Other Ingredients & Equipment You'll Need:
(2) Small Pots
Large Mixing Bowl
Total Recipe Amounts:
425 grams Distilled Water
25 grams Vegetable Glycerin
25 grams BTMS 25
20 grams Safflower Oil
26 grams NG Viva La Juicee Fragrance Oil
5 grams Optiphen Presevative
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
3 grams Hibiscus Flowers Whole
3 grams Whole Rosehips
Step 1: Prepare your workspace. Clean and sanitize your work area along with any packaging materials you will be using. It is suggested that you wear gloves, an apron, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.
Step 2: Prepare your teabag. You will create an herbal tea with the hibiscus and rosehips. Rose hips and hibiscus will help intensify your natural red hair. So, in your fillable tea bag, fill it halfway with hibiscus flowers and the other half with rosehips.
Step 3: Next, heat your distilled water to at least 180F. While this recipe only uses 425 grams of water, you will want to make sure you have plenty of extra in your pot as some will evaporate. Hold it at this temperature for 20 minutes to destroy any bacteria. Add your tea bag to the water to create your tea. Remove the tea from heat and set aside. You want to allow the temperature to drop to 140F.
Step 4: In a separate pan heat your vegetable glycerin, BTMS 25, and safflower oil to around 140F. Note: Depending on your hair type, you may want to change the oils in this recipe. We used a total of 20 grams of oil. You can read about the oils for various hair types here.
Step 5: You want to move quickly through the next couple of steps as temperature is very important in order to achieve a proper emulsion. In a deep mixing bowl weight out 425 grams of your herbal tea. Then, when both your oils and herbal tea are around 140F, add your melted oils. Use your stick blender to emulsify the ingredients.
Step 6: Allow your mixture to cool to around 120F, and add Optiphen preservative, Vitamin E Oil, and your NG Viva La Juicee Fragrance Oil. Once again, stick blend thoroughly. Your conditioner will still be thin. As it cools, it will get thicker. Allow to cool to room temperature and place into two 8 oz. bottles.
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