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kimberlily
March 9th, 2008, 09:11 AM
Coconut hair butter
8oz melted extra virgin coconut oil
2oz jojoba oil
10 drops vanilla essential oil (optional)
10 drops sandalwood essential oil (optional)

Combine all ingredients, and stir well. Pour into sterilized jars and let sit until it solidifies. It will have the consistency of soft butter at 70 degrees. Melt a small amount in your hands and use on wet or dry hair to keep ends soft and free of splits. A little goes a very long way! Keep in a cool place or it will melt.

Koala Kim
March 9th, 2008, 09:14 AM
I never thought to combine jojoba & coconut oil. :rolleyes:
I'll have to see if I have any jojoba (I have plenty of coconut oil). And vanilla and sandalwood...simply yummy. :)

Thanks for posting this! :flower:

Calista
March 9th, 2008, 09:17 AM
That sounds yummy! :cookie:

Patrycja
March 9th, 2008, 11:27 AM
I use those oils seperatly but never together as a leave in.I always combine them when doing a overnight deep oiling along with Lavender to soothe me.This as a leave in and I also can use it as a time saver for an overnight oiling.Very cool

IMO-I'm going to try white grapefruit EO and Sweet Orange.I know white grapefruit is phototoxic so I will have to stay away from sunlight for 24 hours after I apply it.I don't go outside with wet hair anyway :) I just love the smell of those two together so I can't pass that idea up :D

GlassEyes
March 9th, 2008, 01:09 PM
I think I'll try this, since straight coconut oil makes my hair hate itself. D:

shellblue1
March 9th, 2008, 09:56 PM
Ooo this one sounds good. Thanks!

GlassEyes
March 10th, 2008, 03:17 PM
THANKS FOR POSTING THIS.

It worked like a charm. I had none of the crunchiness coconut oil usually gives me. ^_^

2BThinAgain
March 10th, 2008, 07:04 PM
I'm going to have to try this as well :)

Apply to dry hair correct for overnight oiling ??

I've abused my hair with box coloring and bleaching the last 6 months and have lots of repair to do. I don't want to cut it as it is almost one length now even though it is a tad bit longer than jaw lenght.

Deb in UpState NY (was Montana)

kimberlily
March 10th, 2008, 07:40 PM
I never thought to combine jojoba & coconut oil. :rolleyes:
I'll have to see if I have any jojoba (I have plenty of coconut oil). And vanilla and sandalwood...simply yummy. :)

Thanks for posting this! :flower:

Kimmy, I find jojoba alone not moisturizing enough, and coconut alone too... smelly ;) DH hates the smell of coconut, but if it is diluted and has EO in it, he doesn't mind it so much. It also makes for a softer oil than straight coconut, kind of like soft butter.


THANKS FOR POSTING THIS.

It worked like a charm. I had none of the crunchiness coconut oil usually gives me. ^_^

Glad you like it!


I'm going to have to try this as well :)

Apply to dry hair correct for overnight oiling ??

I've abused my hair with box coloring and bleaching the last 6 months and have lots of repair to do. I don't want to cut it as it is almost one length now even though it is a tad bit longer than jaw lenght.

Deb in UpState NY (was Montana)

Deb, I apply it as an overnight deep oiling treatment on dry hair. I also use it to take flyaways and for detangling my daughter's fine hair (it forms dreads in mere hours!). This recipe is my holy grail hair product. I used to use box colour, and my hair was dead, but with this stuff and some TLC, my hair is wonderfully soft now, and not prone to breakage anymore.

2BThinAgain
March 10th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Thanks so much for your reply...

Off to go put some in though I dont have the vanilla essential oil, I do have the sandlewood ESO.

Deb

kimberlily
March 10th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Deb, the oils are only for fragrance - if you don't have them, don't worry about it :) It won't affect the performance of the hair butter!

2BThinAgain
March 21st, 2008, 10:36 PM
I put it on my dry hair all over from roots to ends and have a slumber satin cap on for the night. Will WC or just W in the AM and then let air dry like I have been doing here lately....Just love that air dry effect now :)

Until I return...

Deb in UpState, NY

i am mainly doing this to help soften my hair and to hopefully get the hair to lighten somewhat so that I can go natural grey/white...look at my profile and see my photo gallery..lol.
Any thoughts???

2BThinAgain
March 22nd, 2008, 07:55 AM
Well.....I had it on for 2 1/2 hours last night and felt the nape of my neck getting wet from the oils coming down. Got up and W W C and leave in C my hair going to bed with mostly wet hair which I really dont like to do (though I dont like or want to frydry my hair!!!!!) and it turned out nice this morning!!!!
It felt great when I first put it in and when I went to get it out...it felt like I had dreads in which to me is EEEWWWh!!! So I used my 50/50 and then my Direct letting it airdry all night.
Love it this morning...looks great !!!

yogachic
March 23rd, 2008, 07:36 AM
I made this recipe withour the essential oils and I use it on my damp hair all the time. It tamess frizzies and make the hair smoother and I don't notice splits as much. This is a recipe I will keep using. Thanks Kimberlily

Miss World
March 24th, 2008, 12:40 AM
thank you for the recipe ^_^

emeraldjoy
March 24th, 2008, 12:56 PM
This sounds great. I can't wait to give it a try.

Coral
March 24th, 2008, 01:23 PM
Thanks for posting that, it sounds great. I'll have to give it a try soon.

xrosiex
March 24th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Thanks for posting this again Kimberly. I've been waiting and waiting for it. A big thanks to you for all the recipes you share.:flower:

kimberlily
March 24th, 2008, 05:16 PM
I'm glad everyone likes it :) I've been using it for about 2 years now. It makes cones less necessary on my cone-loving hair since a little bit will give slip and softness. It also makes a great OCM, and a wonderful skin emollient. I sometimes use it on my feet overnight.

Leisha
March 24th, 2008, 05:18 PM
O wait, I replied in your other topic about the shea butter hair creme, but I think it was actually this one that I made! :o

Or actually sort of a mix of both your recipes, cause I put in shea, coconut, jojoba and EO :lol:

Another great recipe! Thanks for posting again!

Requiax
March 25th, 2008, 06:13 PM
I have a couple of dumb questions - is this fluid or weight oz? What do you use to measure? Could something like a perfume oil be used rather than a regular EO?

kimberlily
March 25th, 2008, 07:42 PM
I use weight ounces, personally. I actually usually just use a full jar of coconut oil and a full bottle of jojoba. Makes it easy :)

Fragrance/perfume oils would work just fine.

Requiax
April 2nd, 2008, 09:20 PM
Thanks so much for this recipe, kimberlily. My ends had been crunchy after I henna'd, but after a couple days of this and they're softer than they were before.

vids
April 23rd, 2008, 07:41 AM
Thats a nice recipe. but we do not get extra virgin coconut oil. Is there any alterative

GlassEyes
April 23rd, 2008, 07:53 AM
I just want to say again that this is my hair savior. xD

Seriously, my hair has never been as healthy or shiny as it has been using this. It's incredible.

renarok
April 23rd, 2008, 08:13 AM
Thank you for this recipe, it is so easy! I replaced a little of the jojoba with castor oil for shine....Nice!

Tabitha
April 23rd, 2008, 08:37 AM
This sounds great - I'm not keen on coconut's smell either but I like the convenience of its being non-liquid. Now my hair's getting longer, the ends are starting to crave oil on a regular basis.

I'd like to try it with calming/uplifting mandarin EO (I avoid the sun).

kimberlily
April 23rd, 2008, 02:55 PM
Thats a nice recipe. but we do not get extra virgin coconut oil. Is there any alterative

Refined coconut oil will be fine too. Extra virgin has a more coconutty scent, and is better if you can get it, but there's nothing wrong with using refined coconut oil.


I just want to say again that this is my hair savior. xD

Seriously, my hair has never been as healthy or shiny as it has been using this. It's incredible.

I'm so glad you like it :) I just converted one of my daughter's classmates moms last week. Now she's using it on all three of her daughters as well :)

OrnamentalGravy
July 27th, 2009, 04:08 PM
I can't wait to try this. It seems like exactly what my hair needs.

CaityBear
July 27th, 2009, 08:24 PM
Hmm, that sounds really good, but I don't have any jojoba. :( Crap! I'll have to try it someday. I find that coconut oil alone works wonders for me.

nowxisxforever
July 27th, 2009, 09:57 PM
I haven't used those oils together... I'll have to try it sometime, definitely. Win, Kimberlily!

ancilla
July 27th, 2009, 10:19 PM
I am going to try this too. I am still a bit confused on the measurements as I don't have a food scale, maybe I'll do a bit of experimenting to see which ratio works best.

I too have a full jar of coconut oil and a full bottle of jojoba, but it seems if I combined the two that would be more like 60/40 instead of 80/20. Also I'm worried that since my coconut oil has been mostly liquid in the recent heat, that this will make it even more liquid-ey. Perhaps I could store it in the fridge?

Elettaria
July 28th, 2009, 02:56 AM
Are you using genuine essential oil of sandalwood or a fragrance oil? I'm asking this because you can't be using essential oil of vanilla, it doesn't exist. Vanilla can be made into an absolute, but it's rare, horribly expensive, and I've only ever seen it listed by specialist suppliers and never seen it in the flesh despite over a decade of having aromatherapy treatments and being an amateur aromatherapist. To give you some idea of scale, for the highly reputable supplier Essentially Oils, lavender is £3-4 for 10ml (depending on variant, they have about ten), tea tree is £2.25, sandalwood is now £24.40 or £27.40 (yes, the price has zoomed up in recent years, I remember when it was a third of that), and vanilla absolute would be £92.45 (all prices for 10ml). That's for pure vanilla absolute: if you were to buy it diluted at 5% in jojoba, it's £5.

Not that I have anything against fragrance oils, I just think that it's important to know which you're using for certain purposes, and personally I'm someone who does need to know, for reasons of allergies.

How cool do you keep this butter? I find that the solidity of my blends varies, oddly, depending on the quality of the ingredients. When I was using standard coconut oil and cocoa butter from the above supplier, reasonably good quality but not top notch, my blends of those two stayed a lot more solid than they do now that I've dug out really good quality organic. I'm still using the better quality stuff, the smell alone is out of this world and my skin is even happier than before, but I have to keep messing around trying to find the best blend to stay properly solid at room temperature.

Is there any advantage for those of us whose hair is happy with coconut but not as keen on jojoba?

kimberlily
July 28th, 2009, 09:20 AM
ancilla, I store mine in the fridge when the weather gets too hot. There's no harm in using it in its liquid form though.

Elettaria, I'm using the Sandalwood essential. I paid an arm and a leg for it, but fortunately a little goes a really long way. The Vanilla I have is an absolute. I think I paid around $40CAD for 2ml.

During the cooler months, I keep my butter at room temperature. In the summer, I put it in the fridge, otherwise it melts.

My hair isn't keen on jojoba by itself, but mixed in this ratio with coconut, it works well.

Elettaria
July 28th, 2009, 10:39 AM
Wow, someone who really is using vanilla absolute! What would you recommend for those of us who can't afford it? An absolute diluted in jojoba oil? I suspect it will be tricky to source a good quality product, it must be one of the top ones for fakes.

I know that you can make vanilla sugar by leaving a vanilla pod in sugar. I wonder if there's any way to make an infused carrier oil with vanilla? The fact that it's an absolute, and fiendishly expensive to boot, does sadly suggest that it won't impart its fragrance easily. I could write to the guy at Essentially Oils, he might know.

kimberlily
July 28th, 2009, 01:19 PM
I don't honestly know. I bought it some time ago at a shop I used to frequent. Their oils were top quality.

I see no reason why you couldn't use a vanilla fragrance oil or a dilution of the absolute. The vanilla is only there for fragrance, not for any special properties on the hair :)

GlassEyes
July 28th, 2009, 04:26 PM
Oooh. I haven't tried this one yet.

I'll do so when I get some more coconut oil. My second tub of the unrefined stuff is practically gone. D: I don't like the refined I have as much--no coconut smell.

I'll probably try it without the oils--or use BPAL to scent it, or something.

iceyblue
August 24th, 2009, 07:25 AM
my coconut oil in the jar is in oil form,not solidified, can i still use it for this recipe? thank you (:

brigettefogle
August 24th, 2009, 07:28 AM
how often do you apply this to your hair?

how long does it take to solidify?

kimberlily
August 24th, 2009, 08:40 AM
my coconut oil in the jar is in oil form,not solidified, can i still use it for this recipe? thank you (:

Do you use fractionated coconut oil? If so, it will never solidify. If you use regular coconut oil, it is probably liquid because it is too warm.


how often do you apply this to your hair?

how long does it take to solidify?

I apply it daily to my ends, and sometimes use it for a heavy pre-wash oiling.

The time it takes to solidify varies depending on how warm your house is. This time of year, I keep it in the fridge. I think it takes around 45 minutes to solidify in the fridge.

lydiajo
August 24th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Do you use fractionated coconut oil? If so, it will never solidify. If you use regular coconut oil, it is probably liquid because it is too warm.


I use fractionated coconut oil for aromatherapy mixes. How would it be different from coconut oil on hair.

Sissy
August 24th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Hi Kimberlily,

I am going to try making your coconut hair butter. I do not have sandalwood or vanilla oils at the moment so was thinking of mixing the jojoba and coconut oil with some Now Rose Hip Seed Oil. What do you think? Rose Hip Seed Oil seems to be used on hair as noted here on Aubrey Organics page:
http://www.aubrey-organics.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=090A

I believe the Now brand Rose Hip Seed Oil is the same as it is supposed to be pure containing only Rose Hip Seed Oil (Rosa mosqueta). I believe rose hip seed oil is supposed to help dry or damaged hair and it has a mild ph from what I've heard. Any thoughts?

Fractalsofhair
August 24th, 2009, 12:57 PM
I do a similar blend without the jojoba but with either shea or sweet almond instead(Much less of the liquid oils as well.). The scents I use are vanilla(diluted in jojoba, as that's all I can find!) and lemon. The lemon makes it really shiny and great, and I just brush it onto my hair!

Fractalsofhair
August 24th, 2009, 01:00 PM
Are you using genuine essential oil of sandalwood or a fragrance oil? I'm asking this because you can't be using essential oil of vanilla, it doesn't exist. Vanilla can be made into an absolute, but it's rare, horribly expensive, and I've only ever seen it listed by specialist suppliers and never seen it in the flesh despite over a decade of having aromatherapy treatments and being an amateur aromatherapist. To give you some idea of scale, for the highly reputable supplier Essentially Oils, lavender is 3-4 for 10ml (depending on variant, they have about ten), tea tree is 2.25, sandalwood is now 24.40 or 27.40 (yes, the price has zoomed up in recent years, I remember when it was a third of that), and vanilla absolute would be 92.45 (all prices for 10ml). That's for pure vanilla absolute: if you were to buy it diluted at 5% in jojoba, it's 5.

Not that I have anything against fragrance oils, I just think that it's important to know which you're using for certain purposes, and personally I'm someone who does need to know, for reasons of allergies.

How cool do you keep this butter? I find that the solidity of my blends varies, oddly, depending on the quality of the ingredients. When I was using standard coconut oil and cocoa butter from the above supplier, reasonably good quality but not top notch, my blends of those two stayed a lot more solid than they do now that I've dug out really good quality organic. I'm still using the better quality stuff, the smell alone is out of this world and my skin is even happier than before, but I have to keep messing around trying to find the best blend to stay properly solid at room temperature.

Is there any advantage for those of us whose hair is happy with coconut but not as keen on jojoba?

It's pretty easy to get diluted vanilla absolute at any place that sells any essential oils. Or from a specialty supplier as you've said. It has a much richer smell than vanilin, and you could also be careful with the amounts of vanilla extract you use(with the alcohol) for a similar scent.

prettykitty
June 8th, 2011, 07:08 PM
I've been making something similar but with extra virgin coconut oil, EVOO, and a little lavender/roman chamomile EO.
My hair likes it much more than straight Coconut oil.
Not only does it give me lovely moisturised ends, it makes a great moisturiser for legs, feet, hands, everything! Love oil sooo much :crush:

sycamoreboutiqu
July 14th, 2011, 09:46 AM
>>.I know white grapefruit is phototoxic so I will have to stay away from sunlight for 24 hours after I apply it.I don't go outside with wet hair anyway<<

Citrus oils are "photo sensitizing" but that only applies to skin (I make bug repellent products and have to put this warning on them), it doesn't really affect hair other than the sun could cause dryness and lightening when combined with citrus oils.

RE: Vanilla - I would think that maybe mashing the beans into oil and then letting that infuse for some months (maybe kept somewhat warm) could produce a nicely scented oil.

I make both the vanilla sugar and vanilla extract with fresh vanilla beans and grain alcohol (for my own use, illegal to sell it). The beans have to be soft and fresh, the dried kind won't give you the same results.

sycamoreboutiqu
July 14th, 2011, 10:28 AM
Does anyone use the Manoi de Tahiti for this ? Either the highly scented version or the regular one (coconut infused with Tiare- tropical Gardenia petals)?

I love the scent and have been using a butter version lately as a night time oiling and adding a bit to conditioner for a leave in.