Easy DIY Dry Shampoo Spray

Updated: May 9


If you are like me, and have been on the hunt for a non aerosol dry shampoo that actually works without making a horrible mess then I have the recipe to solve your problems. I have been looking to get away from aerosol products in my home as they carry too big of a risk of having chemicals in them like benzene that are known to be harmful(benzene is a known carcinogen). I have been using a powder dry shampoo recipe I have developed and while it works, it is messy to apply which is not ideal. After a lot of research and trial and error I have come up with a non aerosol spray dry shampoo that I really like. There is no mess with application and it does a great job of keeping your hair feeling fresh in-between shampoos. How you may ask? Using micellar water and isopropyl alcohol for the base along with arrowroot powder and hair and scalp friendly essential oils.


Micellar water lifts dirt and grime from your skin with no need to rinse it off and it can do the same thing with your hair. I chose a micellar water that is fragrance and oil free. I use isopropyl alcohol as well because it will quickly dry once spritzed on your hair so it won't ruin any styling that you are trying to save. The addition of the arrowroot powder helps absorb any remaining grease or liquid. I chose to use Rosemary and Lavender essential oils in this recipe as well. Rosemary has a slew of hair and scalp benefits, such as cleansing, helping fight dandruff and adding shine and Lavender helps soothe your scalp as well as helps tone down the herbacious aroma of the Rosemary. The two combined together have a really pleasing aroma while the Rosemary on it's own could be a bit overpowering.


For this recipe you will need:

4 TSP of Fragrance & Oil Free Micellar Water

4 TSP of Isopropyl Alcohol

1 TSP Arrowroot Powder

A 4oz Glass Spray Bottle

5 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil

5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil


To make simply combine all of your ingredients into your glass spray bottle. A funnel or piece of paper will work best to add the arrowroot powder without having it end up on your counter:)


Once combined, shake well before each use and then apply directly to your hair. I typically disperse the spray through my hair by fluffing my hair with my fingers and then let dry before brushing. The spray is typically dry within 1 to 2 minutes of applying to your hair. This spray will not leave a white cast to dark colored hair either.


Leave a comment on how you like this recipe if you give it a try. I would love to hear how you liked it.



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