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Hmmm. I suppose I should try and "regulate" my blog entries to every other day or so, rather than multiple postings in one day.... it just so happened I had some spare time today -- and so, I created!! :)
My hair needs help! Always!
I cannot stand the cheaply made hair conditioners available at the drugstore and I honestly cannot afford to purchase extravagant, luxurious, organic conditioners from beauty salons. Soooo, I made my own!
AND, I decided to make my very first "photo diary" of the creative process from beginning to end. I rather enjoyed it! Perhaps next time I will try a "video diary".
I began with my choice of oil and premium hair conditioner flakes that I found online some time ago (they are since sold out, so I need to use what I have carefully!)
Being that this is only my second batch of conditioner, I decided to keep it simple and use Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil.
After melting the oil and conditioning flakes, I added very warm Goat's Milk (no product of mine is complete without real Goat's Milk!) I also decided to add some Antioxidant-Rich Green Tea.
Blending - it didn't take long for the batch to thicken slightly.
I just LOVE organic Aloe Vera Gel and use this wonderful stuff in every single one of my creations - from soap to lotions/creams and now hair conditioner!
So, at this point, I added Aloe Vera and whipped that into the mixture.
After everything was fully blended, I added a touch of coconut-derived preservative (Optiphen Plus) and my favorite blend of pure Essential Oils (heavy on the Sweet Almond so it smells like ripe cherries).
Lastly, the tricky part -- getting the conditioner into containers. I decided against recording that part of the process - it got a little messy ;)
But here is the finished product! Tomorrow morning's shower is gonna be fun testing this out!
LOVE thrift store shopping! Went to the local shop (Worn-A-Bit) here in Rugby, North Dakota and found a sweet set of eight ceramic mugs -- perfect for my latest batch of Shaving Soap cooking up in the crockpot at this very moment! This batch I made with Goat's Milk, Olive, Castor, Coconut, and Neem oils ~ it will be scented with my special 1907 blend of pure Essential Oils (earthy and spicy combo).