DIY: Scalp Oil

One of my favorite steps in my hair care routine is oiling my scalp. Aside from the obvious fact that it’s nourishing, I will find every reason to use peppermint oil on my head for the tingly sensation. It’s so soothing and relaxing to me. I used to spend so much money on scalp oils, but found myself burning through a bottle in no time. Instead, I now make my own mixture using oils I already have at home.

After mixing and matching different carrier and essential oils, here is my go to mixture:

Carrier Oil

1.o oz/ 45ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Jojoba Oil

Essential Oils

10 drops Rosemary Oil

10 drops Peppermint Oil

There are several carrier oils available, all with different thicknesses and benefits. Here are a few you could research if you’re looking to create a mixture for yourself.

Carrier Oils:

Argan Oil

Grapeseed Oil

Coconut Oil

Almond Oil

Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Avocado Oil


There are also many essential oils with different benefits and scents that you can add to customize your scalp oil. Here are a few:

Essential Oils:

Peppermint Oil

Rosemary Oil

Lavender Oil

Clary Sage Oil

Sandalwood Oil

Geranium Oil

Chamomile Oil

Thyme Oil

Tea Tree Oil

By making my own scalp oil, I save a lot of money and have the freedom to switch up the mixture every other week if I wanted to. Check out your local health food store or Amazon to shop products and prices. Always check ingredients before purchasing. You’ll want to make sure the product is pure and not using other ingredients as fillers.

HOT TIP: If you’ve purchased scalp oil in the past, always save the glass bottle with the dropper. Especially if it comes in an amber colored glass bottle. The darker bottles are ideal to protect the pure ingredients inside. These can also be purchased if you don’t have any laying around at home.


I usually apply oil to my scalp 2-3 times a week and really massage it in for maximum benefits. I find this routine to be so relaxing, soothing, and obviously beneficial. Another HOT TIP: I like to oil my scalp if I have an intense headache or migraine. The cooling menthol sensation from the peppermint oil really helps alleviate the pain.

As always, leave your comments or questions below!

Disclaimer: Use caution and your own judgement when mixing oils as sensitivity and allergies may vary from person to person. The mixture that works for me, may not work best for you. I am not a doctor and cannot speak to sensitivities, allergies, or how the oils may affect each person.