by Georgia Doherty December 15, 2019

It's no lie that a good hair day can enhance your mood. Everybody would like to have fresh, clean and wonderful smelling hair all of the time but we know a daily wash can strip the natural oils. Instead, we have the life-changing product - dry shampoo! We all know how much of a saviour dry shampoo can be and this is a super easy recipe that you can create at home and customise to your hair colour.


All dry shampoos have one purpose - reduce grease, dirt and oil from our hair. When it comes to store-bought aerosol dry shampoo, it is filled with chemicals such as butane, isobutane, propane, or other gases. It can also leave an unpleasant fake smell of artificial fragrance which can be harmful to our health. Choosing natural alternatives can help reduce the amount of toxins you are exposed to on a regular basis and still have the same benefits.

Recommended essential oils to help oily hair




Dry Shampoo Recipe

What you'll need

  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 12 drops of essential oil of choice
  • A make-up brush to apply
  • Hair colour optional additions
    - Light colour: Basic recipe
    - Dark hair: Cacao powder
    - Red hair: Cinnamon
    - Black: Activated charcoal


  1. Mix the dry powder together with the essential oils.
  2. Store in an air-tight glass jar.

How to use

Apply to the roots of the hair with an old makeup brush and let it sit for a minute or two before combing your hair. Style as usual.

Author: Georgia Doherty
Marketing Assistant

Georgia is the Marketing Assistant at ECO. Modern Essentials. Georgia oversees the company's social media platforms, helps coordinate brand collaborations, creates content + DIY recipes and manages ECO.'s affiliate program. She is a qualified Beauty Therapist with extensive Dermal Therapy qualifications and a Diploma in Training Design & Development. Georgia is passionate about leading a happy & healthy life and helping educate those around her.


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