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How to make your own Himalayan salt sprays for hair, skin and body!

How to make your own Himalayan salt spray

There are so many incredible ways to explore the benefits of Himalayan salt – an amazing natural resource containing over 84 trace minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron.

We’ve spoken previously on the blog about using Himalayan salt as a bath detox, DIY recipes for Himalayan salt body scrubs, and creating your own sole solution using Himalayan salt. And today we’re going to talk you through the process of making DIY Himalayan salt sprays to benefit your hair, skin and body!

What is the benefit of a Himalayan Salt Spray?

The mineral-rich properties of Himalayan salt make it well suited for a range of different uses. Some of the trace minerals found in Himalayan salt such as magnesium are known for their ability to help with:

*Detoxifying the body

*Relieving sore muscles

*Nourishing and moisturising skin

*Cleansing and minimising pores

*Fighting bacteria and neutralising odours

Just to name a few! A few of the most popular ways to use Himalayan salt sprays include facial toning, natural deodorizing, and even hair styling. These are the 3 recipes that we’ll share with you below!

DIY Facial toner spray using Himalayan salt:

Toner is an essential part of our everyday skincare routine, to remove all of the surface oils and dirt that can clog up our pores, as well as tighten and refresh our skin.

Himalayan salt is a natural astringent, meaning it causes the contraction of skin cells. This makes it the perfect ingredient for a DIY facial toner!

To make your own facial toner using Himalayan salt, simply fill a small spray bottle with:

*½ cup filtered water

*2 teaspoons fine Himalayan salt

*2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

*2-3 drops geranium oil, lavender oil or chamomile oil.

Keep the spray bottle handy at your bathroom sink and give yourself a spritz or apply with a cotton pad after cleansing each day!

DIY Natural deodorant using Himalayan salt:

Bad odour is predominantly caused by bacteria and germs. Himalayan salt is naturally antibacterial, which means it can help to absorb and neutralize the bad odour that occurs when this bacteria mixes with our body sweat.

To make your own natural deodorant using Himalayan salt, fill a spray bottle with:

*80 mls warm distilled water

*2 teaspoons fine Himalayan salt

Mix the contents together and once the water has cooled, add:

*30 mls witch hazel

*1 teaspoon baking soda

*10 drops lemon oil, citrus bliss oil or lavender oil

Simply spray the deodorant daily as required!

DIY Texturising hair spray using Himalayan salt:

Salt sprays are incredibly popular for hair styling due to their ability to add texture and volume. If you love the idea of beachy, wavy or tousled hair, this natural salt spray might be the perfect recipe for you!

To make your own Himalayan salt texturising hair spray, fill a spray bottle with:

*1 cup Himalayan salt

*½ cup Aloe Vera juice

*1.5 cups filtered water

*10 drops lavender oil, lemon oil or orange oil

Simply shake the spray before each use and spritz onto damp hair. Be sure to use your hands to scrunch the mixture into your hair after spraying, and allow it to dry for a tousled and textured look.

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How to use essential oils for hair health!

essential oils for hair health

When you think about it, we really do put our hair through an awful lot. From blow drying and straightening, to the constant use of styling products and sprays, it’s easy to see how our hair follicles can become dry, damaged and irritated over time!

Just like the products we use on our skin and put into our bodies, we should also be mindful of the products we use for our hair. Unfortunately, many common hair products are loaded with synthetic chemicals that could end up causing more harm than good.

We are huge advocates for looking at healthier alternatives wherever possible, and when it comes to hair care we can’t go past essential oils! Essential oils are 100% natural, and certain oils are also rich with properties that can improve the quality of our hair – from moisturising to stimulating hair growth and even treating dandruff!

Which essential oils are best for hair growth?

If you struggle to grow out your hair and want to speed up the process, the following essential oils are known for their stimulating properties:

Which essential oils are best for hair damage?

Are you dealing with split ends, dry follicles or brittle colour damage? The best essential oils for you will be those that are highly nourishing, in order to penetrate and moisturise your hair from deep within, such as:

Which essential oils are best for treating dandruff?

Flaky, itchy dandruff can be seriously irritating. You’ll want to use soothing oils to calm and disinfect your scalp, like:

How to use essential oils safely for hair health:

If you decide to introduce essential oils into your hair care routine, it’s important to choose high-quality oils (like doTERRA oils) that are 100% pure.

Essential oils can be potent, so you don’t want to apply them directly to your hair or scalp as this could cause irritation. Instead, you should always dilute your essential oils with a carrier oil like coconut oil before application.

Here are just a few ways you can easily implement essential oils into your everyday routine:

  • Dilute a few drops of your chosen essential oil with some coconut oil, and massage into your hair from the scalp down to the roots. Leave in as a treatment for 15-30 minutes, before washing hair as normal.

  • Add a couple of drops of your chosen essential oil to your bottle of shampoo and conditioner (we love coconut oil shampoo and conditioner!)

  • Dilute 3 drops of your chosen essential oil with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and use this as a hair rinse after washing.

Essential oils really are an amazing addition to your hair care routine, once you know which oils are best suited and how to use them. Just keep the above tips in mind and you’ll be well on your way to healthy, happy hair – the natural way!

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How does aromatherapy jewellery work and what are the benefits?

aromatherapy jewellery benefits

Aromatherapy is a type of alternative healing that has been utilised for centuries. It’s the process of using natural oils extracted from plant and flower sources to treat a range of issues, from anxiety to mental health and our overall wellbeing. If you’ve read any of our previous blog posts, you’ll know exactly why we are such huge advocates for aromatherapy – the benefits really are endless!

There are so many ways to introduce the benefits of aromatherapy into your everyday life – in particular, through the use of essential oils for topical application, diffusers and even detox bath soaks. But what about aromatherapy jewellery?

What is aromatherapy jewellery?

Custom jewellery is one of the newest ways to experience aromatherapy, through the use of necklaces, lockets and bracelets that carry essential oils. Aromatherapy jewellery is designed to gradually release the chemical properties of its contained essential oils, essentially becoming a portable, on-the-go diffuser that can be used anywhere, anytime!

What are the benefits of aromatherapy jewellery?

Because aromatherapy jewellery acts as a diffuser, it allows the wearer to experience the benefits of essential oils through the method of inhalation. When we inhale essential oils, their unique molecules enter our bloodstream and begin to take effect on our bodies.

Different essential oils have different uses, so you can choose an essential oil that suits your own unique requirements. For example, lavender oil is incredible for assisting with anxiety and stress, while peppermint oil is perfect for improving mental clarity and motivation.

Instead of relying on a diffuser that sits at home or at the office, aromatherapy jewellery allows you to continue experiencing the benefits of essential oils throughout the entire day, wherever you might be. Another benefit of aromatherapy jewellery is their ability to extend the lifespan of your essential oils – in some jewellery, a drop of two of your chosen essential oils can easily last up to 1 week.

What are the different kinds of aromatherapy jewellery?

Aromatherapy jewellery is available in a variety of different styles, but usually contain either lava stones or essential oil pads.

Lava stones are porous beads filled with natural air pockets that are sourced from deep within the grounds of the Earth. Their porous nature gives them the ability to slowly diffuse essential oils throughout their naturally occurring holes and voids. When our body heat warms up the stones (by wearing them against our skin as bracelets or necklaces),  they begin to release the fragrance of the oils.

Alternatively, some necklaces and lockets contain an essential oil pad. The unique design of the pads have been created to allow the essential oils within to release slowly and effectively over time. The essential oil pads can be washed in warm water to clean, and then re-used again and again, allowing you to experiment with different essential oils according to your mood or situation.

Where can you purchase aromatherapy jewellery?

We have actually just introduced a beautiful range of aromatherapy jewellery including necklaces, lockets and bracelets here at Inspire Me Naturally! You can browse our new collection online here – all of our jewellery can be used alongisde our range of doTERRA essential oils. We also have AfterPay and ZipPay available, so you can buy now and pay later.

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