7 best essential oils for hair + 10 ways to use them


7 best essential oils for hair + 10 ways to use them

What is the best essential oil for hair? We’re head over heels you asked! While there are over a dozen lock-lovin’ essential oils, we’ve trimmed the list down to the best of the best. These seven EOs are true MVHPs (most valuable hair players)—make sure you put your ’do on your to-do list!

The best part about incorporating essential oils into your hair care routine? How amazing your hair smells every time you whip it back and forth.

Best essential oils for hair

Tea Tree essential oil
Cedarwood essential oil
Rosemary essential oil
Ylang Ylang essential oil
Peppermint essential oil
Orange essential oil
Thyme essential oil

Oily Hair tip: Did you know the best oil for hair isn’t an essential oil? It’s Mirah® Lustrous Hair Oil, a strand-out multitasker that does everything from smooth flyaways to boost shine.

How to use essential oils for hair

Essential oils + your hair = a match pomade in heaven

It’s time to learn how to weave those EOs into your hair care routine! From DIY hair masks to exfoliating scalp scrubs, we’ve rounded up the best ways to use essential oils for hair.

Dry hair

If your hair feels drier than the Sahara Desert, it’s time for an essential oil-infused oasis. Simply adding a drop or two of Cedarwood or Peppermint to your conditioner can hydrate the most parched hair. You can also create a dry hair spritz or add essential oils to carrier oils for extra shine and moisture.

Lubricate your locks. Let those powerful essential oils work their magic while you work on your beauty sleep with a moisturizing night mask.

What you need:
3 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
2 drops Orange essential oil
2 tablespoons of a heavy carrier oil like olive or avocado

What to do:
Combine ingredients and spread through hair, starting on the ends and working your way up. Wrap head in a towel and let sit for 10 minutes before rinsing and shampooing.

Rise and shine. After styling, put a dab of Mirah Lustrous Hair Oil in your palm and add 1 drop each of Cedarwood and Rosemary. Rub between your palms and smooth over hair for added shine.

Oily Hair tip: Did you know frizz is caused by a lack of moisture in your hair, not the air? Follow these 10 tips to tackle even the frizziest situations.

Oily hair

Has your bob lost its bounce due to overachieving oil glands? Believe it or not, oily hair can totally benefit from essential oils. The trick is choosing oils with cleansing properties. When combining them with carrier oils, go for non-greasy options like jojoba oil.

Wash those oily worries away. Add a few drops of Tea Tree oil to your shampoo and massage it into your scalp for extra cleansing power and an extra bright, fresh scent.

Wet it and forget it. Leave-in conditioners can work wonders on oily hair. Give it a try!

What you need:
• 2 cups distilled water
• 1/3 cup of your favorite conditioner
• 3 drops Orange essential oil
• 3 drops Peppermint essential oil
• 3 drops Thyme essential oil

What to do:
Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and spray on wet hair before drying as usual. Note: Shake well before using.

Give oil the brush-off. By now, you and dry shampoo should be thick as weaves. This DIY dry shampoo recipe uses household ingredients plus Rosemary, Tea Tree, and Cedarwood essential oils.

Normal hair

Not dry and not oily? You likely fall in that sweet, somewhere-in-between spot: normal. Try one—or all—of these ideas to turn normal hair into the mane event!

Take your conditioner to a new, EO-infused level. Add 15 drops of essential oil to every 8 ounces of conditioner. For extra moisture and an exotic scent, add 10 drops of Cedarwood and 5 drops of Ylang Ylang.

Lock in salt-kissed waves. Make mermaid hair a part of your world with this DIY mermaid hair spray or serum. In fact, that dreamy, beachy hair will have passersby at a loss ’fro words.

Treat your tresses. Take time to pamper your hair with an overnight aloe-Mirah hair mask.

What you need:
• 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
• 1 tablespoon Mirah Lustrous Hair Oil
• 2 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
• 1 drop Thyme essential oil

What to do:
Mix ingredients together and spread through hair with a wide-tooth comb. Cover with a shower cap or old t-shirt and let sit overnight before shampooing.

Scalp

Taking care of your scalp is an important step toward supporting healthy-looking hair. (Plus, all that massage makes for one happy head!) Show your scalp some love with this fringe-friendly duo!

Give your scalp the spa treatment. Mix 2 drops each of Rosemary and Peppermint with 1 tablespoon of carrier oil. Use fingertips to gently rub into scalp. Massage for 5 minutes and let sit. Wash hair as normal.

Clarify the situation. Product buildup can cause flaking and a dry scalp. Detangle the situation with a clarifying DIY scrub to help exfoliate your scalp.

What you need:
• 2 tablespoons sea salt
• 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
• 2 tablespoons carrier oil
• 2 drops Cedarwood essential oil
• 2 drops Tea Tree essential oil

What to do:
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Use gentle pressure and circular motions with your fingertips, not your fingernails, to massage into scalp for up to 10 minutes before washing hair.

If learning all the hair things brings you shear joy, you’ll love these buzzworthy essential oil DIYs for hair. Once hair is infused with EOs, polish off your look with a dollop of DIY hair pomade!

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Welcome The Joy of the Holidays!


It may be cold out, but you can still gather with the ones you love to feel the warmth of the season. Focus on togetherness and the joy of the holidays with a bounty of holiday goodies in this Young Living Essential Oils, December PV promo!

With your qualifying order, you’ll receive a copy of D. Gary Young: The World Leader in Essential Oils and a 15 ml bottle of Frankincense essential oil. Fill your home with comforting scents, so friends and family will stay near and dear this season—we’ll help by sending you a 5 ml bottle of Gathering™ and a 5 ml bottle of White Angelica™ to enjoy.
Along with these beautiful, grounding scents, your qualifying order also includes a 5 ml bottle of Joy™ and a 15 ml bottle of Pine, two nurturing aromas that make everyone feel welcome. Round out your joyous moments with Lemongrass Vitality™: a light, bright flavor to bring warmth and comfort.


400 PV
Retail Value: $255.20

• 15 ml Frankincense: Whether you’re deepening old traditions or starting new ones this holiday season, diffusing Frankincense will add a sensory highlight to the memories you strive to pass on.

• D. Gary Young: The World Leader in Essential Oils book: Reflect on our foundations. This impactful book, written by Young Living Co-Founder and CEO Mary Young, gives an expansive overview of the life, passions, and achievements of Young Living Founder D. Gary Young.

• 5 ml Gathering: Bring loved ones together. This complex blend of aromas transforms any space into a tranquil haven, providing welcome respite in the cold of winter.

• 5 ml White Angelica: Find peace on earth. Diffuse this warm, citrusy aroma to share its harmonizing scent with the ones you love.

• 5 ml Joy: Share your celebrations. Create a space where your friends and family can gather joyfully by diffusing this cozy, floral scent.

• Bonus Essential Rewards 15 ml Pine: Make the holidays smell like the holidays. Diffuse this clean, woodsy scent to evoke the feeling of chopping your own tree and pulling it through the snow.

• Bonus Essential Rewards 5 ml Lemongrass Vitality: Be a well-wisher. Add 1-2 drops to a vegetarian gel capsule and take as a dietary supplement to support your overall wellness.*


300 PV
Retail Value: $130.91
• 5 ml Gathering
• 5 ml White Angelica
• 5 ml Joy
• Bonus Essential Rewards 15 ml Pine
• Bonus Essential Rewards 5 ml Lemongrass Vitality


250 PV
Retail Value: $90.78
• 5 ml White Angelica
• 5 ml Joy
• Bonus Essential Rewards 15 ml Pine
• Bonus Essential Rewards 5 ml Lemongrass Vitality


190 PV
Retail Value: $52.95
• 5 ml Joy
• Bonus Essential Rewards 15 ml Pine
• Bonus Essential Rewards 5 ml Lemongrass Vitality


100 PV
Retail Value: $8.22
• Bonus Essential Rewards 5 ml Lemongrass Vitality


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Stress can be at an all-time high during the holidays, but it doesn’t have to be that way! This season, we’ve got goodies to help you enjoy moments of reflecting, finding abundance, and expressing gratitude.

Place your qualifying order and get a one-of-a-kind Young Living glass diffuser ornament along with Sacred Frankincense™ and Myrrh to promote feelings of tranquility and spiritual enlightenment. You’ll also get Christmas Spirit™ to diffuse in the kitchen while baking with your free Nutmeg Vitality™, a seasonal favorite.

During November, we have a special gift only available through this promotion—a new blend called Higher Unity™.* When diffused, the aroma of Higher Unity creates an environment of clarity and thoughtfulness—ideal during this time of love and gratitude.

Explore this month’s products!

400 PV–Retail Value: $367.11

  • 5-ml Higher Unity*
    • During this holiday season, invite an aroma that promotes self-care and creates a sense of unity with others.
    • Take a break from the rush and diffuse Higher Unity to invite feelings of clarity and thoughtfulness.
  • 5-ml Sacred Frankincense
    • At this time of personal reflection and gratitude, deepen your spiritual enlightenment with Sacred Frankincense during prayer, meditation, or relaxation.
    • Stress can sometimes show on the skin. Apply 2-4 drops of Sacred Frankincense during your morning facial routine for skin that looks healthy and glowy.
  • Glass Diffuser Ornament
    • Bring out this one-of-a-kind YL glass diffuser ornament and add it to your holiday traditions.
    • Dress up your holiday tree with this ornament, and drop in a few of your favorite seasonal oils to add to the festive spirit.
  • 5-ml Myrrh
    • Diffuse Myrrh to give the aromatic gift of spiritual awareness and reflection to those around you.
    • Add a drop or two of Myrrh to your favorite carrier oil or lotion, and experience the rich fragrance and deep hydration.
  • 15-ml Christmas Spirit
    • Diffuse Christmas Spirit while decorating the tree or baking treats with loved ones.
    • Add a few drops of Christmas Spirit to wool dryer balls so that family and guests can experience the warmth of the holidays as they slip into clean sheets or sport their favorite sweater.
  • Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Northern Lights Black Spruce
    • From our Northern Lights Farm in Canada, take a break from the holiday rush and take in the grounding fragrance of Northern Lights Black spruce essential oil directly from the bottle.
    • Diffuse Northern Lights Black Spruce in your car during rush hour to create a natural escape of gratitude and serenity.
  • Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Nutmeg Vitality
    • ’Tis the season of sweet treats and flavorful bakes; add Nutmeg Vitality to your kitchen adventures and wow loved ones with this classic holiday spice.
    • Whether it’s on the go or relaxing at home, add a drop of Nutmeg Vitality to eggnog or warm apple cider for just enough spice.

300 PV–Retail Value: $196.06

  • 5-ml Sacred Frankincense
  • Glass diffuser ornament
  • 5-ml Myrrh
  • 15-ml Christmas Spirit
  • Bonus Essential Rewards 5-ml Northern Lights Black Spruce
  • Bonus Essential Rewards 5-ml Nutmeg Vitality

250 PV–Retail Value: $113.82

  • 5-ml Myrrh
  • 15-ml Christmas Spirit
  • Bonus Essential Rewards 5-ml Northern Lights Black Spruce
  • Bonus Essential Rewards 5-ml Nutmeg Vitality

190 PV–Retail Value: $78.62

  • 5-ml Christmas Spirit
  • Bonus Essential Rewards 5-ml Northern Lights Black Spruce
  • Bonus Essential Rewards 5-ml Nutmeg Vitality

100 PV–Retail Value: $17.43

  • Bonus Essential Rewards 5-ml Nutmeg Vitality

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