DIY Sea Salt Spray

Years ago I set up a page on this site called Cleaningunder the All Natural heading. It contains many DIY (do it yourself) recipes for various cleaning supplies for the home. Some I still use, such as vinegar and water on my tiled floor areas and a soap scum remover for tiled showers. Some I’ve reverted back to store bought (because truthfully, I became a bit lazy about it).

But I do like knowing what goes into my products, whether cleaning supplies or foods we cook (I think I mentioned one of the things I love about Whole 30 is the cooking with fresh ingredients rather than processed, albeit some are convenience purchases such as cauliflower already riced or butternut squash already cubed, or canned tomatoes or green beans).

I also tried the natural thing for my hair, baking soda scrub and apple cider vinegar rinse and I found that it really didn’t do much for my hair. So I’ve gone back to shampoos and conditioners, although I look for sulfate free brands.

I have fine, thin, wavy hair. Which, if you have this kind of hair, you know is a huge challenge. It’s incredibly hard to find hair products that don’t either dry my hair out or weigh it down, or both. With the trend of sea salt products to “texturize” and create that “beach hair” look, I wanted to give it a try.

I reviewed quite a few products, from the cheaper brands to the more expensive lines, checking out their ingredients and the comments users made about them. But couldn’t find one I felt comfortable trying or wanted to shell out money for.

Therefore, I decided to google and see if anyone happened to have recipes to make my own sea salt spray (of course there are, because we can find a plethora of recipes for just about anything and everything online).

I’m a week into using the product I made and so far so good. I may add a bit more sea salt in the next batch, just to see if it can give a bit more texture. But it does give the “beach hair” look, provides some texture (which translates for thin hair as some body/lift) and doesn’t dry my hair out.

If you’d like to try it, here’s the recipe I found at

  • 1 cup warm water (warm enough to dissolve the salt and the coconut oil)
  • 1 Tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp Epsom salt
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp pure aloe vera gel
  • 5 drops essential oil (for a nice smell)
  • Add each ingredient one at a time to the warm water, stirring until dissolved.
  • Pour into a spray bottle and use on damp hair, scrunching as applied.

About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.
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