Tip Tuesday: DIY Sea Salt Spray

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
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Wave-enhancing sea salt sprays are a summer must have. Why shell out your hard earned cash to buy one when you can easily mix up your own concoction in minutes? Rumor has it that the first beach spray was literally a spray bottle of sea water that Jennifer Aniston’s stylist Chris McMillian snagged at Santa Monica Beach. If you don’t happen to live near the ocean, you can create your own sea salt spray with the benefits of added moisturizers to keep hair from drying out. You are likely to have all the ingredients you will need around the house and you can customize the scent with your own favorite essential oils. Today’s quick tip, or hack, is to whip up a batch of DIY sea salt spray and start enjoying some messy, beachy texture.

Get the recipe and how-to after the jump.

DIY Sea Salt Spray

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You will need:
An empty spray bottle
Measuring cup and spoons
Funnel (optional, but handy)
1 cup very warm water
1 T Epsom salts (can omit and use all sea salt)
1 t sea salt
2 t coconut oil (can substitute conditioner)
2 t aloe vera gel (can substitute hair gel)
A few drops of essential oils (optional but I used my new scent obsession, vetiver)

diy-sea-salt-spray (2 of 9)1.  Use your funnel to pour the salts into the spray bottle. Add the aloe vera gel, coconut oil, and essential oils to the funnel. Pour the water in last, it will help the gel and oils to go down the funnel.

diy-sea-salt-spray (7 of 9) 2. Put the top on your bottle and shake until the salts have dissolved and ingredients are combined.

diy-sea-salt-spray (3 of 9) 3. Spray onto damp hair.

diy-sea-salt-spray (4 of 9)4.  Scrunch...diy-sea-salt-spray (5 of 9)


...or twist large sections and allow to air dry.

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