Figuring, fixing, tweeking, and just a trying…

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Yup, that’s what I’ve been doing.  You would have thought I was a mad scientist the way I’ve been working on my spray bottles concoctions.  It’s been true trial and error but I think I’ve got it! (somewhat)

I’m using Olive oil, Grapeseed oil, and water.  Now, I truly don’t like the smell of Olive oil. (Yea, I’ve got smell issues with some oils)  Now….I LOVE the benefits of Olive oil on my hair, so I was just going to have to find a way around that.  I was first trying to see just how much I needed to get the benefit of the oil without the smell.   Let me tell you…that ain’t an easy task! 

The Grapeseed oil was never an issue.  Doesn’t have any odor to me so I was cool with it from day one.  I love the smell of coconut oil so I even tried to add that to the spray bottle but that was a messy mistake.  Oh, I forgot to mention that I was putting too much oil in the bottle at first and had an oily mess the first few times I worked on the mixture.

Despite these mishaps I was getting it down to a science.  I applied about 1/8 (if I had to measure) of each oil and added water to the bottle but left room for shaking.  More water than oil.  Well, I went to Whole Foods over the weekend for some staple products when I came across different oils.  You know…the oils that you can add to whatever for fragrance.  Why hadn’t I thought of that before?

I bought a $3.99 bottle of Aura Cacia Lavender 100% pure essential oil.  The scent is calming and reminds me of the spa hotel in Cabo San Lucas MP and I stayed in on our last vacation.  They used a lot of Lavender and I LOVED it.  When I added a couple of drops to my spray bottle and sprayed my hair I was instantly in heaven. 

I think I’ve found the right combination of oil, water, and fragrance.  I’m happy, my hair is healthy and I’m dreaming of Cabo San Lucas.  What’s better than that?

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  1. March 15, 2011 / 11:04 pm

    This sounds really great. I've never thought of making an oil spray. Hmmm! I usually make a leave-in, jojoba oil and water mixture, to which I may or may not add aloe vera juice. This makes for soft crisp, defined hair. Keeps the ends of my hair from frizzing. I don't use it all the time because I just like to change things up. I may try this but I have to agree with you, I don't really want to smell olive oil in my hair.

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