This is our go-to hair oil recipe in our household. I usually have all of the ingredients on hand (give or take coconut oil here or pumpkin seed oil there) and none of them need to be heated. Infuse this cocktail for 2 weeks to 2 months (depending on how vanilla you want your vanilla scent) with real vanilla beans. Vanilla oil can be pricey, but homemade…wait for it…priceless! It will definitely make it a richer, more succulent, oil for your curls.
Let me know how this recipe works for you!
1/4 cup Safflower Oil
1/4 cup Sunflower Oil
1 Tbsp Castor Oil
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/8 tsp Aloe Vera Extract
1/8 tsp Calendula Extract
4 drops of Cedarwood, Atlas
8 drops of Vanilla Essential Oil
Pour oils into plastic container, bottle, or glass jar. You may always infuse real flowers into your hair oil. Add fresh or dried lavender, roses (pink or red), or calendula flower.
Benefits of Hair Oils
Safflower Oil (Botanical Name: Carthamus tinctorius)
Soften’s hair and skin, medium to lightweight oil that’s great to blend with sunflower oil. Wonderful alternative to nut oils for any allergy sensitive naturalistas. We have nut allergies in our home and do not use almond oil which is very popular (and awesome) and works well in this recipe.
Castor Oil (Botanical Name: Ricinus communis)
Improves hair shine and overall greatness! Seals moisture into hair strands and ends. Excellent for dry, brittle ends.
Sunflower Oil (Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus)
An all-purpose carrier oil, sunflower is a light, sweet, greaseless oil that is packed with omega 6 and omega 9 essential fatty acids. Shelf life: 12 months
Olive Oil (Botanical Name: Olea europaea, cold pressed)
Olive oil adds moisture to the scalp making hair more shiny and soft. Fun facts: olive oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties. It’s texture is heavy and oily…good to add to conditioner (1 tbsp will work in any conditioner). Shelf life: 1 to 2 years
Aloe Vera Extract (Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis)
Excellent relief for dry hair, aloe vera extract is as awesome as her soul-mates aloe vera gel, the aloe plant, and the whole aloe family. Known to prevent hair loss, add moisture, and healing to damaged scalp and hair, aloe vera extract is a very light oil that adds extra lusciousness to your curls, kinks, and coils.
Calendula Extract (Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis)
I discovered this extract in my favorite Carol’s Daughter’s Oil – Tui Oil (smells like heaven). I started working with calendula extract in my hair oils and leave-in conditioners. It eliminates frizziness, softens and adds extra fabulousness to hair, works great as a body oil, and has extreme moisturizing powers.
Cedarwood, Atlas (Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica)
Warm, rich and woodsy, this scent is excellent for any diy recipes for that special person in your life (and not just because it’s a natural aphrodisiac). Sexy Cedarwood provides relief stress, promotes hair growth, and rids the scalp from dandruff.
Vanilla Essential Oil (Botanical Name: Vanilla planifolia)
Rich, warm, sensual and sweet vanilla goodness
Make a fresh batch of Lavishly Natural’s Hair Oil Cocktail, and use it during your pamper sessions (hair wash days).