7 Powerful Essential Oils for Hair Growth & Health

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Use These 7 Powerful Essential Oils For Hair Growth & Health

Rich, lustrous, flowing beautiful hair is the dream of every person who adores their crown. For your hair to be aesthetically pleasing, the scalp has to be healthy. Problems that dog hair and scalp like dandruff, dryness, thinning, hair loss (and more) are caused by poor hair care habits. Problems can also be made worse by using wrong haircare products and tools.

The rule of thumb with good hair care is to avoid toxins often found in conventional hair products. Nourishing your hair with natural oils is the first step to attaining healthy, attractive hair. Essential oils are potent aromatic plant liquids that come with an array of benefits. Best known for aromatherapy, these oils are versatile and can transform your hair and scalp for tantalising results. See below why we recommend essential oils for hair and which oils we suggest.

Benefits Of Essential Oils For Hair

Essential oils have a myriad of active components that have many properties. Many suitable oils for hair care contain antioxidants, antimicrobial agents, anti inflammatory elements and many more. To this end, essential oils will boost hair growth, strengthen hair follicles, treat dry scalp and dandruff, promote lustre, increase shine, prevent hair loss, increase hair volume and so on.

However, not all essential oils have these hair benefits. Knowing which oils to use is key to attaining the desired results. Below is a look at top 7 essential oils for better hair health.

Top 7 Essential Oils For Healthy Hair

1. Treat Dandruff With Tea Tree Essential Oil

Dandruff is the buildup of dead skin cells and hair products on the scalp. This condition causes dryness and interferes with hair growth. Without a healthy scalp, it is difficult to have healthy hair follicles. Tea tree oil is an excellent option that unclogs follicles and restores the skin. This oil also eradicates any microbes like fungi to keep your scalp in top shape. If you have severe dryness like scalp eczema, this oil is ideal.

2. Grow Long Hair With Lavender Essential Oil

Is your hair growth seemingly stunted? This can be caused by poor follicle and scalp condition. Lavender essential oil boosts follicle function by promoting strong strand formation. It works by increasing both the number and depth of hair follicles. This is according to recent studies undertaken. This oil also has antifungal and antibacterial actions that benefit hair growth. The oil was observed to increase dermal layer thickness in one study.

3. Control Oily Scalp With Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint oil has a minty scent with a cooling sensation. This oil increases circulation and stimulates the scalp to control oil and prevent formation of dandruff. This oil particularly helps in the hair growing phase known as anagen. Overall, peppermint supports healthy hair in a big way.

4. Get Smooth Hair With Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

If you have rough and dry hair, this oil restores brittle texture to give you strong smooth hair. Ylang ylang oil prevents breakage often caused by weak dry hair. It works by promoting the production of sebum. This deals with dryness and gives your crown a smoother shiny look. It is also worth noting that this essential oil has antiseptic constituents that keep problems like lice at bay.

5. Prevent Hair Loss With Cedarwood Essential Oil

Hair thinning eventually leads to hair loss if no intervention is administered. Cedarwood essential oil is excellent in reviving thinning hair that has stopped growing. In addition to cleansing the scalp, it works by promoting healthy circulation to nourish hair follicles as needed. This oil when applied consistently will add volume to hair and make hair loss a thing of the past. It effectively tackles dandruff with its antimicrobial cleansing action.

6. Stop The Itch With Eucalyptus Essential Oil

An itchy scalp can be caused by excessive dryness and even fungus or lice. Eucalyptus oil helps reduce dryness and flakiness to keep away itchiness. It has a healing action to bruises on the scalp and is a potent antiseptic.

7. Add Shine With Sweet Basil Essential Oil

Shiny voluminous hair is attractive to say the least. This aromatic oil works best to revive and refresh hair. It hydrates your crown and regulates the production of sebum on the scalp. It soothes the hair follicles and allows hair to thrive and attain desired lustre.   

Essential Oil Hair Spray Recipe

Essential oils can be used in the form of a daily hair spray. The DIY recipe below will show you how to do it.

You Will Need:

  • 3 Essential Oils 10 drops each (lavender, cedarwood, peppermint, ylang ylang etc..)
  • Water
  • Witch hazel 1 ounce
  • Glass spray bottle 4-ounce


  • Mix 3 essential oils with witch hazel in the glass spray bottle
  • Fill the remaining space with water
  • Shake well and label your hair spray
  • Use this spray on wet hair at least 3 times a week


To see the difference, use quality pure essential oils only. Organic Aromas South Africa is a trusted source of all your quality aromatherapy needs. Find a wide variety of pure oils, nebulizing diffusers and accessories at the best prices. Feel free to share your hair experiences with essential oils.

We would love your input! Let us know if this worked for you below in the comments.
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45 thoughts on “7 Powerful Essential Oils for Hair Growth & Health

  1. Pieter Veldman says:

    Not all essential oils is good for your hair.Choose the corrext oil for your problem and use as described

  2. anna.skinglo says:

    This was very informative as I’ve been experiencing server hair breakage and damaged hair. Thank you for this post. Will definitely look into the Witch Hazel Spray

  3. Aneesa Mitha says:

    This was very beneficial and I will definitely be trying out essential oils in the form of a hair spray

  4. Cathrine says:

    Is your hair growth seemingly stunted? This can be caused by poor follicle and scalp condition. Lavender essential oil boosts follicle function by promoting strong strand formation. I love this

  5. Dawn W says:

    Tea tree oil for dandruff, thank you for bringing this to my attention as my husband has suffered from dandruff for years and nothing has worked, I will definitely give this a try

  6. Fauzia says:

    Would love to win the giveaway as i badly want to try out essential oils for their various benefits, have heard so much about it but never got down to trying it out.

  7. Preba Bhana says:

    Thanks for the recipe – how many drops of essential oil should we use? Would certain combinations of EO clash – fragrance wise?

  8. Naeemah says:

    I had no idea cedarwood oil could be used for hair loss. This has been something I’ve really been struggling with. Will definitely be trying this!

  9. Veryll Bradshaw says:

    I simply love Organic Aromas, they can be used for many ailments and the cost is minable

  10. Sindisiwe Ngcobo says:

    I would try these essential oils, I once suffered for alopecia and I don’t wanna go back there. Will definitely try them on my natural curly hair

  11. Leah Naidoo says:

    I would love to try using essential oils, as the additives and chemicals in other products can be harmful to your body and skin

  12. Faeka Smith Carlsen says:

    Love the idea for dandruff .Just be careful using essential oils around cats ,not good for their health .Have noticed this withmy cat .Love your tips ,will definitely try it .

  13. Alexia says:

    I can’t wait to make my very own hair treatment. Both my husband and I are having trouble with thinning hair. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe and info.

  14. Khuselwa says:

    This is very informative, I suffer from itchy scalp and hair breakage. Thank you for the information

  15. Genevieve Hendricks says:

    Thanks for sharing! Very informative as my husband suffers with hair loss and a dry scalp so I am definitely interested in helping him overcome it.

  16. Jodie says:

    This is so interesting. Definitely want to give it a try. Hope it works as it will be a great natural alternative to other hair products which are quite damaging. Is any oil in particular good for curly hair?

  17. jaimedeklerk says:

    One should always make sure you are using the correct essential oils in your hair as not all of them will have benefits, therefore you should ensure that use the correct oil for your problem 😉

  18. Willie E says:

    I’ve been using tea tree oil to treat my eczema. Never even considered that it would be good for dandruff as well.

  19. Tyronique Holworthy says:

    I had always wanted to use tea tree oil but never had the chance to, I’ve heard it’s fantastic. Though I’m always iffy with it because I have curly hair and that means being careful with how much oil I can use without creating a problem.

  20. rehana seedat says:

    I suffer from thinning of hair and hair loss due to menopause. Would love to try cedarwood essential oil. Thank u for sharing this information with us. Much appreciated

  21. Michelle says:

    Wow, I genuinely found this very interesting and I have very thin hair due to my hair loss so this seems like it should be able to help!

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