How to Make Homemade Shampoo & Conditioner with Essential Oils Customized for Your Hair Type

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Ever wondered how to make homemade shampoo? Unsure about getting started? Now there’s an easy way to learn how to make homemade shampoo and conditioner with essential oils customized for your hair type! Learn about the different types of homemade shampoos, why they do or don’t work, plus how to create your own custom essential oil blends for your homemade shampoo and conditioner that fit your ever changing hair care needs.

Homemade shampoo and conditioner recipes for natural hair care. How to make homemade shampoo and conditioner with essential oils customized for your hair type. The easy way to formulate custom homemade shampoo that’s PH balanced to work with your hair not against it for your daily hair care routine. Learn about the different types of homemade shampoos, why they do or don't work, plus how to create your own custom essential oil blends for your homemade shampoo and conditioner for every hair type.

Can I Make Homemade Shampoo and Conditioner?

One of the many not so fun parts of getting older and hitting perimenopause is that your hair changes. Couple that with seasonal changes from summer to winter, and my hair needs change often. (This is one of the many reasons I use henna to keep my hair looking healthy and voluminous regardless of external elements.)

I’m a DIY-er, so I’m used to having custom skin care and hair care products. Not only do I know what ingredients I’m using for my natural beauty routine, but I’m also able to avoid ingredients that I know irritate my skin or scalp. So when Mountain Rose Herbs recently released a line of natural, PH balanced shampoo and conditioner bases, I was super psyched! Now I can customize my own homemade shampoo and conditioner as my hair care needs change, without changing my core products. So there’s no uncomfortable adjustment period. And my hair always looks and feels shiny and healthy.

Even though I’m a hard core into DIY beauty — I have a lot of ingredients on hand  to prove it! — I don’t make my own homemade shampoo and conditioner. Both of these hair care products are a bit more challenging than I have the time for. And it’s not a small investment to buy many of the ingredients I’d need. Not to mention, there’s the issue of formulating the perfect product. While I may learn how to make homemade shampoo that’s perfect for winter hair care, I’d then need to come up with an entirely different recipe for summer. And for those of you who formulate your own products, you know just how exhausting that can be.

Now I can buy pre-made shampoo and conditioner bases from Mountain Rose Herbs to customize for my hair care needs. By combining these bases with essential oil blends based on my current hair type, I can easily create the perfect hair care products in a matter of minutes. And as my hair care needs change, I can in turn change out the essential oils I use with each batch. So it’s easy and painless to switch up my hair care products with each new season if necessary.

Shampoo and conditioner bottles and other hair care products

Should I Make Homemade Shampoo & Conditioner from Scratch?

You’ve likely seen a number of different homemade shampoo recipes. They include making liquid shampoo from scratch — much in the same way you would make liquid soap using fats and potassium hydroxide — making shampoo using a ready-made liquid Castile soap base (such as these examples here), making a solid shampoo bar using the cold process soap making method, and more recently creating syndet shampoo bars using synthetic detergents.

The “no poo” version of shampoo that uses a Castile base, or the cold process soap making method, doesn’t work for most people. It also requires an adjustment period, which unfortunately can make it rather traumatic to say, look in the mirror. Or go out into public. This is in part because the PH of Castile soap just doesn’t work for hair. As such, it is advised to follow your shampoo with apple cider vinegar rinse to remedy the PH imbalance. Unfortunately, many of us who have tried this method, have learned that it can damage hair over time. 

The other option for homemade shampoo are syndet shampoo bars. These shampoo bars are popular as they are deemed an eco-friendly, zero waste alternative to traditional bottled shampoo. Like most commercial shampoos, syndet bars are made using a combination of synthetic detergents. They actually do work, however, and without an adjustment period. In fact I’ve tried several and found them very similar to traditional shampoo. However, finding the right combination of ingredients and making sure they are gentle enough for your scalp, can be tricky. (Some of the ones I tried gave me an itchy scalp.) And the ingredients to make your own, quite frankly, are expensive.

Shampoo and conditioner bottles with pink orchids

Homemade conditioners don’t have the same issues as homemade shampoo as there aren’t PH issues to contend with. However, making conditioner from scratch is similar to making homemade lotions. It’s basically an emulsion with a water phase, oil phase, mixing phase and a cool down phase. Basically, it’s an involved recipe that requires basic to intermediate knowledge of the process. Therefore, for most people, it’s likely not practical to make one or two bottles for home use.

While there are recipes for homemade conditioners that don’t require an emulsion, like this one from Life-n-Reflection, I’ve found these tend to work better as a hair mask rather than daily conditioning. If you have healthy or oily hair, the lack of an emulsion can make this type of conditioner more difficult to rinse out. Therefore, you’d want to use a conditioner made up of primarily butters and oils once per month or as needed.

So yes, while you can learn how to make homemade shampoo and conditioner from scratch at home, it can be an expensive investment. It costs not just money, but it can also take a lot of time finding that perfect formulation.

(If you decide you do want to make homemade shampoo bars from scratch, you can try my ginger and lime shampoo bar or sea salt shampoo bar. Alternately, you can also learn more about syndet solid shampoo bars plus discover a number of syndet solid shampoo bar recipes here.)

girl combining conditioner through hair after shampooing

Why Can’t I Add Additives to Any Shampoo or Conditioner?

You may be tempted to grab a bottle of shampoo or conditioner off the shelf and add your own additives, but please don’t do this.

Shampoos and conditioners are made with water, so they have a preservative. The preservative the manufacturer uses is specific to the ingredients used in the product and the amount of ingredients in the products. Therefore, if you add ingredients to a shampoo or conditioner off the shelf, you can break the base. There might not be enough preservative in the formula. And as such, this can cause bacteria, mold or fungus to grow. I’m sure you don’t want to wash your hair with microbes! (Just because you can’t see something growing doesn’t mean it isn’t there.)

Adding additional ingredients can also break the emulsion. Emulsifiers help combine the water base ingredients with the oil based ingredients in a recipe. If you add more ingredients to a store bought shampoo and conditioner, it’s possible you may break the delicate emulsion. This then leads to the product separating.

Homemade shampoo recipes with essential oils for natural hair care. An easy beauty hack for custom hair care for your daily hair care routine. Learn how to make homemade shampoo and conditioner with essential oils customized for your hair type. The easy way to formulate custom homemade shampoo that’s PH balanced to work with your hair. Learn about the different types of homemade shampoos, why they do or don't work, plus how to create your own custom essential oil blends for homemade shampoo.

How to Make Homemade Shampoo and Conditioner for Your Hair Type

Making Shampoo & Conditioner Using Hair Care Bases

Learning how to make homemade shampoo and conditioner customized for your hair type, however, doesn’t have to be a challenge. In fact, it’s simple to create custom, homemade shampoo and conditioner for your everyday hair care routine using the new shampoo and conditioner bases from Mountain Rose Herbs. Just add essential oils based on your hair type to their natural hair care bases and you’re good to go! Ready to get started?

Mountain Rose Herbs Shampoo Base

The Mountain Rose Herbs shampoo base is fragrance free. You can add up to 2 percent essential oils (as shampoo is a wash off product.) This means that you can add 0.32 ounces or 9.5 mL essential oils to the entire bottle. Adding the essential oils is easy. You don’t even have to heat the base! Just add the essential oils and stir.

I really love this particular shampoo base. The shampoo base has no parabens, alcohol, sulfates, or phthalates. It doesn’t have harsh surfactants either. Rather it’s made from a base of organic hydrosols that won’t strip hair. While, like syndet shampoo bars, its lather and sudsing power comes from gentle sugar and glucose-derived surfactants. Therefore, unlike some natural shampoos don’t lather well, this one does.

Mountain Rose Herbs Conditioner Base

After you wash your hair, condition it with the Mountain Rose Herbs conditioner base. Like the shampoo base, their conditioner base is also fragrance free and can be customized by adding your desired essential oils. It’s a lightweight hair conditioner, so it won’t weigh down hair. You can even use it as a leave-in conditioner if your hair is dry.

As with the shampoo base from Mountain Rose Herbs, you can add up to 2 percent essential oils to this base. Or rather 0.32 ounces or 9.5 mL essential oils per 16 ounces bottle.

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Best Essential Oils for Custom Homemade Shampoo and Conditioner

Now that you know how easy it is to make homemade shampoo using the shampoo and conditioner bases from Mountain Rose Herbs, you’re probably wondering what essential oils you should use for your hair type. Following are the best essential oils for customizing your homemade shampoo and conditioner.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is great for your hair and scalp. It’s antimicrobial and antibacterial, so it can kill germs on the scalp that can cause dandruff and itching. Lavender is also said to promote hair growth.

Lavender blends well with most other essential oils, so you can use it by itself or mixed with other oils.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil is a great oil to promote hair growth. It has menthol in it, so it feels tingly when you use it on your skin. This also helps boost circulation, which can then encourage hair growth.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary essential oil is one of my favorite essential oils for hair. It’s said to help hair grow faster and increase hair thickness because it promotes cellular turnover on your scalp.

Try mixing peppermint and rosemary for a wonderfully invigorating scent.

Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass essential oil is an excellent natural dandruff treatment. Most people get relief in about a week when they use it in their shampoo. For best results, make sure you massage the shampoo on your scalp.

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood essential oil can help balance the oil glands in your scalp, so it’s a good option for oily scalp or oily hair. It’s also naturally antibacterial and antifungal and said to promote hair growth and prevent loss.

Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary sage essential oil isn’t a popular essential oil for hair care, but it is similar to lavender essential oil and also contains linalyl acetate, which promotes hair growth. Clary sage can also help make hair stronger.

Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme essential oil is often found in shampoos and conditioners, but it can stimulate the scalp and prevent hair loss while encouraging new hair growth.

Thyme essential oil is a strong oil. If you do use it, mix it with other oils or use it in a 0.5 percent dilution if you’re using it by itself.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang ylang essential oil is great for dry scalps. Don’t use this one if you have an oily scalp or oily hair because it encourages sebum production. Because it helps promote oil production, it can reduce breakage and improve the texture of your hair.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea tree essential oil is commonly used in shampoos. It’s antibacterial and antimicrobial. It can help unclog hair follicles to promote hair growth. This is a great oil to use if you have dandruff or an oily scalp.

Tea tree essential oil can cause irritation. If you use it, blend it with another oil or use it at a 0.5 percent dilution.

Chamomile Essential Oil

Chamomile essential oil is a mild oil, so it’s often used to soothe irritated skin. Use chamomile for fine or normal hair. It also conditions the hair and is a good oil to use if you have an irritated scalp from psoriasis.

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil can help balance oil production, so it is a great choice for oily hair. It also helps make hair shiny.

Essential oils for hair

Homemade Shampoo Essential Oil Blends for Hair

Following are four easy essential oil blends you can use in your homemade shampoo and conditioner. You can use these essential oils alone or in a blend. If I’m making a blend, I blend the oils in an empty essential oil bottle, label it and measure from there.

Promote Hair Growth

  • 1 part cedarwood
  • 1 part rosemary
  • 1 part clary sage

Dry or Damaged Hair

  • 1 part clary sage
  • 1 part lavender
  • 1 part rosemary
  • 1 part tea tree oil

Shiny Hair Blend

  • 3 parts rosemary
  • 2 parts lavender
  • 2 parts peppermint

Oily Hair Blend

  • 3 parts peppermint
  • 2 parts lemon
  • 1 part lavender

Hair care products

More Homemade Hair Care Recipes

Of course, there’s more to hair care than just a great homemade shampoo and conditioner. Following are some of my favorite other homemade hair care recipes for making your own DIY hair masks, detangling sprays and even dry shampoo!

Homemade shampoo recipes for natural hair care with essential oils. Learn how formulate DIY homemade shampoo recipes with this easy beauty hack for custom hair care for your daily hair care routine. Learn how to make homemade shampoo and conditioner with essential oils customized for your hair type for hair growth, strength, volume or shine - whatever hair care product your hair needs the most. The easy way to formulate custom homemade shampoo that’s PH balanced to work with your hair type.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse Recipe for Shiny Hair with Yerba Mate

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Learn how to make a natural apple cider vinegar hair rinse recipe for shiny hair that looks and feels healthy. Plus a bonus herbal ingredient that help deter graying hair. A must have natural hair care recipe for your beauty routine.

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse Recipe with Yerba Mate for Healthy Looking Hair. This Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse Recipe with yerba mate helps strengthen hair & improve luster as well as restore hair’s natural color & deter gray hair. While this yerba mate apple cider vinegar hair rinse is especially beneficial for anyone using a no poo hair care approach, it’s wonderful for all hair types. Learn the benefits of apple cider vinegar and how to add this ACV rinse to your DIY hair care routine.

How to Make & Benefits of An Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

This Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse Recipe with yerba mate tea 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 apple cider vinegar hair rinse is especially beneficial for anyone using a no poo hair care approach, it’s wonderful for all hair types for shiny, healthy looking hair. Keep reading to learn how to make an apple cider vinegar hair rinse. Plus learn about the natural hair care benefits of apple cider vinegar.

Why Should I Use An Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse?

Natural Hair Care Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Raw apple cider vinegar is traditionally used in hair rinses for a variety of reasons. Not only does raw apple cider vinegar contain beneficial nutrients such as B vitamins, vitamin C and potassium that benefit hair, but the natural acidity of apple cider vinegar helps to restore hair’s natural PH balance. What this means for you is, when you use it in a hair rinse, you’ll enjoy smoother, shinier hair that’s less prone to snagging and tangling. In addition, the alpha-hydroxy acid found in apple cider vinegar also helps to exfoliate both your scalp and hair to remove dead skin cells, sweat and product buildup and residue.

Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with Apple Cider Vinegar! This Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with apple cider vinegar 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 wonderful for all hair types.

In short, the regular use of an apple cider vinegar rinse leads to shiny, healthier looking hair with increased body and shine, decreased frizz and improvement to issues such as itchy scalp or dandruff. Treated hair will also have increased clarity and your scalp will have fewer clogged hair follicles means reduced shedding and hair loss.

This Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with apple cider vinegar 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 wonderful for all hair types.

Natural Hair Care Benefits of Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate tea, like apple cider vinegar, is also packed with natural vitamins and minerals that help to strengthen hair follicles to reduce hair loss and improve volume. It’s also believed that yerba mate helps to restore hair’s natural luster and color. Therefore it makes a lovely addition to any apple cider vinegar hair rinse recipe.

Both yerba mate and apple cider vinegar shouldn’t be reserved just for your hair though. Both of these natural products have benefits for your body when consumed. Raw apple cider vinegar not only contains beneficial probiotics but it can also help you maintain a healthy weight. (I love my turmeric ginger apple cider vinegar tonic recipe for this.)

Uses for Yerba Mate tea other than just drinking it!

Yerba Mate, on the other hand, gives you that amazing caffeine kick that coffee normally would but without the jittery feeling that can come with it. It also helps to promote healthy weight loss and stimulates the immune system in addition to a variety of other health benefits. (Discover other benefits Yerba Mate has to offer here.) Plus it just tastes delicious!

You can add one Tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar to 16 oz. of Yerba Mate tea with a touch of your favorite sweetener to get the best of both Yerba Mate and apple cider vinegar in a healthful daily drink!

Got it? Great! Check out my apple cider vinegar hair rinse recipe below to get started!

This Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with apple cider vinegar 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 wonderful for all hair types.

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

16 oz. filtered water
4 teaspoons Yerba Mate
12 drops lavender essential oil
12 drops rosemary essential oil
12 drops peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

This Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with apple cider vinegar 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 wonderful for all hair types.

You’ll begin by making the yerba mate tea for this apple cider vinegar hair rinse.

Yerba Mate tea, like apple cider vinegar, is also packed with natural vitamins and minerals that help to strengthen hair follicles which reduces hair loss and improves volume. It's also believed that yerba mate helps to restore hair's natural luster and color.

To do this, bring 16 fluid ounces of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add 4 teaspoons of Yerba Mate Tea. Steep 5-10 minutes.

I used the Shade-Grown Yerba Mate from Adagio Teas. (I’ve been a customer of theirs for years and am never disappointed.)

This Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with apple cider vinegar 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 wonderful for all hair types.

Strain the tea from the water and add to a glass pitcher. Allow the tea to cool to room temperature as too much heat will kill the beneficial bacteria found in raw apple cider vinegar.

Once cool, mix in four tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar.

I used Bragg’s apple cider vinegar that I purchased from the grocery store for my apple cider vinegar hair rinse recipe. However, you can also purchase Bragg’s ACV at Amazon as well as find it at your local grocer. It’s typically in the organic section.

Add the essential oils if desired – they are optional but are wonderful for scalp health as well – and mix. Alternately you can also use your own favorite essential oil blends for hair based on your hair type.

I used essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs for their trusted quality. You can purchase all their Classic Essential Oil Kit if you’re just getting started which contains all three essential oils used in my yerba mate hair rinse recipe as well as five other common essential oils.

This Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with apple cider vinegar 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 wonderful for all hair types.

After shampooing hair using your preferred method – whether that’s shampoo, a cleansing conditioner or a shampoo bar – either pour over hair or spritz onto scalp using a spray bottle and massage into scalp, then rinse. Use up to two times a week if you have oily hair or as little as once a month for dry hair.

Natural apple cider vinegar hair rinse recipe for shiny hair. Apple Cider Vinegar is perfect for healthy looking hair. Throw in some herbal yerba mate and get a natural hair care recipe that can also deter hair graying! Learn how to make a DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse for your natural hair care routine. Plus learn about the benefits of apple cider vinegar ACV for hair care. A must try homemade hair care beauty hack for beautiful, healthy looking hair with shine.

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More Natural Hair Care Recipes

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Leave In Hair Conditioner & Shine Spray Recipes for DIY Hair Care

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Love your locks with these coffee infused leave in hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! They make a addition to your daily beauty routine for natural hair care and are perfect for dry or damaged hair.

Leave In Coffee Hair Conditioner & Shine Spray Recipes for DIY Hair Care. Love your locks with these coffee infused leave in hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated for dry or damaged hair care, both of these natural hair care recipes contain hair conditioning camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Learn how to add these coffee infused DIY hair care recipes to your natural hair care routine. Along with the natural hair care benefits of tea seed oil and babassu oil for DIY hair care.

Best Natural Hair Care Ingredients for Leave In Hair Conditioner

Formulated for dry or damaged hair, both of these natural hair care recipes for a leave in hair conditioner contain hair conditioning camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these carrier oils have similar benefits as coconut oil when used in hair care products . This makes these ingredients especially suitable for anyone who is sensitive or allergic to coconut oil. Keep reading to learn how to add these coffee infused DIY hair care recipes for leave in hair conditioner and shine spray to your natural hair care routine.

Natural Beauty Benefits of Camellia Seed Oil

Like fractionated coconut oil, camellia seed oil is liquid at room temperature and has a long shelf life – two years! One of the best kept secrets in the cosmetic and hair care industry, this carrier oil has been shown to improve the tone and texture of skin as well as reduce the appearance of aging.

It’s a highly hydrating oil, however, it’s quickly and easily absorbed by the skin – much in the same way fractionated coconut oil is – and leaves skin feeling silky smooth, not greasy. In addition, it’s been traditionally used as both a hair conditioner as well as a treatment to strengthen brittle nails for centuries.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Camellia seed oil won’t dry out skin or clog pores, yet it contains more oleic acid than olive oil. It also contains vitamins, A, B, and E, various minerals and Squalene. As it’s been shown that a deficiency of squalene can lead to dry skin and premature aging, this constituent makes camellia seed oil a valuable ingredient in anti-aging skin care recipes.

Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, this oil soothes and calms easily irritated skin and helps to smooth dry, flaky skin. Regular use of camellia oil can help to protect skin from age spots as well as soften wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes and mouth. It also offers some protection from UV rays.

Leave In Coffee Hair Conditioner & Shine Spray Recipes for DIY Hair Care. Love your locks with these coffee infused leave in hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated for dry or damaged hair care, both of these natural hair care recipes contain hair conditioning camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Learn how to add these coffee infused DIY hair care recipes to your natural hair care routine. Along with the natural hair care benefits of tea seed oil and babassu oil for DIY hair care.

Natural Beauty Benefits of Babassu Oil

Babassu oil also has similar properties to regular coconut oil. It is a semi-solid at room temperature with a melting point around body temperature – slightly higher than coconut oils 76°F. It’s increasingly being used as a substitute for coconut oil and is liked for it’s benefits for both oily and dry skin. It won’t leave skin feeling oily or greasy when used in skin and hair care products and it’s a gentle natural moisturizer that won’t strip hair’s natural oils.

In addition babassu oil contains a high amount of skin beneficial fatty acids including lauric, stearic, myristic, palmitic and oleic acid. It’s also rich in vitamin E, a natural antioxidant, and has anti-inflammatory properties. It’s great for an itchy scalp, dry skin and hair. In hair care, it conditions and helps restore hair’s elasticity and health. The shelf life for babassu oil, properly stored, is also two years.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

How to Make Coffee Infused Leave in Conditioner

Two Ways to Make Leave In Hair Conditioner

Got it? Awesome! So I know everyone has their own preferences for the hair and skin care products they make, so I created two versions of my coffee infused leave in hair conditioner & shine spray. One contains cyclomethicone – a popular synthetic silicone used in hair and skin care products to make them sprayable as well as to improve oil absorption – and one does not. Cyclomethicone is often used in skin care formulations so they feel smooth and silky whereas without this ingredient they may feel greasy.

The alternate leave in hair conditioner and shine spray recipe is slightly different. It doesn’t contain cyclomethicone, so it’s completely natural, but does contain a slightly different ratio of ingredients so it will still work in a spray bottle if desired. Alternately, you can also use the non-cyclomethicone version in a glass amber bottle with a dropper. Ready to get started? Just pick your favorite coffee infused leave in hair conditioner & shine spray recipe below.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Leave in Hair Conditioner & Shine Spray Recipe (with Cyclomethicone)

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.25 oz. babassu oil
.75 oz. camellia seed oil
.35 oz. jojoba oil
.15 oz. castor oil
.5 oz. Cyclomethicone
24 drops coffee essential oil

Instructions:

If necessary, place your container of babassu oil into a bowl of hot water to melt.

Then, using a digital scale, weigh out the oils and cyclomethicone and combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar.

Add 24 drops of coffee essential oil (or less if desired) and mix well.

Use a small funnel to pour into a 2 oz. bottle. I used a 2 oz. amber PET Boston round bottle with a smooth black fine mist sprayer. You can find the same bottles with sprayers that I used at rel=”nofollow”SKS Bottle & Packaging.

Add a label if desired – you can download and print the “coffee hair conditioner & shine spray” labels I used here – and print onto a full page label sheet. Then simply cut out the labels and apply to your container(s.)

To use lightly spray one or two pumps of your coffee infused leave in hair conditioner & shine spray onto wet hair depending on length and massage into hair, scalp, and ends. Alternately you can spray one or two pumps into your palm and apply to hair, ends first, working your up.

To add shine to a completed style, lightly mist onto dry, styled hair.

This product will hydrate dry hair, add shine and smooth frizz for healthy looking hair.

If your hair isn’t dry or damaged and you instead want to control light frizz or add shine, I recommend storing this leave in hair conditioner in a bottle with a dropper instead. Rub one to two drops onto the palms of your hands then scrunch the ends of your hair before then lightly smoothing your hands over the rest of your hair.

And, yes! Your hair will smell like coffee. If you want to smell less like coffee – which increases circulation and therefore believed to stimulate hair growth – then use less coffee essential oil. Alternately try combining 12 drops of coffee essential oil with 6-12 drops of cocoa absolute or even a cocoa vanilla absolute blend for a little bit of heaven.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Leave in Hair Conditioner & Shine Serum Recipe (without Cyclomethicone)

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.25 oz. babassu oil
1.3 oz. camellia seed oil
.35 oz. jojoba oil
.1 oz. castor oil
24 drops coffee essential oil

Instructions:

If necessary, place your container of babassu oil into a bowl of hot water to melt.

Then, using a digital scale, weigh out the oils and and combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar.

Add 24 drops of coffee essential oil (or less if desired) and mix well.

Use a small funnel to pour into a 2 oz. amber PET Boston round bottle with a smooth black fine mist sprayer.

Add a label if desired – you can download and print the “coffee hair conditioner & shine serum” labels I used here – and print onto a full page label sheet. Then simply cut out the labels and apply to your container(s.)

Follow the same usage guidelines as the above leave in hair recipe. And, also be sure to try this as a body oil as well! It’s to die for!

DIY leave in conditioner. How to make a natural leave in hair conditioner and shine spray recipe with coffee for dry hair. This leave in hair treatment works great for dry or damaged hair and is an easy natural hair care recipe. Make your own DIY hair care products for dry hair starting with this easy homemade leave in conditioner. Infused with coffee essential oil, this DIY hair conditioning treatment also contains camellia and babassu oils for extra natural hair conditioning.

If you like my coffee infused leave in hair conditioner and shine spray recipes, then be sure to pin this recipe for later. You may also like my other natural hair care recipes for making custom homemade shampoo with essential oils. Learn about the different types of homemade shampoos, why they do or don’t work, plus how to create your own custom essential oil blends for your homemade shampoo and conditioner that fit your ever changing hair care needs.

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Hair Mask Recipe for Hair Growth: Natural Hair Mask DIY for Longer, Stronger Hair with Castor Oil

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Learn how to condition, hydrate and encourage hair growth this with natural hair mask recipe for hair growth. Say goodbye to split ends and damaged hair, while also encouraging hair growth with this homemade hair mask recipe with castor oil.

Hair mask recipe for hair growth with castor oil & neem oil. Make this easy hair mask recipe for hair growth with natural ingredients that encourage hair growth like neem oil and castor oil. Use as part of your hair care routine, this natural hair mask DIY will also help repair dry hair and split ends, leaving your hair feeling soft and bouncy.

Get Longer Stronger Hair with a Hair Mask for Growth

Make this easy, all natural hair mask recipe for hair growth! This 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. You can use this hair mask recipe for hair growth daily or weekly depending on your needs.

To use for hair growth, massage this natural hair mask into your wet hair and scalp. Leave on 5-15 minutes, then shampoo and condition as usual. For hair that’s also dry and damaged, you can use this hair mask recipe for hair growth as a conditioner after shampooing. Simply wash your hair as usual – I highly recommend using a cleansing conditioner over traditional shampoo to keep from stripping essential oils from your hair and scalp – then apply the mask. Wait 5-10 minutes, then rinse as usual. It’s normal to feel like you still have product in your hair after rinsing, however, once your hair dries, it will be soft, shiny and bouncy, not heavy or greasy.

The neem oil and essential oils in this natural hair mask recipe are also helpful if you have dandruff and other itchy scalp conditions!

To learn more about using castor oil for hair growth and the science behind it, visit Hairguard.

Make this easy hair mask recipe for hair growth with natural ingredients that encourage hair growth like neem oil and castor oil. This hair mask recipe will also help repair dry hair and split ends, leaving your hair feeling soft and bouncy.

Hair Mask Recipe for Hair Growth

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1 oz. neem oil
1 oz. coconut oil
.75 oz. castor oil
1 oz. sal butter or refined shea butter
.25 oz. carrier oil
1 oz. emulsifying wax
1 mL rosemary essential oil
1.5 mL peppermint essential oil
1 mL lavender essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the emulsifying wax and sal (or shea) butter into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.)

Once melted, weigh out the coconut oil and stir into the melted butter and wax until it melts. If needed, you can reheat the mixture slightly.

Now weigh the castor oil and carrier oil and stir into the melted hair mask ingredients. I used grapeseed oil for my hair mask recipe which, like castor and neem oil, help to encourage hair growth. However other options include sesame oil, evening primrose oil, and jojoba oil. For additional moisture, softness and shine, you may want to try argan oil.

Now that these ingredients are combined, use graduated transfer pipettes to measure out the essential oils. Using a fresh pipette for each essential oil, add the essential oils to your hair mask and mix well.

Spoon or pour, depending on the solidity of your hair mask, your mask into a 200 mL glass wide mouth cosmetic jar. (The jar I used is from Infinity Jars and features deep violet glass that prevents damaging visible light rays from entering and accelerating product deterioration.)

Allow your hair mask to cool before screwing on the lid. You can then place your hair mask in the refrigerator if desired to allow it to finish solidifying. In particularly warm months this can take up to two days depending on your climate. My home has a/c and it took several hours in the fridge to reach its final consistency.

Once you hair mask has set up, it’s ready for use!

Love your locks with ten fantastic natural hair care recipes! This collection of natural hair care recipes from hair oil and hair masks to dry shampoo and shine sprays are just what your hair ordered.

I hope you love this hair mask recipe as much as I do! You can find more natural hair care recipes here. You’ll discover ten fantastic hair care recipes including other hair mask recipes, shine spray recipes, a shampoo bar and dry shampoo recipes.

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Natural Hair Care Recipes

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Love your locks with ten fantastic natural hair care recipes! This collection of natural hair care recipes from hair oil and hair masks to dry shampoo and shine sprays are just what your hair ordered.

Natural Hair Care Recipes

Love your locks with ten fantastic natural hair care recipes! This collection of natural hair care recipes from hair oil and hair masks to dry shampoo and shine sprays are just what your hair ordered.

1. Homemade Hair Oil Recipe for Dry Hair – Dry, damaged or frizzy hair? These natural hair care recipes are just what your hair ordered! Learn how to make your own super effective hair oil recipe for dry hair suitable for daily use as well as a homemade hair mask recipe for intense conditioning weekly or monthly based on your hair’s needs. Both of these natural hair care recipes are made using ingredients prized for their beneficial properties in hair care including coconut oil, hemp seed oil, and neem oil.

2. Easy Two-Ingredient Shine Spray Recipe for Hair – Has winter left your locks looking dull and lifeless? Give your hair a boost with this easy two-ingredients shine spray recipe for hair! The key ingredient in this shine spray recipe is argan oil. Argan oil is a luxurious oil obtained from the fruit kernels of the Moroccan argan tree. It’s naturally rich in tocopherols (vitamin E) and phenols, carotenes, squalene, and fatty acids. Because of this, its is commonly used in skin, nail, and hair treatments to deliver deep hydration as well as to strengthen brittle hair and nails.

3. DIY Shine Spray & Leave In Conditioner Recipe for Dry, Damaged Hair – Are your locks dry, damaged and lacking luster? Give your hair new life with this intense Argan & Agave DIY Shine Spray and Leave In Conditioner Recipe. 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 or using prior to all over summer festival hair braids to keep shorter strands in place.

4. Rose Scented DIY Sea Salt Spray for Hair – This fabulous rose scented DIY sea salt spray for hair gives your hair volume and texture any time you need it! Simply spray it on then scrunch for sexy tousled beach waves.

Don't have a lot of money to invest in soapmaking ingredients but still want your homemade soaps to feel expensive? Adding ripe fruit and/or yogurt to your homemade soap recipes will give your homemade soaps a luxurious, silky feel as well as extra skin conditioning properties! This natural yogurt and avocado homemade soap recipe does just that and is made using a small, ripe avocado and real Greek yogurt!

5. Ginger and Lime Homemade Shampoo Bar Recipe with Silk – This homemade shampoo bar recipe is formulated with ingredients hair loves like argan, babassu and jojoba oils, cocoa and shea butters and even silk! It’s then scented with a ginger and lime fragrance oil to give your sunny summer mornings a bit of extra lift. Don’t feel restricted to just using this homemade shampoo bar on your hair and scalp though. It’s also great for your face and skin with ingredients that also include rosehip oil and apricot kernel oil both praised for their moisturizing and healing properties. Plus this homemade shampoo bar recipe is palm free for the eco-conscious.

6. Natural Rosemary Mint Shampoo Recipe – Looking to kick your commercial shampoo that contains sulfates and parabens? Then you’ll love my natural rosemary mint shampoo recipe. This all natural homemade shampoo recipe is suited for dry to normal hair and is an excellent alternative if you suffer from Seborrheic Dermatitis or other stubborn skin and scalp ailments. Unlike traditional shampoos, this natural shampoo is a cream shampoo and a small amount will go a long way. Use it as often as you like and share some with your favorite pooch too!

This winter mint homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe is made with natural ingredients and delivers intense moisture to hair ravaged by winter's elements.

7. Winter Mint Homemade Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe – Winter can wreak havoc on even the healthiest of hair leaving you struggling to find new shampoos and conditioners to alleviate your dry tresses. Instead of switching up shampoo and conditioners this time around I decided instead to create a winter mint homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe to help counteract the effects of winter. 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.

Natural Hair Mask Recipe

8. Natural Hair Mask Recipe – Summer can really do a number on your hair. Whether you’re fighting off the frizz from high humidity, need to combat the damage from sun or the drying effects of 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. It works great in the winter too!

9. Best Ever Natural Homemade Dry Shampoo Recipe – I’ve tried some different versions of a homemade dry shampoo recipe, including ones that called for using spices like nutmeg or cinnamon for a darker shampoo, but the strong food fragrance put me off and I didn’t want to attract insects when spending time outdoors. Instead of food products, this homemade dry shampoo recipe is formulated with arrowroot powder, rice flour, baking soda, colloidal oatmeal, cosmetic clays, essential oils and herbs. Not only does it work beautifully, but it also adds volume and a lovely lavender fragrance.

10. Natural Homemade Neem Oil Soap Recipe – This natural neem oil cold process soap recipe is perfect for those with skin issues like eczema, psoriasis and even seborrheic dermatitis. It’s one of my favorite homemade soap recipes since it works so well as multi-task bar that can be used for both hair and skin!

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