If you received a random post in the middle of the week just delete it! Through maintenance of the website this week, that one got out prematurely. It will be coming soon but it will be all polished up. For today I have a DIY recipe for you. I have been working on this recipe for a long time! These bars are for those with long hair that wash with Shampoo Bars. Your hair takes a while to “detox” when switching over to shampoo bars. My girl’s hair took about two months to detox, and you just have to deal with the more difficult brushing out for a bit. After two months my girl’s hair was as soft as silk and brushed out like butter, and has ever since. That is huge for us because they both have ringlets and curls. I have also been using shampoo bars and conditioner bars for the last year.
This bar helps with the brushing out during this detoxing phase. I use this bar along with the Rosemary Shampoo Bars. You can also use this bar as a body conditioner in the shower as well. I scent it with lime essential oil. You can use whatever oils you want, here is a good list go to by:
- Itchy Scalp: Wintergreen, Peppermint, Lavender and a bit of Spearmint. This blend leaves a “cooling” on your body and scalp and a sweet-mint scent.
- All Hair Types: Lime and Lemon oils.
- Oily/Greasy Hair: Basil, Thyme, Lemon and Rosemary oils.
- Healing: Rosemary and Peppermint oils.
- Hair Growth: Yang Ylang, Cedarwood, and Lavender oils.
- Dandruff: Lavender, Rosemary and Cedarwood oils.
- Uplifting Aromatherapy: Wild Orange, Tangerine, Citrus Bliss oils.
This bar is much easier to make than the shampoo bars. All you do is melt the ingredients in a double broiler, then pour into your mold and let them cool! As a side note: since these are not soaps, if they are left in the heat of a car they will melt. Store them in a separate container. If it does melt you can pour it in any mold, then cool it and you will have your bar back.
There are lots of benefits to using a conditioner bar
- Cheaper and save money
- No plastic
- Easy Travel
- No spilling
- Lasts longer
- Less waste
So let us get to the recipe! There are two options listed. One for a single bar and one for larger batches. Have fun!
Basic Conditioner Bar Recipe for one 2oz bar
- .5 oz of Behentrimonium chloride
- .4 oz of cetyl alcohol
- .5 oz of butter of choice. I use cocoa butter or capuchu butter
- .4 oz of nourishing oil. Argan oil or jojoba oil are great choices. Use coconut or olive oil for cheaper option.
- A pinch of pellet Beeswax
- A pinch of Panthenol (this is vitamin B5 and is optional)
- 10 drops of Essential oil of choice
Measure out all ingredients on a kitchen scale and add into double broiler, except the essential oils and panthenol. When melted remove from heat and add essential oils and panthenol, then pour into molds. Let cool then pop out of mold.
For larger batches: I buy the Behentrimonium and cetearyl alcohol together. This way you would use .9 oz for one bar. If you want to make these bars in larger batches, this is the recipe for you:
Conditioner bar recipe for 8 bars, 2 oz each
- 7.2 oz Behentrimonium and cetearyl alcohol
- 4 oz Butter of choice
- 3.2 oz Oil of choice
- .3 oz Beeswax
- .3 oz Panthenol
- 40 drops essential oil of choice
Measure out all ingredients on a kitchen scale and add into a double broiler, except for the essential oils and panthenol. When melted remove from heat and add essential oils and panthenol, then pour into molds. Let cool then pop out and cut in half- depending on what mold you are using. For the mold linked on this post you do need to cut them in half.
This recipe is a total of 15 oz and makes each bar almost 2 oz each. Where would you find all of this stuff? For your convenience look below: