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How To Make a Homemade Hairspray

Does the idea of all the chemicals in cheap hairspray make you cringe? Chances are you may also find it hard to stomach the high prices of the natural brands. It’s time for something different. Make your own!

Citrus-Lavender Hairspray:
  • 1 whole orange (for dark hair) or lemon (for light hair), preferably organic (to avoid having pesticides in your hairspray)
  • 2 cups distilled or filtered water.
  • 2-3 tablespoons high proof vodka (or other clear grain alcohol)
  • 6-8 drops of lavender essential oil.

How To Make Homemade Citrus-Lavender Hairspray:

  • Step 1: Cut a whole orange or lemon into wedges and combine with 2 cups water in a small pot. Boil over medium high heat until liquid is reduced by half.
  • Step 2: Strain liquid through cheesecloth into a measuring cup. If you boiled too much liquid out add water until you have 1 cup. Allow citrus juice to cool.
  • Step 3: Combine alcohol and essential oils in a small bowl, swirl to mix, then add to the cup of citrus juice. (Feel free to experiment with your favorite essential oil or leave them out altogether.)
  • Step 4: Use a funnel to pour into a spray bottle with a fine mister and shake to combine ingredients. Shake before each use.

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