DIY Hair styling cream with Young Living essential oils
November 15, 2017
After coming to the shocking realization that my hair cream was rated a 9 out of 10 for toxic chemicals, I had to quickly come up with an easy recipe to help tame my curls! As a busy mom, I find these days I have less and less time to make DIY recipes, but this was something I had to carve a few minutes out to do. And it turned out to be really easy... So I will make this recipe over and over again as needed. I will probably double the recipe next time as well to save me having to do it too often.
I have used my homemade hair cream for the following hair issues*:
to add shine to dull hair
tame fly-aways, especially in dry winter weather
smooth out curls, eliminating frizz
smooth straight styles
to replace moisture lost from heat styling
The ingredients I chose for this styling product all have nourishing and/or moisturizing properties that your hair will love to drink up. I selected a couple of my favorite Young Living essential oils that are good for hair and scalp, but you can choose any you like. (p.s. I loooooove the scent of this hair styling cream so much that I sometimes open the jar for a whiff even when I’m not using it on my hair -- teehee!)
DIY Hair style cream recipe
1/2 cup organic (unrefined) shea butter
2 tbsp organic coconut oil
6 drops Young Living Rosemary essential oil
6 drops Young Living Lavender essential oil
Use a double boiler to melt the shea butter and coconut oil. Put into the fridge to cool slightly. Once the liquid is no longer hot, add the essential oils and mix in. Put back in the fridge to cool down until almost completely solid. Whisk or blend until it is a creamy texture. Put into a glass jar to store and use as needed.
A little bit of this cream goes a long way, so start with a very small amount when first using it. Dip clean fingers into cream, rub a small amount into your hands, and apply to hair that is only slightly damp or completely dry. (I have not had good results when using it on wet or very damp hair.)
Note: If the cream causes your hair to look greasy, you’re using too much.
Also, please note that this recipe is only recommended for Young Living essential oils. The whole point of making DIY products is to ensure you know exactly what is going into them! Only Young Living essential oils have the Seed to Seal guarantee (they are the only essential oil company that owns farms around the world). If you are using other essential oils, you may be risking using chemicals as many companies use chemicals in the distilling process and also to help stretch out the essential oil to make them less expensive.
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