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DIY Dry Scalp Remedy with Rosemary Oil


DIY dry scalp remedy - Dr. Axe

Dreaded dry scalp is a common feature among dandruff sufferers, and too often we turn to the drugstore shelves for some magic elixir to solve the scalp problem. Typically all these toxic shampoos do is cover our head with ineffective yet dangerous chemicals — but thankfully there are DIY dry scalp remedy options out there.

When it comes to getting rid of dandruff and dry scalp, it’s best to create your own remedies with powerful natural ingredients, such as this DIY dry scalp remedy with three key essential oils that help control the dandruff and dry scalp. In particular, I’m talking about cedarwood oil, rosemary oil and tea tree oil.

Key Ingredients

This DIY has four main ingredients:

  • Cedarwood oil
  • Rosmary oil
  • Tea tree oil
  • Raw honey

Cedarwood essential oil helps reduce dry or flaky scalp by stimulating the scalp and increasing circulation. Rosemary oil usage leads to an increase in microcirculation of the scalp, which promotes healing as well as even hair growth.

Meanwhile, tea tree oil has over 300 studies that discuss its antimicrobial power, and it also has the ability to soothe dry flaking skin and remove dandruff.


The raw honey makes a great addition to any hair or dry scalp treatment for a couple of reasons. For starters, it’s a great exfoliator and moisturizer, which is great for all skin, including the scalp. It can also hydrate hair, along with cleansing and restoring the scalp.

How to Make a DIY Dry Scalp Remedy

It’s quite straightforward to make this dry scalp remedy.

First, blend eight each drops of cedarwood and rosemary essential oils along with six drops of tea tree in a glass container. Then add a teaspoon of local raw honey and four ounces of solid carrier oil, like olive, almond or coconut oil.

This DIY dry scalp remedy makes two to three applications. You can double the recipe and store in an airtight container for up to 10 days.

To use it, shake the blend, and then massage it into your scalp. Leave it on for 20 minutes. For severe dry scalp, you can even leave this DIY dry scalp remedy on overnight.

Finally, shampoo and wash your hair well. I recommend my homemade anti-dandruff shampoo with coconut milk.

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DIY Dry Scalp Remedy with Rosemary Oil

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 3 applications 1x


You can solve your dry scalp problem with an easy-to-make DIY dry scalp remedy that uses essential oils and two other ingredients. Try it!


  • 8 drops cedarwood oil
  • 8 drops rosemary oil
  • 6 drops tea tree oil
  • 1 teaspoon local raw honey
  • 4 ounces olive oil, almond or coconut oil


  1. Blend ingredients well in a glass container.
  2. Massage into the scalp.
  3. Leave on for at least 20 minutes.
  4. For severe conditions, try leaving it on overnight.
  5. Shampoo well.


  • You can double the recipe to get up to six uses.
  • Experiment with which carrier oil — almond, olive or coconut oil — works best for you.

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  1. Helpen on

    Rosemary oil has a lot of benefits and one of them is the treatment of dry scalp. I have used this and cbd isolate vs distillate has helped me a lot. My hair fall is significantly less than before and I am glad that I read this article which has helped me.

  2. Jessica van Lingen on

    hmmm i mixed two drops each of rosemary oil with tea tree oil into my shampoo and condition and my scalp and hair have never felt better:)

  3. Anne on

    Hi Dr Axe Thanks for your advise on dry scalp remedies but please Dr Axe would you please send advise about DRY EYES
    I understand that once you suffer from dry eyes it’s for life xx
    Thanks Anne

    • Wanda Sue on

      I have used castor oil in my eyes and it is very effective. No irritation or side effects. Just very effective moisturizing.


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