My favourite essential oils for healthy hair growth
In this post about my favourite essential oils for hairgrowth, I will tell you more about :
- Why I use essential oils on a daily basis
- Basil essential
- Peppermint essential oil
- Neroli essential oil
- Cedarwood essential oil
- Clary sage essential oil
- Rosemary essential oil
- Carrot seed essential oil
- Ylang Ylang essential oil
Before we begin:
Dividing essential oils per favourite uses was not an easy task as I use most of them on rotation for various ailments and functions.
However, I tried to be precise, and divide the oils into categories I use them most frequently for.
Whenever you purchase essential oils, be sure to pick the highest quality oils you can get your hands on and dilute them with non-comedogenic carrier oils to the dilution % you would like to work with
In this section, I would like to highlight that Rosemary essential oils would also be part on my list of the favourite sanitising and wellness essential oils page!
Why I use essential oils on a daily basis
Essential oils are non-toxic, effective, efficient, dynamic and they create a fantastic wellness experience! And as a bonus, they smell and feel heavenly!
Basil essential oil
Basil (or Tulis) is a spicy and versatile oil that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and many other health benefits. I love its intense and minty-herbaceous scents.
Stimulating properties of Basil essential oil improve blood circulation
Poor circulation is one of the leading causes of hair loss. The stimulating properties of basil essential oil help increase blood-flow, cools down the skin and promote new hair growth. It is also good to combat oily hair. It has warming and uplifting benefits, and like most ingredients with these properties, it kick-starts the hair follicles and gets them functioning again. Basil oil is also an excellent source of magnesium which helps rejuvenate and strengthen hair follicles and shaft.
Eugenol, a component in basil oil, improves hair and cell structure
Basil contains eugenol – an anti-inflammatory ingredient. It also contains two flavonoids called, orientin and vicenin, these are antioxidants that help protect the hair and cell structure.
Basil promotes alertness and ease anxiety, stress, depression and fatigue
This invigoration oil is used to promote alertness and focus, so diffusing Basil oil helps improve your focus while concentrating or studying. The high linalool compounds in basil oil are great for mind and body and aid ease anxious feelings, nervous tension, depression, fatigue and stress. The calming benefits of Basil oil are an excellent way to combat gloomy moods. It also aids in digestion, treats respiratory disorders and helps treat earaches.
You can also add it to your favourite Italian meal for a refreshing twist.
Common uses for Basil essential oil
chronic and mental fatigue, abdominal cramps, skin infections, migraine, spasms, muscular dystrophy, snake and spider bites, coughs and wounds
Basil essential oil blends well with: Bergamot, cypress, fir, geranium, helichrysum, wintergreen, spruce, peppermint, marjoram, lemongrass, clary sage, clove bud, lime, lemon, hyssop, juniper, eucalyptus, neroli, marjoram, rosemary, melissa and lavender
Safety of basil essential oil
Non-irritating and non-toxic oil, however, some individuals may experience sensitivity. From all the Basil essential oil varieties, the linalool types are considered safest. Over-use may over- stimulate the nervous system.
Do not use when pregnant. Always consult with your physician and or herbalist prior to use.
Peppermint essential oil
Peppermint oil is one of my favourite oils that I think everybody should have at home as it is offering a natural solution for many ailments and is a very useful health product.
Peppermint essential is 70 % more effective to combat hair loss than minoxidil
Peppermint oil is fragrant and very efficient in the treatment of hair loss. It contains a significant amount of essential fatty acids, which helps stimulate your scalp and treat any yeast that may be living on the surface. Use this oil to treat any inflammation of the scalp, as well as dandruff. It’s also used as a coolant, to make your scalp feels super refreshed. As a scent, it offers calm to the nervous system and can also be used to smoothen hair and skin.
Peppermint essential oil is also a favourite ingredient in my hair serums
Peppermint oil is an ingredient I use in my hair serum to help it grow faster. As with any treatment, expect to see results with consistent use. On top of that, it has an amazing scent! In fact, peppermint oil is so effective that studies found it worked 60% better than Minoxidil! It also has antimicrobial properties, soothes the gastric lining and helps ease digestive issues and is an excellent oil to combat nausea.
Neroli essential oil
Once thought of as an elite, exotic oil, neroli has been used for decades by many to soothe rashes, and to reduce scars and stretch marks. Neroli has a strong, citrusy aroma and is ideal for all skin types.
Reduce scalp irritations and encourage healthy hair with Neroli
The anti-oxidant properties of this rich oil encourage healthy cell growth, boosts and revitalises dull looking hair, and helps treat dermatitis and scalp irritations.
Wrinkle busting aphrodisiac neroli essential
Neroli was once difficult to get hold of, and so it was considered ‘exotic’. Luckily, these days you can easily find it in many specialised essential oil / health shops, so make the most of this potent, wrinkle-busting aphrodisiac. If you suffer from hair loss due to scalp irritation or dermatitis, seek out neroli. It has antioxidant properties, so it protects cells that affect hair growth when massaged regularly into the scalp. There are also claims that neroli is an aphrodisiac – if you have any success with that, be sure to let me know; it’s thought to be an aphrodisiac that alleviates sexual tension.
Reduce fine lines and scars with Neroli.
Other things that neroli can be used for is conditioning the skin, soothing rashes and reducing the appearance of stretch marks and scars. In many ways, neroli is a woman’s best friend. It reduces wrinkles and hydrates the skin, as well as helps with matters of the heart.
You can use Neroli in your home-made deodorant recipe and diffuse Neroli oil to stimulate your inner strength. Besides that, it also works calming and relaxing.
Neroli essential oil blends well with:
Blends well with all citrus oils, Rose, lavender, sandalwood, jasmine, cedarwood, geranium, Benzoin, Ylang-Ylang, Rosemary and Sandal Wood
Safety uses for Neroli essential oil
Due to its strong sedative nature, avoid using Neroli when you need to concentrate or if you want to avoid falling asleep. Pregnant, breastfeeding, nursing women or people with severe allergies should always be careful before trying any kind of aromatherapy.
Cedarwood essential oil
Cedarwood essential oil is a powerful treatment for hair loss
Cedarwood has a warm herbaceous, woody scent and is a versatile oil native to cold climates. Cedarwood works grounding, awakens your vitality and is a powerful treatment for hair loss. It balances the oils on the scalp so that it’s not too dry or too greasy. Cedarwood is clarifying and is also an excellent treatment for dandruff.
You’ll want to use cedarwood oil for its gorgeous scents alone, in fact, it makes a great natural deodorant or body spray! The warm, calming scent is ideal for creating a soothing atmosphere and can instantly put you at ease.
Stimulate your scalp and awaken your hair follicles with cedarwood essential oil
If you are suffering from hair loss, use it to stimulate your scalp. Massage it in, and it will naturally seep down to your hair follicles.
Antiseptic powerhouse to apply on wounds
Cedarwood’s antiseptic properties make it an excellent essential oil to apply topically on wounds. It can also defend the body against toxins and helps boost your immune system.
Tighten the skin with Cedarwood essential oil
Cedarwood can also be used as an astringent to help tighten the skin – this is particularly useful if you suffer from sore or tight muscles. Simply rub a few drops into your hands together with a carrier oil and massage it on the painful area or add few drops to your facial toner for youthful and healthy-looking skin.
Sedative properties ease tension and stress
The sedative properties found in Cedarwood also make it an excellent oil for relieving and easing tension and stress. Its scent can coax out the release of serotonin, which converts into melatonin for the brain, leaving you feeling calmer. So diffuse Cedarwood after you had a stressful day to uplift your mood and create a relaxing heaven.
Common uses for Cedarwood essential oil:
Calming, cellulite, hair loss, tension, astringent, tbc, insect repellent, sedative. It is beneficial in curing acne, bronchitis, arthritis, dandruff, dermatitis, stress, kidney disorders and skin treatments
Some studies have also found Cedarwood to be beneficial in improving ADHD. A study at the Bringham Young University found that using the oil on children improved their focus and learning capacity. They were several different essential oils to breathe in for thirty days. At the end of the study, the results showed that Cedarwood improved their concentration skills by 65%.
Cedarwood essential oil Blends well with:
bergamot, clary sage, cypress, Benzoin, Cypress, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Juniper, Jasmine, Lemon, Lime, Lavender, Rose, Neroli, eucalyptus, floral oils, juniper, resinous oils, and rosemary
Safety of cedarwood essential oil:
Cedarwood essential oil may provoke skin irritations when used in higher concentration. Never ingest Cedarwood in any quantity! It is a very potent oil that can cause severe damage to your digestive system. Pregnant women should not be using Cedarwood essential oil. Always consult with your physician and or herbalist prior to use.
Clary sage essential oil
A natural solution for healthy hair growth
Clary sage provides a natural solution for promoting healthy hair. It’s a general treatment that can be applied to any hair type. It regenerates cells and hair follicles, which ultimately leads to hair growth. Inject shine, lustre and bounce and enjoy healthy-looking hair. Keep your beautiful tresses looking stronger and longer!
Clary Sage works soothing relaxing and balancing hormones
The organic compound linalyl acetate found in Clary Sage works relaxing, soothing and balancing.
Some research has shown that clary sage can balance oestrogen levels in the skin of older women. There are no published reports on the side effects of using clary sage but work with a herbalist to find your right dose.
Furthermore, clary sage contains natural phytoestrogens, which can affect our hormones. This can help to regulate oestrogen levels, resulting in a healthier uterus, which reduces the chances of uterine and ovarian cancer.
Excess oestrogen in our bodies can cause a whole range of problems such as infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome and even cancer. This is partly due to the food we eat, which may be high in oestrogen. Clary sage can help balance this, making it incredibly effective.
And that’s not the only hormone it can help to regulate – a study published in the Journal of Phytotherapy found inhaling clary sage oil could reduce cortisol levels by 36% and improve thyroid hormone levels. The study also found that clary sage oil was an effective remedy for depression.
Regulates oil production on the skin
Clary sage oil also regulates the production of oil on the skin, in a similar way to jojoba oil. It calms and soothes the skin, and you could combine the two to create your own super skin moisturiser!
Relaxing oil for deep sleep
In aromatherapy, this oil works very relaxing and prepares you for a night of deep, restful sleep.
Battle drug addiction with Clary Sage oil
Clary Sage essential oil helps battle (drug) addictions and stimulates a positive approach to life.
This anti-inflammatory oil can be a great natural solution to help treat backaches and joint pain.
Common uses of Clary sage essential oil
autism, cholesterol, cramps, hair loss, hot flashes, PMS and seizures
Clary sage blends well with:
all citrus oils, as well as Lavender, Pine, Juniper, Geranium, Sandal Wood, Jasmine, Frankincense, bergamot, cedarwood, and cypress
Safety uses of clary sage essential oil
Its sedative and relaxing nature can enhance the intoxicating effects of narcotics and alcohol.
Clary Sage is a non-toxic and a non-irritant. Even though considered useful for promoting menses, it is deemed to be safe to use in small doses when pregnant. However, when pregnant, be careful before trying any kind of aromatherapy. Always consult with your physician and or herbalist prior to use.
Make a skin-patch test for safety. Please ensure that therapeutic use is always with Salvia sclarea.
Because of its estrogenic-like structure, it is contraindicated in cases. In particular, the estrogen-related types of cancer.
Rosemary essential oil
With its incredible herbaceous woody fragrance, Rosemary oil has been used for centuries and is even said to be one of the favourite oils of the German-Suisse physician and botanist, Paracelsus.
Regrow hair and combat hair loss with Rosemary Essential oil!
First, rosemary is a versatile oil that serves many purposes such as regrowing hair, improving digestion and cooking healthy meals. Rosemary essential oil has many benefits for your hair and it works by improving cell metabolism. Packed with antioxidants, rosemary oil stimulates hair follicles and improves blood circulation when applied to the scalp. It also has a reputation for healing the scalp and helping hair to regrow. If you suffer from dandruff or have oily hair, use rosemary to balance out the oils of your scalp.
Energise and improve mental focus with Rosemary essential oil
It also works energising and increases your mental focus. Second, rosemary essential oil is both a mental and physical stimulant. It works refreshing in the morning bath, and at the same time, it is an excellent treatment for muscular tiredness after a long day.
Lower anxiety and improve memory with rosemary oil
A 2007 study reveals that inhaling rosemary oil helps decrease stress hormones which, in turn, helps to reduce oxidative stress and lowers anxiety. Rosemary is also touted for its use in many beauty treatments and helps combat acne and cellulite.
Rosemary essential oil is proven to have a positive effect on enhancing your memory, and it helps to stay more alert and stimulates mental clarity. It is also helpful for muscular sprains, fatigue, depression, arthritis, rheumatism, diabetes, etc.
Improve blood circulation with Rosemary essential oil
It also improves circulation in your body, helps ease headaches, alleviates joint & muscle pain, and thanks to its antibacterial and antifungal properties, Rosemary also helps boost your immunity. Also, it is a natural solution to help relieve colds, cases of flu and respiratory infections.
Use Rosemary and Mint essential in some distilled water (shake jar before using) as a healthy and natural alternative to toxic mouth-washes.
Furthermore, Rosemary essential oil is used to help combat cellulite through massages or lymphatic massages. It is also helpful to help fade stretch marks and to clear up acne.
Other uses for Rosemary essential oil are:
- It is a natural insecticide. (so, stop buying toxic pesticides) and a natural alternative
- Multi-Purpose Cleaning Spray
- It is a natural alternative for Mosquito Repellent.
- Natural air freshener (stop buying toxic alternatives)
- In your cleaning and household blends, you can add other cleaning and other potent anti-bacterial oils such as Tea-Tree, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Sage or Thyme
- Reduce occasional fatigue and nervous tension
- Improve relaxation by adding some drops to a warm bath
Rosemary essential oil blends well with
basil, cedarwood, frankincense, lavender, peppermint, rosewood, eucalyptus, marjoram and pine
Safety uses for rosemary essential oil:
Generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising. Rosemary Verbenone is considered safe for children over the age of 2.
Not recommended for pregnant women, children younger than 2, people with high blood pressure, epilepsy, or with a history of seizures. Always consult with your physician and or herbalist prior to use.
Carrot seed essential oil
Balance out scalp sebum and promote new hair growth with carrot seed essential oil
Carrot essential oil is nutrient-rich and highly beneficial in promoting new hair growth. Distilled from wild carrots, this essential oil can be used to balance out the sebum in the scalp. It detoxifies and cleanses it, creating a healthy environment for renewed hair growth.
Carrot seed oil contains a powerful antioxidant called beta-carotene. In fact, just one cup of carrots can provide over 400% of our daily recommended intake. Carrots are also rich in vitamin E, C and A, potassium and other super antioxidants. These help keep the scalp moisturised and encourage more blood flow, thus helping more nutrients reach our hair.
Carrot seeds benefit the colon and digestive system
Doctors argue that you can get these nutrients from eating fresh carrots. A 10-year study in the Netherlands found that participants who ate at least 25g of carrots a day were less at risk from cardiovascular diseases. As it is so high in fibre, carrots can also benefit the colon and digestive system.
Rejuvenate skin and prevent premature wrinkles
Its high antioxidant content also means that carrot seed oil can help rejuvenate ageing skin and prevent premature wrinkles. It can also protect your skin from free radicals and environmental factors.
Also, vitamin c and e found in carrot seed oil make it ideal for moisturising the skin. It can also soothe irritated skin and help keep it toned and fresh. Unlike some thicker oils, its lighter texture means that it can keep skin soft without clogging the pores.
Carrot seed essential oil blends well with:
citrus oils, fennel, frankincense, geranium and spicy oils
Safety uses carrot seed essential oil
Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. If pregnant, use under a doctor’s care.
Pregnant, breastfeeding, nursing women or people with severe allergies should always be careful before trying any kind of aromatherapy. Always consult with your physician and or herbalist prior to use.
Ylang-Ylang essential oil
Get thicker hair and balance sebum and strengthen hair shafts with Ylang Ylang oil
Ylang-Ylang oil balances sebum and strengthens hair by reinforcing the hair shaft. With consistent use, you’ll experience stronger, thicker hair. You can also use ylang-ylang on your scalp to treat dandruff, as it has antiseptic properties that will tackle the root of the condition.
Great hair conditioner for dry hair
Ylang-Ylang has great hair conditioning benefits making it ideal for those with dry hair. It helps stimulate the sebaceous glands and increases the production of sebum, both of which are essential for healthy, conditioned hair. It’s also thought to help prevent split ends.
The calming scent is believed to tackle depression and relax the body
Its delicate scent makes it ideal for aromatherapy treatments and natural perfumes. The calming scent of Ylang-Ylang is also believed to be able to tackle depression as it can help relax the body and drive away anxiety and stress. It also has an uplifting effect on our mood, inducing happy and positive feelings.
Ylang Ylang also works as a sedative and is very effective in tackling inflammation-related illness, including seborrhoea. Seborrhoea is a skin disease caused by malfunctioning sebaceous glands, which leads to irregular sebum production. Ylang-Ylang can help ease the irritation and redness caused by this. Additionally, it can help prevent sepsis and tetanus by inhibiting microbial growth and disinfecting any wounds.
Other uses for Ylang Ylang essential oil
As well as having a calming effect, ylang-ylang can help to ignite sexual desire and has been touted as a natural aphrodisiac. Using this essential oil is an excellent way to ignite passion into your relationship without resorting to pills and medication.
Those who suffer high blood pressure may also benefit from ylang-ylang, which is a great natural solution.
Ylang-Ylang essential oil is a health booster for the nervous system. It strengthens it and repairs any damage caused. Ylang-Ylang oil also reduces stress on the nerves and protects them.
Ylang-ylang essential oil can also help people suffering from insomnia, fatigue and other stress-related conditions.
Ylang Ylang essential oil Blends well with:
anise, bergamot, cardamom, chamomile, cumin, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, sandalwood and vetiver
Safety uses Ylang Ylang essential oil
Ylang Ylang is non-toxic when taken in recommended doses and is not reported to cause any irritation. Generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Over-use may cause headaches and nausea.
Never ingest Ylang Ylang essential oils.
Pregnant, breastfeeding, nursing women or people with severe allergies should always be careful before trying any kind of aromatherapy. Always consult with your physician and or herbalist prior to use.
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