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Weekly Drops of Health - Best Hair DIY's

Benefit from the natural properties of essential oils by incorporating them into your hair care routine. dōTERRA offers many DIYs for your hair. These recipes are moisturizing, detangling, repairing, cleansing, and wonderfully scented. They hold your hair in place, offer texture, and are protecting. If you are looking for natural alternatives to your hair products, essential oils are the perfect option.


Check out this awesome DIY's for your hair! 


1. NATURAL HAIR DETANGLER

There are few things more annoying than tangled hair—it can often lead to a tender scalp and lots of unnecessary hair stuck in your brush. Using a detangling spray is a great way to make your hair tangle-free before running a brush through it. In this DIY Hair Detangler with essential oils, marshmallow root and apple cider vinegar act as natural detanglers, and essential oils add additional benefits to help keep your hair healthy and beautiful.

Ingredients
12 ounce (or larger) spray bottle
1 ½ cups distilled water
3 tablespoons marshmallow root
½ cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons doTERRA Salon Essentials® Smoothing Conditioner
5 drops Rosemary oil
5 drops Patchouli oil
5 drops Geranium oil
5 drops Melaleuca oil

Instructions
  1. Boil water and marshmallow root in small pan.
  2. Reduce heat and let simmer 20–30 minutes.
  3. Let cool slightly and strain through cheesecloth or wire strainer.
  4. While warm, pour into bottle and add conditioner, apple cider vinegar, and essential oils.
  5. Shake until combined.
  6. To use, spray generous amount on wet hair and comb through.

2. ESSENTIAL OIL HAIR PERFUME

Hair perfume is a great way to leave those you pass by with the sweet and enticing aroma of essential oils. Lightly spray it on your hair to keep it smelling sweet and fresh. Feel free to switch up the essential oils used in this recipe to create your perfect aroma.

Ingredients
⅓ cup rose water
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
5 drops Ylang Ylang oil
4 drops Rosemary oil
5 drops Sandalwood oil
3 drops Lavender oil
4 drops Grapefruit oil*

Note: You can purchase rose water at most health food stores in the soap and hygiene aisle.

Instructions
  1. In fine-mist glass spray bottle, add rose water, vanilla extract, and essential oils. Add more or less essential oils depending on your preference.
  2. Shake and spray on hair as desired.
*Please note that citrus essential oils are photosensitive and can lighten your hair if exposed to UV rays.



3. ESSENTIAL OIL HERBAL HAIRSPRAY

Making your own hairspray is easy with essential oils, and it only requires a few simple ingredients that you probably already have at home. This herbal hairspray can easily be customized to your preferences by using your favorite essential oils and adjusting the recipe to create your preferred hold.

Ingredients
1 cup water
4 teaspoons sugar
2 drops Geranium oil
2 drops Lavender oil
2 drops Peppermint oil
2 drops Rosemary oil
2 drops Clary Sage oil

Tip: Use more or less sugar depending on how strong you want the hold to be.

Instructions
  1. In saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring heat to boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool.
  2. Pour essential oil into eight ounce glass fine mist spray bottle and add cooled sugar water. 
  3. Use as you would any other hairspray.
     
Note: Feel free to customize the essential oils to your preference. You can use one or all of the essential oils listed above. However, be careful using citrus oils as they can lighten your hair if exposed to UV light.


4. ESSENTIAL OIL HAIR WAX

Hair wax helps add texture and style to men and women's hair. This easy DIY hair wax, made with essential oils, is healthy for the hair and can be enjoyed by those of all hair types. Check out what this doTERRA Employee had to say about this hair wax DIY:

"This hair wax is fantastic. I love that I can use whatever essential oils I would like and that it works great on my ‘style-resistant hair’. The simplicity of the ingredient list also amazes me. I have been paying a lot of money for high-end products that contain some questionable ingredients because it has been the only thing that works for my hair. Those days are over. Now, I can make my own!"—Rachelle

Ingredients
4 ½ teaspoons beeswax
1 tablespoon shea butter
4 ½ teaspoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
10 drops Peppermint essential oil
10 drops Rosemary essential oil

Tip: For harder hair wax, use two tablespoons of beeswax and one tablespoon of Fractionated Coconut Oil. For softer hair wax, use four and a half teaspoons of shea butter and two tablespoons of Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients, except for essential oils, in glass container.
  2. Place jar in saucepan with one to one and a half inches of boiling water.
  3. Stir ingredients until melted and thoroughly combined.
  4. Remove from heat and let rest for three minutes.
  5. Add essential oils and stir.
  6. Pour mixture in empty tin or glass jar with lid.
  7. Let hair wax rest one to two hours.
  8. To use, apply a small amount to fingers and style as desired. A little wax goes a long way.


5. ESSENTIAL OIL DEEP CONDITIIONER

Dry, damaged hair? Millions of people can relate. Buying deep hair conditioning products or getting a conditioning treatment at a spa can be expensive, and most treatments contain unnatural ingredients. This homemade deep hair conditioner is easy to make and will leave your hair soft and smooth.

Ingredients
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 drops doTERRA essential oils

A few great essential oils for your hair include: Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Geranium, and Clary Sage. You can use one or all five of the essential oils in your deep conditioner.

Instructions
  1. Put coconut oil, olive oil, and essential oils in mixing bowl.
  2. Mix on medium/high speed for five minutes or until ingredients are whipped to a thick and creamy consistency.
  3. Once whipped, apply to clean, dry hair.
  4. Comb through with wide tooth comb to evenly distribute.
  5. Let sit 15–20 minutes. Rinse, shampoo and style as desired.
  6. Repeat once a week or as often as desired.


6. BEACH WAVE SALT SPRAY

Although you may not live near the beach, your hair can easily look like you've been playing in the waves with this homemade salt spray. This easy spray will help give you those perfect beach waves—without all the sand and greasy sunscreen—to help recreate your best hair days at the beach with loose, carefree curls.

Ingredients
8 ounce spray bottle
1 cup hot water
2 tablespoons Epsom salt
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon doTERRA Salon Essentials® Healthy Hold Glaze
½ teaspoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
5 drops Rosemary oil
5 drops Lemon oil

Note: Lemon oil is photosensitive and may lighten your hair if exposed to sun. Feel free to omit if desired.

Instructions
  1. In a spray bottle, add Healthy Hold Glaze and salts.
  2. Add Fractionated Coconut Oil and essential oils.
  3. Top with water and shake.
  4. To use, spray generously on hair while scrunching with hands. Let dry.

7. ESSENTIAL OIL DRY SHAMPOO

It's okay to give your hair a break from the shampoo every once in a while. This dry shampoo made with essential oils is a great way to keep your hair looking, smelling, and feeling great for those days between washes.


Ingredients
For light hair:
¼ cup arrowroot powder
2 drops Lavender oil
2 drops Rosemary oil
2 drops Peppermint oil

For dark hair:
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 drops Lavender oil
2 drops Rosemary oil
2 drops Peppermint oil
 
Instructions
  1. Put arrowroot powder, cocoa powder (if using), and essential oils into food processor.
  2. Pulse until well combined.
  3. Store in glass jar.
  4. To use, apply powder to roots and oily parts of hair using an old (washed) makeup brush.


8. HEAT PROTECT SPRAY

Shield your strands with this heat protectant spray, made with Clary Sage and Geranium essential oils. Easy to make, this DIY spray will have your hair feeling full and healthy.

Ingredients
1 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
2 teaspoons doTERRA Salon Essentials® Smoothing Conditioner
1 cup water
5 drops Clary Sage oil
5 drops Geranium oil

Instructions
  1. Pour half of water into spray bottle.
  2. Add Fractionated Coconut Oil, sweet almond oil, conditioner, and essential oils into bottle.
  3. Add remaining water and shake well.
  4. To use, apply one spritz to hair and work it through until hair is lightly coated. Style as normal.


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