How to Make Rosemary Spray for Natural Hair

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Rosemary is a soothing herb and when added to a hair spray in an essential oil form can accomplish a variety of tasks. In a conditioning spray, the rosemary moisturizes and softens hair, leaving it full and with a healthy shine. In a basic hair mist, an addition of rosemary freshens up dull hair and leaves a pleasant aroma. A hair spray with rosemary is easy to make and is a wonderful idea for a hostess or friendship gift.

Things You'll Need

  • Small spray bottle
  • Purified water
  • Conditioner
  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Jojoba oil
  • Stir stick
  • Pour purified or distilled water into the spray bottle so it is about halfway full.

  • Stir in eight to 10 drops of the rosemary oil. Add enough oil to create a distinct aroma but not so much that it is overpowering. Experiment with the amount to create the perfect blend.

  • Add in a teaspoon of aloe vera gel -- whether you are making a conditioning mist or basic hair spray -- and stir. For a basic spray, go to step 4; and for a conditioning spray, skip to step 5.

  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of jojoba oil to the mixture. The jojoba is moisturizing but not as heavy as a conditioner. Combined with the aloe gel, the jojoba oils will keep the rosemary aroma present for several hours and refresh your hair.

  • Pour in 2 tablespoons of conditioner to the spray bottle for a conditioning mist. The extra conditioner moisturizes hair and locks in the scent.

  • Fill the spray bottle almost to the top with more purified water. Shake well to fully mix the ingredients.

  • Spray a few times to make sure the bottle is misting properly and your rosemary hair spray is ready to go.

Tips & Warnings

  • The more drops of oil you use, the stronger the aroma or the rosemary. Oils are stronger and last longer so you don’t need too much.
  • If you are giving the spray as a gift, label it as a refreshing hair mist, which sounds appealing to the recipient.

References

  • Natural Beauty Basics: Create Your Own Cosmetics and Body Care Products; Dorie Byers
  • The Green Beauty Guide: Your Essential Resource to Organic and Natural Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup, and Fragrances; Julie Gabriel
  • The Hair Bible: A Complete Guide to Health and Care; Philip Kingsley
  • Naturally Healthy Hair: Herbal Treatments And Daily Care for Fabulous Hair; Mary Beth Janssen
  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
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