and essential oils into bottles.
Add remaining water and shake well.
To use, apply one spritz to hair and work it through until hair is lightly coated. Style as normal.
Scalp Buildup Cleanser
This apple cider vinegar rinse helps restore and balance the natural pH level of your hair and gets rid of extra build-up without stripping your hair of its natural oils.
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
8 tablespoons water
8 drops Rosemary essential oil
6 drops Lemon essential oil
4 drops Grapefruit essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a small glass bowl and stir.
Comb through dry hair. The acids in the mixture remove any oil, dirt, or sulfate buildup naturally.
Allow the mixture to sit in place for about 20 min. then rinse hair in shower and continue with your normal shampoo and conditioner routine.
Leave-in Conditioning Spray
Sometimes your hair needs a little extra boost! The Rosemary oil in this mixture conditions and strengthens, while Ylang Ylang leaves your hair looking full, smooth, and silky.
3 parts distilled water
2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
1 tablespoon Fractionated Coconut oil
1 tablespoon rose water
2 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
3 drops Rosemary essential oil
Combine all ingredients in an eight ounce glass spray bottle.
Shake well and spray over damp hair after your normal shampoo and conditioner routine.
Do not rinse. Style hair as usual.
Sun Protecting Spray
Too much sun exposure can cause damage to your hair and lead to dry, brittle strands. Rosemary oil is known for its renewing properties to help promote full, healthy-looking hair. This simple DIY recipe dilutes sunscreen with essential oils to protect your hair.
1 cup water
2 teaspoons SPF 25 sunscreen (You can make your own - see sun blog)
3-4 drops Rosemary essential oil
Stir SPF 25 sunscreen into a cup of water to dilute.
Add 3-4 drops of Rosemary essential oil and stir.
Pour mixture into a spray bottle and spritz on hair before going out into the sun or getting into the pool to protect your color and shine.
Since the oil and water will separate, be sure to shake well before each use.
This natural DIY spray helps tame stubborn flyaways while nourishing your hair at the same time. Fractionated Coconut oil helps provide moisture to dry hair, while aloe vera promotes shine and leaves hair feeling clean.
2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut oil
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
1/2 cup distilled water
5-10 drops Lavender essential oil
Combine all ingredients in an eight ounce spray bottle and shake thoroughly before each use.
Spray a thin layer on dry hair after styling to tame flyaways and everyday frizz.
In this DIY Hair Detangler, essential oils, marshmallow root, and apple cider vinegar act as natural detanglers while essential oils add additional benefits to help keep your hair healthy and beautiful.
12 ounce spray bottle
1 1/2 cups distilled water
3 tablespoons marshmallow root
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons dōTERRA Salon Essentials Smoothing Conditioner
5 drops Rosemary, Patchouli, Geranium, and Tea Tree oils
Boil water and marshmallow root in a small pan.
Reduce heat and let simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Let cool slightly and strain through cheesecloth or wire strainer.
While warm, pour into bottle and add conditioner, apple cider vinegar, and essential oils
Spray generously on wet hair and comb through.
What are your favorite essential oils for hair care? Are any of these recipes on your must-have list? Tell us about it in the comments!
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