DIY Heat Protection Spray

I’m so excited to share with you the first (of a few!) sneak previews of the recipes that are going to be in my new book, Simply Sustainable Beauty!

This heat protection spray recipe is the result of many trials and errors to find the perfect one. I really hope you like it!

This spray not only protects your hair, but the essential oils and aloe vera help to make it strong and shiny. Aloe vera is particularly good for adding bounce and shine to your hair whilst providing a protective seal to keep the elements at bay throughout your day.

Being someone who has fine, coloured hair I’ve struggled in the past with heat damage from too much straightening and blow drying.

This heat spray adds a protective layer to your hair, meaning it gets hot rather than your actual hair. The oils in this recipe are incredibly nourishing and will add a beautiful shine to your locks and help prevent split ends.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1⁄2 cups Distilled water
  • 1 tsp Sweet almond oil
  • 1⁄2 tsp Aloe vera gel
  • 5 drops Geranium essential oil
  • 5 drops Lavender essential oil

How to make:

  1. Measure out the oil, aloe vera and essential oils and pour directly into your bottle.
  2. Top up with distilled water.
  3. Shake well before use.
  4. Apply to wet hair ends before drying and styling.

This recipe is brilliantly simple, with all of the ingredients playing a very important role in keeping your hair protected, but also adding moisture and nourishment where its needed!

The lavender essential oil I use in this recipe makes it smell like you could be sunning your self in the south of france. Ever time I smell that scent, I’m transported straight back there. I bloody love it.

Throughout the book I have also got a section on each recipes called “Emilie’s Tips” where I share that little bit of extra info on the product, a zero waste tip or sustainable suggestion!

So here’s Emilie’s Tips on this lovely recipe!

Emilie’s Tips!

Tip 1

  • Reusing an old spray bottle is always best, but if you haven’t got one lying around, you can use either an atomizer bottle and spray it directly onto your hair, or a pump bottle; just rub the liquid between your hands before massaging it into the ends of your hair.

Tip 2

  • If you have oily hair, and want to add volume to your shampoo – add 1 tsp of salt into the mixture.
  • If you have dry hair – add in 1 tsp of glycerine to create a protective layer and help keep your hair moisturised.
  • For frizzy or curly hair – add in 1 tsp sweet almond oil to help nourish your locks.

I really hope you give this recipe a try and love it as much as I do!!

There are TONNES more recipes like this one in Simply Sustainable Beauty which will be out in March!! Pre-order here and get your signed copy sent out to you from me as soon as it’s released!

Emilie x

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