Today we are going to talk about my newest discovery… homemade dry shampoo powder!!
I’m sure you have seen all the dry shampoos on the market, and maybe you have even tried some of them. It’s a pretty cool idea to have a product that can absorb grease and odor without needing to suds up. These products are also great for adding body and volume to wilting hair. But, as with most body products, I am a huge skeptic of the safety of the ingredients used. I also hate spending money on something I can make myself for so much less!
So I searched the internet for recipes and found a lot of different varieties. Today I’m going to give you a recipe for the most basic form of homemade dry shampoo. You can play with it and try adding different ingredients or substituting different things, so have fun!
Homemade Dry Shampoo
Fill a small jar or shaker (I use a salt shaker) most of the way with cornstarch. I do a lot of eyeballing. Like, I eyeball everything. So if you need specific measurements… let’s just say 4 tablespoons of cornstarch.
Then you are going to add your baking soda. Again, I eyeball. I just fill the jar the rest of the way. It’s probably around 1 tablespoon.
Now, add your Young Living essential oils. You can totally tweak this to your liking. If you check out my last post on sea salt spray you can find some good suggestions on specific oils and what they do for your hair/scalp. I use lavender, tea tree, grapefruit, and clary sage in mine. It smells so good!!
Now that all your ingredients are added, simply cover and shake to blend it all together.
To use, either sprinkle from a shaker or use a makeup brush to brush through greasy roots. Just a light sprinkling of powder will do and you can use your fingers to work through your roots and onto your scalp to absorb the oil. Simply use a hair brush to brush the powder out and you are ready to go!!
It is amazing how this powder instantly soaks up the oil, the baking soda deodorizes, and the essential oils support the look and feel of a healthy scalp + shiny hair. It seems to good to be true, but it’s legit. And as I said earlier, you can totally tweak this recipe and try different ingredients. Arrowroot powder is another good powder to soak up the oils, and you can also use some different varieties of clays. There are a LOT of possibilities, so do some research and let me know what you come up with!!
**psssst….. I know a lot of you are super busy and live very full lives, so if finding the time to try this recipe is a little out of reach for you, I do sell this product in my etsy store. Check it out here**