Essential Oils for Hair – Homemade Dandruff Shampoo

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Essential Oils for Hair Homemade Dandruff Shampoo

Do you use essential oils for hair products? Try this easy to make homemade dandruff shampoo!

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My husband has always used dandruff shampoo. I’ve never actually seen dandruff on him, and he uses other shampoos when we go on overnight hotel stays, but he says after a few days of not using dandruff shampoo, his scalp gets itchy. Perhaps this is the start of dandruff? I’m not really certain!

I think drugstore dandruff shampoo stinks. No matter the scent listed on the shampoo bottle, you can still smell the chemical-ness of it. And I am not a fan. That’s why once I got my essential oils, I had to try making him some homemade dandruff shampoo!

One of my least favorite things about making homemade beauty products is finding a bottle to put them in. But, if you use a recycled shampoo bottle, you’re saving the landfill and your pocket book by making your own beauty products! I used tea tree oil in this mix because it helps to reduce the growth of fungus and bacteria, two culprits of itching of the skin and scalp. Of course I’m not a fan of the scent of tea tree oil, but to me, it smells much better than all the chemicals in the drugstore shampoo.

Essential Oils for Hair Homemade Dandruff Shampoo

I usually grab a single serving bottle of purified (not spring) water to make this recipe. There is no need to grab a gallon of water at the store. You only need a small amount. I purchase my Castile soap from Amazon. You can grab it in some drugstores, and I’ve even seen it at Costco. Just make sure it’s unscented.

This is really a quick and easy “mix and go” recipe. you might be tempted to double or even triple the recipe, but I don’t suggest doing that just yet. You want to keep your ingredients fresh and making a small batch will help you achieve that.

My husband has been using this homemade shampoo for a few weeks and has no complaints. Who knew you could use essential oils for hair?!? I’m so happy I tried this fantastic recipe and look forward to hearing how it works for you, too!

Want to make more DIY Beauty products using essential oils? Check out some of our other recipes:

Essential Oils for Hair Homemade Dandruff Shampoo

Essential Oils for Hair - Homemade Dandruff Shampoo

Essential Oils for Hair - Homemade Dandruff Shampoo


  • 1/4 cup Castile soap
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon glycerine
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 20 drops tea tree essential oil


To Make

  1. Combine all ingredients together and mix well. Pour into a container.

Directions to use:

  1. Shake well. Lather and massage into the scalp. Let set for 5 minutes. Rinse.




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