Coconut Thick n Creamy B5 Leave-in #5 with Nettle and Horsetail infused Coconut oil

Makes approx 230g (fits 8oz jar)
measurements are in weight, use a kitchen scale

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PHASE A
168g      Purified (or distilled) water
2g        Neodefend
1/4tsp    Citric Acid
2g        Panthenol

PHASE B
9g        BTMS
7g        Olivem 1000 emulsifier
15g    Organic Coconut oil infused with Nettle and Horsetail herb
10g    Shea butter  (use shea butter if you don’t have)
10g    Cocoa Butter

 

COOL DOWN
2g        Tamanu oil
4g        NatureSilk + 3ml fragrance oil

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INSTRUCTIONS

Preparation Required

# You need to make the Nettle and Horsetail infused Coconut oil at least 2-4 hours ahead of time to be used in this recipe.  I normally make more than what I need and I make it the day before or a few days before.
# Add 2TBSP Horsetail  and 2TBSP Nettle herb into a mason jar depending on how much you want to make and how strong you want the infusion
# Make sure there is no water in the container whatsoever
# Melt your coconut oil 1st.
# Pour enough oil in it to cover the herb completely.
#  Place the mason jar in a pot (using something to elevate the jar is recommended)
# Simmer on LOW for 2-4 hours. You can go longer if you feel like it.
# LET COOL. Then strain well using strainer or muslin cloth, cheese cloth, etc.

Continue below to make your emulsion…

If you’re using 1 mason jar:
# Add all of your ingredients in a mason jar
# Place that jar into a pot
# Place enough water in the pot to cover the height of your ingredients in the jar AND to last at least 20 minutes

If you’re using 1 glass or stainless steel bowl:
# Place the bowl over a small pot of water
# Heat the pot of water for 20 minutes

Continue below…

# Pour PHASE A (waters) into PHASE B and use stick blender to blend for about 1 minute
# You should see the mix turn opaque
# To accelerate cooling, sit it in front of the freezer for 10 minutes. BE CAREFUL of temperature changes while using glass!
# Add COOL DOWN ingredients and mix again
# Once cool enough, pour it into your final container

MY NOTES

# I loved the earlier version very much, but wanted to make an even thicker, more buttery mix.
# Pics I took were a little too dark
# The Shea and Cocoa butters will help to thicken it a little, but its more substantial than using regular liquid oils
# Even with the extra butters it didn’t really sit on top of my hair. It absorbed quickly and the BTMS-25 gave it a conditioning feel
# It looks and feels like a product I would buy in the store.

 

WHY VIRGIN COCONUT OIL

I love love love Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut oil (Gold label) in anything.  Its organic, virgin coconut oil which penetrates and makes even dry hair soft and supple.

Coconut oil is full of lauric, myristic, and palmitic acids, with high amount of antioxidants.  Because of this, it has a longer shelf life.  The emollient properties of coconut oil are great for the hair.