Scrubs help remove dead skin cells and other impurities from the body and lips. A scalp scrub does the same thing. Scalp scrubs give your scalp a spa day, while shampoos clean and strengthen hair.

Not everyone benefits from certain scalp treatments. Some scalp scrubs use salt and sugar granules which can be harsher on sensitive skin.

Even if you have thick, textured hair, scalp exfoliation can be beneficial. Salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, and hydroxy acids (like AHA) are common exfoliants.

Salicylic acid is naturally found in certain foods like tomatoes and berries, and herbs like white willow bark.

Scalp Scrub Ingredients Salt or Sugar Yogurt Raw honey Coconut oil Avocado oil Sweet almond oil Jojoba oil

Fresh avocado Apple cider vinegar Molasses

Scalp Scrub with Essential Oils Now that we’ve whipped up a scrub, let’s add some essential oils! Not only do they smell good (most of the time), but they really benefit the skin and scalp.

A lot of DIY scalp scrubs recommend peppermint essential oil, but it can actually be irritating to the skin.