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Review: YL Lavender Mint Daily Shampoo

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 by in HEALTH | 15 comments


After nearly finishing my first bottle of Young Living Essential Oils’ Lavender Mint Daily Shampoo I am officially ready to share my review about it.


This one product for me was a roller coaster of impressions…. from love at first smell to …. my hair HATES this product…. to I love this smell so much and how it feels that I want to use it still – jut not on my hair.

Everyone is different, but for me, I could not get this shampoo to work with my hair.  It honestly felt that my hair was covered in waxy thick oil after shampooing – any my hair felt light, dry and clean before getting into the shower !  I tried washing multiple times in a row. I tried washing only once. I tried avoiding all other products for a week. I tried morning VS night. It was so bad I had to wash my hair multiple times in a row with another non-healthy shampoo product to get my hair to not stick heavily to my head and get it soft and silky again.

I wasn’t happy and didn’t want to waste my money. I almost called up Young Living to return it. However, I was so in love with it’s AMAZING aroma of lavender and mint… and how good it felt to use in the shower that I started using it as a body wash. I LOVE IT as a body wash. So much in fact, I’ll actually buy this product again!!  I have heard that other people adore this as a shampoo – perhaps it depends on your hair and other biological factors.

A tiny bit on a washcloth or bath pouf goes a huge way. Great lather, lasts a long time, cleans excellently and best of all it’s invigorating on your skin and really wakes you up. That ‘oily-waxy’ feeling was not present on my skin like it was on my hair.

So what’s in the Lavender Mint Daily Shampoo?

Water, Decyl Glucoside, Coco Betaine, Lauryl Glucoside, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Sorbitan Sesquicaprylate, Glycerin, Levulinic Acid, p-Anisic Acid, Behenamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Lactic Acid, Inulin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Lycium Barbarum fruit extract, Potassium Sorbate, Panthenol, Silk Protein, Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Leaf Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Yucca Schidigera (Root) Extract, Hydrolyzed algin, Chlorella Vulgaris, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Fruit Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Leaf Oil

† Pure therapeutic-grade essential oil.

I also purchased the Young Living Copaiba Vanilla Conditioner as well and will write an honest review about my experience with that product.


Yes for sure – as a body wash – not as shampoo.




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  1. Update: I have ordered this again! Still love! They just changed the packaging to one of their simple bottles. Same volume. It’s fine… actually, it’s better because the old opening was fancy…. but probably not that efficient – less gooey maybe. Still very happy! :)

  2. I’m on week 3 of trying this and honestly having the same issues as you! I am sticking with it and making sure I am rinsing completely.
    It is stripping the gunk in my head. I’ve noticed gross stuff in my hair brush and I’ve always had issues with dandruff. The first week my hair was super oily (never had this issue) then the next week it got better, just one spot in my head is still super oily. Today I started using my fingernails on my scalp realllly good and I think that helped his time with the oiliness. I did ask customer service and she told me to give it 2-3 weeks since it’s a big change from the commercial shampoos.

    • Thank you so much for writing in – I find this very fascinating!! It could be that it’s stripping old goo from scalp and hair! There is no way that I could have lasted the three weeks… I was going crazy by about day 4. 😉 If you can, write back after more time and let us know if you reached a balance where it’s working for you ok? Would love to know! Thanks again!

      • Hi Karen,

        I’m on my 2nd bottle. It might sound crazy but I added Lavender, Rosemary, Melalucea, Cedarwood and Ylang Ylang EOs in the shampoo. 20 drops of each. Feels great on my scalp and less hairfall.

        Have a great day!

        • Wow!! Bet it smells amazing! Less hair falling out – always a bonus! 😀 Thanks for sharing!

  3. Is anyone else having an allergic reaction to the shampoo? little bumps on your skin and really really itchy!

    • oh dear! So sorry you’re having that kind of reaction Emily! :0

    • I’m using the copaiba vanilla, 2nd bottle.. my scalp itches a lot. I thought it was just me then my Husband who recently used the shampoo mentioned his scalp itched. I wonder if it’s dandruff. Wonder if the lavender mint has this itchy issue.. it’s sad if I’ve to switch to our brand shampoo.

      • Very interesting! I used the Copaiba Vanilla Conditioner and really liked it – didn’t try shampoo version. I wonder if it’s a drying issue?

  4. It could be a detox reaction; the shampoo striping away all the other stuff we have used for years and cleansing your scalp. I used a similar product and some of the “detox reactions” include itchy scalp, oily/greesy, and shedding.. but if you stick through the 4-6 weeks my hair felt amazing. I’m wondering if this Young Living Shampoo has the same detox process?

    • I have heard other sources say the same thing about detoxing….. stripping old ‘stuff’ from your hair etc. There’s no way I could have lasted 4-6 weeks with thick, heavy, waxy, greasy hair. I barely lasted 1 week. ;0 I succumbed and washed my hair about 5x with Head & Shoulders until it felt soft and clean again. 😉 It’s too bad, it smells heavenly!!

  5. Hello! I’ve been using the Lavender shampoo from YL for two months now and my head feels great! It hasn’t itched since the last time I used a sulfate free shampoo. Thing is, my hair looks stringy. Like a stringy oily. They say give it 2-3 weeks and I’ve more than doubled that. I’m not sure what to do!! I can even style my hair because using a curling iron on it intensifies the oily look! If I use a brush or a comb, my hair looks oil plastered to my head. Not sure what to do!!!

    • Hi Ella,

      So glad to hear that your head isn’t itching anymore!! 😀 I just couldn’t live with permanently heavy feeling hair……. you have more sticking power than I did. What if you tried using a smaller amount? I suspect it wouldn’t help though. Maybe try to investigate other sulfate-free shampoos? Wishing you success!

  6. I know this is an older post but I am finishing my bottle this week! I hate it! I have tried everything to make it work, but it doesn’t! It leaves my hair sticky and oily feeling but really dry on the ends! Lots of breakage and for the first time in my life I have dandruff! I’ve been trying to deal with it now for about 4 months, because it cost a lot and I wanted to make sure I gave it a good chance, but it only got worse!! My hair had no movement and felt heavy. So far I have tried this (lavender mint) and prior copiaba. I also have tried to use the kids and it’s the best of them all, but still not wonderful! I have been told to try the lavender, but my hair was so beautiful and is now breaking and looks terrible, so I am not sure I want to give anything else a try!

    • Thank you for your comment – sorry you are having trouble with the shampoo….. I’m amazed you’ve lasted that long. I found it made a lovely body shampoo, the smell was too pretty to waste. 😉

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