I originally started making my own sea salt spray after I went to the store to buy a ready-made sea salt spray and found out it costs $30!
$30 for something that has 10 ingredients in it, half of which I can’t pronounce?
No thanks – especially when the ocean is 5 minutes from my doorstep.
So, I came home and started researching what essential oils were good for the hair. I knew that I could make my own sea salt spray with a few essential oils, coconut oil, water, and salt.
Plus, I had the perfect subject to test it on – If it passed the test of my surfer boy (Dan), then it was a winner.
Watch the video below to see the recipe in action!
DIY Sea Salt Spray Recipe Ingredients
- 8oz spray bottle
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp of Sea Salt (you can add less depending on how crispy you want your hair)
- A squeeze of fresh lemon
- 2 drops of Lavender essential oil
- 2 drops of Rosemary essential oil
- 2 drops of Lemon essential oil
- Heat the water to almost boiling
- Add the coconut oil to the water and stir until it is dissolved – I just learned from my friend over at miaerba.com (who is a skincare guru) that you don’t want water to get in your coconut oil jar because it can become a breeding ground for bacteria if it just sits there. So add your coconut oil to the hot water with a clean spoon first and stir. THEN go to step 3.
- Add the salt to the water and stir
- Add the lemon juice to the mixture (Note – you can substitute fresh lemon with 2 drops of lemon essential oil)
- Fill your 8oz bottle with the salt mixture
- Top with 2 drops of each essential oil
- Shake well
- Use immediately after showering for that ‘just left the beach’ look :)
Note: Lemon is photosensitive and may lighten your hair if exposed to the sun. You can omit this ingredient entirely if you want.
I use this every day in my hair for that sexy beach look. And if you’re a guy, you can use this spray instead of pomade for a slightly textured look.
PS – it passed the test of my surfer boy. He uses it every day too :)