Itchy Scalp? Essential Oil Easy Home Treatments Helps Ditch the Itch

Oh man, my itchy scalp is driving, gaga!  

Here’s how my itchy scalp dilemma started.

There I was, sitting in the dermatologist’s exam room, as he was cutting out the small patch of basil cell skin cancer from the top of my head.

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

At that moment, all I imagined was I had a huge bald spot on the top of my head.

Thankfully, it only left a small bald spot. Whew!

But then, I developed seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp, and it was so very itchy.

So, I had these two new problems to solve.

  1. My itchy scalp

  2. My new bald spot (more on how I cover my bald spot HERE)

I tried some hair products made for scalp dermatitis. But my scalp was still itchy, and the products were expensive.

That’s when I looked into natural ways to heal my itchy scalp with essential oils & other DIY hair care.

I created three effective hair care blends with essential oils, and the itchiness is gone. Yippee!

Sneek Peek of What's Inside

Ditch the Itchy Scalp

While I studied essential oils, I learned how effective they can be at solving issues with skin and hair.

Such as ~

  • Skin dermatitis

  • Dry or oily hair

  • Itchy skin

  • Oily or dry skin

  • and many other concerns

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Effective Essential Oils & Ingredients to Ditch the Itch 

  • Rosemary EO – Hair growth, dandruff, increases circulation, antibacterial, antioxidant

  • Geranium EO – Calms redness and irritation. Reduces swelling and inflammation

  • Tea Tree EO – Healing dermatitis, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial

  • Lavender EO – Skin healing, anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving

  • SolubolWill evenly dissolves essential oils into water or hydrosol. It protects the skin from neat essential oil. Has a very mild aroma that doesn’t influence the aroma of the blend. Use at 4:1 ratio – 4 drops of Solubol for every 1 drop of essential oil. 

  • Organic Honey Raw – (Yes, the kind you eat!:) – Moisturizes, kills bacteria, antioxidant

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

  • Rosewater – Helps heal dermatitis, hair growth, soothes inflammation, is antibacterial, vitamin C, antioxidant

Note: Before you use essential oils in your DIY Hair-Skin-Body Care blends ~ Itchy Scalp

Check out this important post:

How to Use Essential Oils Safely

& Effectively in DIY Skin Care Blends

Ditch the Itchy Scalp

Below are the three DIY hair care blends I created to ditch my itchy scalp!

My hair feels so much healthier now and they are super easy to make!

Honey Shampoo

  • 2 oz Organic Honey Raw and Unfiltered – Scalp health, moisturizes, kills bacteria, antioxidant
  • 50 drops Rosemary EO – Hair growth, improves circulation, antibacterial, antioxidant
  • 26 drops Lavender EO – Reduces inflammation, antibacterial

Instructions Itchy Scalp

Combine all ingredients in an 8oz PET 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.

Note: You can double this blend!


Honey Conditioner

  • 6 oz Organic Apple Cider Vinegar – Un-tangles hair, brings back body and shine, stimulates the scalp

  • 2 oz Organic Honey Raw and Unfiltered – Scalp health, moisturizes, kills bacteria, antioxidant

  • 50 drops Rosemary – Hair growth, dandruff, improves circulation, antibacterial, antioxidant

  • 36 drops Geranium – Relieves excess oil or dryness. Skin healing and anti-inflammatory 

  • 10 drops Tea Tree – Anti-bacterial, healing

Instructions Itchy Scalp

Combine all ingredients in an 8oz dark glass or 8oz PET plastic bottle with a Spray cap, 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 hair, then work into the hair and scalp.

Store in the shower.

Note: This conditioner does not lather. But it effectively de-tangles and softens hair.


Ditch the Itchy Scalp

Rosey Leave-in Conditioner

  • 8 oz Rosewater Hair growth, moisturizing, soothes inflammation and dandruff, makes your hair smell great!

  • 2.5 ml SolubolWill evenly dissolves essential oils into water or hydrosol. Protects the skin.

  • 50 drops Rosemary – Hair growth, dandruff, improved circulation, antibacterial, antioxidant

  • 36 drops Geranium – Relieves excess oil or dryness. Skin healing and anti-inflammatory 

Mix solubol with essential oils (let sit for a few hours or overnight to dissolve the oils) in an 8oz dark glass or 8oz PET plastic bottle with a Spray capThen add rose water and mix well.

Instructions Itchy Scalp

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.

What’s Next?

Why let yourself go “gaga” with an itchy scalp?

When you can heal it with essential oil DIY hair blends!

Plus, you’ll be confident knowing you are:

  • Using safe ingredients

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

  • No hidden ingredients

  • Effectively helps skin and hair issues

  • Healthier scalp and hair

Here’s to no more Itchy Scalp!

Susie ∞

P.S. Let me know if you have any questions about the DIY Hair Care blends. Leave a comment below, let’s chat!

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References:

https://www.healthline.com/health/castile-soap

https://www.healthline.com/health/honey-for-hair#treatment

https://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/blog/posts/make-your-own-apple-cider-vinegar-rinse/

https://beautymunsta.com/10-benefits-rose-water-for-natural-hair/

http://www.shampootree.com/5-reasons-why-you-should-switch-to-a-sulfate-and-paraben-free-shampoo/

4 Replies to “Itchy Scalp? Essential Oil Easy Home Treatments Helps Ditch the Itch”

  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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