Does Rosemary Oil Promote Hair Growth?


For mind, body and hair


Rosemary oil is deeply nourishing for great hair and skin, with an iconic aroma to wake up your senses. In this article, we’ll explore the numerous benefits of rosemary oil for hair growth and discuss how Aveda uses this powerful ingredient in their haircare and skincare products.


What is rosemary oil?

Rosemary oil is a naturally derived leaf extract of the rosemary plant Rosmarinus officinalis from the rosemary evergreen shrub. Native to the Mediterranean region, it has been used for centuries for its beloved and numerous qualities.


Aveda uses rosemary oil because of its far-reaching effects for mind, hair and body but also to prevent oxidation and keep other oils in our product formulations fresh. Akin to peppermint oil, rosemary oil can help boost hair, scalp and skin health (and mood) as it invigorates and nourishes. That’s why we’ve combined rosemary and peppermint oil in our Rosemary Mint collection.


Rosemary essential oil and hair

Rosemary oil is thought to be a safe and effective remedy for hair loss and may support hair growth. Many choose to use rosemary oil as an easy over-the-counter hair loss treatment, or opt to use haircare products that contain rosemary oil in conjunction with other essential oils like peppermint.


Does rosemary oil help hair growth?

Rosemary promotes the stimulation of hair growth and can help improve scalp health. It contains compounds that can increase blood circulation to the scalp, to ensure hair follicles get the nutrients they need to grow the hair, and prevent them from dying off. Used in conjunction with peppermint oil which is also known to promote hair growth, rosemary oil strengthens scalp circulation and improves nerve growth, which helps stimulate and achieve hair growth.


Rosemary oil may also help prevent hair loss by strengthening hair follicles and reducing inflammation in the scalp. Rosemary oil is also known to improve scalp health, prevent dandruff and reduce scalp irritation, which can contribute to hair loss.


Rosemary mint for mind and body

Used in aromatherapy, rosemary oil can be used to calm, invigorate and improve your overall mood. Rosemary oil can also decrease the level of cortisol in the body, a major stress hormone.


According to our Pure-Fumer, Guy Vincent, rosemary and peppermint are proven to waken your senses. “The smell transmission from your nose to your brain has a profound effect,” he explains. Individually, both rosemary and peppermint work to wake you up but they’re better together. “When they’re expertly blended, their effect is amplified,” Guy says.


Research also suggests that rosemary oil may improve cognitive function, as it prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine, a brain chemical important for thinking, concentration and memory. Based on a study conducted by Aveda, our Rosemary Mint aroma was proven to help energise, sharpen focus, promote concentration and clear the mind.


How does Aveda use Rosemary?

With its invigorating and nourishing effects, we’ve combined rosemary and peppermint oil in our beloved Rosemary Mint collection. One of our best-selling products in this collection is our Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo, which is formulated to leave your hair feeling squeaky clean, reset and looking shiny. ELLE Magazine put this product first in line for their ‘The best rosemary oil products for hair’ list.



Our most-loved Rosemary Mint collection isn’t the only evidence that we love and believe in the power of rosemary oil. Our nutriplenish™ multi-use hair oil, features a concentrated blend of power oils for superfood-infused hair hydration. Our scalp solutions refreshing protective mist (and scalp solutions collection in general) also contains a meticulously formulated blend of rosemary and ginger extracts, combined with vitamin E and resveratrol, to help protect the scalp from oxidative stressors.


With Aveda’s artisan hand-poured Rosemary Mint Vegan Soy Wax Candle, you can enjoy the rosemary oil aromatherapy benefits any time of day or night—designed to fill your space with invigorating certified organic rosemary, peppermint, and spearmint and other pure flower and plant essences to revive the mind. Rosemary Mint Hand and Body Wash and Rosemary Mint Body Lotion also offer two easy ways to include the restorative rosemary plant into your routine.


Supported by science, rosemary oil has been used to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss. It also supports mind and body health. You can apply rosemary oil to your hair and body easily from home, or purchase rosemary oil infused products including something from Aveda’s Rosemary Mint collection.


Rosemary oil for hair, mind and body: deeply nourishing for great hair and skin with an iconic aroma to wake up your senses.