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DIY Clove Oil Hair Conditioner Recipe

DIY clove oil hair conditioner is my new go-to for manageable, conditioned feel good hair. If you have been wondering how to make a hair conditioner then you are in luck. I have the perfect haircare recipe for you. This is a moisturizing hair conditioner that you can whip up at home in no time. If this is your first time trying to make a hair conditioner I think you will be pleasantly surprised at just how easy it is. With just a few ingredients you will be living in the luxury of your own DIY clove oil hair conditioner.

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This post is about DIY clove oil hair conditioner infused with rosemary oil.

This clove oil hair conditioner is rosemary-infused and is the perfect addition to your wash-day hair routine especially if you’re looking for an easy way to make your own hair conditioner. I’m super excited to share this hair conditioner with you because cloves are an extremely beneficial herb for the hair.

As an added bonus for the hair strands this recipe includes rosemary essential oil in addition to the clove oil. It includes rosemary oil which is a powerhouse for the hair and scalp. Your hair and scalp will be singing your praises from using these two ingredients alone.

Clove Oil Hair Conditioner Recipe

If you are like me, conditioning your hair can be a really relaxing experience because after applying it can become a whole day of pampering yourself. You can even add in a nice at-home facial or doing some light house cleaning (if that’s relaxing for you) or you can kick back and watch a nice feel-good movie. Basically, you can condition and chill. Don’t you just love the sound of that?

This clove oil hair conditioner is medium in consistency when it comes to the thickness of the product. It can be used in any way you choose. You can leave it on for 5 minutes and rinse, apply it, and sit under the hair dryer like this one for 15 to 20 minutes. You can even apply it and just let it soak in for a couple of hours. It’s completely up to you.

WHAT ARE CLOVES

Cloves are a spice that comes from the flower buds of the clove tree, which are native to Indonesia. Dried cloves have many uses, the main one you are probably most familiar with is cooking including adding it as a spice to food and my favorite, teas.

How to make clove oil from ground cloves

Lucky for us, cloves can also be used in skin and hair care. Cloves have antimicrobial properties as well as anti-inflammatory properties and are rich in antioxidants.

BENEFITS OF USING INFUSED CLOVE OIL

  • Infused clove oil can moisturize the hair
  • It contains antioxidants that can help to prevent hair loss
  • Clove oil can help to soothe an itchy scalp
  • Clove oil can be used as a massage oil and which will help to enhance blood circulation in the scalp
  • Clove oil has been known to help reduce dandruff
  • A scalp massage with clove oil can increase blood circulation and possibly increase hair growth

WHAT IS SHEA BUTTER

Shea Butter is a fatty butter that comes from the Shea Tree. The Shea Trees are indigenous to West Africa and produce a nut which the shea butter is then extracted from. RAW pure unrefined shea butter tends to be the best or so I think. It contains all of its natural original nutrients.

Raw shea butter has a yellowish color and tends to have a light nutty scent. Refined shea butter has been lightly processed to remove the color and scent. Both versions are very lovely in my opinion.

WHAT IS BTMS 50

BTMS 50, also known as Behentrimonium Methosulfate, is an emulsifier and conditioner that is vegetable-derived. It’s used in many skincare and haircare products. It’s excellent at making the skin feel soft and supple.

WHAT IS CETEARYL ALCOHOL

Cetearyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol used in many different skin and hair care products. It is naturally derived and comes from coconut oil or palm oil. It is used as a thickener, emulsifier, and emollient. This is a combination ingredient that is made up of both cetyl and stearyl alcohols. Don’t be put off, the name makes it sound like a drying agent but it is not. It’s actually very moisturizing.

WHAT IS GLYCERIN

Glycerine is a clear, odorless compound this is derived from vegetables. It can also come from animal fat but I prefer to use vegetable-based glycerine. It’s also known as glycerol or glycerine.

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

Essential Tools You’ll Need

INGREDIENTS

Handy tip: Prepare Ahead!

This is just a handy tip. Sitting infused oil in a sunny window seal is supposed to offer more benefits than using a crock pot. I have tried both ways and found them both to work well for me. I recommend doing what works best for you as the sunny window seal infusion can be time consuming, if you need hair conditioner ASAP. However, if you have time. I do recommend trying the sunny window seal method.

Just a few ingredients

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list below

HOW TO MAKE CLOVE OIL HAIR CONDITIONER

Creating an Oil Infusion

1: Measure out six tablespoons of cloves.

2: Using a mortar and pestle crush up the cloves to make a powder (you can certainly use the whole clothes pieces if you’d like).

3: Transfer the clove powder and pieces into an 8oz jar and fill the jar 1/2 full of crushed cloves.

4: Fill up the 8oz jar with olive oil so that the olive oil completely covers the cloves 

5: Sit the oil and the herbs in a nice warm sunny place for two to four weeks or for quicker results you can use a crock pot and gently heat the oil for two to five hours.

6: After the oils and cloves infusion process is complete, using a cheese cloth strain the infused oil to separate the actual clove powder and pieces from the oil.   

DIY Clove Oil Hair Conditioner Infused

MAKING THE CONDITIONER

7: Measure 112.5 grams of distilled water in a heat-safe container.

8: In a separate container measure 6 grams of glycerine and 0.75 grams of guar gum and stir. 

9: Pour the glycerine and guar gum into the distilled water and stir.

10: In a heat-safe container measure 9.75 grams of shea butter, 6 grams of BTMS 50, and 3 grams of Cetearyl alcohol, add the infused oil to this container as well.

MELTING THE INGREDIENTS

11: Prepare a water bath and place both containers (the distilled water mix and the shea butter and emollient mix) into the water bath over low heat.

12: Once the butter, oil, and emollient mix is melted and the water is about the same temp remove from the heat source.

MIXING THE INGREDIENTS

13: Pour the oils into the water and use a handheld whisk to mix the ingredients until the mixture becomes thicker (meaning it’s not watery any longer).

14: Add in 0.75 grams of vitamin E

15: Add 1.5 grams of rosemary essential oil and blend.

16: Add 1.5 grams of Optiphen plus preservative to the mixture and blend.

17: Pour conditioner into a 4oz jar and use conditioner when ready.

HOW TO USE THIS CLOVE OIL HAIR CONDITIONER

This clove oil hair conditioner is medium in consistency when it comes to the thickness of the product. It can be used in any way you choose. You can leave it on for 5 minutes and rinse, apply it, and sit under the hair dryer like this one for 15 to 20 minutes. You can even apply it and just let it soak in for a couple of hours. It’s completely up to you.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Olive oil: Argan oil, sweet almond oil, and even grape seed oil work as great substitutes for olive oil.

Cheesecloth: You can use a brand new stocking to strain the infused oil instead of a cheesecloth.

clove and rosemary hair conditioner

DIY CLOVE OIL HAIR CONDITIONER

This is an easy at-home DIY clove oil hair conditioner. It is moisturizing but light meaning it won't leave the hair feeling weighed down. It has the added benefit of rosemary essential oil which is amazing for the scalp. It's definitely a must DIY hair conditioner to recipe to try.

Equipment

  • Hand Held Blender
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Double Boiler
  • Measuring Cups
  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Crock Pot
  • Cheesecloth

Ingredients
  

  • 112.5 g Distilled Water
  • 6 g Glycerin
  • 0.75 g Guar Gum
  • 9.75 g Shea Butter
  • 6 g BTMS 50
  • 3 g Cetearyl Alcohol
  • 0.75 g Vitamin E
  • 1.5 g Essential Oil
  • 1.5 g Optiphen Preservative

Instructions
 

  • Measure out six tablespoons of cloves.
  • Using a mortar and pestle crush up the cloves to make a powder (you can certainly use the whole clothes pieces if you’d like).
  • Transfer the clove powder and pieces into an 8 zo jar and fill the jar 1/2 full of crushed cloves.
  • Fill up the 8 oz jar with olive oil so that the olive oil completely covers the cloves 
  • Sit the oil and the herbs in a nice warm sunny place for two to four weeks or for quicker results you can use a crock pot and gently heat the oil for two to five hours.
  • After the oils and cloves infusion process is complete, using a cheese cloth strain the infused oil to separate the actual clove powder and pieces from the oil.
  • Measure 112.5 grams of distilled water in a heat-safe container.
  • In a separate container measure 6 grams of glycerine and 0.75 grams of guar gum and stir.
  • Pour the glycerine and guar gum into the distilled water and stir.
  • In a heat-safe container measure 9.75 grams of shea butter, 6 grams of BTMS 50, and 3 grams of Cetearyl alcohol, add the infused oil to this container as well.
  • Prepare a water bath and place both containers (the distilled water mix and the shea butter and emollient mix) into the water bath over low heat.
  • Once the butter, oil, and emollient mix is melted and the water is about the same temp remove from the heat source.
  • Pour the oils into the water and use a handheld whisk to mix the ingredients until the mixture becomes thicker (meaning it’s not watery any longer).
  • Add in 0.75 g of vitamin E.
  • Add 1.5 grams of rosemary essential oil and blend.
  • Add 1.5 grams of Optiphen plus preservative to the mixture and blend.
  • Pour conditioner into a 4 oz jar and use conditioner when ready.

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Conditioning the hair is a part of almost everyone’s daily, weekly, or bi-weekly routine, this probably depends on your hair type though. This DIY clove oil hair conditioner is a really easy way to make your own hair conditioner no matter how much you use it. Ultimately knowing how to actually make it will ensure that you never run out of conditioner when you need it most.

This post is about DIY clove oil hair conditioner infused with rosemary oil.

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