We have an outdoor wedding to attend this weekend, and I’m Italian, which means I glisten well. ;) As it is with all summer parties, I start to get nervous about how my aroma will affect the way I feel and look celebrating under the sweltering sun. Last summer I found out this great trick to ensure I continue smelling pretty all party long…
I spray a homemade (oil based) spritz in my hair!
It keeps me smelling great the entire party. I also pack a travel spray in my purse in case I want to freshen up. Unlike spraying perfume on my body, the hair spritz revives itself every time I fling or twirl my locks. Releasing a lift of prettiness as I walk to the bar, dance, and mingle the day away.
This trick has revolutionized how confident I feel at summer parties. No matter how great I might look, smelling pretty seems to give that extra boost of confidence I need to celebrate well.
To make the hair spritz all we need are a couple ingredients and a small spray bottle. Keep the spray in the fridge when not in use and it should last a couple weeks. Over the last year I’ve tried a bunch of different combinations for my own homemade hair spritz and found a few I really love.
My 3 favorite homemade hair spritz recipes
1) 1/4 cup filtered water + juice from 1/2 an orange + 2 drops of Lavender essential oil.
This is my all time favorite combo. The lavender and citrus combo smells pretty and festive.
2) 1/4 cup brewed rosemary tea + 3 drops of tea tree oil.
This combo smells earthy. It’s great for the lake, pool, or anywhere you don’t want to smell to fruity.
3) 1/4 cup rosewater + 2 drops of lemon essential oil
This fresh summer smell is perfect for everyday celebrations from playdates to picnics. I use it on my pillow at night too.
To use the homemade hair spritz; spray throughout the hair, right behind your ears and along the temple for a gorgeous smelling glisten all party long.
Note* Because this is an oil based hair spritz, try it out before the big party to ensure you know how it will affect your styling.
(Photography done in collaboration with ©Maja Topčagić/Stocksy International).