If you are looking for an essential oil for hair growth lavender is the best one to try! Lavender essential oil helps hair to grow thicker and faster. Check out this 2016 Korean study into the hair growth effects of lavender oil on mice. The group of mice which had lavender essential oil rubbed onto their backs had thicker and faster growing hair than those that didn’t. Although no studies have yet been done on humans it is possible that lavender essential oil could help with hair thinning or alopecia. The oil is also safe to try out on your own hair. As well as this lavender has overall benefits for the health of your hair. It is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, promotes blood circulation and will nourish and moisturise your scalp. In this post I am going to show you how to make your own shampoo with lavender essential oil.
Ingredients for Your Homemade Shampoo
1. One quarter of a cup of Liquid Castile Soap
I normally use the unscented Dr Bronner Organic Castile soap as it is excellent quality. It contains coconut oil, olive oil, hemp oil, and jojoba oil, and won’t strip your hair of moisture. If you want your shampoo to have an especially strong scent you can also get a lavender scented version. All of Dr Bronner’s products are vegan, suitable for sensitive skin and packaged in 100% recyclable materials.
2. Half a teaspoon of Jojoba Oil
Although there is some jojoba oil in the Dr Bronner Castile Liquid Soap I like to add an extra half a teaspoon into my lavender shampoo. Jojoba oil is rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish hair and it is also thought that Jojoba can prevent hair loss and give you thicker hair. Jojoba oil also helps to moisturise the hair and scalp and can help to prevent dandruff.
3. Five drops of Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil blends perfectly with Jojoba oil. Most essential oils should be diluted in a carrier oil before being applied to the skin but lavender is a safer oil compared with others. For your shampoo you will only need five drops of the oil which will be diluted in the rest of the shampoo ingredients.
If you want to add a few other essential oils into your homemade shampoo, lavender works well with peppermint, vanilla and organic blue tansy!
4. One quarter of a cup of distilled water
To make sure your shampoo is the correct consistency you should add one quarter of a cup of distilled water. I don’t recommend using normal tap water as this will decrease the quality and lifespan of your shampoo as the water may contain bacteria or other impurities. If you plan on making lavender shampoo to sell or give away as gifts then you can also mark them as “pure” if they are made with distilled water.
5. Shampoo Dispenser Bottle
I recommend that you buy a small shampoo dispenser bottle for your homemade lavender shampoo. They are very inexpensive and it’s far more convenient in the shower than using a jar. You can also easily print labels from your computer to stick onto the bottles, if you plan on selling your homemade product.
How to Make Your Homemade Lavender Shampoo
Once you have measured out your ingredients you only have to mix them together in a bowl and pour the mixture into your shampoo bottle. You will find that your shampoo will not be not as thick as commercial shampoos, but it should lather up well and will still clean your hair!
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FAQs on Essential Oil for Hair
Can you put essential oils in your hair?
Most essential oils should be mixed with a carrier oil before they are applied to the hair. Good carrier oils include jojoba oil, olive oil or grapeseed oil. Essential oils can be very effective in only small amounts, and often only a few drops are needed.
Which oil is best for hair growth and thickness?
Both lavender essential oil and jojoba oil are excellent for hair growth and thickness which is why I use them in my homemade shampoo.
What essential oils make your hair grow faster?
Other than lavender oil, peppermint oil is said to increase hair growth by promoting blood circulation to the hair follicles.
How do you mix essential oils for hair?
Mix 3-5 drops of the essential oil into a tablespoon of the carrier oil. Since essential oils are concentrated it is important to dilute them before applying them to your skin.
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