How to Make a Bay Leaf Spray and a Neem Scalp Mask for Healthy Hair

4 Materials
20 Minutes

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to reduce scalp inflammation naturally with two different recipes.

First, you’ll learn how to make a bay leaf spray to help with your itchy scalp. Bay leaf works extremely well to tackle dandruff and an itchy scalp.

Then, we’ll make a DIY dry scalp mask for dandruff with neem powder. This helps to promote a healthy scalp and clear dandruff. Let’s get started!

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Tools and materials:

  • Bay leaves
  • Spray bottle
  • Neem powder
  • Aloe vera
Adding bay leaves to pot

Spray for itchy scalp

Using bay leaves for hair health helps not only in eliminating dandruff, but also in promoting a healthy scalp.

1. Add bay leaves to the pot

Crush 3-4 whole bay leaves in a pot.

Adding water

2. Add water

Add 1 cup of water.


3. Simmer

Simmer the bay leaves on low for 10-15 minutes.


4. Bottle

Pour the bay leaf-infused water into a spray bottle for easy application. The spray can be stored for up to a week in the refrigerator.

DIY bay leaf spray

5. Spray on your scalp to apply

Spray the water on your scalp after you wash your hair and leave it in without washing it out.

Scalp mask for dandruff DIY

The potent antifungal properties of neem powder are beneficial in clearing off dandruff and itchy scalp.

Adding neem powder

1. Add neem powder

Add 1 tsp of neem powder to a bowl. Neem powder is antibacterial and antifungal.

Adding aloe vera

2. Add aloe vera

Add 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel to the bowl. Aloe vera promotes a healthy scalp.


3. Mix

Mix the two until it forms a paste. This mask should be made fresh each time you use it.

Scalp mask for dandruff DIY

4. Apply to your scalp

Apply the mask to your scalp, leave it on for fifteen minutes, and then rinse it off with plain water.

How to make bay leaf spray and neem hair mask

That’s how to make bay leaf spray and a neem powder hair mask to keep your scalp free from dandruff.

Let me know what you think about these DIY remedies down below!

For more DIY beauty content, check out my post on 4 Easy Rice Water Recipes for Shiny Hair.

Suggested materials:
  • Bay leaves
  • Spray bottle
  • Neem powder
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  • Vicki Smith Guffey Vicki Smith Guffey on Aug 15, 2023

    Beware. Need has a horrible smell.

  • Adrienne Hall Adrienne Hall on Aug 16, 2023

    Will this work on itchy dog?

    • Momtron Momtron on Nov 13, 2023

      Here's why my cat doesn't itch now. Neem oil is effective but very potent. I mixed 1 part neem oil to 10 parts vegetable oil (I used almond oil because I had some.) It works well.