DIY Dry Shampoo Spray

by - February 28, 2021

 About a year ago, I shared how to make a natural dry shampoo powder for dark and light hair. If you're into powders, I recommend making this one. It works great, it's easy to make, and consists of 3 ingredients. Recently, I discovered how to make a dry shampoo spray, which is way more convenient to use, especially on the busiest days out of the week. I'm definitely a fan, partially since I don't wash my hair frequently. Overwashing your hair can strip it of its natural oils, dry out your scalp, and actually make it greasier. Dry shampoo is a quick and effective way to freshening up your hair and adding instant volume.


I love adding essential oils to DIY recipes simply to make them smell good and because of the benefits that they contain. Some of my favorite essential oils to choose from are...

Lavender: Lavender doesn't only smell amazing, but it promotes a healthy scalp, fights against hair loss, nourishes and hydrates dry, brittle hair.

Rosemary: Rosemary is known for stimulating hair growth, preventing dandruff, promoting blood circulation, and strengthening the hair.

Peppermint: Similar to rosemary and lavender, peppermint oil accelerates hair growth, strengthens the roots, and promotes a healthy scalp.


  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp vodka or witch hazel
  • 1/2 cup distilled water
  • 10-20 drops of essential oils of choice 
  • Optional: 1tsp of cocoa powder or clay to add color to the dry shampoo ( adjust the amount depending on the color of your hair)


1.) In a glass spray bottle, add the arrowroot powder.

2.) With a funnel, pour the vodka, the distilled water, and the essential oils.

3.) Shake the bottle well to combine all of the ingredients.


1.) Shake the bottle well before each use. 

2.) Apply the dry shampoo to the roots until you cover all of the oily areas.

3.) Wait a minute or 2 before brushing and styling.

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