A simple guide: cedarwood and coconut oil hair mask for itchy scalp

Wild morning to you, pretties! I had to make my own coconut oil hair mask for itchy scalp the other day because the weather combined with my hair dryer leaves my scalp in a terrible state. Trying this mask, however, made me very happy; the anti-inflammatory properties of these lovely ingredients combined with two essential oils really had a positive effect and the itch is no more. Well, down to a minimum, at least.

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Coconut oil hair mask for itchy scalp

A simple guide cedarwood and coconut oil hair mask for itchy scalp

There are various reasons as to why I make these kinds of masks myself; basically, having control over what goes onto my skin and hair is most definitely the most important one. By creating my own products, I can use only natural and organic ingredients, which basically means ingredients that are toxin-free, without any harmful chemicals or fillers.

I’ve collected four ingredients for this soothing coconut oil hair mask for itchy scalp, of which argan oil is definitely one of my personal favorites when it comes to hair care. All these ingredients are nurturing for the hair and scalp, and I try to apply this mask as regularly as I can (normally twice a week). Have a look at the ingredients:

Coconut oil

Everyone loves coconut oil, and I am definitely no exception. I wrote about it already here and here, and I imagine I will even more in the future. Why? Well, simply because it’s not only useful all around, but it’s highly beneficial. Coconut oil has strong antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antiviral properties. It is a natural moisturizer and it boosts skin recovery. I’ve tried it with oil pulling, many-a-time made a coconut oil hair mask as one of those natural remedies for an itchy scalp, and it soothes irritated skin as well.

Argan oil

Liquid gold, as it is also called, argan oil is the elixir for the hair, as far as I know. I use it now and then and nothing leaves my hair as soft and smooth as argan oil because it’s just one of those natural and organic ingredients that are a must if you’re going DIY cosmetics. It is very nurturing, it soothes itchy scalp and repairs split ends, aids with damaged skin because it is loaded with antioxidants.

Cedarwood essential oil

Cedarwood has a soothing effect on the mind and the body. I’ve bought it because it supposedly has a beneficial effect on the scalp and hair, but it’s beneficial for the skin as well. It aids in acne, and eczema, due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. With its antifungal properties, cedarwood protects the scalp. It also boosts blood circulation, which means it aids and influences hair growth and health.

Sweet orange essential oil

Uplifting and happy smell, sweet orange is anti-inflammatory, and in this mask, it also serves as a natural perfume. Apart from that, it aids with oily skin and my scalp really likes it because apparently has a soothing effect on it.

Nourishing coconut oil hair mask with essential oils

cedarwood and coconut oil hair mask for itchy scalp

In order to make this soothing coconut oil hair mask for itchy scalp, you only need four ingredients and the mask should be ready in 5 minutes (depends on the melting time of coconut oil). After that, feel free to slather it on your scalp and hair, massage it as you progress and enjoy your fresh and soft hair with a happy smell. Okay, overreacting a bit, but you understand the general idea.

Cedarwood + Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Itchy Scalp


– 2 tablespoons coconut oil
– 1 tablespoon argan oil
– 3 drops sweet orange essential oil
– 3 drops cedarwood essential oil


  1. Melt coconut oil in a double boiler if necessary. If it’s already soft, mash it with a fork a bit and mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Set aside and add the rest of the oils
  3. Stir well
  4. Apply to dry scalp and hair
  5. Massage the scalp thoroughly
  6. Cover your head with a towel
  7. Leave the mask on your hair from 1 to 3 hours
  8. Rise with lukewarm water
  9. Wash as you normally would


You can also double or triple the ingredients and make a larger batch in advance.


I hope you enjoy your shiny hair! What’s your favorite hair mask?

Stay Wild!

a simple diy cedarwood and coconut oil hair mask for itchy scalp

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  1. Peggy

    Hello Kat! I am very allergic to forms of coconut. Can you recommend a substitute for your skin and hair recipes?

    Thank you,

    • Hey Peggy, I’d recommend you try the babassu oil instead of coconut oil. It sinks into the skin quite fast and it doesn’t leave the everlasting greasy feeling. You can easily mix it with essential oils. Also, you could use another type of oil to blend it with if you want to play around with hair masks. Shea butter is very beneficial, but it has to be used in small amounts or it does incredible messy wonders with the hair (in my experience). If you’re looking for other skincare recipes, I hardly ever use coconut oil lately as my skin isn’t too fond of it either. I started using other types of butters when making body butters (such as mango butter in this gorgeous recipe) I love coconut on my hair (and definitely not on my face), but I believe babassu would be a great alternative!

      Happy crafting! Kat

  2. Romuy

    Howdy! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy reading through your posts.
    Appreciate it!

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