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9 Essential Oils for Hair Growth (Plus 3 Mixtures & Application Tips)

So you want your hair to grow faster?
You’re not alone!
Did you know that it’s surprisingly easy to improve the rate that your hair grows?

And naturally too!

Essential oils have been used in hair recipes for a long time – it’s not uncommon to find lavender, chamomile, rosemary, tea tree oil and many other essential oils in your natural shampoos and conditioners.

These oils, among others, are known to positively support the health of the scalp and fair follicles.

In this post we’ll go in depth and learn how to use essential oils and other natural products to make sure your hair isgrowing fast and healthy.

So let’s get into it!:)

7 Essential Oils for Hair Growth

Below you’ll find the most recommended oils that you can use to improve your hair growth.

I bet you’ll already have some of these laying around your house!

1.)Carrot Seed Oil

The essential oil of carrot seeds in a glass bottle macro

In addition to being an excellent tonic oil for the skin, the rich golden oil of carrot seed is also highly nutritive to your hair. The essential oil is distilled mainly from the seed of wild carrots. But the oil is contained within the whole plant. Carrot seed is highly regarded for it’s nourishing, detoxifying and hormone regulating qualities.


cedarwoodCedarwood oil, while primarily used for treating dandruff, is a great tonic oil for overall hair health. It has a great reputation for preventing hair loss and promoting the growth of new hair. It is one of the first oils recommended for a person with hair loss. Just a drop on a bald spot will promote rapid new hair growth.



Ah.. Who doesn’t love chamomile? It is just so versatile!

Chamomile is an excellent calming and relaxing oil. It soothes inflammation and detoxes. These qualities make it a great addition to your hair regimen for increased hair growth.

4.)Clary Sage

clary sage

Clary sage provides hormone balancing, relaxing qualities. It is beneficial for promoting hair growth, reducing hair loss, preventing dandruff and limiting oil buildup in hair by reducing sebum production.. It is an especially good oil for woman’s health – especially when it comes to reproductive health. It is regenerative to cells, hair and skin.



Cypress is included in many hair formulas for increased circulation and capillary strength. It is important to have good blood circulation to the follicles for optimal hair growth. Many regimens for treating hair loss include Ginko and other herbs specifically for increasing circulation in the scalp. Use at .5 – 1%



Helichrysum is regenerative to all tissues of the body. It’s regenerative qualities support scalp tissue as well as improving circulation to the scalp. This circulation promotes nutrient and blood flow to the hair follicles, improving their growth rate.


Ah.. Lavender. I’ve already said this about chamomile, but who doesn’t like this oil? It smells heavenly, is balancing, soothing, regenartive, anti-inflammatory and stress reducing. And while it’s great to put it right on your scalp, it is also good just to have around! Diffusing it is heavenly. And if you’re in need of some stress reduction, look to lavender. Limiting stress will definitely help your hair grow faster, too!


Rosemary is a great all around oil. It is an excellent brain tonic as it refreshes and clears the mind. It is used to treat lack lustre hair, dandruff, oily skin and more.

Rosemary oil is perfect for promoting hair growth because it increases circulation to the scalp while stimulating cellular metabolism. This increased circulation improves blood and nutrient flow to hair follicles and boosts growth significantly.

9.)Ylang Ylang

yellow flower

Ylang ylang – like lavender – is thought to reduce stress. Long used to increase the thickness of the hair shaft and to grow thicker hair. Ylang ylang can have a balancing effect on scalp oil production, and may help with split ends.

3 Essential Oil Based Recipes and Application Methods for Hair Growth

essential oil bottle with basket and thistle

Now that we’ve covered a solid list of essential oils for hair growth, let’s talk about some specific recipes.

Now read below to find some great ways to apply your oils to your hair.

1.) EO Infused Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a fantastic natural tonic for hair. So let’s use it as a rinse and combine it with some essential oils!


  • 3 drops oflavender,rosemaryorbay
  • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar


  • Add these ingredients to your final rinse water after you’ve shampoo’d and conditioned.

This rinse will help remove detergent residue and help you maintain a healthy acid equilibrium on your scalp.

Simple Rosemary Hair Growth Massage Oil

rosemary essential oil bottle 2

For this recipe you will need the following:

  • 5ml dropsjojobaorarganoil
  • 8 dropsrosemaryEO

Combine your carrier oil with your rosemary essential oil using your fingertips rhythmically massage the oil into your scalp and roots.

Start from the front of your scalp then move to the sides and finally the back of your head.

Daily Coconut Rosemary Hair Growth Massage Oil Blend

rosemary essential oil bottle

This is a very similar blend to the one above, but uses coconut oil. And we’ll be making a bigger batch.


  • 1 cup pure organic extra virgin coconut oil
  • 20 dropsrosemaryEO


  • Mix ingredients and combine in your coconut oil bottle or a8 oz glass jar
  • Massage into scalp daily
  • Watchhair grow stronger, healthier and faster!

Additional (Non-Essential Oil Based) Natural Remedies for Hair Growth

Aloe Vera Gel

It’s great that we can use essential oils to promote hair growth and I hope you got a lot of ideas from the recommendations above.

But let’s keep going with the juicy hair growth information! There are some other fantastic natural ways to help your hair grow long and healthy.

Let’s take a look at some additional natural remedies that you could use to ensure that your hair grows quickly.

I am particularly fond of the Ayurvedic medicines.


Because they work!

Below you will find some highly recommended ayurvedic approaches to hair growth that will be sure to get your hair growing long faster than you’d thought possible!🙂



4 thoughts on “9 Essential Oils for Hair Growth (Plus 3 Mixtures & Application Tips)

  1. I saw some of these oils at the pharmacy. But on the pack all says it’s either skincare oil or body oil. Should I buy them and use for my hair anyways? Please I need to know before I invest in them. Thank you


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