Lot of things in life go hand-in-hand; peanut butter and jelly, hayrides in the Fall and beach hair in December? You may not agree that the perfect, sun-kissed waves the ocean gives our hair on those warm Summer afternoons are even possible in the dry and cold Winter, but after using the recipe I found for a DIY salt spray, I’m convinced you can have beach hair no matter how far the ocean, or how cold the temperature outside. This was probably the simplest thing I’ve ever made with the quickest satisfaction rate. It is ready to use as soon as you make it and it lasts forever! The same product you would buy in a drug or beauty store would cost at least $13.00 and this one costs about $.90 to make with a ridiculous amount of leftover supplies.
What you’ll need?
A spray bottle, warm water, sea salt (
or epson salt), iodine salt, coconut oil & hair gel
How much of each?
Spray bottle: 1 (unless you want to be an amazing friend) (I found mine in the travel aisle of CVS)
Warm water: fill the bottle at least halfway, or approximately a 1/2 cup
Sea Salt: 2 tablespoons (I used a sea and dead sea salt mix for this. You can find it super cheap in the candle making aisle of any craft store)
Iodine Salt: 1 teaspoon
Coconut Oil: 1 teaspoon (melted in the microwave for 30 seconds)
Hair Gel: 1 tablespoon (I’m generally not a fan of hair gel, but I found a super cheap travel size in that same “spray-bottle-aisle” at CVS
How will you end up looking like a surfer on a smoke break?
You can funnel a half cup of warm water into the bottle if you want to be exact, but I thought it would never be worth the stress of finding a funnel, so I went for the old-fashioned approach of just filling up the bottle at my sink. I filled it about half way leaving room for the other ingredients.
Add in both salts, cap the bottle and shake well to allow the salts to dissolve. Then add in the melted-down coconut oil and hair gel and shake once more. I decorated the bottle a bit after so that I could keep it on display in my bathroom, but after you have the product made it’s pretty much a free-for-all. You just spray, scrunch, repeat! Or just put your hair in a flip bun, spray a generous amount on top and wait until it dries to let down your locks and check out the sandy-shored curls.
The other concoction I whipped up once I realized I had enough sea salt to last my entire life, was a vanilla exfoliating scrub. Again, this is another super simple DIY beauty recipe with a lot of benefits including but not limited to circulation, dry skin, mineral or vitamin deficiency and relaxation.
What you’ll need?
A mason jar, sea salt (or epson salt; you could also use raw sugar), iodine salt, olive oil, an essential oil of your choice (you could also use an extract if you didn’t want massage properties to the product) and lemon juice to reduce any black spots or scars on the skin.
How much of each?
Sea salt: 1/2 cup
Iodine salt: 2 tablespoons
Olive oil: 2 tablespoons
Oil: 2 drops Extract: 1 teaspoon
Lemon juice: 1/2 a juiced lemon
What you’ll need to make this sugar cookie goodness in a jar?
In a small bowl mix together both salts with two tablespoons of olive oil until completed coated and wet, it should have the consistency of wet sand. Add in the remaining ingredients and my secret weapon *a few sprinkles of cinnamon. The cinnamon will give the scrub it’s desired collar and a richness to the scrub. It’s also known to invigorate and will serve as an energizing aspect.
Again, I decorated the mason jar to give a cohesive theme to both of the things I made, but it’s really as easy as mixing things together. You should apply the scrub at most, twice a week in the shower. It will leave your skin smooth and exfoliated with an amazing scent.