Friday, April 11, 2014

diy hairspray!

i'm working on making us completely chemical free.
this diy hairspray was the last of the chemicals in our bathroom!
i've got a few more "favorites" around the house but i'll be working on eliminating those asap ;)

and, yes, it works!
just a side note, if you have dark hair, use an orange instead of a lemon.
lemon juice are known to slightly lighten hair if you go out into the sun so, just to be safe, brunettes use an orange!

DIY Hairspray
Makes about a cup or so.
1 lemon or orange, cut into wedges
2 cups distilled water
3 tablespoons vodka or other clear grain alcohol
8-10 drops essential oil, or more to suit (optional, as it's just for "flavor")

Combine citrus wedges and water in a small saucepan and boil over medium high heat until reduced by half.
Strain through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer.  If you've overboiled, add distilled water to equal one cup.
Add alcohol and essential oils and swirl to mix.  
Pour into desired container and enjoy!
Note: shake before using and if your sprayer gets plugged, use hot water to unclog.

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