DIY At-Home Recipes

General “Deep Cleanse”
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup baking soda

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 2 TBSP Lemon Juice

  • 20 drops tea tree essential oil

  • 40 drops rosemary essential oil

  • Basin (can be done in a sink, bucket, dishpan, etc.)

  1. Place baking soda, 10 drops of tea tree oil, and 20 drops of rosemary essential oil into a basin deep enough that the dreadlocks can be completely submerged in the solution

  2. Fill basin with warm/hot water until its about 2/3-3/4 full, using your hand to break up any clumps in the bottom of the pitcher/sink/bucket

  3. Once solution is smooth and clump-free, fill the basin the rest of the way until full

  4. Submerge your locks and let soak 10-30 minutes.

  5. Rinse well

  6. Pour ACV into same basin along with the lemon juice.

  7. Add 10 drops of tea tree oil, 20 drops of rosemary essential oil, and cool/temped water until full

  8. Let soak 3-5 minutes

  9. Rinse completely with DISTILLED water

“Fix the Itch” Spray

Having problems with new dreadlock itchiness? or maybe you just workout a lot and get a little itchy between hair wash days.

This spray really helps alleviate itch fast while giving your scalp a nice blast of moisture.

  • Small spray bottle

  • Alcohol-free Witch Hazel

  • 15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

  • Distilled water

  1. Mix all ingredients into a 16-21 oz. spray bottle.

  2. Spray liberally on scalp

  3. Use hair dryer on Cool setting until dry

Salt-free Locking Spray

Don’t waste your money on over priced “Locking Sprays” Make your own!  This helps tame frizzies, promotes root locking and helps accelerate the overall locking process.

  • 1 part 100% pure aloe gel (no colors or additives)(food grade aloe works best)

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 3 parts DISTILLED water

  1. Mix all ingredients into a 16-21 oz. spray bottle

  2. Spray liberally on locks before or after maintenance to help accelerate the locking process. Only needed about once a week

  • (Lemon Juice may cause hair to lighten if exposed to direct sunlight for too long after application.)


Distilled water is the product of distillation, meaning the original water source has been converted into steam and then cooled down until it condenses into its final distilled form. This means heavy minerals and metals such as salt and iron do not generally survive the conversion to steam and are left behind as residue. Distilled water contains only scant traces of the minerals contained in natural spring water and other water sources. It also evaporates MUCH faster than tap or filtered water. If you’re rinsing your dreads or making your own spray, it is extremely important to use distilled water so that your dreads can dry out as fast as possible with the least amount of contaminants.

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