It’s that time of year when our bodies tend to get dry. Not only can hands and feet suffer from dry weather, but our scalps can too. We often don’t think of taking care of our scalps most of the time. If your scalp is itchy, flaky or producing dandruff you might want to try this DIY tea tree scalp oil.
Benefits of Tea Tree Oil On the Scalp
Tea Tree essential oil contains terpenes. These terpenes help to protect you against acne, fungus, and bacteria. Tea tree essential oil is known for being antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic as well as anti-inflammatory.
I don’t use tea tree oil just on my head either. I use it often on my face for blemish spots and on my fingernails. Pretty much tea tree is my go-to essential oil.
Sweet Almond Carrier Oil
We have chosen to use sweet almond carrier oil in this DIY tea tree scalp oil because of it’s moisturizing nature. If you don’t have sweet almond, feel free to substitute with coconut oil or jojoba oil.
Ingredients Needed For Tea Tree Scalp Oil
This recipe only needs 2 ingredients. Can you believe how nice you can make your scalp with only 2 ingredients? We love to use this with a bottle and dropper so you can apply the moisturizing oil right where you want it.
- 1 100 ml Amber Glass Bottle With Dropper
- 20-25 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Sweet Almond Carrier Oil
How To Make the DIY Tea Tree Scalp Oil
First, make sure your bottle and dropper are clean. Run them in the dishwasher or boil them before using to get any residue off. Remove the dropper from you 100ml amber glass bottle (this could be made in a smaller bottle too, but if you plan on using it often, just make it up so you don’t have to worry about it for a while). Next, you are going to add your 20-25 drops of tea tree essential oil. After the essential oil has been added, fill to the top with the sweet almond oil (or carrier oil of choice). Adding oil to a small opening can be tricky, so we have these small plastic funnels that might be helpful. Replace the dropper cap and gently stir/shake the bottle to disperse the essential oils through the carrier oil.
How to Use the Scalp Oil
To use the scalp oil, I love to do it before I wash my hair. You could apply it the night before you know you are going to wash it, or 15-20 minutes before washing. Part your hair and using the dropper drop the mixture along the part. Keep moving and parting your hair and applying. Next, you are going to want to massage this into your scalp for 15 minutes or so. Just work it in, trying to cover most of your dry scalp.
Rinse in well in a shower when you are finished (or the next morning if you let it sit in your hair).
A word of caution, if you haven’t used tea tree oil before, it is recommended to dilute it in some carrier oil and place a little in an inconspicuous place to make sure you don’t have a reaction to it. Once you know it doesn’t react, then feel free to use this on your scalp.
Further, be careful not to let this get into your eyes. Essential oils in eyes (or ears or nose) can be painful and is not recommended. If you should get some in your eyes, use a small amount of fractionated coconut oil to help ease the discomfort.