Essential oils have a wide range of benefits for hair, ranging from cleansing to growth to scalp health. Plus, they can leave your hair smelling absolutely amazing!
Since going “no ‘poo”, I’ve been relying on essential oils a lot to add punch and variety to the mix. And when my hair smells beautiful, I tend to feel that way too 😉
Here are my favourite 3 essential oils for gorgeous hair.
Tea tree, being one of the most anti-microbial of essential oils, is a great addition to your hair care routine to address dandruff and (for those of you with children, especially) lice.
I add 2-3 drops of tea tree to my baking soda and water mixture to keep my hair super clean.
While geranium is a great support in balancing your hair’s natural oil production whether it’s oily OR dry, I mainly use geranium for its super “femme” smell. If you sniff it straight from the bottle, the floral scent can be intense. But, in your hair, I like that it’s strong enough to smell for a long time.
I also add 2-3 drops of geranium to my baking soda and water mixture.
Sandalwood is my natural leave-in conditioner. After rinsing with water and apple cider vinegar, I run a drop or two of this oil through my hair. It is great for dry scalp and I enjoy the hippie smell. It’s woodsy and earthy with a hint of sweetness.
What essential oils do you love for your hair?