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How To Use Essential Oils for Oily Hair

Using Essential Oils for Oily Hair Shampoo

If you want a simple recipe using essential oils for oily hair, add 8 drops lemon essential oil and 8 drops geranium essential oil to an 8-ounce bottle of unscented, nondetergent shampoo. Wash your hair as usual.

If that doesn't work for you, try any of the other essential oils that Aromatherapy for Dummies lists as the best ones to use for oily hair:

  • Basil
  • Cedarwood
  • Clary sage
  • Cypress
  • Eucalyptus
  • Helichrysum
  • Juniper berry
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Myrtle
  • Palmarosa
  • Patchouli
  • Sage
  • Sandalwood
  • Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  • Vetivert

Oily Hair Rinse

To make an after-shampoo rinse for oily hair, combine:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar (the smell goes away quickly)
  • 2 drops lemon
  • 1 drop tea tree 

Oily Hair Treatments with Essential Oils

Use the following hair treatment by massaging one teaspoon of the blend into your hair and scalp and leaving the blend on your hair for at least several hours. You can also use the blend at bedtime and leave it on overnight by wrapping your head in a towel.

  • 8 drops petitgrain
  • 8 drops lemon
  • 8 drops lavender
  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut oil

Source: 500 Formulas For Aromatherapy

Oily Hair Treatment #2

Massage the following blend into your scalp for two to three minutes. Leave it for 60 to 90 minutes, and then wash your hair:

  • 6 drops peppermint
  • 4 drops lemon
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 1 teaspoon carrier oil

Source: Essential Oils Desk Reference

Honey and Lemon Oily Hair Mask

  • 1 egg yolk 
  • 1 tablespoon of honey 
  • 10 to 12 drops lemon essential oil

Apply the mask to your hair and leave it for about 20 minutes. Shampoo as usual.

I recommend Young Living essential oils.

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