How to Make Hair Products

Scented Setting Cream

Make this cream to help your hair hold a style longer.


  • Measuring cup
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • Small jar with cover


  • Powdered karaya gum (Buy karaya gum at a pharmacy.)
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Perfume or cologne
  • Borax

Yield: Enough for one application

Measure 1/2 cup of powdered karaya gum into a mixing bowl. Add just enough rubbing alcohol to give the mixture the consistency of thick, heavy syrup; mix well until the mixture is free of lumps. Add 1 or 2 drops of perfume or cologne and mix thoroughly.

To mix enough lotion for future use, double the ingredients and add 2 teaspoons of borax as a preservative. Spoon the mixture into a small jar and cover it tightly.

Use the cream as you would a commercial preparation.