Thank you for all the comments and emails about my Day in the Life of an Oily Family post. This isn’t the lifestyle I ever imagined embracing, which makes it scary to put out there, but I’m so thankful I did! Hearing YOUR stories about getting started with essential oils and changing lives makes my heart full. One question I’ve been getting is about the homemade hair detangling spray I use for my daughter. YOU GUYS. It works ten times better than the store-bought spray without the nasty chemicals. To think I was spraying the fake strawberry-scented chemical crap on my baby girl, a spray filled with ingredients such as Behentrimonium Methosulfaste, Dimonium Chloride, and Cetearyl Alchol. You know what’s in her spray now? Water, all-natural vegetable derived glycerin, and pure therapeutic grade essential oils. THAT’S IT. Plus no more tears while I brush, this stuff works better than the chemical version and my daughter actually loves the smell! As an added bonus? IT REPELS CRITTERS. And I’m not talking about squirrels, you know which critters I’m talking about, right?
It couldn’t be simpler to make. Add the following to a 4 oz. glass spray bottle:
1 TB vegetable glycerin
6 drops Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil)
6 drops Rosemary oil
6 drops Lavender oil
optional: a few drops of Peppermint oil or another favorite scent
Then add water to the top. Shake before using each time, then spray and brush. You’ll be amazed at what just a few drops can do!
My daughter has thin, easily tangled hair so this mix works beautifully for us. If your child has really thick hair, I’ve heard adding a little Aloe juice is helpful too. I haven’t noticed any build-up either, unlike the commercial sprays we were using.
If you’re child has serious bed-head, I’ve found the following two items super helpful as well.
We’ve been using these for a few months and I’m a believer! No more pillowcase lines on our faces and our hair is MUCH easier to deal with in the morning. They’re not very expensive, either.
Fantastic brush for painlessly getting out tangles. I have one each for my daughter and I and as soon as my spending freeze is over I’m adding another one to our pool bag so we always have it on hand. Works like a charm especially when combined with the detangling spay.
There you have it! An all-natural critter repelling detangling spray, plus a few other tips for dealing with unruly hair. 🙂
Let me know if you use it! Any favorite oils you’d put in your spray? My daughter loves the scent of orange!
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