For about a month, I have been applying a mix of coconut, lavender, eucalyptus, and tea tree oil to my scalp before I wash (as my hot oil treatment) and to my scalp 1 or 2 days a week for a scalp massage. The oil mix has really helped with the serborrheic dermatitis that has been terrorizing my scalp since June. My scalp isn’t as itchy and the scales of dandruff (doesn’t that sound gross? haha) are now limited to the front portion of my head, near my widows peak, whereas before, I experienced dandruff all over. I’ve found that when I apply and massage the oil mix into my scalp the day after I wash, my scalp does a lot better during the week. Applying the oil before SD flares up diminishes it during the week.

I’ve decided to add vitamin E oil to the mix for it’s healing properties. Hopefully I can report in a few weeks that my scalp is faring even better.

Edited the post to include how much of what is in the mix:

1 oz of coconut oil
8 drops of lavender oil
8 drops of eucalyptus oil
8 drops of tea tree oil
20 drops of vitamin E oil

With smiles,


  1. Nice mix! I use a coconut oil/tea tree EO/peppermint EO on my scalp before shampooing on wash day. It works very well for me.

  2. This is great.  I typically use almond oil but I think I'll give this mixture a try.  Thanks for sharing.

  3. These are my staples oils, well except now I use Vatika oil (coconut oil infused with herbs) 

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