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Hair oil recipe

Updated: Apr 20, 2023

Important: The information and recipes I have provided are suggestions only. I am not medically trained. You should always patch test. If you have any health problems or you are on any medication, you should always consult your GP first.

Essential oil suppliers will give you dilution directions on their website and/or labelling. Not all oils can be used at the same concentration.

Amber bottles are good as they protect the oils from sunlight. If you don’t have an amber bottle, make sure you store your

product in a cool dark place (I keep mine in the fridge)

Essential oils and carrier oils can improve your hair health, texture and length. It is very simple to make your own hair oil from home. You simply add essential oil to a carrier oil and apply it to your hair.

To help you choose your essential oil, I have added a few benefits below:

Essential oils:

Peppermint oil - When massaged into the scalp peppermint can improve circulation and stimulate hair growth

Lavender oil - Has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, which help speed up hair growth as well as support a healthy scalp

Rosemary oil - Is widely used in hair care due to its ability to improve cellular generation. It’s great for improving hair thickness as well as hair growth

Ylang ylang - Can help improve hair texture and prevent breakage

Cedarwood - Is thought to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss by balancing the oil-producing glands in the scalp. It also has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which can treat different conditions that may contribute to dandruff or hair loss.

Thyme - Can help promote hair growth by both stimulating the scalp and actively preventing hair loss.

Teatree and Lemongrass - Known to help prevent dandruff

Carrier oils:

All essential oils must be diluted using a carrier oil. All carrier oils will add moisture to your hair. You can use any carrier oil you like, here are just a few examples:

Good for all hair types:

Jojoba oil - (is actually a wax)

Sweet almond oil

Argan oil

Coconut oil

Hemp oil

Good for thick dry hair:

Avocado oil

Olive oil

Argan oil

When I mix oils for hair, I use a maximum 5% ratio (5g of essential oil to every 100g of carrier oil). If you have not used essential oil on your hair before, or you have sensitive skin, you should reduce this amount to 1% (or as directed by the essential oil supplier you are using)

There are roughly 20drops of essential oil per 1g (each oil has a different weight so this is just a rough estimate)

How to make my hair oil

Now you have a little information on each oil, you can choose any oil you like, mix it together and apply.

Here are some example recipes you can use:

Recipe 1 - (this is what I use, I have thick curly mixed hair)

50g avocado oil

40g argan oil

10g castor oil

1g Peppermint

1g Thyme

1g Rosemary

1g Lavender

1g Tea tree

Recipe 2 - Great for all hair types

100g sweet almond oil

2g lavender

1g peppermint

1g thyme

Recipe 3 - using ingredients you may already have at home

50g olive oil

50g coconut oil

5g lavender

Recipe 4 - dandruff

100g - any carrier oil of your choice

1g Lemongrass

2g Teatree

2g Lavender

Recipe 5 - longer fuller hair

100g carrier oil (see above list)

1g thyme

1g rosemary

1g peppermint

1g lavender

1g ylang ylang


You simply weigh the oils and add them to your container/bottle.

(If you are using coconut oil you may need to heat the oil before you mix, depending on the temperature and if it’s solid)


Add a small amount of oil to your hands and rub together. Massage into your scalp for at least 2-3 minutes.

Deep treatment - I find it best to do a hair treatment on hair wash day. Simply apply the oil all over damp or wet hair. Tie your hair up or wrap hair (towel/cloth/bag), leave on for 1 hour and rinse with warm water. Follow your usual hair wash routine

Curly hair scrunching oil

If you have curly hair like me and you 'scrunch out the crunch' then you may want to use a little oil in your hands before you scrunch.

You want to use a light weight oil like Argan or Sweet Almond Oil, and then I like to use a nice smelling oil to finish it off (Sweet Orange is my favorite but you can add any essential oil you like the smell off)

I only add a maximum of 2% essential oil for my scrunching oil. I have added some example recipes below:

Recipe 1 (simple and cheap)

100g Sweet Almond Oil (or 100ml)

2g Sweet Orange Essential Oil (or 40 drops)

Recipe 2:

50g Sweet Almond Oil (or 50ml)

50g Argan Oil (or 50ml)

1g Sweet Orange Essential Oil (or 20 drops)

0.5g Ylang Ylang (or 10 drops)

Both of the above recipes can also be used all over your body as a body oil. Both Argan Oil and Sweet Almond Oil have a low comedogenic rating meaning it will absorb nicely into the body.

Now that you have your recipes and information, give it a go and let me know how you get on x

If you have any questions pop me a comment and I’ll get back to you


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2 comentários

Omg! My hair feels amazing. I have super curly hair like Sam and the recommendation for avocado oil and essential oils are a game changer! Sweet orange is defo my fav! I love using this for a deep hair treatment and sweet almond oil as well for me scrunching as well. Leaves my hair soft and not crunchy! Can’t wait to try some other home remedies

Samantha Lily
Samantha Lily
27 de abr. de 2023
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Oh I’m so pleased you like it!! Keep me updated! Let me know anytime you want some other recipes with your oils and I’ll add them to my list xx

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