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diy sea salt spray + printable labels

diy sea salt spray for hair | almost makes perfect

remember yesterday when i said i love valentines day? well a day later and i still do. after my trip to hawaii, i picked up a bag of hawaiian sea salt (and a couple as souvenirs for my family) – and i decided to make a little valentines gift for the special ladies in my life.

i have wavy hair naturally, but unless i just got out of the shower – it usually needs a little help. so i will stick my hair in the sink and wet it, or i will use sea salt spray. i’ve been using bumble & bumble surf spray for years, but i wanted to learn how to make your own. if you don’t know about sea salt spray – it basically is supposed to replicate the way your hair looks when you come out of the ocean (all beachy and wavy and textured) the verdict so far with my formula is that it’s working and cost me like no money!

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* i used these small 4 oz. spray bottles so if you’re going to use a bottle that’s larger, just increase the measurements.


spray bottles
a little less than 4 ounces of hot water (not boiling, just get your faucet super hot)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt (adds stiffness)
1/2 teaspoon epson salt (less stiffness)
1 teaspoon of conditioning oil (coconut or almond or whatever, i used my husbands citrus beard oil because i love the scent)
a small dab of gel (you can use hair gel or aloe vera gel)
a small dab of leave in conditioner


fill your bottle with the hot water, add together the remaining ingredients. shake the bottle HARD for about 1-2 minutes (it’s fun to hear the fizzy sound at first, then it gets boring).

that’s it. that’s all you do. you can modify your recipe for your hair (less oil if you have oily hair, you can add more scent, etc) and it takes like 5 minutes to make it!

once your bottle is shaken and dry, apply the printable labels! (you can tell i’m still on my lettering kick) you can print the labels on any round label paper, or whatever shape you have or want.

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  1. Anitra Sweet says:

    I can’t wait to make these!

  2. Nice! I’ll be making this….all for meself!

  3. How did you like the Bumble and Bumble spray? I used the Not Your Mother’s brand and it left a little residue in my hair? Is this recipe or Bumble and Bumble’s any better?

  4. I have naturally wavy hair so I’ve never wanted to spend the money on a spray in case it didn’t work – but I’m excited to try these out! And the printable labels are such a nice touch. Thank you!

    xx Kathryn

  5. Out of curiosity, what is the beard oil that your husband uses?

    1. Yes I was wondering too, or if you could give a few suggestions of other alternatives! (Do you do amazon affiliate links?) I totally want to try this!

  6. we should d e f i n i t e l y be pals pal. you pretty much just gave me a present. thanks!

  7. What an awesome idea! Can’t wait to try this! I’m a little confused though, since you specify the stiffness for each of the salts, does that mean you choose one or the other? Or do they both go in there?

    1. thanks marine! i just wrote that so if you prefer a little more stiffness (more like hairspray) then you can add more or less of either salt. 🙂

  8. I love this idea! What a great gift. 🙂

  9. So I just make some sea salt spray tonight n have a couple questions.
    Does your spray separate at all? The coconut oil doesn’t really blend, will that leave residue in my hair? I can’t see what your spray actually looks like because of the dark bottles but my bottles are clear. Also does the leave in conditioner that you use mix in? The kind I used is a leave in anti-frizz cream. It is Garnier Fructis style pure clean smoothing cream.
    I would appreciate your reply as I am trying to make some of this up for Mother’s day.

    1. Mine doesn’t leave a residue but it does separate…just shake well before use & it’s fine. I also like to add a teaspoon of trace minerals in mine 🙂

  10. I would love to know the name of the fonts on your labels, if are willing to share? I want to label everything in my house with that font! haha And love the spray! It worked perfectly!!!

  11. Alexandra says:

    Love your site! What do you use to do your hand lettering? A brush pen?

    Thanks in advance 🙂

    1. thanks alexandra! i actually did this one with watercolor, but i usually use a brush pen! x

  12. Am aflat aceasta pagina, dupa ce am cautat despre diy sea salt spray + printable labels pe Google.
    Se pare ca informatia dvs e foarte valoroasa, mai ales ca am mai gasit aici si despre ora, ora exacta, lucruri interesante si folositoare.

    Mult succes in continuare!

  13. Hey.. A dab – How much is that in Teaspoons?

    Also. I red in the comments that you can choose sea salt or Epson salt, it´s really just what u prefer.
    But if I want it to be as stiffless it can possible be – Then can I skip the sea salt or do i need both ingredients?