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Get The Perfect Hair For Your Beach Wedding With This Easy Ocean Hair Spray Recipe

If you are having a beach wedding, or just want the look of salt-kissed hair to match your glowing skin, you can make your own “ocean-in-a-bottle” hair spray using all natural ingredients.

This DIY beauty recipe from superfoods brand, Nutiva, blends salt water for texture and coconut oil for moisture and nourishment for dry hair. The result is a formula that can help you give your locks that perfect casual and romantic destination wedding feel.

What You Need
3 tsp Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil 
4oz Purified Water, warm
3 tsp Sea Salt 
4 drops Rosemary Essential Oil 

How To Make Ocean Hair Spray

  1. Put coconut oil in an 8 oz canning jarand place in a pan filled with several inches of water. Melt the coconut oil over low heat.
  2. Meanwhile, fill an 8 oz spray bottleabout ¾ full with warm, purified water and add the sea salt. Stir until the sea salt is dissolve in the water.
  3. Use a funnel to add the coconut oil and essential oil to the spray bottle.
  4. Shake the bottle to incorporate. Then fill to the top with purified water.

Yields 8 oz. Sometimes the oil solidifies. If this happens, run the bottle under hot water and it will melt. Shake the product and it’s ready to use.

Tips & Tricks

Coconut oil melts at warm temperatures; we recommend that you do not place these products in direct sunlight or leave them in your car.

Also, if you enjoy the scent of coconut, we suggest you use Nutiva Organic Virgin coconut oil. If you want the nourishing benefits of coconut oil without the coconut scent, use Nutiva Organic Refined coconut oil (available at Whole Foods Market starting June 2014).

How To Get Perfect Ocean-Swept Wedding Hair
To use: Shake the bottle and spray 2-5 pumps on damp hair. Try different amounts to see what works best for your hair.

Notes On Essential Oils

Essential oils are powerful. Be careful not to use more than called for as doing so can cause irritation to sensitive skin. Essential oils often have a specific purpose. Different scents can be soothing, invigorating or calming. If you wish, you can substitute different oils in these recipes to achieve a particular effect. You can find essential oils online or at natural foods stores.