Essential Oils for Hair

Essential Oils for Hair

Whether your hair is curly, straight, thick, or fine, keeping it healthy is a must! Many hair products found on the shelves are packed with harsh chemicals and synthetics that can be damaging. Some products weigh down your hair and strip the natural oils your scalp produces, preventing them from being absorbed into the hair shaft. Even overexposure to the sun and dry climates can take a toll on your locks! Nourish and enhance healthy-looking hair with essential oils. Young Living offers many oils that can benefit your hair, but these are some of our favorites!


Refresh and invigorate your scalp with Rosemary! Rosemary’s energizing aroma make it a popular choice for personal care products. Add an invigorating touch to your hair products with this Mediterranean favorite. Here are a couple of easy ways to incorporate Rosemary!

  • Massage a dime-sized amount of V-6™, 2 drops Rosemary essential oil, and 2 drops Tea Tree essential oil into your scalp. Let sit for 10 minutes before rinsing. You’ll love the refreshing aroma, and your hair will love the attention.
  • Add 10–15 drops to your favorite Young Living shampoo or conditioner for healthier-looking hair.

Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang is a moisturizing, floral powerhouse that is recognized by its sweet, romantic aroma. It has been traditionally used in hair formulas to promote the appearance of thick, shiny, lustrous hair. This essential oil is a must have to achieve optimal nourishment for your hair and scalp.

Planning on spending a day in the sun? Spritz this recipe over your hair throughout the day to keep it from looking dry!

Add all ingredients in a 12-oz. spray bottle. Shake well before spritzing over hair, avoiding the roots.


Geranium is a potent oil that brings luxury to beauty routines while providing an uplifting, floral aroma to any environment. It was even used by the Egyptians to promote beautiful looking skin. Just like your skin loves moisture, your hair will also be a big fan of the moisturizing benefits that Geranium provides! Got breakage? Try adding Geranium to your own DIY split end treatment!

Add 2 drops of Geranium and 2 drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil to 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of almond oil. Apply to ends (or all over hair if desired) and leave in for at least 30 minutes under a shower cap. You can even keep the mask on overnight! Shampoo and condition once treatment is complete.


With its versatility, Lavender is easily one of Young Living’s most-loved essential oils. Aside from its calming fragrance and balancing properties, Lavender has cleansing properties that make it a great addition to your hair care routine! This gentle oil is suitable for all hair types. Lavender is the star in Young Living’s hair care line that includes Lavender and Lavender Mint shampoos and conditioners. Add Lavender to any of your hair care DIY recipes like this great detangler spray!

In a 2 oz. Spray bottle, combine the following:

Shake before each use and spray on hair generously. Then use a wide-tooth comb to help smooth out any tangles.


Cedarwood is known for its warm, woodsy aroma that creates a comforting environment. Young Living’s Cedarwood oil comes from Morocco and it is steam distilled from the bark of the tree. What some people don’t know is that this oil has cleansing and moisturizing qualities! Cedarwood is a go to for healthy looking hair maintenance. It is no surprise why Cedarwood is prevalent in men’s skin and hair products including Young Living’s Shutran line. Try massaging Cedarwood oil into your scalp or use it in your own DIY Dry Shampoo using the recipe below!

DIY Dry Shampoo

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