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Old 12-02-2006, 08:02 PM   #1
 
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Default ORIGINAL lavender spray recipe?!

I can't find my lavender spray recipe, I think from the Curly Girl book! (ETA: I can't remember if it calls for just lavender essential oil & distilled water or if glycerin and/or jojoba oil are part of the recipe! I've only been using water & scent.)

Can someone please give me the recipe? If someone does, many thanks in advance!
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Old 12-02-2006, 08:51 PM   #2
 
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This is the Lavender Mist from CG

1/2 gallon water
5 drops pure (not synthetic) lavender essential oil
spray bottles

Bring the water to a boil & simmer for an hour to get rid of impurities, remove from heat, add lavender EO, stir, cover, let steep until cool, pour into spritz bottles.

Myself, I'd use distilled water & skip the boiling.

There's also a recipe where you dilute glycerin with an equal amount of water and use that as a spritz, and a recipe where you mix 4 Tbl olive or almond oil with 4 Tbl conditioner & 2-3 drops essential oil...that one's a DT.

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Old 12-02-2006, 09:35 PM   #3
 
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Wow, I must have really been confusing parts of recipes! I would have come up with quite the concoction!



Thanks!
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Old 12-09-2006, 09:28 PM   #4
 
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is it dangerous to add more lavender?
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Old 12-22-2006, 01:21 AM   #5
 
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Too much lavendar EO can be irritating to the scalp and skin. An extra drop or 2 may not be a big deal.... but that depends on each person's sensitivities.

I would add only a drop for a batch & keep a log to see what happens. Why do you want to add more EO? Is it not strong enough for your nose?

According to the Curly Girl book, the recipe calls for 5 drops per 1/2 gal of boiling water. Just like one of the members here posted, I too forgo the boiling by using distilled water. I take a gallon jug of distilled water, pour out about a glass full (to make room for mixing), add 10 drops of Lavender EO, shake well, add the glass back into the jug, shake again... and voile.... now have about 1+ month's worth of Lavender Mist. I keep the jug under my bathroom sink and regularly refill my mister spray bottle (bought at Sally's Beauty Supply.)
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:48 AM   #6
 
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I skipped the boiling step too as I have well water that recently tested as being more pure than bottled water .
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Old 12-23-2006, 02:28 PM   #7
 
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Hi,

I have a dumb question-can you use regular bottled water, or water that is filtered? We have a Brita filter container. I'd like to skip the boiling/cooling step if possible.

What does the lavender spray do for your hair? Does it enhance the curl so you can get second day hair, or just make your hair smell nice

Thanks!
Sherry

I'm looking for something I can make myself to hopefully get second day hair.
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Does lavender have unique properties for the hair, or is it just for scent?
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Old 03-17-2007, 04:18 PM   #9
 
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Does lavender have unique properties for the hair, or is it just for scent?
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Originally Posted by sherry7899
Hi,

I have a dumb question-can you use regular bottled water, or water that is filtered? We have a Brita filter container. I'd like to skip the boiling/cooling step if possible.

What does the lavender spray do for your hair? Does it enhance the curl so you can get second day hair, or just make your hair smell nice

Thanks!
Sherry

I'm looking for something I can make myself to hopefully get second day hair.
The Lavender Mist is a great refresher spray and deodorizer. I use it for 2nd/3rd day hair, in the AM, befor anything else. It can also be used as a de-frizzing spray, when you want to scrunch out some frizzies, thoughout the day. Some people also mix it with a little product, in the palms of their hands, when a lighter product consistency is wanted.

Lavender has deodorizing properties. It gets rid of cooking and smoking odors, without being overly perfumey.
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Originally Posted by deliria
Does lavender have unique properties for the hair, or is it just for scent?
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Originally Posted by sherry7899
Hi,

I have a dumb question-can you use regular bottled water, or water that is filtered? We have a Brita filter container. I'd like to skip the boiling/cooling step if possible.

What does the lavender spray do for your hair? Does it enhance the curl so you can get second day hair, or just make your hair smell nice

Thanks!
Sherry

I'm looking for something I can make myself to hopefully get second day hair.
The Lavender Mist is a great refresher spray and deodorizer. I use it for 2nd/3rd day hair, in the AM, befor anything else. It can also be used as a de-frizzing spray, when you want to scrunch out some frizzies, thoughout the day. Some people also mix it with a little product, in the palms of their hands, when a lighter product consistency is wanted.

Lavender has deodorizing properties. It gets rid of cooking and smoking odors, without being overly perfumey.
Skip the boiling & buy a jug of distilled water for under a buck.

I also use distilled water for our clothes iron since we have extremely hard water. And we have a carnivorous plant that gets it. They're highly sensitive to the salts in tap water, even filtered with a Pur or Brita & the instructions that came with the plant stated to use distilled only.

I use the lavender spray for deodorizing my hair, refreshing hair for 2nd day & for helping me sleep at night.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:46 AM   #11
 
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Doesn't the lavender oil and water separate? how do you keep it mixed? Do you just have to shake it before every use?
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:37 PM   #12
 
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bump cuz I really want to know
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Old 05-29-2007, 07:35 PM   #13
 
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I believe it was you who sent me a PM about this. I replied. It went from my out box to my sent box so I assumed you got & read it.

I don't remember what all I wrote because I've cleared my messages since then.

But anyhow, I didn't shake up my lavender essential oil & water spray mix until I bought a bottle of such from a health food store. On the bottle it states to do so. So I do now. And I'm reusing the bottle for my homemade batches.

I hope this helps.
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