Simple DIY Scalp Scrub Recipe

Say goodbye to dandruff! This simple DIY scalp scrub recipe might save you from the misery of a dry, flaky scalp.

This delightful concoction is easy to create and takes only two minutes to prepare! The best part is that the ingredients are all-natural, giving your scalp the much-needed tender love and care it deserves. Go try it! Your scalp will thank you later!

Clarifying Shampoo vs. Scalp Scrub

Clarifying shampoo and scalp scrubs are two common products in the haircare industry. They might seem like a lush indulgence, but these products have very different skill sets. Clarifying shampoos are the true-blue detectives of the hair world, diving deep into the roots to gently deep clean any gunk or product buildup. On the other hand, scalp scrubs rejuvenate the scalp with an exfoliating massage, restoring your head’s natural balance and luster

Benefits of an All-Natural Scalp Scrub

Exfoliates Scalp

A scalp scrub will help to exfoliate your scalp, which is important for maintaining a healthy scalp. It can help remove dead skin cells, dirt, and oil from the scalp, which can clog pores and lead to problems such as dandruff.

Stimulates Hair Growth

Massaging the scalp with a scrub can help increase blood circulation to the area, promoting hair growth.

Prevents Dandruff

Dandruff is a common scalp problem caused by a buildup of dead skin cells, oil, and dirt. A good scalp scrub can help prevent dandruff by keeping the scalp clean and free of these buildups.

Makes Hair Look and Feel Healthier

The ingredients in a natural scrub are gentle on the hair and will not strip it of its natural oils like some commercial shampoos and conditioners can.

Saves Money

Making your own all-natural scalp scrub is also a great way to save money. Commercial scalp scrubs can be expensive, but you can easily make your own at home for a fraction of the cost.

What’s in This DIY Scalp Scrub?

B.O. Be Gone Blend

Here’s the holy grail of DIY scalp scrubs—a powerful blend named B.O. Be Gone Essential Oil Blend. This elixir will enchant you with its fresh and floral aroma while working wonders on your hair and scalp. How? Well, it’s a harmonious concoction of Lavender (known for promoting hair growth), Patchouli (the hair strengthener), Ylang-ylang (the scalp-soother and hair thickener), Orange, and Sandalwood (the uplifting, aromatic cherries on top) Essential Oils.

All-Natural Shampoo 

Another ingredient in this recipe is any all-natural shampoo – we’re talking a chemical-free, earth-loving, good-for-your-hair formula. The shampoo will properly dilute the essential oils, ensuring your hair is safe from any overwhelming infusion.

Sugar (or Salt)

Sugar (or salt) or some natural exfoliants like coffee grounds, oat bran, or baking soda will create a simple yet effective recipe that’ll buff away dirt, oil, and product residue while providing precious moisture.

Things to Remember When Using This Recipe

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe 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. 

If you are pregnant, consult your doctor prior to use.

This essential oil recipe is safe to use with kids aged 10+.

For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

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 has 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

Simple Scalp Scrub Recipe

Simple DIY Scalp Scrub Recipe

Time: 2 minutes
Est. Shelf Life: 1 day
Yield: 0.5fl oz
Dilution Rate: 2%


  • From Simply Earth
  • 3 drops B.O. Be Gone Essential Oil Blend

  • From Your Home
  • 1 Tbsp shampoo 

  • 1 tsp sugar (or salt)


  • In a small bowl, mix together the essential oils and shampoo.
  • Add sugar and stir.
  • To use, massage the scrub into your scalp and thoroughly rinse. Follow up with your favorite conditioner.

How to Use This DIY Scalp Scrub

Next time you step into the shower, simply massage this magical recipe onto your scalp and rinse away to reveal a rejuvenated and vibrant mane. Make sure to rinse out all of the sugar granules, then follow up with your favorite all-natural conditioner to lock in that extra nourishment.

A once-a-month scrub should do the trick for our friends blessed with a normal to dry scalp. However, if your scalp tends to get a bit greasy, use this scrub twice a month.

Here’s to natural products and good hair days!