I am so excited today to introduce to you my friend Monika from thelittlebackyardfarm. I’m sure you will love her as much as I do and without further a do here she is sharing her recipe for –
DIY Lavender Mist/Hair Detangler Recipe
| photo’s take by thelittebackyardfarm – Monika Weglarz
Both of my kids have long hair and my son has very thick hair on top of that. We used to wrestle with it every morning until my daughter “accidentally” used my lavender mist spray that I LOVE to use for my wavy hair (to keep them from frizzing).
Not only were they both in love with the nice mild lavender smell, but they also liked the fact that brushing their hair was less painful. I am not exaggerating when I say that they fought over the bottle every morning.
I then decided it would be easier to make them each their own (I mean who wants to share hair products, right?).
Lavender mist is not only a great detangler but it is also works great to tame and de-frizz naturally curly and wavy hair.
Lavender Mist/ Hair Detangler Recipe
You will need:
2 cups Water *
1 Tablespoon Homemade Lavender oil (click here if you would like to make it yourself)
Rosemary stem (for hair shine)
2 Drops of vitamin E oil (to support hair growth – optional)
Plastic bottle (I get mine in dollar store)
*I created this recipe based on the size of plastic bottle I am using. If you are not sure about the volume of your bottle, please measure it by filling it up with water all the way to the top (as some water will evaporated during boiling) and then pour into measuring cup. Based on that adjust the amount of oil you will need for the recipe (e.g. for 1 cup of water use ½ tablespoon of lavender oil).
First pour water into a pot and bring to boil. Remove the pot from heat, add the lavender oil, rosemary stem, vitamin E oil, and cover with a lid.
Let it steep until the whole mixture cools down.
Then take the cheesecloth and strain the liquid thru into a bowl and then back into the pot. I do this so the oil gets absorbed into the cheesecloth and too much of it doesn’t end up in the bottle (that causes greasy hair). Repeat this process couple times. You will still end up with some oil in the bottle, which is fine because it sits on top and doesn’t get into the sprayer tube. On the last round of straining, pour it into the plastic bottle, using the funnel, and close.
I hope you enjoy the nice aroma and convenience of this mist!
Monika Weglarz grew up in Czech Republic spending weekends and summers at her grandfather’s cottage, digging in his garden and learning from him the love for growing food. With time and experience, together with her husband, she is becoming more passionate about inspiring people to grow their own food no matter how much space or knowledge they have to begin with.
These days, if you don’t find her in the backyard attending to the chickens, turkeys or the garden, she is most likely spending time with her family. She is a girl of many interests, besides spending her days homeschooling her two kids, she also enjoys knitting, yoga, photography, crafting,reading, and running – in no particular order. You can follow her weekly posts on her blog The Little Backyard Farm … her daily photos on Instagram… her favorite things on Pinterest… and her updates on Facebook…
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