Over the past two years I slowly have been changing out chemical filled products for all natural substitutes and slowly my beauty routines have changed as well. My shampoo, conditioner and face wash was converted a while ago and now I have been focusing on my beauty products. Every few months or so, I use to buy expensive dry shampoo (because using the cheap kinds made my hair greaser than it already was) and I felt like I only get a few good sprays out of it until it was gone. I didn’t even realize that my favorite kind of dry shampoo was actually making my hair dryer and leaving my scalp flaky…ummm YUCK! I hate washing my hair every day (also not great for your hair/scalp!) so I knew dry shampoo was a “must have” in my bathroom cabinet but now I don’t need to buy the expensive kinds anymore. I love to say, if it’s possible, “chemical free, is the way to be” so now I make my own and am loving it. It’s so easy to mix and apply too!
For this recipe you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup organic Arrowroot Powder (Find here.)
- 5 drops Lavender
- 5 drops Ylang Ylang
- 5 drops Cedarwood
- Glass container to store (or powder shaker)
Directions: Put arrowroot powder in a glass mixing bowl, add essential oils and stir. Mix together and then slowly put into glass container to store. Apply by taking a make-up brush (I used an old clean one that I don’t use anymore) and dipping the ends into the powder and then applying the mixture to your roots. I keep applying until my hair doesn’t appear greasy anymore and than take a brush to my entire head to even it out.
- If you have dark hair, I suggest adding 1-2 tsps. of organic cocoa powder to make the mixture a light brown. It tends to be a little easier to blend the powder into your hair if it’s on the darker side.
If you don’t have an old make-up brush & jar to put it in consider using a salt/pepper shaker, a reusable parmesan shaker or some type of powder shaker you can find on Amazon like this one: (click here)
I used this combination of essential oils because they all promote hair growth & a healthy scalp. They also smell awesome when they’re combined! I also choose to use arrowroot powder over cornstarch because most cornstarch is GMO, just a FYI.
Here’s to healthy hair, throwing out/buying less, one product at a time!!!