How to Make a Natural Hair Spritz With Rosemary

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Make Your Own Rosemary Hair Spritz

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It's not surprising to find natural women looking for alternative hair care products. In some cases, trial and error just aren't working for you. In other cases, living a more natural lifestyle often inspires interest that expands into other areas, like hair and skin care. Mixing your own products is a great way to create exactly what you want, and usually at a much lower cost than buying commercial ones.

Why rosemary? This herb does a multitude of good to the body and hair. It's been widely used for medicinal purposes, including antiseptic uses. When it comes to hair, rosemary stimulates the scalp, which helps promote growth and slows premature graying.

This spritz can be used daily. Because it's water-based, you don't want to use it if you straighten your hair. However, it's perfect for misting natural tresses. After spritzing your hair, massage it in, paying attention to your temples if you've experienced thinning in that area.

As a disclaimer, when using herbs and essential oils for personal use, please research whether or not they're safe for you. Some medical conditions, including pregnancy, need to be discussed with your doctor before you go DIY with skin or hair care.

Ingredients and Items You'll Need

  • Rosemary tea bags (2 bags for 12 ounces of spritz or 3 bags for 16-24 ounces)
  • Essential oil, such as sage oil, tea tree oil, or grapefruit seed extract (used as a preservative)
  • Fragrance, such as ylang-ylang, lavender, or whatever you like (optional) 
  • A spray bottle (clear or plastic bottles work, but a darker-colored container is preferred for reducing the amount of light that gets to your mixture, giving it a longer shelf life)

Instructions for Making Natural Rosemary Hair Spritz

  1. Bring water just to a boil and remove from heat.
  2. Steep tea bags for 60 minutes. By this time, the water is cooled off.
  3. Pour water into the bottle. Add five drops of sage oil, or the preservative of your choice, and several drops of your fragranced essential oil.
  4. Shake bottle well. 

Storage Tips

As stated above, a dark container is best. It's also a good idea to keep this spritz in the refrigerator as that prolongs its life. It has a preservative, but it still has the potential to turn rancid. At the very least, it should be stored in a cool, dark place. Bathrooms usually get too humid to qualify as the ideal environment.

If you keep the same bottle longer than a month, be sure and sniff it every now and then to make sure it doesn't smell "off." Even so, any remaining spritz should be tossed after a couple of months or so.