By Lynnie Stein / November 30, 2018

DIY Hairspray

The particles and chemicals in aerosol sprays are often so small they can penetrate the lung tissue and be directly absorbed into the bloodstream.

Thus, a chemical which might be relatively harmless if used externally quickly becomes an internal poison when sprayed in easily inhaled particles.

The hair spray may contain shellac and starch which may be toxic enough to form enlarged lymph nodes.

Hair sprays can contain silicone which is damaging to the eyes and cannot be washed away by the natural eye fluids.

An irritation of the cornea often develops in users of hair sprays.

If you want to be more eco-friendly (and safe) here is how to make your own hairspray made out of lemons!

First, get yourself a lemon

– Cut the lemon into wedges.

– Put the wedges into a saucepan with two cups of water.

– Boil until only ½ of the liquid is left.

– Let the mixture cool. Strain and pour into a spray bottle.

– The mixture will keep in the fridge for one week.

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