Recipe: Hair and Body Oil w/ Avocado and Jojoba

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Sometimes the simpler the process the better the product. Here's a simple but effective body and hair oil without propylene glycol or mineral oil.

Sometimes the simpler the process the better the product.  Here’s a simple but effective body and hair oil  without propylene glycol or mineral oil.

When I test new stuff, I only start with small testers so this recipe is for a sample 1oz to 2 oz size.  Test it out for yourself.  Add different oil and have fun!  When you’ve found a great recipe, then you can double, triple, quadruple it.

Super Light version
2 TBSP Fractionated Coconut oil (Caprylic Capric Triglyceride)
1 TBSP Avocado oil
1/2 tsp Jojoba oil
1/2 tsp Squalane
3 to 5 ml fragrance oil  (or use a few drops of an essential oil)*

Medium  version
2 TBSP Fractionated Coconut oil (Caprylic Capric Triglyceride)
1 TBSP Castor oil
1/2 tsp Olive oil
1/2 tsp Squalane
1/2 Vitamin E
3 to 5 ml fragrance oil*

*Essential oils are much more potent than regular fragrance oils. Follow any percentage guidelines concerning which type of essential oil you’re using.
The Light version absorbs very, very quickly.  Good for people to who don’t want a heavy feel at all on their hair and skin.

The Medium to Heavy version is better for those who want the feel of having something on their skin or hair.

Depending on how your hair handles oil, you can FLIP the amounts of Castor and Fractionated coconut oils to make a Heavy version of the sample size tester:

2 TBSP Castor oil
1 TBSP Fractionated Coconut oil (Caprylic Capric Triglyceride)
1/2 tsp Olive oil (or Apricot Kernel oil)
1/2 tsp Squalane
1/2 Vitamin E
3 to 5 ml fragrance oil*

 

You can use Apricot Kernel oil (medium) or Camilia oil (light; great for skin).  Or you can use Red Palm oil (heavier) or Safflower oil (light; great for hair).  Or you can use Soybean oil (medium;great for skin) or Macadamia nut oil (light)

It’s all on you! That’s what DIY means. But, again, start basic until you find a good recipe, then make a larger version.

NOTE: Next time, I’ll add Tamanu oil to one of my concoctions and see how that works.  Tamanu has a super, almost sickly sweet smell, so you have to be careful of the amt you use on that one.

You will be surprised what kinds of effective DIY products you can make just by keeping it simple.