You guys know how much I love essential oils and let’s not forget April’s popular 9 beauty uses for coconut oil. This got pinned 95 times! So when I found a recipe that combines both to create a Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner, I just had to share.
If you’re not a fan of rose oil and prefer a less floral scent, try lavender or rosemary. Rosemary helps to stimulate follicles, making hair grow longer and stronger. It is also believed that rosemary oil slows down premature hair loss and graying of the hair.
This also makes a great gift too!
How to Make Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner:
- 5 Tbs Shea Butter
- 3 Tbs. Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp. Dr. Bronners’ Pure Castille Soap
- 1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 15 drops 100% Camellia Seed Oil
- 6 Drops of Rose Essential Oil (or scented to preference)
- Mason Jar or repurpose a glass jar from the kitchen to store
- Cosmetic Spatula (another option here) to apply and keep sanitary
Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner: Step 1
Combine three tablespoons of shea butter and three tablespoons of coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave until everything’s melted and mix well.
Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner: Step 2
Add your castille soap, olive oil, camellia seed oil and rose scent. The castille soap will help during the rinsing process, the camellia seed oil will soften, and the coconut oil, shea butter and olive oil will provide intense moisture to restore shine and strength to your hair. The rose scent isn’t necessary, but it’ll add a little bit of rose fragrance if you’re into it.
Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner: Step 3
Place the mixture into the fridge or freezer until it’s cool, but not solid.
Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner: Step 4
Add your remaining two tablespoons of shea butter to the mixture and whip with a hand mixer. It’ll turn into a normal, conditioner-like consistency.
Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner: Step 5
Place in a container and date it. The conditioner should last up to 30 days. Use a small spoon or cosmetic spatula like this to apply to hair.
How to Use Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner:
This conditioner works in multiple ways.
Deep Conditioner: After shampooing, apply the DIY conditioner. Let it set for three to five minutes, then rinse. Consider this a deep conditioner and only use it once or twice a week.
Conditioning Mask: This is my favorite way to use the conditioner. Simply apply to ends of dry hair and let it set for 15 to 20 minutes before shampooing.
Leave-In Conditioner: If you have very dry hair, or coarse/textured hair, this is a good option. Rub a dime-sized amount of the conditioner into your hands and apply to your ends of damp hair. Style as normal. You can also apply to the ends of day two or three hair for a little bit of a boost.
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