A few years ago I swore off using dry shampoo. The kind I was using was full of chemicals, came from an aerosol can, and frankly, I was abusing the right to use it. I don’t normally use “product” in my hair and I probably use my straightener and blow dryer maybe 3 times a year. Having wet hair is something I am not fond of though. Especially now that I legitimately have a health condition that hinders my thermo-regulation.

I do not recommend using dry shampoo instead of showering regularly or never washing your hair. There are just some days where having wet hair in the Nebraska weather sounds absolutely horrible, some days where I know I will need to shower after I go to the gym, days where I get a little more sweaty than anticipated and need to freshen up my hair, and days where I am just plain LAZY. You know the days.

I was so stoked, but apprehensive when I found an all-natural recipe for home-made dry shampoo. Especially since it had a version for darker hair. That was the one thing I couldn’t stand about the dry shampoo I used to use. It would leave a not-so-lovely white residue.   Bleck!

Your Hair Will be FineSo tonight, I am going to unwind, throw my hair up in a bun on top of my head, and take a nice hot bath.


Here is how you can make your own dry shampoo:

For light hair:

  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  • 4 drops Lavender essential oil (Promotes hair growth, hair strength, and scalp health)
  • 4 drops Rosemary essential oil (Promotes hair growth and scalp health)
  • 4 drops Peppermint essential oil (Promotes circulation to hair follicle, encourages nourished, strong, healthy hair)

For dark hair:

  • 4 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 drops Lavender essential oil 
  • 4 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • 4 drops Peppermint essential oil

1. Put all ingredients into a food processor (or if you do not have one, a whisk in a bowl will work).

2. Pulse until well combined.

3. Store in glass jar.

4. To use, apply powder with an old make-up brush to roots and or oily parts of hair.

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You will soon see first hand why I absolutely love this recipe for dry shampoo! Have you ever used essential oils for your hair? If you want to learn more ways to use essential oils in your day-to-day life, join the free 5 Days of Essential Oils Challenge. It’s unlike anything else out there. You will learn exactly how you can use them regularly in a way that actually applies to you and your lifestyle.

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