Botanical Winter Hair Care from Plant Family and Nylon
The fine folks at Nylon recently asked Plant Family to share our favorite Winter hair care recipes for their blog! We're so pleased to collaborate with so many wonderful makers on the article - including Aquarian Soul, Irish Roots Botanics, Wooden Spoon Herbs, Ritual Botanica and Wild Honey Apothecary. Head on over to Nylon's blog to view all six herbal recipes. We wanted to share our own recipe for a Botanical Salt Spray with you here as well:

Botanical Salt Spray Recipe

Salt sprays not only add texture for luscious beach-day locks, this mineral-rich formula also strengthens and nourishes all types of hair. We use Pink Himalayan Salt because it contains over 84 minerals and trace elements, plus it’s thought to be one of the purest salts available. You can customize your salt spray with different essential oils blends to suite your hair color and type.
  • 4oz Water
  • 1 tsp (.25oz) Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 30-40 drops Essential Oils (see blends below)
  • Coffee Filter
  • Spray Bottle (fine mist sprayer if possible)
Essential Oil Blends:
For Light Hair:
  • 15 drops Lavender
  • 10 drops Lemon
  • 5 drops German Chamomile
This blend clarifies and enhances highlights, especially when exposed to sunlight
For Dark Hair:
  • 15 drops Lavender
  • 10 drops Carrot
  • 10 drops Rosemary
Rosemary is traditionally used to promote growth, darken and strengthen hair.
For Dry Hair:
  • 10 drops Carrot
  • 10 drops Lavender
  • 10 drops Carrot 
This nourishing and strengthening essential oil blend replenishes dry hair. Be sure to use your spray very lightly as the salt itself can be a bit drying.
For Oily Hair:
  • 10 drops Peppermint
  • 10 drops Lavender
  • 10 drops Pink Grapefruit
A but of citrus in this blend helps control oil production and adds a sweet, uplifting scent. 
Add Pink Himalayan Salt to water and dissolve by stirring, shaking in a jar or mixing in a blender. Once dissolved, strain through a coffee filter to remove any chunks that will clog your spray bottle. After straining, fill your spray bottle and add your essential oils. Cap tightly and shake well.
To Use:
Shake well before each use. After washing, close eyes and spray lightly onto damp or dry hair. Scrunch hair a bit to disperse the spray and add a little volume.

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