Dry Shampoo DIY

You know about dry shampoo right? Dry shampoo can be a life saver.

Especially on those days when you are running late to meet friends for lunch or have to go to an event  post-yoga and sans shower. Or, throwing in that top-knot before work and the sides are looking a little too slick to be safe.

With dry shampoo you not only dry out the oil and add fabulous texture to your hair in minutes, but you save some water, too.

However, we don’t need to use chemicals to dry up oil and get that gorgeous volume.

Our skin is our largest organ — what it comes in contact with eventually makes its way into our bloodstream and can manifest as acne, mood swings, thyroid issues, developmental and reproductive harm, autoimmune disease and even cancer.

Most of the personal care products on the market, including our beloved dry shampoos, contain known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors and other toxins, so skip the chemical-laden dry shampoos and make your own out of a few ingredients so safe you can eat them. And they smell so good that you’ll want to. Plus they are so overpriced!

dry shampoo DIY holistic beauty

… so skip the chemical-laden dry shampoos and make your own out of a few ingredients so safe you can eat them.

Making your own beauty products is not only enviromentally and pocket book friendly but it's just plain empowering. It’s also a commitment to being accountable for your health, and it’s a way you can connect a bit more not only with yourself, but also with those you gift with homemade goodies (hint, hint). Share this recipe too!

All you need to make your own dry shampoo is a container (an empty salt shaker, a recycled seasoning jar with a shaker top, a store-bought shaker, or a glass jar with a lid) and a large makeup brush to apply. Feel free to double or triple these amounts to fill the container you’ll be storing it in.

What YOU NEED

 Light Hair Ingredients:
2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder (aka arrowroot flour or arrowroot starch)
7–8 drops of lavender essential oil
(no oil is necessary)

Dark Hair Ingredients:
1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder
1 tablespoon of cocoa (or raw cacao) powder
7–8 drops of lavender essential oil
 (no oil is necessary)

Other essential oils options you may like more include:

  • Rosemary + Vanilla
  • Vetiver + Rose (ohhh yesss!)
  • Vanilla + Mint
  • Orange, Lemon + Vanilla
  • Rosemary, Cedar + Vetiver (would also work well for the men in your life)
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