Because rosemary essential oil has been studied for its benefits to feeling a positive difference in circulation, and because that means it can likely contribute to a healthier-feeling scalp, many cultures swear by the qualities of rosemary oil for hair loss, hair growth or a dry scalp. Of course, there have not been enough human trials for this research to be deemed conclusive – but cultures across the world swear by it nonetheless.
A study± in 2015 compared the effects of the popular hair regrowth drug minoxidil with that of rosemary essential oil in treating androgenetic alopecia (pattern baldness). The results found rosemary EO to be as effective as the popular hair regrowth drug – and the study revealed rosemary helped improve feelings of itchy scalp even better than the drug.
The highly informative website Healthline.com further documents several studies in which the results indicated rosemary essential oil’s benefits in helping hair regrowth or as a “hair loss restorative.”
So what’s the takeaway? Get TLEO Rosemary into your hair care routine ASAP. Try 1-2 drops added to a dollop of your favorite shampoo in the palm of your hand before washing. As an after-shower oil treat for the scalp, combine 3-4 drops with a teaspoon of TLEO Fractionated Coconut Oil or another hair-friendly carrier oil, such as jojoba oil, and massage directly into the scalp. You can leave it in, or you can let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse. Be careful not to overdo it with too many drops of essential oil in any of these methods. Always do a skin patch test beforehand, to test for skin sensitivity.
*These recommendations are for educational purposes only. Test first for possible allergic reaction. Citrus oils may cause photosensitivity and should not be applied topically when in direct sunlight or going outside. If pregnant or breast-feeding, or taking medications, ask a health professional before use and consult your doctor about contraindications. Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. This product line is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or mitigate any disease.
±Source: Yunes Panahi, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Eisa Tahmasbpour Marzony, Amirhossein Sahebkar. “Rosemary oil vs minoxidil 2% for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia: a randomized comparative trial” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25842469/