15 Essential Oils That Will Renew Your Hair Naturally

15 Essential Oils That Will Renew Your Hair Naturally

Whether you are looking to revitalize damaged hair, add shine or strengthen your hair, essential oils have you covered. These natural oils are known to have wonderful properties that work to transform the overall health and look of your hair. If you have never considered essential oils for your hair, this post is for you. Learn about the top oils for hair care and what they do for your crown and scalp.

Essential oils are effective with few or no side effects, and there are ones to suit you no matter your hair type. Adding essential oils to your hair care regime at least twice a week will give you the most attractive healthy hair naturally.

So, what are the top essential oils for your hair?

Lavender essential oil

Lavender is certainly one of the best oils for your hair. It comes with many benefits that include balancing your scalp sebum production, promoting blood flow to the scalp and increasing the rate of hair growth. It is also a potent hair moisturizer that powerfully conditions your hair. If you have issues like dandruff, this is a natural remedy that works.

Helichrysum essential oil

This little-known oil has its roots in the Mediterranean. It has been used by natives for a very long time thanks to its healing properties. This oil has the power to rejuvenate your skin including your scalp. This leads to better blood circulation resulting in faster and healthier growth of hair. It also controls the production of sebum in the scalp to ensure that issues of dryness are kept at bay. This oil can be blended with oils like rosemary and lavender for the ultimate effect. Just use four drops of each oil together with a preferred carrier oil. Leave for not more than two hours and wash with a mild shampoo.

Patchouli essential oil

This oil has been a staple in places like the Philippines, India and Indonesia. The goodness of patchouli cannot be overstated. With its antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties, this oil treats a myriad of skin problems. It works to prevent dandruff while moisturizing your scalp. You can effectively prevent premature hair loss using this oil. Blend the oil with rosemary and argan or coconut oil for best results. Two drops of patchouli oil should be mixed with five drops of rosemary oil. Leave the blend in your hair for not more than two hours. Rinse with a mild shampoo.

Carrot seed essential oil

This is an oil with a woodsy aroma that is subtle. It is derived from wild carrots that are native to the northern part of Europe. This oil has excellent properties that regulate hormones and nourish your skin naturally. Above all, it is known for boosting hair growth through deep stimulation, and has been used for many years to deliver these benefits and more.

Using it as a blend will give you better hair results. Just add four drops of the oil to four tablespoons of coconut oil base. Then, add four drops of frankincense oil and two drops of rose oil. This powerful blend when used twice a week will boost your hair from within.

Clary sage essential oil

This oil has a nutty appeal together with a musky scent. It comes with countless uses that stem from its phytoestrogen content. If you are showing signs of premature balding, this is a good solution. The oil triggers hair growth and adds shine while preventing dandruff. If you have trouble with frizzy hair, this oil works great to manage the curls. You can use this oil with coconut oil for excellent results. Ten drops of clary sage oil and two tablespoons of coconut oil are ideal. You can also use jojoba oil as a carrier oil. However, avoid this oil while pregnant as it may induce contractions!.

Peppermint essential oil

If you have used this oil, you must have noticed that it is very pungent. As a hybrid of watermint and spearmint, this oil comes with a great cooling minty aroma. It works by promoting blood flow to rejuvenate hair follicles naturally. It stimulates the growth of hair and prevents scalp dryness. Just like other essential oils, blending this oil will give you best results. Blend five drops of peppermint oil with five drops of lavender oil. Add coconut oil as a carrier and enjoy a cooling head massage. Leave for about thirty minutes before washing off with a mild soap.

Vetivert essential oil

This oil is extracted from vetiver grass which is native to Nepal and India. It is an oil that has an earthy aroma with some woody overtones. For hair health, the oil is best seen to prevent hair loss and to bolster the hair follicles. If you are prone to premature balding and graying, this oil will help reduce these effects naturally. It works to prevent the damage caused by free-radicals.

Thyme essential oil

This oil is derived from a herb that has many culinary uses. The benefits go on because the oil can spark hair growth by increasing blood flow to the scalp. This revitalizing effect will see hair start to growth faster and in a healthy manner.

It is important to look for the right thyme oil for best results. Avoid red thyme and choose thyme linalool. This is to avoid possible irritation of the skin. This is one of the most potent oils; and using it should be done with caution. Always dilute with a carrier oil. Blending with lavender and extra virgin coconut oil will create a good mix for your hair. Use two drops of each oil and massage it to the scalp. Leave for about twenty minutes and rinse off with shampoo.

Chamomile essential oil

Did you know that chamomile is a hybrid word that means ground apple in Greek? Indeed, this oil is derived from a herb that grows low on the ground. The scent has apple undertones and has an overall soft fragrance.

Chamomile comes in two main types – German and Roman. For a better effect on the hair, Roman chamomile is the preferred option. It works to condition your hair naturally while adding shine. It also protects your hair from environmental elements. You can tackle issues like dandruff effectively using this oil. Blending three drops of this oil with two tablespoons of jojoba oil will give you a good mix. The good thing is that you can leave this oil in your hair without rinsing off because it is not greasy.

Cypress essential oil

Derived from the cypress tree, this oil is loaded with many benefits. It is used in formulas that boost hair growth. Because if its ability to spark circulation of blood and to strengthen hair follicles, this oil is truly a great addition to your natural hair care routine. The best blends for this oil include manuka, orange and jojoba oils. Just mix four drops of each essential oil together with four tablespoons of jojoba base oil. This mix will boost hair growth and add the needed length in a healthy way.

Lemon essential oil

If you suffer from scalp acne, you may have trouble growing hair in the affected spots. To solve this problem, lemon oil is ideal. It balances out the sebum on your scalp and works to deter microbes that may cause dandruff. This oil is derived from the peel of the lemon fruit. It is a zesty and fruity oil that is refreshing to the body and mind. Enjoy the clarifying benefits of this oil. Blend the oil with jojoba carrier oil for best results. Five drops of lemon oil and two tablespoons of jojoba oil are enough. After massaging your scalp and hair, leave for two hours before washing with a mild shampoo.

Tea tree essential oil

Known for its cleansing properties, this oil works to get rid of microbes effectively. It is great for the healthy development of hair follicles. This will in turn boost hair growth. You can add tea tree oil in your shampoo or conditioner for daily use. You can also mix with a carrier oil for a weekly treatment. Three drops of tea tree oil with two tablespoons of carrier oil are ideal for the blend. Leave for only fifteen minutes before washing with a gentle shampoo. Be cautious when using this oil because it is phototoxic. It can also irritate your skin when used undiluted.

Rosemary essential oil

A study done on this oil proved that it is effective against hair loss. It also promotes hair growth owing to its abilities for cellular regeneration. It reduces itching on scalp and allows your hair to thicken as needed. A few drops of rosemary oil can be used with coconut oil as a blend. After ten minutes, wash off the oils and do this once every week.

Ylang ylang essential oil

If you have dry hair, this oil is ideal for you. Dryness of the scalp will cause your hair to be weak and brittle. To this end, this oil will soften your scalp and hair by stimulating the production of sebum. In addition to boosting oil production for dry scalp, the oil will reduce hair breakage and improve the texture of hair. Two tablespoons of a carrier oil together with about five drops of ylang ylang oil will do the trick. Leaving for thirty minutes is enough before washing it out.

Horsetail plant essential oil

This is another awesome oil that will improve your hair health. It contains silica which is associated with faster hair growth and hair strength. The oil also works to counter dryness and dandruff. Two drops of this oil together with two tablespoons of carrier oil will certainly help you. Just leave the oil in for about ten minutes before washing off with a mild shampoo.

Safety measures when using essential oils for hair care

As you know, essential oils are highly potent. This just means that they are concentrated with natural compounds. To this end, using these oils the wrong way can have adverse effects. Below are a few top points regarding the safe use of these oils.

  • First, always use the right oils for your hair. Read and get all the information necessary to understand what an oil does. If you have oily hair for example, you may want to avoid an oil that triggers sebum production on the scalp. Do not just pick the first oil you find; some due diligence will help you find a suitable oil.
  • Never use higher doses than recommended. Some people will use the right amount but with the wrong frequency. Using oils too many times than needed can affect you negatively. Most of the oils above will work well and you do not have to use more than the drops recommended. When your scalp is irritated, hair growth will be affected negatively.
  • If you have a chronic condition or are using medications, it is always wise to speak to your healthcare provider first. Drug interaction can cause secondary problems. Some health conditions can be made worse by these oils. Therefore, if you have high blood pressure or any other kind of health condition, seek medical advice first.
  • If you are pregnant or lactating, it is best to avoid all essential oils. This is unless your doctor advises you to go ahead with an oil that will have more merits than downsides. Many oils, a good example being rosemary oil should not be used during pregnancy.
  • Before using the oils, do a patch test on your skin to see whether you are allergic to the oil. This is the only sure way to find out. A test can be done on a section of your facial skin for more accurate results.
  • If you are not sure about DIY recipes of essential oils at home, buy a natural product that is ready to use. This will help you avoid making mistakes which can be costly. Utama Spice natural aromatherapy products are blended perfectly to give you the best results. They are completely pure and raw; making them ideal for your daily natural hair care and beauty routine.


151 thoughts on “15 Essential Oils That Will Renew Your Hair Naturally”

  • Sandy Klocinski
    by Sandy Klocinski

    Lavender oil can speed up hair growth. It also has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. And it smells good!

    • mohsen
      by mohsen

      Good to win!

      • Cruise
        by Cruise

        These information are powerful! It's equipping me for a greater tomorrow . Thanks a lot

    • Cruise
      by Cruise

      Wow. Loads of information here. I intend to use this and find how to help the African hair be a lot manageable. Thanks a lot

  • Lisa
    by Lisa

    I love clary sage, I will have to try it!

  • Jennylyn Gross
    by Jennylyn Gross

    Thanks for the info

  • kimrk56
    by kimrk56

    This is a great list! I never realized all the benefits of essential oils for hair.

  • David Hollingsworth
    by David Hollingsworth

    I love the difference types of essential oils. There's always something for everyone.

  • Soraya M.
    by Soraya M.

    Great information. Thanks

  • Erika Luther
    by Erika Luther

    Interesting to learn about the different uses

  • Myst Anglin
    by Myst Anglin

    My hair is in need of some TLC right now too!!

  • Isaiah Glasbrenner
    by Isaiah Glasbrenner

    Super Helpful for me! My hair is so dry and damaged.

  • Lee9
    by Lee9

    Nature is superb

  • Kakhaber Khmelidze
    by Kakhaber Khmelidze


  • Tamra Phelps
    by Tamra Phelps

    Well, I love peppermint, so I'd definitely give that a try. Goodness knows, my hair needs help.

  • Beth Wiggins
    by Beth Wiggins

    I've just recently noticed how damaged my hair really is and I feel like I'm losing much more than I should at my age of 36, I'd love to try the lavender hair oil or any of these natural products to help get my hair back to how it used to be!

  • Cleveland White
    by Cleveland White

    I never knew there was so many!

  • Gary
    by Gary

    15 oils look good.

  • Mohamed Emam
    by Mohamed Emam


  • Alexandra H
    by Alexandra H

    I can verify that essential oils are great for hair! They are also great for baths!

  • Jon
    by Jon

    Making a shopping list :)

  • joeline curtobernal
    by joeline curtobernal

    The chamomile essential is something i would try I am dealing with dandruff and the over the counter products I pay so much for and doesn't combat it that well.

  • Anita Kennett
    by Anita Kennett

    Beautiful solution

  • Ellie L
    by Ellie L

    Tea tree oil is the best, I use it for just about everything

  • Christina A.
    by Christina A.

    Interesting article! I didn't know that some of these oils were good for your hair!

  • Gregori7
    by Gregori7


  • Mikhail S
    by Mikhail S

    Lemon Essential Oil is one I really want to try!

  • sheila ressel
    by sheila ressel

    I currently add tea tree oil to my shampoo and conditioner and love it. I am excited to try some of the other oils too.

  • Minta Boggs
    by Minta Boggs

    I had no idea that these oils could help with all kinds of hair problems.

  • Karla
    by Karla

    I'm always looking for new products to try for my hair.

  • Sandra Watts
    by Sandra Watts

    Some I have not heard of. Thank for the great info!

  • Michelle Damon
    by Michelle Damon

    Wow! I had never heard of using these - only apple cider vinegar. Thank you for the info!

  • B.J. Bernal
    by B.J. Bernal

    My hair has recently gotten where the top layer is frizzy compared to rest, so I'm going to definitely try some of these oils out to see if it will help.

  • Tere Hidalgo
    by Tere Hidalgo

    I love the smell of Lavender and it is so soothing.

  • Nicole Watson
    by Nicole Watson

    I love lavender essential oil. It helps me relax.

  • kal
    by kal

    oh wow

  • Candice
    by Candice

    I don't like the way patchouli smells, but chamomile and thyme are so lovely.

  • P Baver
    by P Baver

    Have never tried Helichrysum oil before.

  • Pamela Gard
    by Pamela Gard

    I have very long hair that is fine and easily breaks off so I am constantly trying to find oils, shampoo, conditioner, and masks to keep it healthy

  • Mary An
    by Mary An

    I need it very much, thanks. In winter season my hairs feeling bad (

  • Della Dabner
    by Della Dabner

    I found this post very informative. I'm looking for something to help with not only my hair but my daughters hair as well. Alot of these essential oils I had never heard of and will definitely be interested in getting some.

  • Vlad Dronov
    by Vlad Dronov

    I'm with Lavender essential oil, but never try others. Thanks for head up!

  • laurie damrose
    by laurie damrose

    I would try this for hair growth.I would consider the other oils too.

  • Leslie
    by Leslie

    I've never even thought about using oils in my hair,

  • Melissa Roberts
    by Melissa Roberts

    I'm going to have to check some of these out. I've tried different oils in the past, but my hair still ends up frizzy and broken. I would love to find something that is actually smoothing!

  • Debbie P
    by Debbie P

    I can't wait to try this!

  • Marshall
    by Marshall

    I'm 38 and my hair is starting to thin.. I'm going to try the Clary Sage and lavender for the next couple weeks, and see what happens.. Side note: My wife burned her finger badly on the stove.. I took some legit Lavender oil, put in on her burn, and wrapped and bandaged it.. Next day, no pain, no blister, hardly any wound to speak of.. and today, 3-4 weeks later.. No scarring.(this isn't advice, just a report from personal experience).

  • Kristin Smith
    by Kristin Smith

    Ive heard tea tree oil is also a detorant for head lice? I always struggle to find the right shampoo for my hair...especially as i am getting older...the same products i used to use no longer work for me hair and scalp...time for a change i suppose!

  • Carrie D Conley
    by Carrie D Conley

    Had no idea you could use essential oils for your hair

  • Laura Lanza
    by Laura Lanza

    Wow, will have to try some of these.

  • Kim Henrichs
    by Kim Henrichs

    I didn't know Carrot Seed was a thing!

  • Tracy Kirkpatrick
    by Tracy Kirkpatrick

    Great suggestions. I have very long hair. I appreciate the info!

  • mj rudy
    by mj rudy

    I can't wait to try some of these on my hair

  • Valerie C
    by Valerie C

    I never realized there were so many different uses for essential oils, I will absolutely using these for my scalp.

  • Monica Sanders
    by Monica Sanders

    For hair too! I need this-

  • robyn donnelly
    by robyn donnelly

    Good advice for essential oils. I love lavender and lemon best. I have about 30 essential oils in my possession and intend to get others once I know how to use. I use a different combo each time to make spray mist for using as a calming effect for sleep.

  • Alys James
    by Alys James

    I need to use lavender oil more often.

  • Helena
    by Helena

    Thanks for sharing this post! Really need it for my hair!

  • Patricia wright
    by Patricia wright

    I didn't know that oils could be used in your hair

  • Agisilaos
    by Agisilaos


  • Lynn Tereba
    by Lynn Tereba

    Great article, so want my hair to smell of lavender.

  • Jamie L Grimes
    by Jamie L Grimes

    Good to know. Thanks

  • Susan Smith
    by Susan Smith

    I never realized all the benefits of essential oils for hair!

  • Abdu
    by Abdu

    I've been using some of them, but I never knew how to use some others. thanks for making it so clear.

  • Melissa Allen
    by Melissa Allen

    There are a lot of oils for your hair!

  • Kathy Pierce
    by Kathy Pierce

    Jut learning to use essentials oils and I am liking them.

  • Tiffany Brown
    by Tiffany Brown

    I've never used essential oils, I guess it's about time to do so!

  • Misty Fowler
    by Misty Fowler

    interesting information

  • Rena Walter
    by Rena Walter

    These sound good to me.

  • Rena Walter
    by Rena Walter

    These are things I did not know.

  • Janet OBrien
    by Janet OBrien

    Love Ylang ylang..thanks for the information

  • Marnita Thompson
    by Marnita Thompson

    I would like to grow healthy hair

  • Dee
    by Dee

    Really helpful info

  • Mala
    by Mala

    My hair definitely needs some attention.

  • Belinda Amwake
    by Belinda Amwake

    Sounds interesting!

  • Ron Weinberg
    by Ron Weinberg


  • Heather D
    by Heather D

    I needed this advice on my hair. I have learned many useful tools with essential oils.

  • Karen Jaras
    by Karen Jaras

    My hair is getting bad, need to try something new.

  • Tina F
    by Tina F

    wow what an amazing list! I had no idea of all the benefits of essential oils for hair.

  • Tiesha
    by Tiesha

    I'll have to try some of these. Thanks!

  • Jeenah Olafsen
    by Jeenah Olafsen

    Helpful information.

  • Matt Jason
    by Matt Jason

    Looks like Helichrysum essential oil is for me! I'll buy later and tell how it's going.

  • Christy
    by Christy

    I'm afraid oils would weigh down my thick hair too much.

  • Angela Adelman
    by Angela Adelman

    I learned some things I didn't know but am glad I do now. I will be saving this and using it.

  • Morgann
    by Morgann

    This was really informative! I may have to give it a try!

  • katie
    by katie

    I've never heard about using essential oils on hair. I bet my hair would smell so good with so many of these options though.

  • Belinda Rue
    by Belinda Rue

    Wow! You put amazing in a bottle and made it available at such an affordable price!!

  • Veronica Lee
    by Veronica Lee

    Good to learn about the different uses. Thank you!

  • Anita McMurtrey
    by Anita McMurtrey

    I don't like to smell like a coconut and lavender gives me an asthma attack but I love patchouli

  • Debra, Walker
    by Debra, Walker

    My, hair, is, so, dry, I, will, definitely, try, this

  • Sam
    by Sam

    How no idea about all those benefits. Have to pin these to try them later.

  • Clem
    by Clem

    Interesting ways to improve hair health.

  • RobynL
    by RobynL

    very good info; some oils I have heard of and some not.

  • Jennifer Raska
    by Jennifer Raska

    I love tea tree oil in Shampoo!

  • Angie McWilliams
    by Angie McWilliams

    Sounds amazing

  • Shawna O
    by Shawna O

    Wow! I had no idea that essential oils are so good for hair! Now I know! I need to incorporate essential oils in my regular hair care routine.

  • bunyep
    by bunyep

    Thanks Alot

  • Gina Stevens
    by Gina Stevens

    A very informative article. I will definitely try some of these oils.

  • Saundra McKenzie
    by Saundra McKenzie

    I've heard great things about the tea tree oil but haven't tried it yet.

  • Gabrielle
    by Gabrielle

    I had no idea that essential oils could be so beneficial for my hair. I need to try them.

  • Joanne
    by Joanne

    This information is a dream come true if they all work! I also did not know carrot seed was a thing. I wonder how much the cost for these products compare to common personal care already used.

  • Joanne
    by Joanne

    Would love to try out all of this if I can afford it.

  • Richard Hicks
    by Richard Hicks

    I want to give some of these a try.

  • audra
    by audra

    i've heard nice things about carrot oil for hair

  • christy caldwell
    by christy caldwell

    ohh gotta save this. I need these.

  • gloria patterson
    by gloria patterson

    very interesting I had no ideal that oils were good for your hair

  • Monika
    by Monika

    Very interesting! I now need to make a blend for my hair which is very fine and falling out like mad.

  • Shana Lenoir
    by Shana Lenoir

    Hmmm my daughter would like this article

  • Eric Wright
    by Eric Wright

    Wow that's cool information! I definitely learned some new tricks for hair and skin care. I've been researching natural products to help my dandruff and skin problems and this info would definitely help!

  • Skylar McCoy
    by Skylar McCoy

    this is great

  • Gloria Dannunzio
    by Gloria Dannunzio

    Thank you for providing a well-detailed helpful guide. I have searched for ways to grow my hair. You have given us a place to get such things that are not like those chemicals that hurt more than help. Thank you!

  • Antoinette M
    by Antoinette M

    I did not know the benefits of these essential oils for hair health. Thank you for the info.

  • Jim May
    by Jim May

    My son introduced me to the benefits of tea tree oil.

  • Darren crubb
    by Darren crubb

    It would great too see someone use it so I could witness this amazing transformation of their hair.

  • Darren Scrubb
    by Darren Scrubb

    It would great too see someone use it so I could witness this amazing transformation of their hair.

  • JEN
    by JEN


  • Linda Henderson
    by Linda Henderson

    I love lavender, it's one of my favorites. Thank you for all this information.


    sounds good

  • John Sweeney
    by John Sweeney

    ok - no more posts

  • Tina Gruszauskas
    by Tina Gruszauskas

    Excellent info.

  • Emylie Morris
    by Emylie Morris

    Definitely need these. My hair is so fried!


    I'd definitely would need to try the Lavendar oil. My hair is very thin on top due to my Thyroid issues or lack of. Also, I love the spell of Patchouli!

  • Michael Christofield
    by Michael Christofield

    I'm bald.

  • Lia Burns
    by Lia Burns

    Great post I’ve never thought of using lavender in my hair

  • Timmy
    by Timmy

    Really doesn't apply to me.

  • marlene harris
    by marlene harris

    my hair is very dry .these oils work wonders.

  • Casie G
    by Casie G

    Love learning about new uses for essential oils!

  • April Jones
    by April Jones

    I love Helichrysum! I wish it wasn't so expensive because I'd bathe in it.

  • April P.
    by April P.

    Awesome article about essential oils and hair health! Thanks for sharing.

  • Calvin
    by Calvin

    My hair could use some renewal, great article.

  • Thanh
    by Thanh

    I find that i get itchy scalp in the winter, and sometimes (perhaps strangely) if i eat anything with a vinegary hot sauce, my scalp starts to itch. Is there an essential oil i can use topically to treat these symptoms?

  • phyllis owens
    by phyllis owens

    will try these

  • laura feist
    by laura feist

    I want to try it

  • Ashley Mains
    by Ashley Mains

    I am going to try that peppermint and lavender combo! <3

  • Barrie
    by Barrie

    My daughter uses a natural shampoo with tea tree oil. I am going to tell her about the benefits of Patchouli essential oil too!

  • Paul Sheridan
    by Paul Sheridan

    very very little fragrance goes a LOOONGGG way! and no chems!

  • ikram
    by ikram

    So many different uses for essential oils I'm learning about! Very interesting and helpful

  • Sarah L
    by Sarah L

    I knew about some of the benefits of Helichrysum essential oil but never thought about it for hair.

  • Bexx
    by Bexx

    The lavender and peppermint sounds lovely!

  • Suzie Marie Stewart
    by Suzie Marie Stewart

    Very interesting I never new that many of these oils were good for you hair thank you for an amazing article

  • Jeanette Leighton
    by Jeanette Leighton

    I would be amazed if this worked my hair really needs help

  • Laurie B
    by Laurie B

    Would love to try Ylang ylang.

  • paula cheadle
    by paula cheadle

    I love lavender oil, I find it very useful

  • Jennifer
    by Jennifer

    Ooh I need o try the peppermint!

  • Amy
    by Amy

    I didn't know you could use these oils on your hair. Lots of choices!

  • Leanne
    by Leanne

    I would love to try essential oils in my hair . I dye my hair and it is hard to keep it healthy . I’ve tried many products but none work that great .

  • Louis A Davila
    by Louis A Davila

    This is a great list! I never realized all the benefits of essential oils

  • Shawn E
    by Shawn E

    First time I have ever heard of Vetivert Essential Oil!

  • Robin Latshaw
    by Robin Latshaw

    Thank you for the great information !

  • rhonda miotke
    by rhonda miotke

    The Lavander would be so awesome!

  • Ellie Brunskill
    by Ellie Brunskill

    Lavender oil has so many good qualities about it

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