Do you have a dry, itchy scalp? Do you struggle with discomfort even when you use “good” shampoo? You can use peppermint oil for itchy scalp. It’s soothing and healing – there are so many Uses for Peppermint Oil!
Peppermint Oil for Itchy Scalp
There is a really easy solution and a great home remedy using peppermint oil for itchy scalp! I used to use just baking soda mixed with my sulfate-free shampoo (see the list), which would soothe my scalp for a few hours, only to have the itchiness return before my next washing.
According to Top 10 Home Remedies, baking soda helps relieve itching by exfoliating the scalp and controlling dandruff caused by overactive fungi.
Dandruff is a fairly common condition and certain factors can make it worse – overuse of hair products, emotional stress, or washing your hair too much or too little or even well water!
Well Water Effects on Scalp
While well water is fine for drinking, it can cause many problems for your hair, scalp and skin including:
- Hair feels dry or damaged
- Hair is resistant to color/highlighting, perming or relaxing/straightening
- Hair is discolored by iron build-up (orange or rust color)
- Hair is discolored by copper build-up (blondes tint green, dark hair darkens)
- Hair lacks body and shine
- Hair is thinning or breaking
- Color fades too quickly
- Scalp is flaking, itching or inflamed
- Scalp is dry
- Symptoms of Dandruff/Eczema on scalp
Try this invigorating scalp massage which can be an effective dandruff treatment. Peppermint is soothing and tea tree oil is healing – together they can help condition the scalp and combat dandruff.
Peppermint Oil for Itchy Scalp
Here is my home remedy for itchy scalp with my favorite peppermint essential oil.
2-3 drops peppermint oil
2-3 drops tea tree oil
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon sulfate-free shampoo
Mix together in a cup or in the palm of your hand and rub into scalp with your fingertips. Let sit for 5 minutes then rinse. Follow up with a sulfate-free conditioner.
Hot Oil Treatment to Condition
You can also make a hot oil treatment for your hair by mixing 15 drops of lavender essential oil with 2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil and heat for a minute. Let cool and apply to hair for about 15 minutes, then rinse and shampoo as usual.
Lice – shhhh
Another bonus of using peppermint oil in your bathing routine is that it helps prevent (and kill) LICE! These gross insects do not like the smell of peppermint, lavender, rosemary or tea tree oils.
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RMO includes three different icons for recommended use on each bottle for easy reference: Diffuse, Topical Application and Household. So you can look at the bottle and know in what way it’s intended for use.
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The Best Peppermint Essential Oil Uses
Nice post about natural products and oils to rescue skin and scalp troubles. I had not idea. I will share this post and I will be pinning it. Thank you, Kippi
Thanks Kippi! Just used some peppermint oil in my hair this morning. 🙂
Jann Olson says
This sounds great! Luckily I have never had an itchy scalp. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
delores hardin says
How do you get the oil out of your hair?
Well you want the oil to stay on your scalp to treat the itchiness. It’s not oily like olive oil or coconut oil. Some of it will be washed out when you rinse your hair as well.
I’ve tried many products like Tea Tree oil and scalp still itches all day and wakes me up at night.
Barbara, how many drops do you use and also what brand tea tree oil do you use?