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DIY Dry Shampoo with Essential Oils

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Anyone else on team ditch and switch? I am excited to start trading a few of my day-to-day products with more natural options starting with dry shampoo.

I have oily hair that doesn’t have a ton of natural volume so I use dry shampoo all the time. I typically use the cheapest one in the store, it is black with a green lid.

I decided, for the first time ever, to read the label.

I researched a few of the ingredients and was completely surprised to find that Isobutane, Propane and Butane were among the top 5 ingredients.

Isobutane is a colorless gas that has a faint gasoline odor. It is also found in cigarette smoke. It is on the “Right to Know Hazardous Material List”. Isobutane decreases oxygen levels. It is a flammable gas and a fire hazard. Propane is the second ingredient. The fourth ingredient is Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate– a chemical that is toxic to the human nervous system and is a suspected developmental neurotoxin. The aluminum compounds are also suspected respiratory hazards. Next ingredient is Butane. Another flammable gas. Oh and fragrance is on the list. Did you know companies can call any of 4000 chemicals “fragrance”. Who the heck know what ‘fragrance” means on this bottle. No thanks.

I know I can’t eliminate all of the chemicals in my life. However, if I can reduce a few and save money, I am all for it!

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My Etsy shop, Millennioils, carries Dry Shampoo bottles. They are SO cute and affordable.

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The ingredients:

Salt and Pepper Shakers One for you, one for a friend! or the ones from my Etsy shop

2 tbsp of Cocoa Powder

2 tbsp of Corn Starch

1/2 tbsp of Cinnamon

2-3 drops of Essential Oils optional 

These ingredients are going to come in bulk. Think about how many batches you can make!? This would be a great make-and-take party idea or something to do when all the girls come into town.

Manuka and Cedarwood oils are great for keeping your head and hair healthy.

Combine all ingredients and you have an all natural dry shampoo without any flammable chemicals. It smells great too 🙂

If you have lighter hair, use less cocoa powder and more corn starch. I’ve seen other recipes that use baking soda too!

The bowl is from Walmart 😉

After I made this, I thought about traveling with it. My plan is to take the lid off, add a piece of plastic wrap over the top and then screw the lid back on. We’ll see it is works..

Let me know if you try it!

Thanks for reading,

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