Natural Beauty

Citrus & Sea Salt Texturizing Hair Spray

There must be something strangely sacred about salt. It is in our tears and in the sea. — Kahlil Gibran

I recently spent some time on the coast of Ecuador and one of my favorite things about living near the beach was daily swims in the ocean. These dips were not only refreshing, but I loved how the salt water gave my hair extra body and natural waves.

I crafted this sea salt spritz with beachy hair in mind. This spray adds texture and body, and the addition of refreshing & uplifting citrusy essential oils, boosts hair health & mood.

Sea water is (on average) 3.5% salt. I used the same salt-water ratio in this hair spray. Please note, if you have very dry or damaged hair, you may find this spray too drying. My hair is more on the oily side, so I find this spray balances the natural oils in my hair, and adds a lot of lovely texture and body, but not every product will be well-suited to every hair type (skin type, etc.).

Orange & lemon essential oils add an uplifting, cheery scent and boost circulation to the scalp to improve overall hair health. Lemon helps to balance greasy hair. Studies have shown that both orange & lemon essential oils can help to reduce anxiety and depression. Lemon also helps to improve alertness and concentration.

To make this beachy hair spritz, you will need:

  • 50ml water
  • 1.75g salt
  • 30 drops lemon essential oil
  • 20 drops orange essential oil

Add the salt and water to a small cup. Stir til the salt dissolves. Pour the salt water and essential oils into a small bottle with a spray top. Shake well to combine.

To use: spritz onto liberally onto hair and style as desired. I like to scrunch my hair a bit as it dries to help encourage waves to form.


References

Boyle, Kerry. “What You Need to Know About Lemon Essential Oil.” Healthline. August 9, 2021.

Seladi-Schulman, Jill. “The Benefits of Orange Essential Oil and How to Use.” Healthline. October 3, 2019.

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