How to Create Safe and Effective Healing Blends With Essential Oils

When I discovered I could use essential oils for anti-aging blends and save loads of money on pricey over-the-counter products.

I was thrilled!

So I started experimenting and making essential oil blends and adding the recommended drops, but thinking ~

“If a few drops can tighten and improve the look of my skin, then 50 drops will make me look 25 again!” HA 😉

Well, the 50 drops is a bit of an exaggeration, but I’m sure you can guess how that went.

I quickly learned that was NOT a good idea. I developed some eye and skin irritation. 

Less is better when it comes to essential oils.

After a few mishaps, I wanted to learn the safest and most effective way to get the most benefit from my essential oil skin care and healing blends.

So, I enroll in the ~

Aromahead Aromatherapy Certification Program!

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Essential Oils are Safe to Use!

Before I earned my certification I relied on the internet to find information. While there are some great places to find accurate information.

There is a lot of misinformation out there too. That’s why I didn’t know that putting more than a few drops in a face blend could be harmful.

Essential oils have many uses, but in this post you’ll learn how to use them safely and effectively in your DIY healing blends.

When you follow a few simple safety guidelines, you can create your own safe DIY blends too and will get you started on the right path to making all of your blends.

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Safety Guidelines

Safely using Essential Oils in DIY Skin/Hair Care products comes down to a few simple rules ~

  • Safe Dilutions

  • Blending Guidelines

  • Use High-Quality Oils

  • Never use Oxidized Oils

  • Be Mindful

Safe Dilutions

Some essential oils can irritate the skin, so they are often diluted for safety. They are typically diluted with a carrier like water, witch hazel, aloe, or carrier oils.

Carrier oils are made from plants and plant parts. They’re not volatile the way essential oils are, and they tend to be heavier.

Some great carrier oils are ~

  • Jojoba oil

  • Sweet almond oil

  • Argan oil

  • Rosehip oil

  • Fractionated coconut oil

Disclaimer: Understand we are not offering any medical advice. We do not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure anything. We can’t promise that any natural remedy will solve a particular health, skin, or mental issue. Any reliance on such information is strictly at your discretion.

Blending Guidelines

This is so very important to know because the number of drops you use per 1oz (30 ml) of carrier oil will determine:

A. If your blend will be effective at addressing the skin concern, it’s made for

B. And even more importantly, it will determine how safe the blend will be to use on the skin.

Blending Guidelines and Dilutions

“There are approximately 500–600 drops of essential oils in a 1oz (30 ml) bottle.

1% of 500 drops = 5 drops ~ 1% of 600 drops = 6 drops

  • Use the following dilutions, for pregnant women and children, for anyone with a compromised immune system, and for using directly on the face:

1% dilution = 5 – 6 drops total in 1 oz. (30 ml) of carrier

  •  For massage oils and daily use:

2% dilution = 10 – 12 total drops in 1 oz. (30 ml) carrier.

  • Specific injury of muscle, tendon, and bone: 3–10% depending on the individual, age, situation, and oils being used:

3% dilution = 15 – 18 total drops in 1 oz. (30 ml) carrier.

  •  For local issues such as chest congestion:

3–10% depending on the individual, age, situation, and oils being used (If 1% dilution is 5–6 drops, then a 10% dilution is 50–60 drops)

  • If the problem is acute and severe, you can only go up to 25% dilution for short-term use only.

Acute situations include headaches, superficial cuts, bee stings, and burns. 

Severe problems include muscle cramps, intense spasms, significant bruising, or pain.

  • Neat (means undiluted essential oil and no carrier oil) oils can be used for the following:

Small areas, local use, acute situations, short-term use. These must be the highest quality, non-oxidized oils.

Essential Oils in DIY Skin Care

Use High-Quality Oils

These oils will be therapeutic grade, GC/MS tested, and unadulterated. Tisserand and Young define adulteration as:

Intentional dilution or fabrication.

He goes on to say that essential oils can be adulterated with odorous or non-odorous substances to dilute an essential oil or absolute.

Odorous adulterants; can include other essential oils, essential oil fractions or residues, synthetic aroma chemicals similar to those found in the oil, or aromachemicals not found in the oil.

Non-odorous adulterants, or extenders; include substances such as ethanol, mineral oil, isopropyl myristate, glycols, phthalates, and fixed oils such as rapeseed and cottonseed. Tisserand and Young

Adulteration can happen at any point, from distillation/extraction to reaching the end-user.

Some points along the way can include:

  • Co-gathering or co-distillation of several varieties (for example, several types of lavender gathered and distilled together)

  • A distiller may adulterate an oil before selling it to a distributor.

  • Distributors may adulterate an oil before selling it to a retailer.

  • The retailer may adulterate an oil before selling it to a customer.

Never use Oxidized Oils

Degradation/oxidation is the natural process of the chemical breakdown of essential oils.

This commonly occurs from oxygen, heat, and light. The length of time that this process takes to occur can vary significantly based on the essential oil and storage conditions.

It is important to reduce exposure to oxygen, heat, and light.

Some things that will help to slow down the process of degradation/oxidation of essential oils include storing them in:

  • Dark glass containers

  • Store in a dark and cool environment like the refrigerator

  • Keep essential oil caps tightly sealed to minimize exposure to oxygen

Note ~ You don’t have to throw away your old or oxidized oils. You can use them in your DIY cleaning products to give them an extra boost.

Be Mindful

Be mindful when using essential oils with any of these groups ~

  • People with certain health conditions

  • Pregnant women

  • Breastfeeding moms

  • Children under 5yrs

  • The elderly

  • Anyone with a compromised immune system

As a result, using essential oils in an unsafe manner with any of these groups could cause some unforeseen issues.

So, if you are ever unsure, the safest thing to do is NOT use essential oils with these groups.

Essential Oils

Bottom Line

I know; I was overdoing it with the number of essential oil drops I used per ounce.

But, us mid-lifer’s want to hold on to our youthful looks. I think I just like to learn things the hard way sometimes, HA!

I may not look 25 again. However, I know that I’m using them safely now and can enjoy all the benefit from my DIY skin care and healing blends.

Now that you know about the dilution chart and guidelines for blending safely, it will make a huge difference for you too!!!

Let me know what your favorite essential oils are! Leave a comment below, lets chat!

Here’s to safe DIY healing blends!

Susie ∞

 

P.S. Want to set a goal? Check out this popular post with tips to improve your results:

How to Use Aromatherapy When Setting Goals for Improved Results

 

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Disclaimer: Understand we are not offering any medical advice. We do not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure anything. We can’t promise that any natural remedy will solve a particular health, skin, or mental issue. Any reliance on such information is strictly at your discretion.

Disclosure: Blooming in Midlife LLC participates in a few affiliate programs. If you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive an affiliate commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for being supportive of small businesses.


References:

https://www.aromahead.com/

https://roberttisserand.com/

 

How a Silk Pillowcase can Improve your Hair and Skin!

Are you tired of waking up with, dry frizzy hair and tight dry skin? Improve your Hair and Skin with Silk

I was, too, until I started using a silk pillowcase!

When my cousin Jill shared with me that she was using a silk pillowcase and loved it, I had gave it a try.

WOW, what a difference it has made for my hair and skin!

I can honestly say I will not be using my cotton pillowcases again!

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Silk Pillowcase

What is silk?

Silk is a natural protein fiber from silkworms that is soft and breathable.

The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the silk fiber’s triangular prism-like structure.

Which allows silk cloth to deflect incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colors.

Several different insects produce silk, but generally, only the silk of moth caterpillars has been used for textile manufacturing. 

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Silk Pillowcase Benefits for Hair

When we move around in our sleep, our hair rubs against a cotton pillowcase, causing friction that can lead to frizzy hair, tangles, and even breakage. 

Silk pillowcases reduce friction and are not as absorbent of moisture as traditional cotton pillowcases; therefore, they can reduce frizziness and help you maintain moisture in your hair throughout the night. Improve your Hair and Skin with Silk

All hair types can benefit from silk pillowcases, but people with dry, fine, curly, or blonde hair may find a silk pillowcase especially helpful. Improve your Hair and Skin

Blonde hair tends to be more fragile, and curly hair tends to get frizzy with the friction of cotton. So, a silk pillowcase will help your hair ‘glide’ across the pillow instead.

Note ~ If you have oily hair or skin, a silk pillowcase may not be the best choice for you since a cotton pillowcase will absorb the oil better than a silk pillowcase.

Silk Pillowcase Benefits for skin! 

Anyone who invests in a nightly skincare routine will benefit more from sleeping on a silk pillowcase than a cotton one.

Less absorption from your silk pillowcase also means your serums and other beauty products will absorb into the skin, not your cotton pillowcase.

For those who suffer from dry skin or live in dry climates, extra overnight hydration can mean your skin stays more hydrated through the night, and you’ll wake up with a less tight and dry face. 

Silk Pillowcase

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Cost of a Silk Pillowcase

Silk pillowcases are a bit more expensive than cotton and other kinds of fibers. They can range from 17.00 to 99.00!

But, it’s soo worth the investment!

(you’ll thank me later ; )

Also, silk pillowcases come in beautiful colors and patterns! Improve your Hair and Skin with Silk

Remember to buy only 100% silk for the best results.

Give silk a try and say goodbye to frizzy dry hair and tight dry skin. Yippee!

Here’s to Improving Hair & Skin with a Silk Pillowcase!

Susie ∞

P.S. For more info. on hair health, take a look at this popular post:

“Thinning Hair? How To Thicken It With An Amazing DIY Home Remedy”

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Grab your Free 25+ page Blooming In Midlife Autoimmune Self-Care Handbook as a gift for joining the Blooming Community.

This handbook is loaded with self-care ideas to boost your midlife energy, lessen autoimmune pain, some essential beauti opinions, and create the inner balance you deserve!

 

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Disclaimer: Understand we are not offering any medical advice. We do not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure anything. We can’t promise that any natural remedy will solve a particular health, skin, or mental issue. Any reliance on such information is strictly at your discretion.

Disclosure: Blooming in Midlife LLC participates in a few affiliate programs. If you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive an affiliate commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for being supportive of small businesses.


References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silk

https://www.cnet.com/health/why-you-should-try-a-silk-pillowcase/

https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/are-silk-pillowcases-really-better-for-your-skin/

Itchy Scalp? Essential Oil Easy Home Treatments Helps Ditch the Itch

Oh man, my itchy scalp is driving, gaga!  

Here’s how my itchy scalp dilemma started.

There I was, sitting in the dermatologist’s exam room, as he was cutting out the small patch of basil cell skin cancer from the top of my head.

I saw chunks of my already thinning hair falling into my lap while holding back my tears :(…

At that moment, all I imagined was I had a huge bald spot on the top of my head.

Thankfully, it only left a small bald spot. Whew!

But then, I developed seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp, and it was so very itchy.

So, I had these two new problems to solve.

  1. My itchy scalp

  2. My new bald spot (more on how I cover my bald spot HERE)

I tried some hair products made for scalp dermatitis. But my scalp was still itchy, and the products were expensive.

That’s when I looked into natural ways to heal my itchy scalp with essential oils & other DIY hair care.

I created three effective hair care blends with essential oils, and the itchiness is gone. Yippee!

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Ditch the Itchy Scalp

While I studied essential oils, I learned how effective they can be at solving issues with skin and hair.

Such as ~

  • Skin dermatitis

  • Dry or oily hair

  • Itchy skin

  • Oily or dry skin

  • and many other concerns

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Effective Essential Oils & Ingredients to Ditch the Itch 

  • Rosemary EO – Hair growth, dandruff, increases circulation, antibacterial, antioxidant

  • Geranium EO – Calms redness and irritation. Reduces swelling and inflammation

  • Tea Tree EO – Healing dermatitis, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial

  • Lavender EO – Skin healing, anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving

  • SolubolWill evenly dissolves essential oils into water or hydrosol. It protects the skin from neat essential oil. Has a very mild aroma that doesn’t influence the aroma of the blend. Use at 4:1 ratio – 4 drops of Solubol for every 1 drop of essential oil. 

  • Organic Honey Raw – (Yes, the kind you eat!:) – Moisturizes, kills bacteria, antioxidant

  • Apple Cider Vinegar – De-tangles hair, brings back body and shine, stimulates the scalp, decreases dandruff, and unclogs hair follicles which may help with hair loss

  • Rosewater – Helps heal dermatitis, hair growth, soothes inflammation, is antibacterial, vitamin C, antioxidant

Note: Before you use essential oils in your DIY Hair-Skin-Body Care blends ~ Itchy Scalp

Check out this important post:

How to Use Essential Oils Safely

& Effectively in DIY Skin Care Blends

Ditch the Itchy Scalp

Below are the three DIY hair care blends I created to ditch my itchy scalp!

My hair feels so much healthier now and they are super easy to make!

Honey Shampoo

  • 2 oz Organic Honey Raw and Unfiltered – Scalp health, moisturizes, kills bacteria, antioxidant
  • 50 drops Rosemary EO – Hair growth, improves circulation, antibacterial, antioxidant
  • 26 drops Lavender EO – Reduces inflammation, antibacterial

Instructions Itchy Scalp

Combine all ingredients in an 8oz PET squirt bottle and shake well to mix.

Honey will dissolve overnight and mixes well with the other ingredients.

Shake well before each use.

Apply to wet hair and work into a lather. Let sit for a few minutes before washing out.

Store in the shower.

Note: You can double this blend!


Honey Conditioner

  • 6 oz Organic Apple Cider Vinegar – Un-tangles hair, brings back body and shine, stimulates the scalp

  • 2 oz Organic Honey Raw and Unfiltered – Scalp health, moisturizes, kills bacteria, antioxidant

  • 50 drops Rosemary – Hair growth, dandruff, improves circulation, antibacterial, antioxidant

  • 36 drops Geranium – Relieves excess oil or dryness. Skin healing and anti-inflammatory 

  • 10 drops Tea Tree – Anti-bacterial, healing

Instructions Itchy Scalp

Combine all ingredients in an 8oz dark glass or 8oz PET plastic bottle with a Spray cap, shake well to mix.

Honey will dissolve overnight and mixes well with the other ingredients.

Shake well before each use.

Apply to wet hair only (This way, the ACV will be well diluted by the shower water.)

Spray on hair, then work into the hair and scalp.

Store in the shower.

Note: This conditioner does not lather. But it effectively de-tangles and softens hair.


Ditch the Itchy Scalp

Rosey Leave-in Conditioner

  • 8 oz Rosewater Hair growth, moisturizing, soothes inflammation and dandruff, makes your hair smell great!

  • 2.5 ml SolubolWill evenly dissolves essential oils into water or hydrosol. Protects the skin.

  • 50 drops Rosemary – Hair growth, dandruff, improved circulation, antibacterial, antioxidant

  • 36 drops Geranium – Relieves excess oil or dryness. Skin healing and anti-inflammatory 

Mix solubol with essential oils (let sit for a few hours or overnight to dissolve the oils) in an 8oz dark glass or 8oz PET plastic bottle with a Spray capThen add rose water and mix well.

Instructions Itchy Scalp

After you wash and towel dry your hair.

Lift sections of damp hair and spritz directly on the scalp and hair.

And massage in.

This can be drippy, so have your towel nearby.

Shake well before each use.

Store in the bathroom cabinet.

What’s Next?

Why let yourself go “gaga” with an itchy scalp?

When you can heal it with essential oil DIY hair blends!

Plus, you’ll be confident knowing you are:

  • Using safe ingredients

  • You know exactly what you’re putting on your body

  • No hidden ingredients

  • Effectively helps skin and hair issues

  • Healthier scalp and hair

Here’s to no more Itchy Scalp!

Susie ∞

P.S. Let me know if you have any questions about the DIY Hair Care blends. Leave a comment below, let’s chat!

Before you Go ~

Grab your Free 25+ page Blooming In Midlife Autoimmune Self-Care Handbook as a gift for joining the Blooming Community.

This handbook is loaded with self-care ideas to boost your midlife energy, lessen autoimmune pain, some essential beauti opinions, and create the inner balance you deserve!

 

Let’s Connect!

Thank you for your support!

 


Disclaimer: Understand we are not offering any medical advice. We do not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure anything. We can’t promise that any natural remedy will solve a particular health, skin, or mental issue. Any reliance on such information is strictly at your discretion.

Disclosure: Blooming in Midlife LLC participates in a few affiliate programs. If you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive an affiliate commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for being supportive of small businesses.


References:

https://www.healthline.com/health/castile-soap

https://www.healthline.com/health/honey-for-hair#treatment

https://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/blog/posts/make-your-own-apple-cider-vinegar-rinse/

https://beautymunsta.com/10-benefits-rose-water-for-natural-hair/

http://www.shampootree.com/5-reasons-why-you-should-switch-to-a-sulfate-and-paraben-free-shampoo/

Thinning Hair? How To Thicken It With An Easy DIY Home Remedy

There I was, sitting in the dermatologist’s exam room.

I was being prepped to have a small patch of basil cell skin cancer removed from the crown of my head.

I held back my tears as I saw chunks of hair (from my already thinning hair) fall into my lap. 

All I imagined was I had a huge bald spot on my head.

Fortunately, it only left a small bald spot. But a bald spot is a bald spot, and it wasn’t easy to cover up. Ugh.

*Side note: When the Dr. was stitching the skin around the area where he removed the skin cancer, he and his assistant had to pull the skin together pretty tight to stitch it back together. So, I did get a mini eye lift from the whole experience… Bonus!!!

Then, after surgery, I developed seborrheic dermatitis, so my head was very itchy. Ugg. (Read more on how I healed my itchy scalp with easy DIY home treatments, HERE).

Now I had these two new problems to solve.             

  1. My new bald spot

  2. And an itchy scalp

So, I started experimenting with different hairstyles and DIY hair care products and discovered an excellent way to cover my bald spot and heal my itchy scalp. Yea!!!

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Thinning Hair

No One Wants Thinning Hair, Right?

Unfortunately for some, hair loss and hair thinning are more common than anyone wants them to be.

Causes of hair loss and hair thinning ~

  • Midlife hormones 

  • Stress

  • Autoimmune conditions

  • Medications

  • Vitamin deficiencies

  • Thyroid disorders

  • Excess styling

I’ve Had a Love/Hate Relationship

With my Hair All My Life. HA!

I always wanted thick, shiny hair, but that didn’t happen.

As the years go by, my hair has gotten shorter and thinner, mainly on the crown of my head. Ugh.

So, since my visit to the dermatologist’s office, I started experimenting with different options to improve my relationship with my hair. 

I’m happy to say; that I found a hairstyle and some DIY products that finally give me the fuller hair I’ve always wanted!

Yippee! And I mean, Yippeeee!!!

(all of you thinning hair girls know what I’m talking about;)

For the first time in a long time, I can say,

“I really like my hair.”

I don’t want to commit to saying I love my hair; I don’t want to mislead anyone, but I really, really like my hair now! 🙂

Hair Boost Dry Shampoo to the Rescue

Yep, dry shampoo can thicken your thinning hair, and it works like a dream!

My thought for trying DIY dry shampoo was that since it has color, my scalp would have color on it.

This way, it would deflect light off my scalp and cover up my bald spot, and it worked!

After applying the DIY dry shampoo to my bald spot and thinning areas of my hair darkens the areas and blends in with my hair.

I am so happy with the results! 

After using my hair boost dry shampoo for a while, I noticed some unexpected benefits!

It has turned out to be so much more than just covering up my bald spot; It also has:

  • Added fullness to my thinning hair

  • It hides that see-through-to-the-scalp look of thinning hair

  • It helps cover my grey roots, so it prolongs the time between coloring

It’s a win-win all the way around!

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How to Make Hair Boost Dry Shampoo

4oz – 1% Blend

Hair Boost Dry Shampoo

  • 4 Tbsp Arrowroot Powder – dry shampoo blends are built around a base of organic arrowroot powder, a super lightweight starch that becomes invisible once applied.

  • 1 to 5  Tbsp Cocoa Powder – gives the dry shampoo the color. (This combination is good for light, med, or dark blond to dark brown hair.)

  • Optional & Recommended ~ Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia) – Skin healing, calms, soothes and encourages balance in all body systems. Smells wonderful!

Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl and store in an air-tight 4oz mason jar.

Your hair color will determine how much cocoa powder to use.

The lighter your hair, the less cocoa. The darker your hair, the more cocoa you will use.

I suggest starting with 1 Tbsp of cocoa powder and mixing; then, you can add more at 1 Tbsp of cocoa powder until you get the best match. That’s it!

Pros: Easy to make and apply. Once it’s applied, you don’t notice it, and it doesn’t clump up.

Cons: It can make your hair feel dryer (totally worth it for thicker hair!) and may leave color on your pillowcase.

Before you apply the Hair Boost dry shampoo, you’ll want to add hair serum.

Putting oil on thin hair might seem odd and not a good idea, but hear me out.

Applying the serum to the hair first will counteract the drying effects of the powder for the perfect balance.

It won’t make your hair look greasy either, as long as it’s applied to the ends only, not on the scalp!

The hair oil I recommend is Argon Oil. This is a light oil that won’t weigh your hair down.

Thinning Hair

Silky Soft Hair Serum

1oz – 2% blend

20 mg Argan oil (Argania spinosa L) – Luxurious and silky, Restores and hydrates hair, Rich in essential fatty acids, Vitamin E, Antioxidants

10 mg Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis) – Easily absorbed into the hair, Very moisturizing, Antioxidant 

4 drops Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus/Rosmarinus) – Great for hair growth and increases blood flow

3 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) – Skin healing, calms, soothes and is great for your hair

3 drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens var roseum) – Balances excess oil or dryness, Antibacterial

2 drops Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) – Help’s to retain moisture in the hair

Tips Before You Begin

  • The shorter the hair, the less dry shampoo you need.

  • Start with a small amount and add more as needed.

  • Apply dry shampoo to your roots only.

  • Apply hair oil to the ends and top of the hair only.

  • Keep and apply powder over the sink. This can be a little messy so go slowly.

Applying Hair Boost Dry Shampoo

Start with a small amount of dry shampoo and add more until you get the right amount.

Because if you put too much dry shampoo on your scalp/hair, it will make your hair look and feel like straw, and it won’t be easy to comb through.

Thinning Hair

On the other hand, if you don’t put enough dry shampoo in the hair, you wouldn’t get the fullness you want, either.

Because of this, it can be a trial and error when you first start using DIY dry shampoo.

No worries, It won’t take long to figure out how much you will need for your hair type.

Note: I have found that I get the best results when I apply the DIY dry shampoo, mainly to the roots over the entire crown of my head. I let it sit for a few minutes to absorb it. Then I have less dry hair and overall better results with lift and fullness! 🙂

Steps to apply Hair Boost Dry Shampoo

  1. Finger-dry your hair. Best not to use a hairdryer on thinning hair.

  2. Use a good hair oil (or make your own). Apply a small amount to the ends and top layers of hair only, not the roots.

  3. Apply oil to the hair before applying the dry shampoo.

  4. Add dry shampoo with a powder brush – Dip the powder brush into DIY dry shampoo to add the powder to the bristles. Then slowly turn the brush with bristles facing up, lightly tap the handle on the counter so the powder will fall into the brush hairs.

  5. While leaning over the sink. Lift sections of your hair and apply the DIY shampoo to the scalp and roots only.

  6. Allow the dry shampoo to sit for a few minutes.

  7. Style as usual.

  8. For extra lift, backcomb your hair at the roots, top, and sides of the hair. Lift hair and spray under the hair with hair spray.

What’s Next?

If you try DIY Hair Boost dry shampoo, you may want to experiment with it a few times before getting the right balance.

I would give it a test run on a day when you have time to play with it.

Note: I would not try the dry shampoo for the first time before a big meeting, first date, or a big event, just in case too much dry shampoo is added the first time.

You can thicken your thinning hair, too! By using this DIY Hair Boost dry shampoo and Silky Soft hair serum combo!

Even though I still have my bald spot, I only have tears of joy when I use this hair camouflage duo!

Here’s to liking (loving?;) your hair again!

Susie ∞

P.S. Don’t forget to look at how to heal an itchy scalp with essential oils ~ HERE!

Comment below and tell me what you have tried to help your thinning hair.

Let me know if you have any questions about the DIY Hair Boost Dry Shampoo and Silky Soft hair serum. I am happy to help!

Before you Go ~

Grab your Free 25+ page Blooming In Midlife Autoimmune Self-Care Handbook as a gift for joining the Blooming Community.

This handbook is loaded with self-care ideas to boost your midlife energy, lessen autoimmune pain, some essential beauti opinions, and create the inner balance you deserve! 

 

Let’s Connect!

Thank you for your support!

 


Disclaimer: Understand we are not offering any medical advice. We do not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure anything. We can’t promise that any natural remedy will solve a particular health, skin, or mental issue. Any reliance on such information is strictly at your discretion.

Disclosure: Blooming in Midlife LLC participates in a few affiliate programs. If you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive an affiliate commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for being supportive of small businesses.


References:

https://www.schweigerderm.com/skin-care-articles/hair-loss/hair-loss-awareness-dealing-with-hair-loss-for-women/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/best-vitamins-hair-growth#section1

https://latourangelle.com/general/8-best-