This is day 18 of my 30 day blogging challenge. My goal this month is to post one recipe every day.

My soon-to-be sister in law was visiting awhile back and she left a bottle of Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray on the counter in the bathroom.

I picked it up to see what it was about.

“infused with dead sea salt & sea kelp”

I turned it over to read the ingredients.

“Water, Sea Salt, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone PEG-8,Meadowfoamate, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate”

So…pretty much water, sea salt, a hair-soothing water-soluble silicone, emulsifier, fragrance, preservative…

This would be extremely easy to recreate and for a fraction of the cost. Here is what I came up with.

450 grams (fills two 8 oz. bottles)

sea salt texture spray

Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

421 grams distilled water (93.5%)
9 grams fine sea salt (2%)
4.5 grams dimethicone (1%)
4.5 grams essential oil blend (1%)
9 grams Polysorbate 20 (2%)
2 grams Liquid Germall Plus (.5% rounded)

Texturizing Sea Salt Spray Process

Step 1 – Weigh out distilled water and warm slightly.

Step 2 – Add salt and dissolve.

Step 3 – Cool down to 120F.

Step 4 – Mix together dimethicone, essential oils, polysorbate 20 and liquid germall plus. Add to salt water.

Step 5 – Mix well and pour into two 8 oz. bottles or four 4 oz. bottles.

To use this product you would wash your hair as normal. While still wet, spray onto hair. Scrunch with fingers and let air-dry.

The downside to using this product. It does dry your hair out. Sea salt is drying.

So I can see it as a useful styling tool for a date night but not for everyday use.

Happy Sea Salt Spray Making!

-Amanda Gail