Monday, August 29, 2016

Healthy Scalp Spray

If you have kids going back to school, chances are you want their scalp to stay healthy! I guess you'd want their heads to be healthy no matter what, but going back to school exposes them to all kinds of pesky annoyances that you don't want them bringing home. That would mean keeping them home and doing tons of laundry... so let's avoid that hassle this year and keep that scalp, well, healthy!

For my school-aged child, I use this simple spray on her hair in the mornings before school using essential oils:

pinch of baking soda
15 drops tea tree essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil
1 tbsp warm water
1 tbsp witch hazel

1 oz spray bottle
small stainless funnel (will make filling that bottle a little easier!)

Put a pinch of baking soda in to a 1 oz spray bottle. Add in your essential oils (if you see oil swirling around the bottom of the bottle, add a little more baking soda. You want the soda to absorb the oil). Pour in warm water in. Cover with your finger and shake to dissolve the baking soda. Top with witch hazel and close it up.

I spray the hairline, 2-3 spritzes to get all the way around, a spray on the crown, then lift about half the hair up and get one good spray in the middle there.

Super simple, clean, and healthy!

I will note that in my home, and especially around my kids, I only use top quality, unadulterated essential oils! Learn more about what I use here!


  1. Does this combat lice? If so how does it work?

    1. Much of the "prevention" and "treatment" evidence is anecdotal. There is some research to support there is a relationship to using oils in this capacity, including coconut oil, but not enough to say definitively that it does "prevent" or "treat." They also have not concluded why or how--whether it is the scent itself, the oily texture, or constituents of these essential oils specifically.
      What I do know is that this combination of oils has terrific cleansing and soothing properties. Tea Tree in particular has long been touted for its cleansing effects for the skin, scalp included. I am also confident I am using safe, quality ingredients on my child, and it doesn't hurt to do what I can keep her head, and ours nice and healthy!

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