I’m going to show you how to make dry shampoo without the toxic rubbish that’s in your store-bought version so you can have ‘clean hair’ even if you haven’t washed it for a few days.

how to make dry shampoo

How to make dry shampoo

I have ALWAYS washed my hair at least every second day. Even when I had newborns, I couldn’t go more than that time without washing my hair. I just can’t stand the look of it being greasy. Yes I probably should have just gotten over it but that was probably something that helped me feel sane.

Clean hair = got my sh!t together. haha if only right?

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These days, my hair routine goes a little like this:

Day 1 – wash hair at night and let it air dry

Day 2 – probably straighten my hair

Day 3 – leave it as is

Day 4 – dry shampoo

Day 5 – dry shampoo and curl or some sort of styling

Day 6 – wash (or rinse it to get another day out of it)

Seriously that’s it. But I don’t use any of that rubbish from the supermarket. I make my own dry shampoo from a few ingredients I have at home.

How to make dry shampoo

Dry shampoo

Dry shampoo

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 3 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 2 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil


  1. Place all the ingredients in a glass jar and give it a very good shake.
  2. To use, apply with a make up brush (preferably before you put your clothes on for the day).


Seriously it’s the easiest thing ever. Oh and if you have brown hair, add a bit of cacao (yep the stuff you eat) to darken it.

I use essential oils in mine not just to make it smell nice:

  • Rosemary oil – great for hair growth and thickness
  • Lavender oil – keeps it shiny and prevents dandruff
  • Tea Tree oil – cleansing, antibacterial and antimicrobial and can help unplug hair follicles and increase hair growth


I mix mine up and store it in a glass jar. One batch lasted me a few months.

When it’s time to apply, I use a makeup brush to brush it on. I highly recommend doing it before you get dressed so you don’t cover yourself in white powder. That might not be a great look.

I made a little video demo for you too.


I use doTERRA essential oils in my hair/skincare products. If you’d like me to send you a little sample of the oils I use for dry shampoo (so you can make your own) pop your details in below and I’ll be in touch.


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