How to Mix Essential Oils for Hair Growth: 13 Steps

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15-11-2023, 03:10
Hair loss is common, but it can be quite frustrating. If you’ve noticed a decrease in the thickness of your hair, you might benefit from using essential oils. Some studies have indicated that massaging essential oils into your scalp daily may help to promote hair growth. However, it’s important to mix essential oils with a carrier oil for safety reasons and to get the best results from this treatment. Make your own essential oil hair tonic and use it daily for best results.

Choosing Oils

  1. Opt for lavender oil for thicker, fuller hair and anti-inflammatory effects. Lavender oil has been shown to promote hair growth by thickening strands, deepening roots, increasing the number of strands, and it may also help to reduce inflammation in your scalp by reducing the number of mast cells. This could help to reduce future hair loss. It also has a soothing scent, so this might be a good option for something to help you relax, such as before going to bed at night or after a busy day at work.
    • Lavender is widely available in grocery stores, drug stores, and online.
  2. Go with peppermint oil for thicker, stronger hair with more strands. Peppermint oil can help to promote hair growth by increasing the thickness, number, and strength of your strands. Many people also find the scent of peppermint invigorating or refreshing. This might be a good option if you plan to use your hair tonic after your morning shower.
    • Peppermint essential oil is easy to find in grocery stores, drug stores, and online.
  3. Try Hinoki cypress oil for antibacterial and antifungal properties. Hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) helps to promote hair growth, but the exact mechanism is unclear. However, it does have antibacterial and antifungal properties, so this could be a good option if you are prone to skin infections. You could also mix this oil in with lavender or peppermint to boost their effects.
    • This oil may be more difficult to find. Try looking in the essential oil section of your grocery or drug store, but you may need to purchase the oil online.
  4. Combine rosemary, lavender, cedar, and thyme for a time-honored mixture. This combination of essential oils has long been recommended to help promote hair growth. Studies have shown that using these oils is more effective than using a carrier oil alone. The combination of these oils will result in a more complex scent with an herbal or woodsy character.
    • Look for these essential oils in a grocery store, drug store, or online.
    • Rosemary oil, in particular, is great for hair growth.

Creating a Hair Tonic

  1. Start with 1 teaspoon (5 mL) of jojoba oil or grapeseed oil. Pour the oil into a 4  fl oz (120 mL) spray bottle. Jojoba oil and grapeseed oil have been studied in combination with essential oils. However, if you don’t have one of these oils, there are other alternatives, such as:
    • Hemp oil
    • Almond oil
    • Vegetable oil
    • Apricot kernel oil
    • Avocado oil
  2. Pour in 3 tablespoons (45 mL) of alcohol-free witch hazel. Use a measuring spoon to ensure that you get the right amount. Alcohol has a drying effect on the skin and hair, so it’s important to use witch hazel that is alcohol-free.
    • Witch hazel is optional. If you don't want to use it, replace it with more of your carrier oil. Studies have also looked at the effects of combining essential oils with a carrier oil alone, such as jojoba or grapeseed oil.
  3. Fill the bottle with about 2  fl oz (59 mL) of distilled water. After adding the witch hazel (if using), pour in enough water to nearly fill the bottle. This will be about 2  fl oz (59 mL) if you’re using a 4  fl oz (120 mL) bottle. However, if you’re using a larger bottle, measure out 2  fl oz (59 mL) of distilled water and then add it to the bottle.
    • You can also use boiled and cooled water instead of distilled water. Bring 2  fl oz (59 mL) of water to a boil in a small pan or microwaveable container, let it cool to room temperature, and then add it to the bottle.
  4. Add a total of 40 drops of your essential oils. If you're only using 1 type of essential oil, use 40 drops of that oil. However, if you're using a blend of 4 oils, add 10 drops of each oil for a total of 40. Count the drops for each of the oils you add to get the correct amount. Don't use more than 40 drops or your solution may be too concentrated.
    • An ideal percentage for massage solutions is no more than 1% essential oil, or 3 drops per 5 mL (0.18 imp fl oz; 0.17  fl oz) of fluid.
    • Essential oil bottles usually have stoppers that release 1 drop at a time, so you can count the number of drops that go into the bottle.
  5. Close the bottle and shake well before using. Screw the spray bottle top onto the bottle tightly. Then, shake the bottle to combine all of the ingredients. Shake the bottle each time you use the hair tonic to ensure that all of the ingredients are well combined.

Using the Oil Mixture

  1. Spritz the hair tonic all over your scalp after cleansing your hair. This hair tonic works best when your hair is wet, so use it right after you wash your hair. Spritz the tonic all over your scalp, but you may want to spray a little extra on any areas where the hair is thinner.
    • If you don’t wash your hair every day, wet it in the shower or spritz it with a spray bottle of plain water before you spray on the tonic.
  2. Massage the oil into your scalp using your fingertips. Press your fingertips against your scalp and rub your scalp all over using circular motions. Continue to massage your scalp in this way for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Comb through your hair to get the tonic all over the strands as well. After you finish massaging your scalp, use a wide-toothed comb to comb your hair. This will help to distribute the excess tonic to the ends of your strands.
    • You may also use a brush if you prefer.
  4. Repeat the treatment daily and check your hair growth in 3 months. If your hair responds to this treatment, you should notice a difference in about 3 months. However, you may notice even more of a difference in about 6-7 months. Continue to use the tonic and massage your scalp daily for as long as you like.



  • Never apply essential oils directly to your scalp without mixing them with a carrier oil and other ingredients first. Applying the oil directly to your scalp may result in irritation.
  • If you're going to use essential oils on a daily basis, do it on a 1% blend in a nice dilution with a carrier oil.

Things You’ll Need

  • Essential oils of your choice, such as lavender, peppermint, Hinoki cypress, rosemary, cedar, and thyme
  • Carrier oil, such as jojoba, grapeseed, hemp, almond, apricot kernel, avocado, or vegetable oil
  • Alcohol-free witch hazel
  • Distilled water
  • 4  fl oz (120 mL) spray bottle
  • Funnel (optional)
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