Best Essential Oils for Hair/Scalp Massage

There are several essential oils that are particularly good for hair health and specific types of hair issues. One way to take advantage of them is to add a bit of it to your carrier oil and massage your scalp or add a drop or two on your comb, in your shampoo or conditioner. Here are the oils that are particularly good for massages.

Hair Issues

Essential Oils

Hair Loss Rosemary, cedar wood, thyme, grape seed, and jojoba are particularly good for hair loss.
Dandruff Tea tree oil, rosemary and jojoba are particularly good for improving the blood flow towards your scalp. Use one or the other and massage gently on scalp your for at least 5 minutes. Do this regularly for best results.
Thinning or Shedding Hair Rosemary, jojoba, and tea tree are also known for helping with thinning or shedding hair. Massage it into your scalp before shampooing and left on overnight or they can be used after shampooing and left on without rinsing it out.
Dry, Brittle Hair When it comes to dry hair, jojoba is king of the carrier oils; mixed with rosemary they are effective. Use this once per week to massage hair and leave it on overnight for the healing properties of the oils to work.
Limp, Lifeless Hair Massage hair with sage. Add sage to jojoba and massage scalp.
General Hair Health Don’t have a hair problem and just want a good essential oil to massage hair while adding benefits to your strands, you can choose among: rose essential oil, lavender essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil, chamomile essential oil, lemongrass essential oil and evening primrose oil.

Visit Oils Explained: Essential Oils and Carrier Oils For Hair for a detailed look at carrier oils and essential oils for hair.


 Worwood, Valerie Ann: The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 1991,  New World Library