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June 9, 2011

Rosewater and Glycerin Hair Spritz

via Naturallycurly.com;

Fragrant and moisturizing, a sweetly old-fashioned spritz for your parched hair and skin:

1 cup distilled or filtered water

2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin

5-10 drop rose hip seed essential oil

1/4 cup fresh rose petals or 1 tablespoon dried rose petals

Boil the cup of water and add the rose petals. Let this steep overnight, then strain out the rose petals and add the glycerin and rose essential oil. Combine these ingredients in a spray bottle that has been sterilized with rubbing alcohol, shake and refrigerate. Other herbs could substitute for the roses and rose oil—chamomile teabags, dried or fresh leaf rosemary, lavender buds, other essential oils or evening primrose oil.

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CollegeCurl13 said...

great mix! btw, for anyone who is lazy like me and doesn't fell like making their own rosewater, check your local indian food store! These places actually have a lot of the good herbs we use in our hair for cheap!

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Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

I use this on my face. Never thought to use it on my hair. Hmm....

Anonymous said...

Whole Foods also sells rosewater & glycerin blended already for the super lazy like me too! Find it near the essential oils. I use it on my face as a moisturizer and my skin has never felt better!

Anonymous said...

I've been using this mixture for a year now love it!

Anonymous said...

Really? I have just watched this woman's videos on how Glycerin is not working for her hair. She said that it felt coated/made her hair dry.

Here is a link to the vid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT0g0nrRa9k

I too feel that sometimes it leaves my hair feeling "coated". How is my hair supposed to feel afterwards? Is it supposed to feel coated?

Anonymous said...

If your hair feels coated, you have too much glecrine in the mix. HTH

Glycerin said...

Glycerin has many applications. Some common applications are arts & crafts, e-cig, tobacco flavorings, commercial sprinkler systems antifreeze, peristaltic pump lubricant, bubble making, worm farm food, synthetic ice making, cosmetic, antifreeze, and sweetener substitute.

Andrea said...

I just bought the rosewater yesterday and I absolutely LOVEEEE the way that it smells. I poured a little of it into a spray bottle (out of it's original spray bottle), mixed with castor oil and sprayed it on my hair this morning for a refreshing spritz and it gave my twists a fresh look. Since it was my first time using it I'm not really sure how to rate it as an actual hair product and/or how beneficial it is but I can say it smells divine. I didn't mix it with the glycerin because for some reason my hair doesn't like it. Glycerin made my hair poofy and it was really coated...maybe I'll greatly decrease the amount I use.

Adowels said...

If your using pure vegetable glycerin, remember its humectant so it attracts water to your hair (hence the frizz) its better to dilute the veg glycerin in water 1:2 ration (accordingly), always more water then glycerin. Another reason is because unless there is moisture in the air, the vegetable glycerin will take moisture out of your hair shaft, so always make sure you dilute with water.

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