It seems like everyone theses days is obsessed with mermaids and a lot of popular fads are happening because of it.  Mermaid hair is one of them.

Mermaid hair can have more than one meaning, one is dying your hair wild colors (usually blue/green or red/purple). The other is having  beautiful (usually long) wavy beach hair.

You should see a professional stylist for the first, but Essential oils can help you with the second one.

This recipe has 5 ingredients that help your hair grow and keep your scalp healthy.

Cedarwood, Rosemary, and Lavender all have different properties to help support healthy hair growth, while Lemon combats grease buildup and dandruff, and can also help naturally bleach your hair due to it’s photosensitivity properties (just make sure you are spraying your hair and not your scalp if you intend to be in the sun within 12 hours of using).

Witch Hazel is the final ingredient and is awesome for your hair. It’s a natural astringent so it helps cut down on grease, is anti-dandruff, can tame frizz and even add volume.

When these are combined and applied to your hair it helps support strong, healthy hair growth, and can help you achieve that desirable beach wave mermaid hair.

There are a LOT of recipes out there for mermaid hair spray. I use half the oils that most people call for. 30 drops of EACH oil sounded a bit excessive especially when your just starting out. So I halved it and ask for 15 drops of each oil, I still get awesome results and it also allows me to spray my hair a few more times. Sometimes 2-3 pumps  don’t give me enough coverage so I’ll spray my hole head 6-8 times total (on damp hair) and massage it in (I have thick hair).  You can let your hair air dry or style as usual after applying.

* Caution– If you are pregnant or epileptic you should avoid using Rosemary oil. You can either omit it or substitute another oil (like Chamomile) for it.  Also be careful of Lemons photosensitive nature, if you want apply this on your scalp before sun exposure make sure to cover up or omit the lemon oil to make sure you don’t burn*

For more information on Essential oils check out my Oil page and my Reasons Why series. If your interested in buying essential oils please feel free to message me with any questions.


Mermaid Hair Spray

  • Author: Alycia Louise


  • 15 Drops Rosemary Essential oil
  • 15 Drops Lavender Essential oil
  • 15 Drops Cedarwood Essential oil
  • 10 Drops Lemon Essential oil
  • Witch Hazel
  • 1 2 oz Misting bottle


  1. Create the synergy of oils by combining the drops of oil in the misting bottle. Swirl to mix and leave overnight before topping off the bottle with Witch Hazel.
  2. Give the bottle a gentle shake before each use.
  3. Can be applied to damp or dry hair. For best results mist into damp hair, massage into hair and scalp and style as usual. 


I recommend these misting bottles  and this witch hazel.

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Alycia Louise
Alycia has worked in the food industry for over 10 years. She lives in the PNW with her husband and three dogs. Her likes include coffee, rainy days and horror movies.
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