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Essential Oils for Damaged or Postpartum Hair

If you know me in person, you probably know that my hair changes color a fair bit.

I get bored easy and whoops, suddenly it’s purple. (My poor husband.. He comes home and I’m suddenly wearing a different color on top of my head. He’s use to it by now…)

But that means… My hair is basically trashed. It’s been put through the ringer the last 2 years- it has been bleached a handful of times and dyed plenty more than that. So it’s definitely in need of a break (which, I’m giving it – I’m on a hair dying hiatus.. for now).

Of course, then I threw having a baby into the mix. Which, all you mamas know – Postpartum hair is a flipping beast. The crazy hormones that come with growing and birthing a human are nuts, and our hair usually pays the price.

So between trying to just show some love to the damaged mop on my head, and also trying to curb the postpartum realness, I decided to make a “Mermaid Hair Spritz” with my essential oils. And holy moly, it’s wonderful!

Does it make your hair oily?

This is the first question I get again and again when I bring up this spritz- does it make your hair oily?!


So I am someone who has decently oily hair. Not crazy, but it definitely starts to get greasy quick if I don’t wash it regularly.

When I put this spritz in, it does not make my hair get oily/greasy any faster that it normally would have. And to be sure, I asked a few friends who use it and they agree.

I don’t think it prevents any oily/greasiness, but it certainly does not seem to add any.

Is it safe to put essential oils in your hair?

Ok well first, I probably wouldn’t be writing about it if it wasn’t! But lets dig into that a bit.

Go grab your shampoo bottle. Read the ingredients. Google some of the words you don’t recognize.

You might be shocked at what kind of madness you find tucked in there – there’s some serious yuck in our personal care products! I’ll bet that there is at least 1 or 2 ingredients that you can’t pronounce.

Now, if you have a Young Living bottle handy, grab it and read the ingredients (if you don’t have Young Living oils, you can get them here). What does it say? *gasp* The only ingredient is the oil itself.

Y’all. Imma gonna get on a soapbox here for a minute. This seriously kills me. We spend all day long question natural things and asking if they’re safe, yet we will grab something off the shelf at the grocery store with unpronounceable ingredients without batting an eye.

Now I don’t say that to judge anyone or make them feel bad – I still have all sorts of things in my house that I’m slowly swapping out for natural products. I am right there with you, my friends! But I’d much rather just put something on my head that says “Cedarwood” instead of some big jumble of words I don’t know.

What you need

First, you need 3 essential oils. Cedarwood, Rosemary and Lavender. If you don’t have oils, the best way to start is to get your kit here. You’ll get Lavender in the kit itself, and then you can add the other two oils on at the 24% discount that you get for becoming a member (you get this discount forever! woohoo!) – If you have more questions about the membership, you can read all about the kit and signing up here.

You’ll also need witch hazel – I recommend this brand here. And some 4oz spray bottles, which these ones are great! Lastly, you’ll need distilled water – you know where to get that! Now we are set to go.

Mermaid Hair Spritz

Combine the following in a 4oz amber glass bottle:

-10 drops Cedarwood Oil

-10 drops Rosemary Oil

-10 drops Lavender Oil

-1 Ounce Witch Hazel

Shake to combine, then fill bottle to top with distilled water.

To use: Shake well and spray onto wet hair, comb through with fingers.

You’ll have to let me know how you like it

I always love hearing how oils work for people, so please pin this post and come back to comment with your results once you have tried this for a few weeks.

I felt like I noticed a difference in my hair right away!

You can also chat with me here about it if you don’t want to leave a public comment. I always love chatting with y’all.

Lastly, if you haven’t hopped on the oils train yet…

I know, I know. Closing a blog post with my pitch. Yuck. So I won’t go on and on with salesy yuck. I’ll just say that the above recipe is one of the many ways that we use essential oils in our home daily, and overall it’s made an incredible positive impact on our lives.

I love sharing about oils and chatting with people to determine if oils would be a good fit for their family.

They really, truly are incredible and there is so so many uses for them every single day.

If you want to learn more about how to get started, you can check that information out here.

Or if you are ready to jump in feet first, go right on ahead by following this link!

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