My Answer to "What are some best combination of essential oil for new hair growth?"
A published study (Randomized trial of aromatherapy. Successful treatment for alopecia areata) demonstrated some efficacy for lavender, rosemary, thyme, and cedarwood essential oils mixed in a jojoba oil and grapeseed oil base. Try adding 2 drops of each to a tablespoon of the combined carrier oil -- that's 8 drops in total per tablespoon. Gently rub it into your clean scalp.
If your scalp isn't clean, the essential oils won't penetrate, and they need to in order to work.
If you rub too hard, you will stress your already-stressed hair strands and follicles.
Don't use too much. More is not better. Keep the ratio of around 8-12 drops of essential oil per tablespoon of base oils or you risk irritating your hair and scalp further.
If you find the blend is too irritating as is, consider replacing the grapeseed oil in the base with coconut oil. Also consider adding a drop of geranium essential oil, which helps soothe as well as improve skin circulation and healing time.
Be patient with this, as hair growth patterns typically take months to reset. To maximize your likelihood for a positive outcome there are a few other things you may want to consider in the meantime:
1) using apple cider vinegar rinses (dilute 3x in water) in the shower once or twice a week, 2) avoiding high heat dryers, chemical/synthetic hair products and hair treatments, and 3) modifying your diet for better nutrient intake, e.g. - food-based multivitamins, and less-processed, preservative-free organic food. This will enable your body to make the best use of the healing that the essential oils will provide.
Hope this helps.
James L Poole
I am a holistic health therapist: Emmett Technique practitioner, aromatherapist, nutritional therapist, and Reiki healer. This is my blog about natural healing.