Herbal Hairspray

Making your own hairspray is easy with essential oils, and it only requires a few simple ingredients that you probably already have at home. This herbal hairspray can easily be customized to your preferences by using your favorite essential oils and adjusting the recipe to create your desired hold.


Tip: Use more or less sugar, depending on how strong you want the shelf life to be.


  1. In a saucepan, mix the sugar and water. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. Pour the essential oil into an 8 ounce fine mist dropper bottle and add the cooled sugar water.
  3. Use like any other hairspray.


Feel free to customize the essential oils to your preference. You can use any or all of the essential oils listed above. However, be careful with citrus oils as they can lighten your hair if exposed to UV light.