DIY: Essential Hair Wax

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Hair wax is a great product men and women can use to help add texture and style to hair. This easy DIY Hair Wax made with essential oils is healthy for your hair and is sure to be loved by your entire family.

Check out what this  dōTERRA Employee had to say about this hair wax:

“This hair wax is fantastic. I  love how I can use whatever essential oils I would like and how it works great on my ‘style-resistant hair’. The simplicity of the ingredient list also amazes me. I have been paying a lot of money for high-end products that contain some questionable ingredients because it has been the only thing that works for my hair. Those days are over, and now I can make my own!”

-Rachelle, Legal

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What You Need:


.75 ounces beeswax

.5 ounce shea butter

.75 ounces Fractionated Coconut Oil

10 drops Peppermint essential oil

10 drops Rosemary essential oil

Tip: For harder hair wax, use 1 ounce of beeswax and .5 ounces of Fractionated Coconut Oil. For softer hair wax, use .75 ounces of shea butter and 1 ounce of Fractionated Coconut Oil.


1. Combine all ingredients, except for essential oils, into a glass container.

2. Place jar in saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water.


3. Stir ingredients until melted and thoroughly combined. Remove from heat and let rest for three minutes.

wax melt

4. Add essential oils and stir.

Tip: Use a popsicle stick for easy cleanup.


5. Pour mixture in an empty tin or glass jar with a lid.


6. Let the hair wax rest for 1-2 hours and you’re done. To use, just apply a small amount to fingers and style as desired. A little wax goes a long way.


dōTERRA essential oil can be purchased online, or from any of our Independent Product Consultants. If you would like to locate a Product Consultant in your area, click here.

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2. Place jar in saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water. – See more at: //
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  1. You could use mango butter or cocoa butter instead of shea butter. If you do that, you’ll want to decrease the amount of beeswax you use to .4 ounces.

  2. Will the finished product remain solid at room temperature (80+ degrees) things like this tend to need to be refrigerated in Hawaii.
    Thank you!

  3. Slim n sassy would be great in bead form. I hope doTERRA does slim n sassy like on-guard and diges-zen. That would be great!

  4. I’m blonde and the hair wax I was using had very fine sparkly bits in to give my hair real shine (not always possible for blondes), I added a little creamy coloured mica for the same results. :)

  5. Hi,

    everything works great but after using this mixture hair is a little bit greasy and hard to wash off. It is hard to wash hands after using as well. Is it because of wax or coconut?

    Any ideas?

  6. I would love to hear from those that have made this. I would love to replace my husband’s hair gel. Does the FCO make your hair greasy ? Has anyone tried to sub Aloe instead?

  7. If the hair is greasy you may be using too much. Because of the wax in the recipe, it can be difficult to wash off hands; however, all the ingredients in this recipe are great for the skin as well.

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