& Equipment You'll Need:
(2) Small Pots
Large Mixing Bowl
20 grams Patchouli Infused Oil
425 grams Distilled Water
25 grams Vegetable Glycerin
25 grams BTMS 25
5 grams Patchouli
10 grams Lavandin Grosso Pure Essential Oil
5 grams Optiphen
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
4 weeks prior to
making this recipe, you will want to make your Patchouli Infused Oil. You will make this oil using the double
boiler infusion method. In order to have
the strongest infusion of the patchouli into the sweet almond oil, the herbal infusion must
steep for 4 weeks before the herb is strained out. To view the complete steps for making the
patchouli oil infusion, please click
on this link.
Once you have your patchouli oil infusion, it is time to start the hair
Step 1: Clean
and sanitize your work area. You will also want to make sure your
packaging materials are clean and ready to go as is your other equipment that
you will be using. It
is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while
preparing this recipe.
Step 2: The Water Phase- In your pot weigh out your distilled water. Next, move the pot to the stove top and heat the water up to at least 180F. You will want to hold the water at this
temperature for 20
minutes to destroy any bacteria. Once 20 minutes have elapsed, remove you pan from the
heat source and set aside.
Step 3: The Oil Phase- For this phase of the recipe, we are going to
use the double boiler process. In your large pot place 3-4 inches
of tap water. Place the water filled pot on the stove top
and set the burner on a low heat setting. Then, in
your second small
pot, weigh out the following ingredients:
the vegetable glycerin, BTMS, vitamin E Oil, and patchouli oil
infusion. Once all of the ingredients
are placed into the small pot, place the smaller pot into the larger one. You are going to heat these ingredients to around 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 4: The Mixing Phase- You will want to move quickly for this
step. Once your oil phase reaches 140
degrees Fahrenheit, check the temperature of the water. Once they are both around 140 degrees, it is
time to mix. Grab your large mixing bowl and combine your ingredients and the
water. Stick blend well to ensure that
the mixture is well blended. Also, use a
spatula to clean the sides of the bowl.
Then, continue to stick blend.
You will notice that the mixture will begin to turn white in color. This is an indicator that the emulsion
process is beginning to occur.
Step 5: The Cool Down Phase- Once blended,
allow your mixture to cool to around 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Once you have that temperature, weigh out and
add your Optiphen preservative. Then, weigh out and add the patchouli and Lavandin Grosso essential oils. Mix thoroughly. Allow you mixture to cool to
room temperature and bottle.
Your Patchouli Infused Hair Conditioner is now ready to use. Enjoy!
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