Aromatherapy Recipes for Shampoos



Essential oils are extremely salutary when used on the scalp and hair. Different blends can improve blood circulation, make hair shiner, ease dandruff or help combat head lice and the fragrance will linger in your hair and in the bathroom.




To give your hair the equivalent of a spa vacation, make up the same blend in a carrier oil, such as Grapeseed oil, to make a deep-conditioning treatment.

Apply it to your dry hair, wrap it in plastic or plastic shower cap, then wrap around a towel on your head and leave it for an hour.After an hour, add enough shampoo to the hair to raise a mild lather, then add water and shampoo as normal. This will add extra shine to your hair.


You can also blend essential oils in conditioners to complete the healthy hair picture. Either stick to the same oils and recipes as for shampoo or adjust them a bit. Try Blossom without the rosemary, mixed in an unperfumed conditioner.

Aromatherapy Recipe #1 : Blossom

An uplifting and energizing blend that will bring gloss to your hair, a tingle to your scalp and a smile to your face.

2 drops Geranium essential oil
2 drops Jasmine essential oil
2 drops Lemon essential oil
2 drops Rosemary essential oil
20ml (0.6fl oz) shampoo

Aromatherapy Recipe #2 : Curb Hair Loss

An energizing blend which improves blood circulation to the scalp, leaving you awake and refreshed. Improving circulation has also been known to slow down hair loss.

3 drops Grapefruit essential oil
3 drops Peppermint essential oil
2 drops Lavenderessential oil
20ml (0.6fl oz) shampoo

Aromatherapy Recipe #3 : Moss

A cool , green , citrus like blend which will help to clear your hair. It will leave u feeling calm and centered throughout the day.

3 drops Bergamot essential oil
2 drops Lemongrass essential oil
2 drops Lavender essential oil
2 drops Palmarosa essential oil
25ml (0.8fl oz) shampoo

Aromatherapy Recipe #4 : Spicy

A spicy, musky shampoo that will leave both you and your bathroom smell very sensual indeed! With just a hint of innocent orange, it is a soothing blend.

3 drops Coriander essential oil
3 drops Sandalwood essential oil
2 drops Orange essential oil
20ml (0.6fl oz) shampoo

Aromatherapy Recipe #5 : Dandruff Control

This is a quite strong blend that can help improve blood circulation to the scalp. It can also be used to combat dandruff and dry flaky skin. Those prone to dandruff may find that using a capful of vinegar in the after- shampoo rinse water will improve the condition of their scalp.

5 drops Bergamot essential oil
2 drops Rosemary essential oil
3 drops Lavender essential oil
5ml (0.8fl oz) shampoo

Aromatherapy Recipe #6 : Strength

This shampoo is a treat for anyone with fine, fragile hair, as the oils have cytophylactic properties (they encourage healthy cell growth). For the best results, before shampooing make up the same blend in a carrier oil such as Grapeseed. Apply a deep conditioning treatment as described above, then shampoo using this recipe. This will condition your hair and add extra shine.

2 drops Sandalwood essential oil
2 drops Frankincense essential oil
2 drops Bergamot essential oil
2 drops Lavender essential oil
20ml (0.6fl oz) shampoo