Healing Itchy Scalp with Essential Oils

Healing Itchy Scalp with Essential Oils

I started my research on Healing my Itchy Scalp with Essential Oils.

After I had a small patch of benign skin cancer removed from the top of my head.

I remember sitting in the dermatologist’s exam room, as he was cutting out the small patch.

Then I saw chunks of my already thinning hair falling into my lap while holding back my tears :(…

In that moment, all I imagined was that I had a huge bald spot on the top of my head. Fortunately, it only left a small bald spot.

But a bald spot is a bald spot. Ugg. And, it wasn’t easy to cover up.

Then after surgery, I developed dermatitis on my scalp, and it was very itchy.

Now, I had these two new problems to solve?            

  1. My itchy scalp (I will share how I healed my itchy scalp in this post!)
  2. My new bald spot (more on how I cover my bald spot HERE)

After surgery, when my itchy scalp began, I found some products made for scalp dermatitis.

So, I ordered the products online and used them for a while, but my scalp was still itchy, and the products were expensive.

That’s when I looked into some natural ways of Healing my Itchy Scalp with Essential Oils & other DIY Hair Care.

While I studied at Aromahead Institute, I learned how effective essential oils could be at solving issues with the body. Such as, skin conditions, allergies, and other health concerns.

Healing Itchy Scalp with Essential Oils

After adding essential oils to my DIY hair care products, I saw a significant difference in my hair and scalp.

Wow, I’m soo glad I gave them a try because my scalp does not itch anymore, and my hair looks and feels so much healthier! Yes!

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Here a list of effective essential oils and excellent ingredients you can use to create your anti-itch DIY hair care products.

  • Pure-Castile Liquid Soap – Made with Natural & Organic ingredients, Non-toxic, Non-GMO, Vegan, and Cruelty-Free Liquid Soap (1)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar –  Un-tangles hair, bring back body and shine, stimulates the scalp, decreases dandruff, unclogs hair follicles which may help with excess shedding or hair loss (2)
  • Rosewater (disambiguation) ~ Healing dermatitis, hair growth, soothes inflammation, antibacterial, antiseptic, vitamin C, antioxidant (3)

However, before you use essential oils

in your DIY Hair-Skin-Body Care products,

Check out this important and informative post on:

 “Safely Using Essential Oils in DIY Skin Care”

Healing Itchy Scalp with Essential Oils

Below are three DIY hair care products that can be beneficial in relieving your itchy scalp and hair loss.

Plus, they are super easy to make!

DIY Honey Shampoo


Combine all ingredients in an 8oz squirt bottle and shake well to mix.

Honey will dissolve overnight and mixes well with the other ingredients.

Shake well before each use.

Apply to wet hair and work into a lather. Let sit for a few minutes before washing out.

Store in the shower.

DIY Honey Conditioner

  • Apple Cider Vinegar – Un-tangles hair, brings back body and shine, stimulates the scalp, decreases dandruff, and unclogs hair follicles which may help with excess shedding or hair loss


Combine all ingredients in an 8 oz. glass spray bottle and shake well to mix.

Honey will dissolve overnight and mixes well with the other ingredients.

Shake well before each use

Apply to wet hair only (This way, the ACV will be well diluted by the shower water.)

Spray on top of the hair or in your hand, then work into the hair and scalp.

Store in the shower.

DIY Leave-in Rose Conditioner

  • Rosewater (disambiguation) – Hair growth, moisturizing, soothes inflammation, dandruff, astringent, makes your hair smell great too

Mix rose water, rosemary, and tea tree in a dark 8oz — glass spray bottle.


After you wash and towel dry your hair, lift sections of damp hair and spritz directly on the scalp and hair, and massage in.

This can be drippy, so have your towel nearby.

Shake well before each use.

Store in the bathroom cabinet.

Healing Itchy Scalp with Essential Oils

For the best results, add EO drops to your DIY hair care products.

But, if you don’t want to make DIY hair care products, you can add the essential oil drops to your shampoo.

However, I highly recommend you use a shampoo that does NOT contain ‘Sodium Lauryl Sulfate’ (SLS) or Parabens.

What are Sulfates and Parabens?

Did you know that over 95 percent of all commercial shampoos and other body care products on the market use Sodium Lauryl Sulfate’ (SLS) and Parabens?

“Sodium Lauryl Sulfate” (SLS) is the ingredient in shampoos that we recognize as the lathering agent, but it can also cause many hair loss issues.

So, when you use a shampoo that contains SLS as its main ingredient, you are drowning your head in a harsh detergent.

And is considered among the most irritating surfactants associated with skin dryness and redness.” (4)

“Parabens” are used as a preservative. They prevent the growth of bacteria and fungus in shampoos.

Here are the different types of parabens to lookout for ~

  • Butylparaben
  • Ethylparaben
  • Methylparaben
  • Propylparaben
  • Isobutylparaben

Unfortunately, parabens have been linked to irritation of skin conditions such as dermatitis and rosacea. It can also cause allergic reactions in some small children. (4)

Another scary thing about parabens ~ (4)

“Parabens can increase estrogen levels and may cause breast cancer. It has been found that parabens actually attach themselves to estrogen receptors.

The result is that parabens cause a weak estrogen effect on the body. This is why they are referred to as phytoestrogens.”

This may or may not cause breast cancer, depending on which research you believe.

But why take the risk when you can simply switch to a paraben-free shampoo! 

Here are two Sulfates and Paraben Free Shampoos to Try

In conclusion:

So, why use costly, store-bought, chemical-packed hair care products when you can make your own!

You can, heal your itchy scalp with essential oils. And it’s easy when you make your own DIY hair care!

Plus, when you make your DIY products, you’ll be confident knowing you are:

  • Using safe ingredients

  • You know precisely what you’re putting on your body

  • No hidden ingredients

  • They are effective at addressing skin and hair issues

  • New hair growth

  • Healthier scalp and hair

  • DIY hair care is super easy to make

  • Plus, you’ll save money, Win-Win-Win!!!

Let me know if you try any of the DIY Hair Care recipes or if you have a favorite of your own. Leave a comment below!


Here’s to a Healthy Scalp and Hair!

Susie ∞


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*Please understand that we are not offering any medical advice. We do not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure anything. In addition, we can’t promise that any natural remedy will solve a particular health/skin issue. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your discretion.

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1 – Healthline



2 – Charinvalley Soap and Salve


3 – Beauty Munsta


4 – Shampoo Tree


4 Replies to “Healing Itchy Scalp with Essential Oils”

  1. I am very interested in using the above essential oil recipes for shampoo and conditioner. Can you tell me how much of each ingredient to mix together for each recipe?

    1. Hi Neva, Thank you for your interest in the DIY hair care products! I have sent you an email with the recipes! Let me know if you have any questions. I’m happy to help! 🙂

  2. There’s so much great info in this article! I can’t wait to try the diy shampoo and conditioners. I was really excited to read that ACV can help with excessive shedding since that’s a huge issue for me. Definitely time to switch away from commercial products. Thank you!

    1. Hey Jess, I have seen a noticeable difference in my hair since using ACV, and I’m not losing as much hair anymore!!! Let me know how your DIY products work for you! Thank you for your comments!:)

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