Hair Gel Recipe with Castor Oil & Lemon Mint Essential Oils
Learn how to make a homemade hair gel recipe with castor oil and essential oils. This easy hair gel is a healthy way to style your hair to get the desired hold you need. This DIY lemon mint hair gel recipe to give your hair flexible hold while also encouraging hair growth and adding shine. Plus discover 12 more hair care recipes you can make at home.
How to Make a Hair Gel Recipe
This natural lemon mint hair gel recipe is made using only natural ingredients and has a fresh lemon mint scent. Formulated using castor oil, this natural hair gel recipe helps to encourage hair growth while also giving your hair flexible hold.
The addition of fractionated coconut oil also allows my hair gel recipe to help manage frizz while also adding to hair’s natural strength and shine. You can learn how to make my lemon mint hair gel recipe now via my hair gel recipe below. (If your hair needs a stronger hold, simply double the amount of gelatin called for in my easy hair care recipe.)
Lemon Mint Hair Gel Recipe
You will need the following ingredients to make this homemade hair gel:
- 8 oz. hot distilled water
- .1 oz. Knox gelatin
- 1 mL castor oil
- 1 mL fractionated coconut oil
- 1 mL steam distilled lemon essential oil
- 1 mL peppermint essential oil
- .1 oz. optiphen (preservative)
How to Make Homemade Hair Gel
Here is how to make homemade hair gel:
- Measure out the hot water. Then weigh out the gelatin using a digital scale.
- Dissolve the gelatin in hot water. Stir until the mixture thickens, adding more gelatin, if desired, until you reach the desired consistency.
- Using a graduated transfer pipette, add the coconut and castor oil to the gelatin. Mix well.
- Now add the essential oils and the preservative. Stir to thoroughly incorporate the ingredients throughout the hair gel mixture.
- Fill an 8 oz. bottle with your hair gel, then use as desired to style and tame your hair.
More Homemade Hair Care Recipes
Have other hair care concerns? Then you may interested in some of my other homemade hair care recipes. Keep reading for twelve more homemade hair care recipes you can make at home.
DIY Volumizing Rose Sea Salt Spray
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Two-Ingredient Shine Spray Recipe
Give lifeless hair a boost with this easy two-ingredients shine spray recipe made with nourishing argan oil! Naturally rich in tocopherols (vitamin E) and phenols, carotenes, squalene, and fatty acids, argan oil is able to deliver deep hydration and strength to brittle hair, nails and even skin. Find my easy DIY Shine Spray Recipe here.
Yerba Mate & ACV Hair Rinse Recipe
My natural Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe not only helps to strengthen hair and improve luster, but it can even restore hair’s natural color and fend off those pesky grays. While this yerba mate hair rinse is especially beneficial for anyone using a no poo hair care approach, it’s also wonderful for all hair types. Find this ACV hair rinse recipe here.
DIY Silk Shampoo Bar
This homemade shampoo bar recipe is formulated with ingredients hair loves like argan, babassu and jojoba oils, cocoa and shea butters and even silk! And not only is it great for hair, you’ll find it works well on dry skin too! Discover this cold process shampoo bar recipe here.
Winter Mint Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe
Made using natural ingredients this homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe delivers intense moisture to hair ravaged by winter’s elements along with the fresh scent of spearmint and peppermint. Find the DIY for this moisturizing homemade hair mask here.
DIY Hair Oil Treatment with Jojoba Oil
A signature scented hair oil blend from the owner of Night Blooming, this natural hair oil recipes focuses on using essential oils, four penetrating oils, and one sealing oil to lock in hair’s moisture. It’s perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter. Find the recipe for the Ullasa hair oil treatment here.
Argan & Agave DIY Shine Spray Recipe
Give your dry damaged hair new life with this DIY shine spray and leave in conditioner. All it takes is a light misting all over or on damaged ends and your parched strands will once again feel moisturized and boast a healthy shine! It’s also great for taming frizz. Find this DIY Shine Spray + Leave in Conditioner here.
Homemade Hair Oil + Mask for Dry Damaged Hair
Learn how to craft these helpful and all natural hair care DIY’s that utilize the power of dry oils including coconut oil and hemp seed oil to bring life and beauty back to your locks. Find these all natural hair care recipes here.
Natural DIY Dry Shampoo
This homemade dry shampoo recipe is void of cornmeal and instead uses ingredients like arrowroot powder, colloidal oatmeal, cosmetic clays, and herbs to freshen and deodorize hair, add volume and control oil. You can find this amazing dry shampoo recipe here.
DIY Leave in Coffee Hair Conditioner + Shine Spray
Love your locks with two leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. You can discover both of these leave in hair care recipes here.
Natural Hair Mask Recipe
Whether you’re fighting off the frizz from high humidity or need to combat the damage from sun or pool chlorine, this homemade natural hair mask recipe will rejuvenate your tresses in no time with it’s combination of certified organic oils and shea butter. You can find this simple yet effective natural hair mask recipe here.
Hair Mask Recipe for Hair Growth
This easy, all natural hair mask recipe contains natural neem oil and castor oil as key ingredients that help to encourage hair growth. In addition it also contains coconut oil and sal butter to help moisturize and repair hair and a blend of essential oils for scalp health. Learn how to make this natural hair mask recipe here.
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