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DIY essential oil hair serum is becoming a hot trend. They are easy to use, and they are very effective. You can mix your own essential oil blend, and you can add other ingredients if you want. This article covers which essential oils are good to use for hair growth, which carrier oils to choose from and benefits of each. Plus I have a simple recipe for a homemade essential oil serum.

Do you love natural hair care products? Are you tired of spending $20+ per bottle on hair growth serums? Then you should try making your own DIY hair growth serum! Making your own natural products and hair treatments is easy, doesn’t cost much and the good news is that making your own hair care treatments are very effective at promoting new growth of cells, promotes blood circulation, deep conditions your scalp, and can promote faster hair growth.

 Making your own DIY hair serum will save you tons of money while giving you a product that is 100% safe and effective. In fact, many professional stylists swear by homemade hair growth serums because they work just as well as expensive products, but cost less.

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What Carrier Oil is Best for Hair Growth

The serum recipe calls for a carrier oil and there are a few different choices you have. I list three options: Carrot Seed Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, or Argan Oil.

Keep reading to learn about the benefits of each type of oil, then choose one for your hair serum.

Benefits of Carrot Seed Oil for Hair

Carrot seed oil is a natural hair care product that can be used to treat hair loss, dry and damaged hair, and scalp problems. It is also an effective treatment for dandruff.

The benefits of carrot seed oil for hair are numerous. It can be used to prevent or treat scalp conditions such as dandruff, psoriasis, and eczema. Carrot seed oil can also be used to promote healthy growth of the hair and prevent premature graying.

Carrot seed oil is a natural remedy for hair loss. It has been used for centuries to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss.

Carrot seed oil is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are essential for healthy hair growth. It also contains omega-6 fatty acids that help to maintain the moisture levels of the scalp and prevents dryness.

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Benefits of Argan Oil for Hair

Argan oil is a natural product that has been used for centuries in Morocco to treat hair. It is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree and it is rich in vitamin E, omega-6 fatty acids, and antioxidants.

If you’ve heard of Moroccan Oil, then you’ve heard of Argan Oil. They are basically the same thing. The Argan is considered a more pure, higher quality oil.

Argan oil is rich in vitamin E, which helps to nourish and protect hair from damage. It also contains fatty acids, which help to hydrate dry or damaged hair and make it more manageable. Argan oil can also be used as a natural conditioner for hair, making it easier to comb through and style.

Argan oil can be applied to hair as a leave-in conditioner or as a deep conditioning treatment. It can also be used to make homemade masks for hair care.

Argan oil has many benefits for hair such as making it shinier, stronger, and more elastic. It also helps with frizziness and dryness of the scalp.

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Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil for Hair

Hemp seed oil is a natural oil that has been used for centuries to moisturize and nourish hair. It is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are essential for healthy hair growth.

Hemp seed oil is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, which are necessary for healthy hair growth. It also contains vitamins A, D, and E, all of which are important for hair health.

Hemp seed oil can be applied to the scalp or hair directly. It can also be mixed with other oils, such as coconut or olive oil, to create a more personalized blend.

Hemp seed oil is not only beneficial for hair but it also has many other uses. It can be used as an anti-inflammatory agent, a moisturizer, and an anti-aging agent.

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The Best Essential Oils that are good for your Hair and Scalp

Here is a list of some of the best essential oils to use for your hair and scalp.

It’s so important to be sure you are using a true essential oil and not an fragrance oil. Fragrance oils are nothing more than scented perfume and will offer no actual benefit to your hair, and fragrance oils can actually be quite dangerous and toxic to use on your hair and skin.

I am partial to doTERRA oils, as you can tell by the pictures in this article.

How can you tell if an oil is a fragrance oil or not? It will say right on the bottle!! If you see that term anywhere or any warnings not to use the oil topically, then stay away.

doTERRA Essential Oil bottles and text with their explanation of why they are great for hair care

You can use many different essential oils to support your hair and scalp. Using essential oils for to strengthen and grow your hair is as easy as adding them to your shampoo bottle or, as we are showing in this article, make a nourishing, deep conditioning hair serum.

These are a few of the best essential oils for hair:

Tea Tree






Ylang Ylang essential oil

Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Hair

Tea tree essential oil has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for various skin conditions. It is now being used to treat scalp health and hair growth.

The benefits of tea tree essential oil are numerous, but the most important ones are:

-It helps with flaky, itchy scalp, and other scalp issues.

-It stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss.

-It is a great option to help with acne and other skin conditions.

-It has a refreshing scent that can help you relax after a long day at work or school.

The Benefits of Rosemary Oil for Hair growth

Rosemary essential oil is a natural hair growth stimulant. It stimulates hair follicles and helps to promote new hair growth. It is also it is an excellent conditioner for brittle and dry hair.

Rosemary essential oil can be used in various ways, such as:

-Applied directly to the scalp, it can help stimulate blood flow and promote healthy hair growth

-Used in a hot bath, it can help relax the body and mind

-Used in an aromatherapy diffuser, it can help clear the mind and reduce stress

Cedarwood Oil Benefits for Hair growth

Cedarwood stimulates the scalp and promotes hair growth

Lavender Essential Oil Benefits for Hair and scalp

Lavender Oil deep conditions the hair, keeps it shiny, and helps control flakes.

Try these Essential oils in your serum to support growth & a healthy scalp.

There are many essential oil hair loss recipes. Here is a basic recipe that can work as a great scalp treatment for everyone regardless of hair type.

You’ll need a dropper bottle. I recommend a 4oz dropper bottle. If you pick up a different size, be sure to adjust the recipe amounts.

I have used these dropper bottles from Amazon.

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In a 4 oz glass dropper bottle, add in 10 drops of each oil:

(it’s ok if it’s not exact)

✅ Peppermint Oil

✅ Rosemary

✅ Tea Tree

✅ Lavender Essential Oil

✅ Cedarwood

✅ Frankincense

Top with your choice of carrier oil: Be sure to read the section above about the benefits of the different carrier oils.

Be sure to give it a gentle shake before using your serum to mix everything together.

You can use different essential oils if you prefer. These are simply my suggestions based on what works for me. I have listed several essential oil options above that are good for hair.

Feel free to mix it up and let me know in the comments what works for you!

How to Use Your Essential Oil Hair Serum

  • First, Be sure to test on a small area of your skin to make sure you don’t have allergic reactions to any of the oils.
  • Part your hair every 1/2 inch and drip down your scalp.
  • Give yourself a Scalp Massage with your finger tips to work the oils in and and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Use a shower cap if you find it helpful to keep the wet hair off your face.
  • Then wash per normal.
  • Do this every few weeks to support a healthy scalp and hair growth.

Raise your hand in the comments if you are trying this! ✋

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DIY Hair Growth Serum Recipe with Essential Oils

Use this easy to make DIY Hair Growth Serum recipe with Rosemary and other essential oils to support healthy hair growth.
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  • Add the essential oils to the dropper bottle
  • Top off bottle with Argan Oil, Hemp Seed or Carrot Seed oil
  • To use, part your hair every 1/2 inch and drip down your scalp. Massage in and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Then wash per normal.
    Do this every few weeks to support a healthy scalp and hair growth

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2 thoughts on “Essential Oil Hair Growth Serum Recipe”

  1. Your hair serum recipe looks wonderful, but my question is:
    After adding the essential oils in the 4 ounce bottle, you say to top off the bottle with your choice of oil. To me, this means to fill the bottle the rest of the way to the top. However, in your recipe, you say to add only 1 teaspoon of either one of the carrier oils after adding the drops of essential oil. I’m confused, because why would you only add 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil and put it in a 4 ounce bottle? Please be so kind as to clarify.

    1. Hi Lynne – I’m sorry for the mistake. You’ll want to fill the bottle with your carrier oil. I’ve corrected it, now. Thanks for pointing it out.

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