Essential Oils for Hair Loss

Can Essential Oils Help with Hair Loss?

We get quite a few emails and calls asking if essential oils can help with hair loss and requests for specific aromatherapy recipes. We’ve created a Hair Blend which you can purchase on our website, but we thought we’d also offer some recipes that you can make yourself at home.

Alopecia, which is the medical term for hair loss, is caused by the deterioration of hair follicles. If your hair loss isn’t caused by an underlying medical problem, lifestyle may be a factor.  Are you hair loss causeswashing your hair too much?  Using the wrong products for your hair type or over-processing it?

Brushing your hair while it’s wet and not letting it dry on its own can exacerbate hair loss as can exposure to chlorine, too much sun or wind and pollution. In this day and age, stress and a poor diet can also contribute.  For some men, hereditary hair loss is inevitable, but there are ways to slow balding. Prescription drugs can stimulate hair growth by tightening blood vessels on the scalp, encouraging cell growth and strengthening weakened follicles so they can grow new hair. But, these drugs can be irritating and come with a list of side effects and precautions.  Why not try natural remedies?

Essential oils, used with natural carriers, can help without the harsh chemicals. Essential oils smell better, too!

Which Essential Oils are Best for Helping with Hair Loss?

Here is a list of aromatherapy oils found to stimulate hair growth: rosemary, neroli, lavender, geranium, ginger, cedarwood, thyme, lemon, grapefruit and cypress.

Aromatherapy Recipes for Preventing Hair Loss:

Roserosemary oilmary is always a great choice for hair care, so adding a few drops of rosemary essential oil to your regular shampoo is an easy preventative step.

Before going to bed, put a teaspoon of olive oil or jojoba in the palm of your hand and add 3-6 drops of rosemary oil. Mix well and massage gently into the scalp. Shampoo as you would normally in the morning. The rosemary will strengthen and tighten the hair follicles, helping to retain the hair you have.

Daily Essential Oil Blend to encourage Hair Growth:

Mix Cedarwood, Atlas (20 drops), Lavender (30 drops),  Rosemary (30 drops), and Thyme (20 drops) essential oil in 8 ounces of Jojoba and massage gently into the scalp for at least two minutes daily.

And, a more in-depth treatment:

First condition your hair with the following oil blend:

1 teaspoon of jojoba oil

20 drops evening primrose oil

6 drops palma rosa eo

Mix well, massage gently into your scalp, working the oils through to the ends of your hair. Leave on for 30 minutes. Then, shampoo with the following blend:

25 drops Jojoba

12 drops Carrot seed eo

12 drops Rosemary

20 drops Lavendar

Mix this oil blend well with 8 ounces of plain unscented shampoo base or your regular shampoo.



  • yes,stress and poor diet is one of the main cause of hair falling and do daily massage on scalp before 20 headwash.

  • I made the mix of Cedarwood, Rosemary, thyme and lavendar. How many drops should my husband massage into his scalp each night?

  • Must mix with carrier oil?
    Can’t use Rosemary oil + water and massage on hair scalp like you above mentioned? Thanks?

    • Hi, and thanks for your question. No, I wouldn’t use it with water as essential oils and water don’t really mix and the essential oils would be too harsh to use on your scalp without a carrier.

  • I know this is an older post, but I might recommend substituting Avocado or Olive oil for the Jojoba in the recipe: jojoba is actually a WAX, whereas Avocado or Olive oils actually clean the follicles. use Jojoba oil maybe once a week to coat the hair shafts for health.
    Also, adding Cypress, Cedarwood and Ravintsara Essential Oils would benefit the hair as well.

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