OK, so I’ve blogged before about how I don’t really use too many hair products (and yes, I still love this shine spray). But recently I was thinking it would be fun to try my hand at making something. I wanted it to smell good, keep my hair hydrated, and be good for spring/summer beachy waves.

So I made a pink salt hairspray! And after a couple tries to get the recipe just right, I am excited to share it here with you today. ?


-1 cup pink salt crystals (I stole some from my kitchen.)
Aloe Vera Leaf Juice
spray bottles (I use these for all my homemade cleaning products.)
-essential oils (I used lavender and wild orange, but you can choose whatever you like for the scent you favor.)
-a funnel (here’s a good set—I use these ALL the time for projects like this.)
-filtered water

Using the funnel, add 1 cup pink salt to your empty spray bottle. Next, add six drops (each scent) of the essential oils.

Next, I added 1/2 cup aloe vera juice and 1.5 cups filtered water. Keep the proportions 1 part aloe to 3 parts water, and you can use whatever you need to fill your container.

The aloe vera juice is important because it is moisturizing and the essential oils are what adds the scent to your recipe.

Shake the spray before each use. After many uses, the pink salt will begin to fully dissolve (mine took a couple weeks, and it still wasn’t completely dissolved), but the spray will remain pink.

Use this spray to create beachy waves when air drying and after being outdoors in the warm months. It’s great for adding texture on days when you want tousled, messy hair. xx -Elsie

Credits//Author: Elsie Larson, Photography: Amber Ulmer and Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

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