Keen to freshen up your locks the natural way? Look no further than this easy, gorgeously scented DIY hair perfume recipe! It takes no time to make and is ready to use straight away!
Does the idea of a DIY perfume spray give you all the feels?! I totally get you if it does!
Just the image of sweet-smelling hair on a bright, sunny day makes me smile big style.
Personally, I love how you can make your hair smell gorgeous and feel cleaner using pure, natural ingredients that won’t dry out your hair or cause any damage.
Sure, if all you’re after is a certain fragrance, you can buy expensive hair perfumes in-store, but why do that if you know how easy it is to make your own?
In this post, you’ll find my favorite DIY hair perfume recipe, which is sure to delight all who use it.
I’m sure you’ll never go back to store-bought hair perfume once you try this!
And bonus points: this DIY hair perfume doesn’t dim the shine on your hair – if anything, it makes it better! Fresher, with more volume, and generally feeling great.
Read on to make your own homemade hair perfume today!
Why you’ll love this perfume
- It makes hair smell amazing: The essential oils inside really bind to the hair and leave a lush fragrance that lasts all day. Of course, if you want a stronger scent, top it off with a lunchtime mist!
- It’s easy to make: All you do is add the ingredients to a spray bottle, top off with the essential oils, screw the top, and shake. It’s ready to use straight away. Plus, the perfume should last for up to 6 months if stored out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources.
- It’s money-saving: This DIY hair perfume ought to be called ‘budget-friendly hair perfume’ in another life haha. Trust me, the cost of some store-bought hair perfumes are huge. With this recipe, you could make 10x the amount for a similar price!
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How to make hair perfume
- 4-ounce glass spray bottle
- Distilled water 2 ounces
- Witch Hazel 1 ounce
- Vanilla extract 10 drops
- Jasmine essential oil 15 drops
- Sandalwood essential oil 7-10 drops
- Using a beaker, carefully measure out the water and witch hazel and add them to the container.
- Next, add the vanilla extract.
- Add your desired drops of fragrance oils and stir well.
- Use a funnel to carefully pour the perfume into a spray bottle.
- Secure the lid and give it one good final shake. It’s now ready to use!
How to use hair perfume
This may sound too obvious for some, but it’s worth hearing, I think. A hair perfume is essentially the same as a body perfume in its purpose; only it’s designed to be used on your hair.
Just think about it.
If you were to spritz body perfume on your hair, the oils in it would weigh your hair down and cause it to look dull and lifeless. The thing is, hair wants to feel buoyant and light and looks far better for it!
This is why it’s best to use a designated hair perfume to fragrance your hair.
All you do is spritz it on when you want your hair to smell nice – it works best on dry hair. Give it a comb through once you’ve misted it on, and away you go. It’s that easy!
A little on the fragrance…
Vanilla: A sweet, heavenly-scented extract that leaves your hair smelling like it’s just come out of the salon. This is the top note of the perfume spray. This scent will fade quickly, so some do choose to exclude it from the recipe altogether.
Jasmine: Combines perfectly with vanilla as a middle note. Again, it’s a sweet scent but not too overpowering.
Sandalwood: An earthy, rustic scent that helps tone down the sweetness of vanilla and jasmine, resulting in a wonderfully balanced fragrance. This is the base note.
What are the benefits of homemade hair perfume?
The main benefit of hair perfume is to freshen up your hair and make it smell incredible, ready for the day (or night!) ahead.
A hair perfume is fantastic to use in between hair washes as a freshness booster or to simply smell beautiful.
The recipe for DIY perfume in this post is made with natural ingredients that will not leave your hair looking limp.
Quite the opposite actually – this perfume will lift your hair, contributing to it’s natural volume while adding fragrance to the mix.
How do you make DIY hair perfume?
Hair perfume can be made simply by adding fragrance to a bottle with witch hazel and water.
It takes less than 10 minutes to make, and you can use it right away.
How do you store DIY hair perfume?
It’s best to store this DIY hair perfume in a dark area, away from sunlight, with the lid on tight. This ensures the essential oils don’t spoil ahead of time.
It should last up to 6 months if stored in the right way.
Can I substitute other oils to make a different fragrance?
Yes, you can! You can use any essential oil blend you like! Or check out my body mist recipe for fragrance blending ideas.
Is making your own perfume cost-effective?
Of course, the price of your perfume recipe will depend on the ingredients you choose to use. This particular hair perfume is an affordable option that can still create a beautiful scent.
Are there any precautions I should take before using this hair perfume?
It is recommended to perform a patch test before applying it to the hair.
That’s all there is to making my DIY hair perfume.
Like I said, it’s easy to make and fun, too. It doesn’t take up a heap of time, yet the results are truly amazing.
If you ask me, there’s nothing better than gorgeously scented hair.
This hair perfume recipe is easily customizable with endless fragrance options.
Did you make this recipe? If so, I would love for you to leave a review! And for more great reads, check out one of these posts next.
- 4 ounce glass spray bottle
- Using a beaker, carefully measure out your water and witch hazel and add it to the container.
- Next add the vanilla extract. (not imitation vanilla)
- Add your desired drops of fragrance oils and stir well.
- Use a funnel to pour the perfume into the spray bottle carefully.
- Secure the lid and give it one good final shake.