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 calendula and lemon peel. Both lemon peel and calendula flowers will help intensify your natural blonde. So, in your fillable tea bag, add your calendula and lemon peel.
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.
In a separate pan heat your vegetable glycerin, BTMS 25, coconut oil 76, and jojoba 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 are 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 Goldie Dreadlocks 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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