DIY Hair Spray Homemade Make

DIY Hair Spray: Citrus-Lavender

This DIY hair spray is natural and easy to make. You can stop covering your hair with chemicals and make this fruit-based homemade hair spray recipe instead!



  1. Start your DIY hair spray by cutting a whole orange or lemon into wedges and combine with 2 cups water in a small pot. Boil over medium-high heat until liquid is reduced by half.
  2. Strain liquid through cheesecloth into a measuring cup. If you boiled too much liquid out add water until you have 1 cup. Allow citrus juice to cool.
  3. Combine alcohol and essential oils in a small bowl, swirl to mix, then add to the cup of citrus juice. (Feel free to experiment with your favorite essential oil or leave them out altogether.)
  4. Use a funnel to pour your DIY hair spray into a spray bottle with a fine mister and shake to combine ingredients. Shake before each use.


This is not a maximum hold hair spray that will freeze a prom up-do or 80's bangs. I can say with confidence that it's a flexible hold formula. I was a loyal user of firm hold hairspray for years before trying this formula, now I PREFER this to my old sprays.

This DIY hair spray formula has been tested on my brunette hair. Use oranges for darker hair, and lemons only if your hair is light-colored. There is a chance the lemon can lighten your hair when exposed to sunlight.

Recipe by DIY Natural at