Updated: Aug 26, 2020
You heard that right, sea salt is the main ingredient in my new go-to hair spray!
As always, I do my research, find new recipes, add a few extra ingredients of my own, and test it on myself (or my daughter). I only share the ones that really work. At the moment, I am using this spray that I just made last night!
Ever since I was a child, I always loved the effect of the sea water on my hair. I thought it was the mix of sea water and the air on the beach that gave my hair that look and feel. However with this recipe, I learned that it was just the salt water! I’ve come across a lot of recipes that I did not like very much. This new one sounded healthy, especially if you have frizzy and/or curly hair and want to make the switch to natural products.
It’s pretty easy. All you need is sea salt, pre-boiled water, a spray bottle, and a few essential oils.
1 cup pre-boiled water
1 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp carrier oil of your choice (coconut, almond, avocado, or jojoba)
5 drops essential oil. I chose the following >>
1 drop of carrot seed essential oil,
2 drops of lavender essential oil, and
2 drops of sandalwood essential oil
Mix water with salt first until the salt is completely dissolved. Then add the oils, pour in your spray bottle and voila!
When to use it?
As soon as you step out of the shower. Your hair needs to be wet and clean. At the moment I still have my hair wet with the Natural Salt on, no frizz. Will update once fully dry and even after a couple days to see how it will look like.
Ditch the chemical hair gel and enjoy this instead!
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Essential oil disclaimer: This recipe uses what are generally considered safe essential oils, but please keep in mind that while completely natural, all essential oils are powerful plant compounds that you and your family (including your pets) might have a reaction to. Never use essential oils undiluted or take essential oils internally (diluted or undiluted) without the guidance of a professional, and always read up about the possible side effects of each type of oil before you use it. Avoid the use of essential oils (diluted or undiluted) during the first trimester of pregnancy, on small babies, and on anyone with severe allergies to the plants the oils are derived from. And if you see any reactions in yourself, your family, or your pets, stop use of your essential oil products immediately and contact a medical professional.
When using essential oils, be careful and read the instructions on the label. Misusing essential oils could be harmful.
The topical application of essential oils may prove to be extra beneficial because the transdermal properties of the oil permeate your skin and enter your bloodstream faster. Your olfactory nerve receptors also sense the smell and send signals to your brain.
However, before topical application, you should patch test oils on your skin by rubbing a small drop on the inside of your wrist and letting it sit for 24 hours. If there is no reaction within this time, the essential oil may be safe for you to use. Patch test essential oils every time before using them on children. We do not recommend using essential oils on babies younger than one-year-old.