Coconut Oil Hair Mask | DIY

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Since I mentioned making a coconut oil hair mask in my February Favorites post, several people have asked me to share more detailed information. As a result, today I want to share with you all my simple, but effective…

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

You will need…

organic virgin unrefined coconut oil
(amount varies depending on the length of your hair)

8 drops rosemary essential oil

8 drops peppermint essential oil

(To wash my hair after, I also use a natural shampoo bar, apple cider vinegar, and a raw egg)

Why Rosemary and Peppermint?

Rosemary truly nourishes hair. It can help fight oiliness and it is also known to be fantastic for cleansing, strengthening, and stimulating the hair follicle and scalp.

Peppermint is wonderful for stimulating and balancing the pH level of the scalp. It helps with dryness, hair loss, and promoting healthy hair growth. The scent is lovely and clean.

Interested in getting started with Essential Oils?

Feel free to email me at poppyanthology[at] with any questions you may have
or you can order your starter kit here.

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

1. Fill a saucepan with water to melt coconut oil (use like a makeshift double boiler.)

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

2. Add jar with coconut oil so it can melt over the heat.

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

3. Once the oil is primarily liquid, take the jar out of the water and get ready to add your oils.

4. Add oils and stir.

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

5. You should be left with lovely liquid coconut oil that smells of peppermint and rosemary.
Coat your hair in the oil mixture.
(I typically rub in it, starting at my ends and then working my way up to massage the scalp.)

6. Let the hair mask sit. Pull your oil-coated hair into a bun, and leave it in for a least an hour.
(I usually spread a towel over my pillow and leave it in overnight.)

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

7. When you’re ready to wash it out, be prepared for a lot of washing.
My routine is to use a raw egg in my hair to cut through the grease (wash in cold water otherwise you’ll get bits of cooked eggs in your hair!) and then I’ll wash three times with my shampoo bar because it’s so gentle. After, I’ll do an apple cider vinegar rinse of a few tablespoons of ACV in a cup of warm water.

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Note: I’d recommend trying this hair mask on a day when you’ll be at home in case your hair is still oily after you wash it. It can take a bit of time to figure out how much oil works for your hair and how many times you need to wash it after to get it all out.

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

8. Enjoy your soft, nourished, healthy hair!
(I usually do this mask every 1-2 months)

Feel free to comment below if you have any questions – I’d be happy to help.

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  • What is a natural shampoo bar and where do I find them?

    • Hi Candy! I linked to the shampoo bar in the post. I use the J. R. Liggett brand and you can order it online.

  • Great Hair Mask! I definitely need to try this!

  • I love the combination of rosemary and peppermint oils. I bet that smells amazing!

  • I love DIY’s especially for hair! This looks great! I definitely need to try it out! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Omg I’m obsessed with coconut oil hair masks! I do one once a week.

  • Love it! Rosemary and peppermint are so invigorating too!

  • I am doing this this weekend! This winter weather has destroyed my hair and I really need some nourishing! Thanks for these tios!

  • This looks like a great hair mask! I recently just started using essential oils and am looking for new things to try with them. So this will be added to my list!

  • I bet this mask smells amazing!

  • Wowwww!! I must try this!! I love young living essential oils too!!


  • I know that rosemary is great for hair, so this sounds like a great hair mask! I use coconut oil on my skin, but have only used it in my hair once. I definitely need to try this!

  • I do think this sounds lovely – is it easier to wash out if you only leave it on for an hour? Do you find the amount of time it’s in makes a big difference?

  • I’m trying to incorporate more homemade and organic into my care regimen. Thanks for this recipe.

  • Sounds like a great hair mask! Thanks for sharing! <3

  • I can’t wait to try this! I love all things peppermint in my hair. It makes me feel energized and renewed! 🙂

  • Rosemary/Mint is one off my favorite smelling combos!! I’ve never done this with the oils but I have left coconut oil on my hair before washing it out, it definitely takes a little time. Thanks for the egg and AVC tips/ and even more for adding in the cold water suggestion. Scrambled eggs in my hair is no way to start the morning lol. Thanks for sharing!

  • So excited to try this! I don’t have rosemary, so I will have to look through my oils and see if I have something comparable. Coconut oil is so nourishing for just about everything! 🙂