Essential Oils to Use for Beautiful Hair, Skin and Nails

Using products with plant-based essential oils is the secret of a successful natural beauty routine. Your hair will shine, your skin will glow, and your nails will appear strong and healthy with the nourishing effects of essential oils.


Essential oils can help you get gorgeous, great-smelling, healthy hair. Choosing products with the right oils can improve the health of your scalp, cleanse your hair and strengthen your locks. Ingredients like rosemary, tea tree, lavender, peppermint, and cedarwood can all be beneficial to your hair.

To treat your locks to an essential oil hair mask, pour two drops each of doTERRA lavender, peppermint and rosemary oils onto your palm. Top it with a handful of fractionated coconut oil. Rub this fragrant, soothing blend over your hair and scalp. Let it soak in for a few hours or overnight and then shampoo as usual for smooth and shiny hair.

You can also use shampoos that contain essential oils. For example, L’Occitane Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo has lavender, and Beauty Without Cruelty Rosemary Mint Tea Tree Shampoo offers rosemary and peppermint.


Essential oils can improve the radiance of your skin while helping with a variety of skin issues. For example, chamomile can improve dry skin, lavender can calm bug bites, and tea tree can help blemishes. Frankincense improves tone, and geranium soothes skin irritations.

To make luscious, skin-beneficial homemade lotion bars that are composed only of pure and natural powerhouse ingredients, melt together 1/3 cup each of coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax. Add six drops each of geranium, lavender and frankincense oils. Pour the mixture into molds. When cooled, remove the bars. Rub them on dry skin for a luxurious moisturizing treatment.

If you don’t want to make your own bars, natural lotions are a good alternative. Try Andalou Naturals Lavender Thyme Refreshing Body Lotion for all-over use, or check out Keys Solar Rx Moisturizer for your face.


Essential oils deliver much-needed moisture to fingernails. Some of the best essential oils to use in nail treatments are lavender, myrrh, frankincense, and lemon. Here’s a recipe for an easy DIY nail-strengthening serum that you can make at home:


  • 15 drops of doTERRA lavender essential oil
  • 15 drops of doTERRA myrrh essential oil
  • Fractionate coconut oil
  • 2 vitamin E oil capsules

How to make it:
Open the capsules and add them to a 1-ounce glass bottle together with the essential oils. Pour coconut oil to fill the bottle to the top. Put on the lid and then shake the bottle to combine the ingredients. To use this nail serum, apply the solution to a cotton ball. Wipe it onto your nails and cuticles a few times a week and watch them drink up the nourishing ingredients.

When you make essential oils a regular part of your beauty routine, the effects will show in beautiful hair, skin, and nails.

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