I am a big proponent of smelling edible, and I’ve been experimenting with aromatics the past few years to find the scents that really kick my senses into overdrive. The orange and vanilla essential oil I wear instead of perfume is…popular.
In summertime I tend to want a little something extra in the scents department, and one of my favorites is a rosemary mint hair rinse. Rosemary water is excellent for shine and a refreshing pick-me-up for the scalp, and I’m a fanatic for Aveda’s Rosemary Mint line of hair products. As those are a bit pricey, this will get you the same fix.
The process is very simple: Boil a kettle of water and pour it over some fresh rosemary sprigsÂ & mint leaves into a bowl. Let it steep for about 20 minutes, drain and let it cool. Put it in a plastic container and you have a hair rinse. Use it after your shampoo and conditioner (no need to rinse), and style.
Have fun sniffing yourself.
Note: I’ve read in various places that this rinse is best for dark hair. Chamomile is recommended for blondes.
Photo: Kelly Cline