DIY Essential Oil Dry Shampoo

If you don’t have the luxury of washing your hair any time you want (like this Mom right here!), you have probably tested out some dry shampoo. Actually, over washing your hair can lead to dry hair that’s prone to breaking! I don’t have much to lose! Not gonna take that risk! Who would have thought that in a way, Mom life could be saving my hair?! There’s always a positive way to look at things. 🤗 This DIY Dry Shampoo is free from synthetic perfumes, dyes and rough parabens. So many drugstore dry shampoos are full of harmful chemicals and leaving people with bald patches!

Not to mention, the store bought stuff isn’t cheap. Here is a fast and simple recipe for making your own Essential Oil Dry Shampoo. 

What you’ll need:

¼ cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon baking soda

2 drops Cedarwood essential oil

2 drops Lavender essential oil

1 drop Peppermint essential oil

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (dark hair only)

1 Container of your choice- empty salt shaker, baby powder or empty jars work well.

You can play around with what Essential Oils you want to use. Some other top suggestions are Tea Tree, Rosemary,  Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood. Orange, peppermint and cinnamon for the cocoa powder blend.


Mix every ingredient in a bowl
Put in your preferred container 

Sprinkle on roots of hair and massage into scalp

Let sit for 2–3 minutes to absorb hair’s natural oils before combing 

I love how this project repurposes a container. Perhaps like me, you have a stash of cute jars around. Here’s the perfect use! 

*if you find the dry shampoo to be a bit clumpy, apply with a makeup brush.*

Repurposed spice jar and salt shaker containers for the dry shampoo

I use Young Living Essential Oils. Peppermint and Lavender are in the Premium Starter Kit. If you have that set at home, those oils would be a great option for this project. Interested in a kit? Sign up here

I dyed my hair today! Looks like I’m going to need some cocoa powder added to mine now! 

Any questions? HMU! Do you use dry shampoo? Have a favorite essential oil blend to add? Let me know!

Happy DIY-ing! 

💁🏻‍♀️💜- TBHM Hilary 

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29 year old mother of 2. Living in Minnesota, USA. Finding the beauty in the everyday chaos.

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