Rosemary Oil For Hair: Benefits And How To Use It

In our pursuit of strong, lustrous hair, we often find ourselves drawn to natural remedies that harness the power of Mother Nature. One such remedy that has gained popularity in recent years is rosemary oil for hair.

This essential oil has been used for centuries to promote hair growth, improve scalp health and boost overall hair vitality.

In this post, you will find the benefits of rosemary oil for hair and how you can incorporate it into your hair care routine. And also some recipes for you to apply it correctly. So, if you are looking for a natural remedy to get a gorgeous mane, look no further and discover the wonders of rosemary oil for hair.

Benefits of Rosemary Oil for the Hair

The following are some benefits of this essential oil for hair:


Stimulates and improves circulation in the scalp, thus promoting hair growth.


Due to its antibacterial capabilities, it gently cleanses the hair.

Scalp problems

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it helps to relieve scalp irritation caused by dry, flaky, and/or dandruff-prone hair.

How to Use Rosemary Oil for Hair

Rosemary oil is most effective for hair restoration when used consistently for at least six months. You can use the different treatments a minimum of one or two times per week.

It is important to do a small patch test on an area before starting to use it.

In general, you should follow this practice with any essential oil and also make sure that the products you are buying are high-quality essential oils.

This is especially valid if this is your first time venturing into essential oils or if you have not tried rosemary oil before.

Treatments for Your Hair

With Hot Rosemary Oil

A hot oil treatment can be a great way to deep condition the hair.

This is a process that requires a minimum of ingredients. In addition, it can also help combat dry and damaged hair while improving scalp health.


  • 2 to 4 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons carrier oil for thinning, such as coconut oil, olive oil, or almond oil
  • Hot towel or shower cap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner


Combine the rosemary oil and the carrier oil of your choice. Heat the mixture until it reaches a good temperature.

Create sections in your hair and massage the oil into your scalp for about ten minutes. Spread the oil throughout your hair until the roots and ends are well covered.

Wrap a warm towel (use a hair dryer to heat it) around your hair with the oil. You can also cover it with a shower cap.

Keep the towel wrapped around your head for about 30 minutes before washing off the oil. The warm environment allows for maximum penetration and absorption of nutrients.

Rinse your hair with your regular shampoo. If you have oily hair, avoid using conditioner. Finish the wash with a cold water rinse to seal the cuticles.

You can perform this hot oil treatment up to twice per week.

Note: Do not overheat the oil, as you may burn your scalp. Overheating the oil can also reduce its nutrients.

Rosemary and Lavender Oil Mask

By combining these two essential oils, you will enjoy healthy and beautiful hair.


  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (optional: 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil)
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of natural honey
  • 5 -10 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 5 -10 drops of lavender essential oil


Place the coconut oil and avocado in the blender. (For curly hair, you can try olive oil according to the ingredient list above).

Add the eggs and honey and blend.

Add the rosemary and lavender oils, combining them well.

To apply, wet the hair and then apply the mask evenly to the hair, making sure to cover everything, especially the ends.

Once you have applied it, cover your hair with a shower cap or towel so that it does not stick to your clothes.

Allow the mask to work for 45 minutes to an hour.

Wash off the mask with all-natural shampoo and conditioner.

For best results, try applying this mask once a week.

Rosemary Oil Remedy for Dry Hair

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With the measures I will give you below, you will have enough product for two or three applications, and it will take you only five minutes to prepare it. So, if you suffer from dry hair, do not hesitate to try this natural home remedy.


  • 8 drops of rosemary oil
  • 6 drops of tea tree oil
  • 8 drops of cedar oil
  • 1 teaspoon of natural honey
  • 1 cup olive oil, almond oil, or coconut oil


Mix the ingredients well in a glass container.

Massage into the scalp.

Leave the mixture to act for at least 20 minutes.

To treat very dry hair, try leaving it on overnight.

Wash well with a natural shampoo.

Rosemary Oil Homemade Shampoo

You can try making your own homemade, gentle, and restorative shampoo for your hair.

There are numerous recipes and combinations of ingredients. Here is one for you to try.

In addition, the use of rosemary as a shampoo helps promote hair growth.


  • 10 to 15 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil soap
  • 1/2 cup of water


Grate the bar of olive soap and add it to a saucepan with water.

Heat the shampoo water on low until the soap is completely dissolved. Add the drops of rosemary oil.

Allow the mixture to cool. Transfer to a shampoo dispenser.

Use it as your regular shampoo.

Note: Use this shampoo no more than three times a week.

Use the shampoo for more than a week to allow your hair to adapt to it. Your hair may appear greasier during the first week.

How Long Does It Take Rosemary Oil to Stimulate Hair Growth?

The effects of rosemary oil on hair growth can be noticed after continuous use for at least one month.

Regular use helps to increase both hair growth and volume.

Remember not to change/mix too many ingredients.

Everyone’s hair is different. Therefore, use the ingredients that work best for you (and that you are not allergic to) in your treatments.

Rosemary Oil for the Hair: Precautions

Avoid getting rosemary essential oil in your eyes. In case of contact, rinse your eyes immediately with cold water and consult your doctor. The oil may cause eye irritation in some cases.

Applying too much rosemary essential oil on the scalp can cause irritation.

The use of carrier oil to dilute rosemary oil is imperative to avoid adverse reactions or sensitization. For safety, do a patch test beforehand.

After learning about the benefits that rosemary oil can bring to your hair, do you dare to try to prepare one of the different treatments? It will surely become a must in your hair care routine.

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