How to make natural hair de-tangler and anti-dandruff spray

There’s a few ways to make this little gem and a few theories on what to put in it.
This is the product of a group get together and the tales of trial and error amongst Mums, to make the best natural and effective hair spray.
It helps get the hair brushed with less of fight and complaint of pain, warns off the dreaded head lice and uses the power of our essential oils to add a beautiful aroma and shine for a healthy head of hair.
I hope you enjoy it.
The apple cider vinegar is the unanticipated extra and can be a little over powering when you first make up this brew but don’t stress because I’ve found it doesn’t linger in the hair the way the essential oils do.

What do all the active ingredient do exactly?

Apple cider vinegar:

OK, so this bad boy in relation to hair is said to restore your scalp’s pH – helping with skin health, hydrate natural or curly hair (hence adding to ad detangle recipe), prevent or treat a dry, irritated scalp, prevent hair loss and restore shine

Fractionated coconut oil:

This one is two fold. It binds to the hair with a lightweight moisturising effect to help with the detangle factor as well as helping the essential oils to bind to the hair rather then naturally diffusing into the air when sprayed.


Amongst any other benefits , patchouli oil is known for fights dandruff, strengthening the hair follicles, and protecting us from premature hair loss.

Tea tree:

Tea tree and lavender are the main ingredients you’ll find in a natural head lice treatment and are also great for the heath of our scalp and dandruff management. So I think they’re the perfect additive to this spray for a preventive method to avoid head lice- especially on school days.


This one is mainly for the aroma and the health of scalp and head.

Geranium is well known for the promotion of hair growth and health by nourishing the scalp and balancing the production of sebum (part of the natural oils from the head). It has anti-bacterial properties which makes it an ideal ingredient in cosmetic deodorants and self care products, as it eliminates body odour effectively.


  • 250ml spray bottle

  • 250ml distilled water (just boil the kettle then let it cool down)

  • 1 table spoon of apple cider vinegar

  • 1 table spoon of fractionated coconut oil

  • 8-10 drops of doterra patchouli essential oil

  • 8-10 drops of doterra tea tree essential oil

  • 5-8 drops of doterra geranium essential oil


  1. Boil the kettle and let it cool down to room temperature
  2. Fill the 250 ml spray bottle almost to the top with the distilled water
  3. In a seperate pouring jug bowl add the coconut oil, apple cider vinegar and essential oils and stir together (as much as possible)
  4. Pour into the bottle
  5. Shake, spray and brush!

So far it feels as though the mixture builds on the hair each time you add it- so you may need to wash the hair every few days that you use the spray and you may find you don’t need it two days in a row (but that will depend on the hair of course).

Let me know how it goes wit the comments below – all modifications for improvements welcome of course.


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