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How to Mix Essential Oils for Hair Growth

author image Alena Bowers
Alena Bowers began writing professionally in 2001 and is author of the book, "Alter This!" by Lark Books. She is an educator, yoga instructor and healing arts professional living in Portland, Ore. Bowers holds a Master of Education in visual art from Portland State University.
How to Mix Essential Oils for Hair Growth
Rosemary essential oil might help stimulate new hair growth. Photo Credit rosemary image by Denis Plaster from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>

Essential oils are highly concentrated plant material made through a process of distillation. Because they are so potent, essential oils need to be diluted before added to hair in a carrier oil, such as jojoba oil, almond oil, or apricot kernel oil. According to Organic Facts, rosemary essential oil can help stimulate hair follicles to create new hair growth, as well as slowing hair loss. Lavender, thyme, and clary sage are other essential oils that blend well with rosemary and are beneficial to hair. Please note that herbal treatments are not meant to replace medical advice. It is important to check with your doctor if you are experiencing hair loss.

Step 1

Unscrew the cap of the bottle of jojoba oil. According to Nature's Gift, you should add 6 drops of essential oil to every single fluid ounce of jojoba. So if you have a 4 oz. bottle of jojoba oil, add 24 drops of essential oils.

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Step 2

Open the rosemary essential oil bottle, being careful not to touch the top with your fingers. You want the formula to have mostly drops of rosemary, so adding approximately 12 drops should suffice.

Step 3

Add 4 drops of each of the remaining essential oils. This will add a total of 24 drops to the 4 oz. jojoba bottle. Screw the cap back onto the jojoba oil and roll it lightly back and forth on a flat surface.

Step 4

Wet your hair with warm water in a sink or shower and apply the oil mixture thoroughly into your roots. Let the mixture sit in your hair for 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 5

Rinse out your hair using your shampoo and conditioner. Let your hair air dry.

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