Want soft, shiny hair? This DIY Hair Rinse is the ticket
- 4 cups filtered water (heat 1/4 cup separately)
- 8 drops doTERRA Rosemary essential oil
- 4 drops doTERRA Lemongrass essential oil
- 1 tsp. Borax
- 3 T. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
This hair rinse recipe makes enough for 2 rinses. Store unused rinse in the refrigerator, it will keep at least 2 weeks (really probably a lot longer, but you can use rinse 1-2x per week, so there’s that)
Dissolve the borax in the 1/4 cup of HOT water, add to remaining water with ACV and essential oils. A glass canning jar is ideal for storage.
Shake well before use. You can add to a plastic squirt bottle before use for ease of use in the shower. Shampoo and condition as normal, use this as a final rinse. No need to rinse again and don’t worry the vinegar smell will dissipate quickly, leaving just the lovely EO aroma.
Why these ingredients?
Rosemary essential oil can help prevent hair from thinning. It encourages hair growth by supporting circulation to the scalp. If you have dry, itchy scalp, it will also work to soothe that.
Lemongrass essential oil will help to strengthen hair follicles, and it also helps soothe an itchy, irritated scalp.
Borax (yeah, I thought this was crazy too at first) is a salt/mineral that will help soften hair and leave your scalp healthy. You can learn more about borax here
Apple cider vinegar helps to balance your hair’s pH. It will also help remove build-up from hair, detangle and leave it shiny soft.
This hair rinse left my hair soft and shiny. I take some meds that definitely effect the health of my hair and between this hair rinse, the flax seed gel, and my supplements, things are looking pretty good!
Ready to oil up?
Other great oils to add: lavender, melaleuca (tea tree), peppermint, roman chamomile, cedarwood, or clary sage.
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