I searched pinterest for homemade conditioner recipes, found a few blogs and this one I wanted to try.
So I went to the Bulk Barn (used a $3 off a $10 purchase printable coupon).
Xanthan Gum (225 grams) $13.69
Pure Guar Gum (250 grams) $5.39
Organic Coconut oil (414 mls) $9.29 (opted to try this instead of olive which I have in the house)
I didn't buy any essential oils as scents give me headaches. I have tea tree oil in the house and put a drop of that in to hopefully prevent spoilage of the conditioner.
1/4 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
1/4 teaspoon Guar Gum
1 teaspoon Coconut oil
1 (or 2) drops of tea tree oil
2/3 cup of water (I used hot filtered water out of the Keurig, since coconut oil is solid at room temperature).
I attempted mixing it in a bowl with a whisk (even though the instructions do say use a blender), but it was lumpy so I pulled out my blender and it turned in to a thick creamy conditioner.
|3 Main Ingredients (water is the 4th)|
|Xanthan and Guar Gums|
|Gums in the hot water|
|Attempt to whisk was a fail.|
|Pouring the blended product into a cleaned out conditioner bottle.|
The cost for this small batch is about $0.21 not counting water cost because we have a well therefore our water is free and also not counting the tea tree oil as I also already had it in the house and don't recall the cost. This cost also does not take the $3 coupon into consideration.
I will update the blog later with how long it lasts and how we like it at a later date.