Leave in Conditioner Spray DIY

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With coconut milk and essential oils, this leave in conditioner spray DIY is just the thing for lightweight moisturizing. It also smooths and eliminates frizz! 

Leave in conditioner spray DIY coconut milk

Leave in conditioner spray DIY 

Dry hair is not fun. And, anyone with a young daughter knows: tangled hair is bad news. Thankfully, there’s a quick, easy, and completely natural solution for both.

Like I mentioned in my all natural hair care routine, which you can read about here, I love tallow balm for some occasional, deep nourishing for the ends of my hair. For daily use though, something lighter is nice.

This leave in conditioner spray DIY uses coconut milk. I find it has just the right amount of moisture, without being too heavy, like coconut oil can be.

I also like to use bergamot essential oil. Bergamot has a lot of benefits for hair. It helps to control frizz, and it smells beautiful and fresh.

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Skip the toxins

Of course, there are so many options for hair conditioning and detangling at the drug store. But these often contain lots of questionable ingredients. I don’t feel comfortable using them on myself or my family, so I opt to make the products we use.

How to use it

This leave in conditioner spray DIY recipe can be used on wet or dry hair. I normally like to use it on my hair when it is wet, and let it air dry. If I have trouble with frizz, I will use a little on dry hair to calm and smooth it.

Leave in conditioner spray DIY recipe

Personalize it

There are other essential oils that are great for hair, too. Peppermint and rosemary are other great options. Feel free to experiment and find out what you and your hair like best!

Which coconut milk?

I find that that a canned coconut milk works best. One without thickeners or other additives is a good idea, like this one. Trader Joe’s also has a really nice organic canned coconut milk for a great price.

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Preserve it

Like any product made with water, this leave in conditioner spray DIY recipe will need a preservative to stay fresh at room temperature. This is the one I like to use in my products. I like it because it is very natural, while still being effective.

Of course, if you don’t want to buy or use a preservative, you can just keep your leave in conditioner spray in the refrigerator. You will need to let it warm up a bit before it will spray. The coconut milk will tend to solidify a little when it gets cold. When I’ve used this without a preservative, I just leave the bottle on the bathroom counter while I take a shower. Then, by the time I get out of the shower, it has warmed up enough to spray easily.

Leave in conditioner spray DIY

Leave in conditioner spray DIY directions

Ingredients:

  • 2 TBSP coconut milk
  • 3 fl. oz. filtered water
  • 24 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 12 drops preservative (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Put coconut milk, essential oil, and preservative (if using) into a 4 fl. oz. spray bottle.
  2. Fill bottle to the top with filtered water.
  3. Shake well before each use.

Leave in conditioner spray DIY video

More DIY hair care recipes

My all natural hair care routine

Tallow shampoo bar recipe

How to detox your hair

How to make tallow balm

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Yield: 4 fl. oz.

Leave In Conditioner Spray

Leave in conditioner spray DIY coconut milk

With coconut milk and essential oils, this leave in conditioner spray DIY is just the thing for lightweight moisturizing. It also smooths and eliminates frizz! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
  • 24 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 12 drops natural preservative, optional
  • 3 fl. oz. filtered water

Instructions

  1. Put coconut milk, essential oil, and preservative (if using) into a 4 fl. oz. spray bottle.
  2. Fill bottle to the top with filtered water.
  3. Shake well before each use.

14 thoughts on “Leave in Conditioner Spray DIY”

  1. Hi Marisa!
    I have made this leave in conditioner twice and really enjoy it! However halfway thru my second bottle and the sprayer is starting to clog up and not work right. I have washed it off and sprayed straight warm water out of it to unclog it and then it works just fine. But as soon as I use it again with the conditioner it clogs right back up. I don’t know if you’ve experienced this at all when using yours?
    It’s only a little over a month old and I also put the preservative in it so I don’t know what could be causing it to clog all of a sudden. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!

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    • I actually pour the coconut milk into ice cube trays and freeze it. Then I can pull out the perfect amount whenever I want to make more leave in conditioner 🙂

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    • I recommend using coconut milk without any thickeners like guar gum. You can leave the preservative out, but you’d need to store it in the fridge. Hope that helps!

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  2. Hello great video! How long does something like this stay fresh? I know that there is a preservative in it but it’s coconut milk at room temp. Everyone always says to store diy products in the fridge I’m excited to actually try one that isn’t freezing cold on my kids scalp.

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  3. Hi there! I am curious to know what preservative you are using. The link in the post brings up a powdered probiotic supplement but the directions say 12 drops. I’m hoping you can clear this up for me!
    Thank you!

    Reply

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