Life is not perfect but your hair can be. *flips hair*
So, what’s your secret hair product or routine? Some fancy shampoo or conditioner, a regular salon visit, or perhaps one of those popular keratin treatments? Whatever it may be, we hope you’re not putting yourself at risk by using those in-store products that are full of nasty chemicals. Keratin hair smoothing treatments, for example, raise the concentration of formaldehyde in the air to a level that could be potentially hazardous, as reported by the American Cancer Society.
Since it is hard to verify the reliability of the products available commercially, we believe it’s best and safest to make our very own recipe that is free of toxic chemicals and made with only natural ingredients.
Presenting… our very own Grow & Flow Hair Mask recipe with essential oils for hair growth. All the ingredients in this recipe work together to support hair growth and health.
What I Love About This Hair Mask With Essential Oils for Hair Growth
I have fine and thin hair and I love how this hair mask makes my hair voluminous like it has been taken care of by some expensive salon. I like to use this recipe throughout me hair while I work out. Then I wash it out when I’m ready to shower. That’s some level up self care.
What’s in This Grow & Flow Hair Mask Recipe
Castor oil works as a carrier oil to dilute the essential oils in this recipe and make it safe to be used topically. But its benefits do not end there! Castor oil is also great for the hair. In fact, it has long been used to moisturize and improve the appearance of hair. Composed mainly of fatty acid ricinoleic acid, it locks in moisture and improves the health of hair follicles which promote hair growth and limit hair loss.
Beauty Within Essential Oil Blend
Simply Earth aromatherapists formulated Beauty Within Essential Oil Blend to combat fine lines and wrinkles, but this wonderful blend is also amazing for the hair. The blend includes Rosemary and Lavender Essential oils that are both known to help stimulate hair growth and keep your locks smooth and beautiful.
Palmarosa Essential Oil
To level up this hair mask recipe, we added Palmarosa Essential Oil. In haircare, Palmarosa Oil regulates sebum production in your scalp without drying your hair out This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
In aromatherapy, the sharp, spicy, and floral aroma of this oil has both calming and uplifting effects. So as you leave the hair mask on your hair, you’ll also feel invigorated and soothed.
This all-natural ingredient is one of our favorites in our DIYs! Honey has emollient properties that lock in moisture in your hair keeping it conditioned, shiny, and smooth. Honey’s antioxidant property, on the other hand, keeps your hair healthy and strong.
Eggs are undoubtedly wonderful for the hair! The egg’s fatty yolk is an excellent conditioner that adds shine especially to dry and brittle hair. Moreover, egg white is rich in protein that strengthens and volumizes your hair. Eggs also contain naturally occurring hair growth peptide1 that can stimulate healthy hair growth.
Tip: Different parts of the egg have different benefits. For people with dry brittle hair, just use the yolk. For those with oily hair, use the egg whites. For normal hair and combination hair, using the whole egg is best.
Things to Remember When Using This Hair Mask
Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly.
This recipe is safe to use with kids age 10+.
This recipe is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use.
Cats may find the oils in this recipe irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this recipe on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.
Dogs may find the oils in this recipe irritating. However, we do not expect your dog to be disturbed if you use this recipe on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post.
We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post.
*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and have not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA
Grow & Flow Hair Mask Recipe
DIY Hair Mask With Essential Oils for Hair Growth
Time: 5 minutes
Est. Shelf Life: 2 days
Yield: ~2.5 oz
1/2 Tbsp castor oil
3 drops Beauty Within Essential Oil Blend
2 drops Palmarosa Essential Oil
1/2 Tbsp honey*
- Mix castor oil, honey, and essential oils together.
- In a small separate bowl, whisk the egg until it begins to froth.
- Add egg to oil mixture and stir well.
- Apply the mask to hair from root to ends.
- After 1 hour, wash your hair using cool or lukewarm water and a small amount of shampoo. I recommend using this mask once a week to support beautiful hair.
- Tip: Different parts of the egg have different benefits. For people with dry brittle hair, just use the yolk. For those with oily hair, use the egg whites. For normal hair and combination hair, using the whole egg is best.
- *indicates ingredient is not in Recipe Box or Big Bonus Box
Expertly-Cared-For Hair Achieved at Home
You don’t need to go to salons and have expensive chemical treatments to maintain long and beautiful hair. Our hair mask recipe is very easy to follow and do in the comfort of your home. Did you try it yet? We’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!
To learn more about how to use essential oils, check out our Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box. When you subscribe, we’ll ship you a monthly supply of four 100% pure essential oils, six natural recipes like this hair mask recipe, and all the quality ingredients you’ll need to make your own wonderful products for just $44.99/month. All of these goodies have over $100 value, plus we’ll give you a FREE Big Bonus Box when you subscribe.
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- Toshio Nakamura, Haruo Yamamura, Kyungho Park, Caroline Pereira, Yoshikazu Uchida, Noriko Horie, Mujo Kim, Satoshi Itami, Naturally Occurring Hair Growth Peptide: Water-Soluble Chicken Egg Yolk Peptides Stimulate Hair Growth Through Induction of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Production, 2018 Mar