Top 5 DIY recipes to promote hair growth using Essential Oils

Essential oils can be a great alternative to chemically infused, lab-manufactured products. Essential oils are effective and completely natural. Essential Oils such as peppermint, rosemary, and eucalyptus are beneficial in stimulating hair growth and reducing hair fall. These oils stimulate the hair follicles and promote new hair growth as well as existing hair growth. Essential oil is beneficial in protecting one's hair from some environmental damage effects. The natural cleansing properties of essential oils make them beneficial for scalp treatment.


The best essential oils to reduce hair fall and stimulate hair growth are rosemary essential oil, peppermint essential oil, lavender essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil, tea tree essential oil, sandalwood essential oil, thyme essential oil, lemongrass essential oil, cedarwood essential oil, and jasmine essential oil. However, always be careful never to apply essential oil directly on your scalp, as it may irritate your scalp. One of the tips for using essential oil for hair is to mix a few drops in shampoo or conditioner. You can use this technique to promote hair growth by combining different essential oils and adding them to the shampoo/conditioner mixture. Another way to use essential oil is by adding a few ounces to your carrier oil. However, with so many choices, it is not easy to choose the best. We have some excellent DIY hair growth recipes that reveal how to use essential oils effectively.



“Lavender Essential Oil And Coconut Oil For Hair Growth”

Recent studies have proved that lavender oil makes hair grow thicker and faster than average. It is also known to treat issues like pattern baldness and alopecia. It is rich in essential antioxidants that stimulate blood flow and boost hair growth.

Coconut oil, a staple product in hair care, is infused with essential fatty acids that nourish your scalp and give it the ability to be easily absorbed in the hair shaft. Coconut oil not only prevents protein loss from your hair but also protects your hair from environmental damage.

This scalp-invigorating hydrating mix of oils generates blood circulation that stimulates thicker hair growth. This mixture when applied to hair will seal in moisture and treat damaged hair and split ends.


1 drop of lavender essential oil 10 drops of coconut oil How to make: 1. Combine lavender essential oil and coconut oil and mix it well.

2. Massage this mixture on your scalp and hair

3. Shampoo your hair and apply argan oil

P.S: You can make a batch and store it for future use.

“Peppermint And Almond Oil for Hair Growth”

A 2014 study showed that peppermint essential oil could show promising results for hair growth. As peppermint essential oil is rich in menthol which is a vasodilator (it means it increases blood flow to your hair follicle) which potentially increases hair growth and prevents hair loss.

Almond oil is rich in minerals and proteins that stimulate hair growth while strengthening hair. A bonus makes hair soft while adding shine. Almond oil contains biotin, which helps reactivate dormant hair follicles and produce enough keratin to thicken thin hair and promote hair growth.

This highly effective mix of oil will treat your hair fall, promote hair growth, and add shine and sheen to dull hair.


1 drop of peppermint oil

15 drops of almond oil

How to make:

1. Combine peppermint oil and almond oil and shake it well

2. Massage this oil on your scalp in a circular motion and let it blend.

3. Leave it on for 15 minutes in your hair and wash it off.

P.S: Please do a patch test before using peppermint oil, and if you get a burning or tingling sensation, avoid using it.

“Essential Oil Hair Spray”

The anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary essential oil help improve blood circulation and promote hair growth. Cedarwood essential oil promotes hair growth by balancing the oil-producing glands in the scalp and treating scalp conditions that may contribute to hair loss. Tea tree essential oil heals damaged and clogged hair follicles and encourages lusher hair growth. This hair growth spray has the best essential oils to help promote hair growth and is also the perfect solution for thinning hair while helping strengthen hair.


15 drops of Rosemary essential oil

15 drops of Lavender essential oil

15 drops of Cedarwood essential oil

15 drops of Tea Tree essential oil

1 tsp Argan Oil

Alcohol-free witch hazel

4-oz glass spray bottle

How to make:

1. In a bottle, mix all the essential oils, along with Argan oil(Carrier oil), and top it off with witch hazel. Your DIY spray with essential oil is ready.

2. To use, spray the oil from the bottle in your roots. Then massage it on your scalp. Add a little extra where you find dry ends, or you can even apply this oil on damp hair.

“Essential Oil Hair Mask” 

Virgin Coconut Oil, the star ingredient in this hair mask, prevents hair fall and promotes hair growth. Lauric Acid present in virgin coconut binds to the protein in hair which protects it from breakage and prevents hair fall. It also improves blood circulation when applied on the scalp, resulting in strong and healthy hair. It acts as a natural hair conditioner with no chemicals while retaining your hair's moisture.

Rosemary essential oil is known for its stimulating properties that help promote hair growth and treat scalp conditions. Lavender essential oil is infused with useful compounds that help promote hair growth with a soothing effect on the scalp.

This hair mask recipe includes a blend of essential oils that have properties beneficial for overall hair health. This hair mask adds a boost of hydration while improving blood circulation of the scalp, which helps promote hair growth.


2 tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil

3 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil

3 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

How to make:

1. Blend coconut oil and essential oils in a small bowl.

2. Dampen hair with water, which you can do with a spray bottle full of water.

3. Keep a towel over your shoulder to protect your clothes. Then apply the mixture to your hair with your hands or a brush and comb through to distribute evenly.

4. For 30 minutes, let the mask seep into your hair, then cover it with a shower cap.

5. Wash your hair with either cold or warm water.

“Herbal Hair Growth Rinse” 

Clary sage oil contains the ingredient linalyl acetate which effectively increases hair growth. It improves hair strength and prevents hair breakage. It is naturally antimicrobial and helps treat flaky, itchy, and dry skin on your scalp. It also treats bacteria and other microbes on your scalp that can clog pores and cause other scalp conditions.

This essential oil rinse can help combat hair fall effectively. It will help strengthen hair follicles while enhancing blood circulation and providing the required nourishment to the scalp to help promote hair growth.


Distilled Water

Dried Sage

Dried Rosemary

Apple Cider Vinegar

Rosemary Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil

Clary Sage Essential Oil

A Small Jar


A Plastic Bottle

How to Make:

1. In a small jar, combine 2 cups of distilled water with 3 tbsp of dried rosemary and dried sage.

2. Bring the herb-infused water to a boil on the stove.

3. Remove from the heat and set aside for one to three hours to steep.

4. Then strain the herbs and pour the liquid into a separate container.

5. To the bottle containing the herb-infused water, add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 20 drops each of rosemary essential oil, lavender essential oil, and clary sage essential oil.

6. Shake the bottle vigorously to combine all of the ingredients thoroughly.

7. Your Herbal Hair Growth Rinse is now ready to help your hair grow healthy. Pour the rinse over your hair after shampooing and conditioning; apply and massage on your scalp, and then either leave it in your hair or rinse it out.


1. How long does essential oil take to work on hair?

Regardless of the formula, essential oils show an effect after 2 to 6 months, depending on the frequency of use and a person's hair health.

2. Are essential oils effective?

Massage the essential oil into your scalp to promote blood circulation and hair growth. Those suffering from hair loss should massage regularly.

3. How long can you keep essential oils in your hair?

It is recommended to use it once a day preferably at night. You can choose to leave essential oils in your hair overnight or rinse it out straight after application.

4. Are essential oils safe for hair?

Essential oils can help you improve the overall health of your hair with a slight risk of side effects at an affordable price point. They are easy to use. Regular use of essential oils increases hair growth, strength, and shine.

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