Hair and Scalp Massage

Who doesn’t want to promote hair growth while relaxing and getting rid of headaches? A hair and scalp massage can do just that with the added benefit that it will reduce scaling.

Make sure you have 2 to 3 hours to devote to this aromatherapy skin care session before you get started. You will need to select a carrier oil and an essential oil. The following table should be useful.

Targetted Area
Carrier Oil
Essential Oil
Dry, Itchy Scalp Jojoba Oil Dark Hair: Rosemary
Blond or Red: Chamomile
Hair Conditioning Evening Primrose Oil Dark Hair: Rosemary
Blond or Red: Chamomile
Dandruff Neem Oil Lavender or

Bergamot or

Sandalwood

Mix the essential oil to the carrier oil in the following ratio for short or thin hair:

Use the following ratio for long or thick hair:

  • Up to 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of carrier oil
  • 6 drops of essential oil

You will also need a small microwaveable cup to heat your mixed oil, some plastic wrap, a couple of towels, shampoo and conditioner.


  • 1. Place a couple of towels in the dryer (hot setting).
  • 2. Mix carrier and essential oils
    and heat in microwave. Be careful not to burn yourself.
  • 3. Make sure the oil isn’t too hot before proceeding further. To test it, you can apply a small drop to the back of your hand.
  • 4. Apply the oil to your hair, as if you were dying it, covering every strand. Using small circular movements, massage your scalp with your fingertips. Make sure to use enough pressure and to cover every bit of your scalp.
  • 5. Wrap your hair in plastic wrap.
  • 6. Take the first towel from the dryer and wrap it around your head.
  • 7. Replace with the other towel when it cools off.
  • 8. Leave oil in your hair for at least 2 hours. Use this extra time to catch up on a book you’ve been meaning to read.
  • 9. Shampoo and rinse.
  • 10. Shampoo and rinse again.
  • 11. Once this aromatherapy skin care treatment is over, apply hair conditioner but use a little less than you would normally use.