As I look out my window and see snow lightly falling I’m realizing something…it’s not the snow I hate each winter, but the cold. Well…maybe by March, I hate the snow, but even then, I hate the cold more. There’s just something so carefree and chill about the summer heat. And while I appreciate the snow covering the browning grass and coating leaf-less trees, I’m already thinking about April. Sigh.
Regardless of the cold temps, I’m still donning beachy waves from time to time. I used to achieve them by using a texturizing spray like Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray. Don’t get me wrong, I still love Surf Spray, but at $26 a pop…well…it’s not always practical. Enter Nutiva, the world’s leading brand of all-organic hemp foods, coconut oil, red palm oil and chia seeds. When I received an email with a “recipe” for their own version of an Ocean Hair Spray I had to try it! With an easy DIY concoction of Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil, sea salt and H2O, I can’t imagine ever going back to anything else. Seriously. It’s. That. Good.
Ready to whip up your own batch and make your own sea salt spray? Just follow these easy instructions…use the remainder of your Coconut Oil in recipes (replace butter or vegetable oil), as a lotion, makeup remover, to clear a variety of skin ailments…literally, there are about a million and one uses!
DIY Ocean Hair Spray
3 tsp. Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil
4 oz. Purified Water (warmed)
3 tsp. Sea Salt
4 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil (I left this out of my batch)
Directions: Create a double boiler by putting Coconut Oil in an 8 oz. canning jar and then placing in a pan filled with several inches of water. Melt the coconut oil over low heat. Meanwhile, fill an 8 oz. spray bottle (I found mine for $.99 at Wal-Mart) ¾ full with warm, purified water and add the sea salt. Stir until the sea salt is dissolved in the water. Use a funnel to add the coconut oil and, if desired, essential oil, to the spray bottle. Shake the bottle to incorporate then fill to the top with purified water.
How much you use of course depends on your hair type and length. I generally use 4-5, but somewhere between 2 and 5 should work.
The oil sometimes does solidify…when that happens, just run the bottle under hot water. Shake and you’re ready to go again.
Happy Monday! Check out this style post from a few weeks ago where I used my DIY beach spray!