Essential oils for hair growth? Who would have thought we’d ever see these two together in the same sentence? If you thought that essential oils were just for aromatherapy and massages, think again. Let’s explore! First of all, what are essential oils? For centuries, people have used oils for various medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Now, you can find them in many shampoos, serums, and other hair care products. You can also use them to make your own hair care treatment. Essential oils are distilled from the plant itself. They have the signature scent of the plant they came from. And they’re highly concentrated. While essential oils are most famous for their aromatic capabilities, they also contain strong chemical properties that can be beneficial for health.


Essential oils have long been used in alternative, Eastern, and homeopathic medicines thanks to their effectiveness and low risk of side effects. One benefit some essential oils have is improving hair health. Different oils can do everything from helping hair grow to add strength and shine. For instance, it takes 220 pounds of lavender flowers to make a single pound of lavender oil. Carrier oils (such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, and olive oil) also come from plants, but they have a more neutral smell. And they’re not necessarily distilled down like essential oils are. Call it an anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic, which cuts down on redness, irritation, and the chance of infection. Essential oils for hair growth are a great option for those who might be worried about chemicals/toxins. You can get the goodness of all these oils in a single bottle of our Scalp and Hair Treatment.  A few examples of essential oils touted for hair growth or aiding in hair loss are:

  •         Rosemary

  •         Peppermint

  •         Cedarwood

  •         Clary Sage

  •         Geranium

  •         Tea Tree

Rosemary oil, for example, may help you get a thicker, shinier mane. In one study, 6 months of treatment worked as well as 2% minoxidil against androgenetic alopecia, a common form of hair loss in men and women. And it was less likely to cause an itchy scalp. Peppermint oil contains menthol and can cause a cold, tingling feeling when it increases circulation to the area it’s applied to. This can help promote hair growth during the anagen (or growing) phase. The benefits of peppermint essential oil can be described as:

  • antimicrobial

  • insecticidal and pesticidal

  • analgesic and anesthetic

  • vasodilating (and vasoconstricting)

  • anti-inflammatory


Some people have used the oil as a remedy for hair loss. This may be because the menthol in peppermint essential oil is a vasodilator, and vasodilators improve blood flow. In many instances (such as in female or male pattern baldness), hair loss occurs due to starved blood flow to hair follicles. Increasing circulation with a vasodilator like peppermint could potentially improve hair growth and prevent some hair loss.

In a nutshell, essential oils are great for hair growth and can help improve the overall health of your hair with very little risk of side effects. They’re also easy to use and are a chemical-free option to grow your crown. Try our best seller Scalp and Hair Treatment for visible results. It’s 100% organic”

Try this at home

Mix 2 drops of peppermint essential oil with the carrier oil of your choice. Massage it into your scalp and leave on for 5 minutes before washing out thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner. Alternatively, our Scalp and Hair Treatment is the perfect blend of carrier and essential oils such as Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil and Peppermint Oil, to mention a few; all scientifically proven to grow stronger, healthier hair. 


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