A couple years ago I made my own hairspray and wasn’t super fond of it... so I let it go for a while. Then forgot for a LONG while... I don’t really use all that much hairspray unless I’m getting “gussied” up as my mom used to say...
Within the last year or so I started researching some other recipes. I have a good handful of people that know their stuff and provide great resources so I started there!
One of the Young Living ambassadors Lindsay Elmore (she’s a pharmacist and makes science FUN and easy) has a great recipe!!
But first before I share that... do you know WHY store bought hairspray is “icky”? Here’s what you should know...
Dangers Of Hairspray
First, one problem with hairspray is that much of it is inhaled when we spritz it on our hair. Sadly, many of the chemicals in hairsprays can irritate the respiratory tract. In fact, studies show that hairdressers who are regularly exposed to hairspray and other chemicals, have a higher incidence of respiratory and allergic symptoms.
And two, “Fragrance” is actually a very ambiguous term. The FDA permits U.S. manufacturers to legally hide hundreds of synthetic chemicals in this one word without revealing what those ingredients are. In truth, “fragrance” can include various petrochemicals and phthalates, which may cause developmental delays and allergic reactions.
Summer season is upon us - Praise the LORD!!
So maybe you are like me and don’t require a super hold hair spray this time of year - however it’s still nice to take care of your hair right?!
Beach Waves Hairspray
This hairspray will give a bit of texture and manageability to hair.
1/4 teaspoon epsom salt
1/4 teaspoon Pink Himalayan salt
1/8 teaspoon citric acid
1 tablespoon vodka
1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil
1/4 teaspoon vitamin e oil
purified water, hot but not boiling
(These ingredients either came from Amazon or my local HFS)
4 drops cedarwood essential oil
4 drops bergamot essential oil
3 drops tangerine essential oil
2 drops spearmint essential oil
(Message me and Let’s make sure that you get the best discount on these essential oils!)
- Combine salts, citric acid, vodka, jojoba, and vitamin E oil in a small spray bottle (mine was 2.5 ounces).
- Add hot water to almost fill the bottle. Attach sprayer and shake vigorously to dissolve salts.
- Open the bottle and add essential oils.