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 be easily 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.


  1. Mix the sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Pour the essential oil into a fine 8 ounce misting dropper bottle and add the cooled sugar water.
  3. Use like any other hairspray.


Feel free to adjust 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 you expose them to UV light.