When you want to linger in your guy’s mind, the scent of your hair can leave a lasting impression. Though you can buy a commercial hair perfume, a DIY Hair Perfume Spray gives you more freedom to customize your own special fragrance.
What else is nice about this DIY Hair Perfume is that it also moisturizes, adds a shine from the aloe vera gel and jojoba oil while providing antibacterial properties.
Instead of making a big batch at once, I found it best to work with less. In doing so, the mixture’s aroma stays fresher longer and doesn’t evaporate as quickly. Besides, this recipe is easy to whip when you run out.
You can adjust the scent according to your particular taste. The general rule is the top note is the first scent that you will detect (like fresh notes of orange, lemon, bergamot). The middle or the heart notes emerge when the fragrance warms up a bit (lavender, rose and ylang ylang are beautiful). The base notes come into play when the scent dries down. I love patchouli and ginger.
My usual formula is top notes are eight drops, middle notes are 18 drops and the base notes are four drops. The fun of this is customizing your own combination of perfume and how you want it to develop.
What I like to do is use the travel spray bottles in the three-ounce size that you can buy in stores like Target for about 99-cents are great for this purpose. This smaller bottle is perfect for throwing in your handbag, taking with you on vacation or just storing on your vanity without taking over a lot of space.
Larger spray bottles can also be used. You can find those easily enough at dollar stores or drugstores.
My DIY Hair Perfume Spray
1/4 cup distilled water
30 drops of essential oils
3 teaspoons of witch hazel
1 teaspoon of jojoba oil
1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel
Measure everything out and combine well to blend before storing in your clean spray bottle.