This is day 18 of my 30 day blogging challenge. My goal this month is to post one recipe every day.
My soon-to-be sister in law was visiting awhile back and she left a bottle of Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray on the counter in the bathroom.
I picked it up to see what it was about.
“infused with dead sea salt & sea kelp”
I turned it over to read the ingredients.
“Water, Sea Salt, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone PEG-8,Meadowfoamate, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate”
So…pretty much water, sea salt, a hair-soothing water-soluble silicone, emulsifier, fragrance, preservative…
This would be extremely easy to recreate and for a fraction of the cost. Here is what I came up with.
450 grams (fills two 8 oz. bottles)
Texturizing Sea Salt Spray
421 grams distilled water (93.5%)
9 grams fine sea salt (2%)
4.5 grams dimethicone (1%)
4.5 grams essential oil blend (1%)
9 grams Polysorbate 20 (2%)
2 grams Liquid Germall Plus (.5% rounded)
Texturizing Sea Salt Spray Process
Step 1 – Weigh out distilled water and warm slightly.
Step 2 – Add salt and dissolve.
Step 3 – Cool down to 120F.
Step 4 – Mix together dimethicone, essential oils, polysorbate 20 and liquid germall plus. Add to salt water.
Step 5 – Mix well and pour into two 8 oz. bottles or four 4 oz. bottles.
To use this product you would wash your hair as normal. While still wet, spray onto hair. Scrunch with fingers and let air-dry.
The downside to using this product. It does dry your hair out. Sea salt is drying.
So I can see it as a useful styling tool for a date night but not for everyday use.
Happy Sea Salt Spray Making!