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 Macadamia Nut Oil
26 grams Pineapple Coconut Water Fragrance Oil
5 grams Optiphen Preservative
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
6 tablespoons Calendula Flower Whole
Prior to starting this recipe, clean and sanitize your work area. Also, do the same 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 1: Prepare three teabags. You will create an herbal tea with the calendula flowers. So, fill your fillable tea bag with calendula flowers whole.
Step 2: Next, weigh your water and heat it to at least 180F. While this conditioner recipe only uses 425 grams of water, you will need to make sure you have plenty extra in your pot as some will evaporate. Hold the temperature here for 20 minutes to make sure that you destroy any bacteria. Then, you will add the calendula filled teabags to the water and allow the temperature to drop to 140F.
In a separate pan, weigh out and melt the vegetable glycerin, BTMS 25, and macadamia nut oil. Let the temperature drop to around 140F. You will want both the oils and butters to be around this temperature when moving to the next step. 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 4: You want to move quickly through the next couple of steps as temperatures are very important in order to achieve a proper emulsion. Using a deep mixing bowl, weigh out 425 grams of the water you prepared. Then, when both your oils and water are around 140F, add your melted oils to the mixing bowl. Using your stick blender, emulsify the ingredients.
Step 5: Allow your conditioner mixture to cool to about 120F. Once you’re at this temperature you will add Optiphen preservative, Vitamin E Oil, and the Pineapple Coconut Water Fragrance Oil. Once again, stick blend thoroughly.
Step 6: At this point, the conditioner will still be thin. As it cools, it will get thicker. Allow your conditioner to cool to room temperature and place into two 8 oz. bottles using your funnel.
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We hope that you enjoy our pineapple coconut hair conditioner!