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
*if you find the dry shampoo to be a bit clumpy, apply with a makeup brush.*
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
Any questions? HMU! Do you use dry shampoo? Have a favorite essential oil blend to add? Let me know!
💁🏻♀️💜- TBHM Hilary
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