In the previous postshere and here I talked about salt in cosmetic formulations. Here is a simple and easy sea salt hair mist you can make for your self.
A sea salt hair mist or spray is a styling mist to give the look of sea tousled, shiny and slightly wavy beach hair. This mist can be used on wavy, straight, curly and coily hair.
Sea Salt Hair Mist Recipe
4 ounces distilled water 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (try Pacific or Atlantic sea salt or Dead Sea salt) optional: 1 drop lavender essential oil and 1 drop rosemary essential oil (for scent and hair benefits) optional: 2 drops glycerin or 1/4 teaspoon aloe vera gel (for moisture) optional: 4 drops seaweed extract
Warm the distilled water (you can also try spring water or tap water)
Add sea salt and stir until dissolved
Add essential oils, glycerin and or aloe vera gel
Pour into container with atomizer
Suggested Usage Mist onto dry or damp hair. Mist onto ends or all of hair. Scrunch hair with hands. Allow hair to air dry.
This sea salt hair mist will keep for several months.
In a previous post here I talked about different salts. Salt is a powerful ingredient and can soften and smooth the skin and hair and add vibrancy. I’m sharing ways to use salt for your personal use and how to formulate with salt and use in your cosmetic formulation.
First, I want to share the incredible power of Epsom salt and the effect on the body, skin and hair. Second, I am including ways to use Epsom salt in formulations. Technically, Epsom salt is not salt, it’s not sodium chloride. It is a mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Epsom salt is named after a bitter saline spring in Epsom, Surrey, England. It has been used as a traditional healing remedy for ages.
Formulating with salts in cosmetics can produce superior results and set the formulation apart from others. Salts used in cosmetic formulations can thicken shampoo, give volume to hair, add shine to hair, cleanse the skin, brighten the skin, soothe the skin and help skin conditions.
First a formulator must get to know the salt properties and functions before incorporating it into a formula. Second is experiencing the salt in formulation. This post is on getting to know the salts.
Record keeping is one of the most important tasks a cosmetic formulator performs because it helps to protect their intellectual property and produces successful formulations. The records need to be precise, accurate, detailed and understandable. It’s very important to record your systems of developing and making cosmetic formulations. Lab notebooks are used to document everything done in the lab. A lab notebook is very important for those developing patents and formulations. A lab notebook is separate from Standard Operating Procedures.
The demand for vegan body, hair and skin care products continues to grow as consumers are becoming more aware and care about the environment and the welfare of animals. In a previous post on beauty trends we covered that Google searches for Vegan Skin Care are growing over 83% each year.