I’m in the process of growing my hair out, and struggling to find gentle things to put on my hair to give me volume and texture without nuking my hair from orbit. Salt sprays are one of my favorites right now, but most of the kinds I find in the store have a long list of ingredients that I gotta squint to read and cost a handful of cash.
So I thought I’d make my own…in a magical way, of course! Salt is used magically to purify, and I can always use a little extra wallop of purification in my life. I use it with a few other fun ingredients in this recipe. It includes coconut oil for conditioning. Aloe has a magical reputation as a healer, and rosemary oil is rumored to be good for the scalp…plus, it smells lovely! Rosemary is sacred to Aphrodite, and is used in magic for mental clarity. And, hey…all that salt in the sea foam she rose out of likely did wonders for her hair!
But if you have another favorite oil, go for it! I sometimes switch it out for the seasons or include whatever is handy in my cupboard that corresponds with what I’m focusing on at the moment.
- Epsom salt, 2 ½ tablespoons
- Sea salt or Himalayan salt, 1 teaspoon
- Aloe vera gel, 1 teaspoon
- Coconut oil, ½ teaspoon. (I leave this ingredient out in summer when my hair gets limp and oily)
- Rosemary essential oil, 7 drops (or other essential oil of your choice, in the amount you're comfortable with)
- Hot water, 1 cup
These measurements aren’t precise – I just eyeball it and mix the ingredients together in a spray bottle. I shake well and spritz it on damp or dry hair. After spritzing, I scrunch my hair with my hands and let it dry naturally. It's not anywhere near this long, yet, but the waves are similar to this:
And that’s it! Easy-peasy. A little magic and plant lore, a quick mixing, and my hair is magically voluminous!
Do you have favorite DIY beauty treatments that you recommend? Any favorite essential oils that you love to play with in scent or body products?
With love and light,