5 Essential Oil Treatments for Hair Loss {Including Recipes to Make Them at Home}

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5 Essential Oil Treatments for Hair Loss {Including Recipes to Make Them at Home}

5 Essential Oil Treatments for Hair Loss {Including Recipes to Make Them at Home}

Hair loss is a traumatic experience to have to encounter no matter what age or gender.  Unfortunately, millions are affected by this condition.

Androgenetic alopecia or common male pattern baldness (MPB) accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. By the age of thirty-five two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss, and by the age of fifty approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair.

According to a survey by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (available at http://www.statisticbrain.com/hair-loss-statistics/), approximately 35 million men in the United States suffer some type of hair loss, and while approximately 21 million women are affected by hair loss.

There are so many products out on the market, but which ones really work?  Are they worth the price their asking for or are they overcharging for a product that has a high demand?  In addition, how many of these products are safe, and could some of these products instigate other conditions after long-term usage?

Essential oils for Hair Loss

Essential oils can be used for hair loss, as they cleanse the scalp to encourage follicle growth and circulation. They have been proven to be very effective for hair loss.  You can use to thicken your hair naturally and it can help stop hair loss.  Most of all, it will save you a lot of money!

Essential Oil Treatments for Hair Loss

lavender oil

Lavender Essential Oil for Hair Loss

This essential oil is frequently added to many hair care products.  Lavender essential oil is extracted from the beautifully scented lavender flowers.  It has strong antiseptic properties that help get rid of germs that clog up hair follicles and cause infection, which leads to hair fall. Lavender essential oil is also a stimulant that helps improve blood circulation on the scalp thereby preventing hair loss due to poor circulation.

Essential Oil Home Remedy  Recipe

To use lavender essential oil for hair growth, blend:

  • 8 – 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 tsp of a carrier oil
  • Massage the blend into your scalp
  • To get the best results, leave it in overnight
  • Wash it out in the morning

Thyme essential oil

Thyme Essential Oil for Hair Loss

Bacteria, fungi and other germs can accumulate on the scalp, cause scalp infections, and lead to hair fall. Thyme essential oil contains antiseptic properties that wards off germs or bacteria that clog up hair follicles and cause hair loss. Massaging thyme essential oil mixed with a carrier oil improves circulation, slow hair loss, and promote new hair growth. There are many different types of thyme but the thyme that is ideal & safer for thinning hair is white thyme as red thyme contains more phenols and is also said to cause irritation for some people.

Essential Oil Home Remedy  Recipe

  • Add 6 drops of thyme essential oil to 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil.
  • Mix the blend well
  • Massage it into the scalp.
  • Leave it in for 30 minutes
  • Wash your hair with shampoo
  • If your hair feels oily, then wash it out again


Peppermint Essential Oil for Hair Loss

Peppermint oil is used in shampoos, cleansers, bath products, makeup, and lotions. But, the benefits of peppermint oil may go beyond cosmetics. Though research is limited, peppermint oil could hold promise as a hair growth treatment. A study published in Toxicological Research suggests that a peppermint oil solution promotes hair growth. The peppermint oil used performed better than minoxidil, which is a hair growth product approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Menthol, the main component in peppermint oil, has been shown to increase blood flow to the area where it is applied. A study in Microvascular Research found that a 4 percent menthol solution caused blood vessels to widen, which increases blood flow.

Essential Oil Home Remedy  Recipe

  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 tbsp warmed coconut oil
  • Massage the essential oil mixture into the scalp
  • Leave it on your scalp for 30 minutes
  • Wash it out with shampoo
  • If your hair feels oily wash it out again

essential oil for a balding head

Clary Sage Essential Oil for Hair Loss

Clary sage oil promotes hair growth and stimulates the scalp.

Essential Oil Home Remedy  Recipe

  • Blend the same amount of clary sage and jojoba carrier oil
  • Massage it into the scalp
  • Leave it alone for 30 minutes
  • Afterward, wash it out with shampoo
  • If it feels oily you can wash it out again


Cedarwood Essential Oil for Hair Loss

This oil stimulates the scalp and promotes hair growth.  Cedarwood can also help treat thinning hair and various types of alopecia, too.

Essential Oil Home Remedy  Recipe

  • Use 2 – 3 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Massage the mixture into the scalp
  • Leave it alone for 30 minutes
  • Afterward, wash it out with shampoo
  • If it feels oily you can wash it out again






Stacey Chillemi


I am on a mission to transform the health of millions worldwide. Check out my website at staceychillemi.com. I am a popular and recognizable health and lifestyle reporter and expert, columnist and health host. Author of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing and Natural Remedies for Common Conditions, along with 20 other published books. I am the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and a recognized health and natural remedies expert, with over 20 years in practice as a Health Coach. I write for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, Thrive Global and Medium (Owned by Arianna Huffington). I have been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, local news, and numerous radio shows. My focus is on natural healing, herbal remedies, alternative methods, self-motivation, food for medicine, nutrition, fitness, natural beauty remedies and the power of positive thinking.



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