Food should be nourishing and delicious. It sounds simple, right? With sweets especially, it can be so hard to find treats that are as good to eat as they are for you. My friend Laurel, the baker behind the grain-free and refined-sugar-free (and sometimes vegan) goodness known as Sweet Laurel Bakery, has shared some of her simplest and most satisfying recipes with me. My favorite thing about her recipes is that they’re always made with whole ingredients, no funny stuff or filler, so even the biggest sweet-tooth loves them. With that said, I hope you enjoy Laurel’s recipe for dry shampoo below. Her do-it-yourself version is fantastic and makes for a lovely gift, as well.
It’s hard to imagine my hair before dry shampoo – I mean, what did I do? Wash it? Ugh, how old-fashioned. All kidding aside, dry shampoo has been a beauty secret for centuries (Powdered wigs, anyone?) before it made its way into aerosol cans and magazines “must have” lists, and it’s incredible easy to make at home. Better yet, it’s less expensive, more environmentally friendly, and you can customize it by scent and for your hair color. Enjoy!
1/4 cup arrowroot powder
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (if you’re a brunette or red head); activated charcoal (if you’re raven haired)
5 drops organic lavender oil (or whatever scent you prefer)
Mix everything together and store in a lidded container. To use, load up a make up brush with dry shampoo and dust into roots. Rub in with finger tips and shake out thoroughly.