Bring the outdoors in…to your haircare routine!
Hair is incredibly porous and, as such, holds onto scents very well. After a night huddled around the campfire, it seems to take ages before that woodsy smell begins to leave your being (luckily, this smoky smell happens to be a pleasant one). Since fall has officially arrived, I wanted to create a perfume mist that you can spray directly onto your hair, leaving a beautiful, woodsy-scented trail wherever you go.
Step 1: Choose your scent. The key to developing a lasting scent is to choose a blend containing a top-, middle- and base-note. I chose lemongrass, clary sage and vetiver.
Other scent suggestions that complement the season:
Top notes: bergamot / anise / lavender / lemongrass / eucalyptus
Middle notes: rosemary / thyme / clary sage / geranium / jasmine / pine
Base notes: cedarwood / sandalwood / vetiver / patchouli / myrrh
(FYI: This is a great resource for creating your own blends!)
Step 2: Gather your materials. You’ll need..
2-oz glass atomizer bottle
1.75 oz filtered water
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel or jojoba oil
15+ drops essential oil blend
Step 3: Mix! I decided to put three tiny quartz crystals in my bottle to raise the vibration of the mixture. You can take it or leave it – I just love playing with energy in that way. Fill your bottle almost to top with filtered water, then add the aloe vera or jojoba (this will add a bit of moisture to your hair), and finish off with your essential oils. Screw on the top and shake well. Some oils have a stronger scent than others, so start out with a few drops, test out the spray and add more as needed.
+For those of you joining the fun, let us know what scent mixture you’re making!