Essentially Lush Locks: DIY All-Natural Deep Hair Conditioner

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Dry, damaged hair? Millions of women can relate. Buying deep hair conditioning products or getting a conditioning treatment at a spa can be expensive, and most treatments contain unnecessary chemicals that are not good for you or the environment.

So what are you supposed to do about it? Make your own, of course! This homemade deep hair conditioner is easy to make and will leave your hair soft, smooth, and chemical free. So grab your girlfriends for a fun spa night in!

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Materials You Need: 

3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 drops  dōTERRA essential oils
Stand or hand mixer

A few great essential oils for your hair include: Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Geranium, and Clary Sage. You can use one or all five of the essential oils in your deep conditioner. 


1- Put 3 tablespoons coconut oil, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and essential oils into mixing bowl.




2- Mix on medium/high speed for 5 minutes or until the ingredients are whipped to a thick and creamy consistency.




3- Once whipped, apply to clean dry hair. Comb through with a wide tooth comb to evenly distribute. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse, shampoo and style as desired. hair

4- Repeat once a week or as often as you desire. Enjoy your soft, healthy, and chemical-free hair!

dōTERRA essential oils can be purchased online, or from any of our Wellness Advocates. If you would like to locate a Wellness Advocate in your area, click here.

*These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. dōTERRA products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any dōTERRA product.

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  1. So how much does this make? Enough for one treatment or more than that? My hair is shorter, so doesn’t need as much. I don’t EVER use conditioner because it makes my hair oily. Will this happen with this recipe? I am excited to try it!

  2. Thank you for this recipe. I’ve been looking for a simple chemical-free conditioner for ages & this looks great. I’ll have to see if the excess oils melt away without shampoo though, as I stopped using shampoo 3 years ago (warm water does a really good job – my hairdresser can’t believe how clean my hair looks).

  3. Hi Debbie,

    This recipe makes enough for 1 application for medium to long hair. For shorter hair you could cut the recipe in half or store the leftover conditioner in your refrigerator and just let it soften before you apply it to your hair.

  4. Hi Jess,

    Yes, you could make a large batch. I would just recommend you put it in a glass storage container and store in in your refrigerator. When you want to use it, let it come to room temperature and use as directed.

  5. Wow, that looks amazing! I’m currently using a pro naturals moroccan argan oil hair mask as a deep conditioner, it works amazing, but I definitely want to try this out!

  6. Hi Kelly,

    It would need to be refrigerated in case the temperature in your home was too warm which would cause the conditioner to turn into a liquid. You can leave in at room temperature and then put it in the refrigerator if it needs to harden/stiffen up before you use it. Hope that helps.

  7. Thank you so much for this info. I am a pancreatic cancer survivor and am always looking for the natural way. Do a lot of volunteer work with ca patients so will pass this info on. Thank you so much. Love and Light.

  8. nice, thank you so much for the tips, I’ll try that, I also use pro naturals moroccan argan oil which is pretty good for hair, leaves mine soft and healthy. 😀

  9. Awesome! I loved making it and having it in my hair, but the results are even better. My hair is less oily after doing it- crazy. :)

  10. I love this! but was wondering can you use doTERRA’s Fractionated Coconut Oil? instead of the kind displayed?

  11. I used this formula with great success. My blond hair is baby fine and long past the center of my back. It hasn’t been this soft for a long time and I was using some expensive products. If feels soft and healthy. It’s a little greasy after the first shampoo, but I didn’t use much shampoo. I’m so thrilled with how it looks and feels, I’m sure a little more shampoo will product the exquisitly beautiful and soft results I’m looking forward to. I’ll report back soon.

  12. How ironic—I just read about using coconut oil for this purpose on another site yesterday. They used liquid coconut oil so I am guessing the fractionated coconut oil would work. They also mentioned having to wash their hair twice to get all the oil out.

  13. Tried this with my FCO! It was amazing, a little runny but my hair felt amazing afterwards. I have unruly curly hair, but I wear it straight most days, and it has never been this soft, “tamable” and frizz-free.

  14. I wonder if you could make a bigger batch and thin it with some apple cider vinegar? Apple cider vinegar is a great rinse after shampooing, so I would think combining the two would be a great combo!!

    If you warm up the coconut oil in warm water, you could avoid using a mixer (one less item to clean). Just put the liquid coconut oil, olive oil, essential oils (and apple cider vinegar) in a jar and shake.

  15. I used this over the weekend and thought my hair was going to be oily after I washed it, but after shampooing and drying, my hair was so soft! I will definitely be trying again with different oil combinations!

  16. Which oil is good for what? like hair growth, split ends, over processed hair etc…does anyone know?

  17. I have thin fine hair. I was hoping this would help my hair become healthier. If it makes it too soft and thinner I will not be able to style it so the my scalp doesn’t show. Anyone have luck with this.

  18. When you do a deep hair conditioning at the salon, you put your hair in a shower cap and sit under a hot hair dryer for about 20 minutes. Would this treatment work better if you wrap it and add heat? Are there any negative side effects that would come from using heat?

  19. I use this all the time as a deep conditioner and it is wonderful for my scalp and hair. Now that i use the doTerra oils I will surely add them to the conditioner. I have natural hair and also use it as a moisturizer too.

  20. Joselle Bulford, you could try washing afterward with about 1 TB of baking soda mixed with a little water. I tried “washing” my hair with nothing but water, but it really didn’t work for me. I’ve been washing my hair with baking soda for about a year now, and LOVE the results! I only need to wash my hair about 2 -3 times a week. I use a vinegar/water rinse on my ends to soften my hair, but I’d like to try this deep conditioning treatment!

  21. This is fabulous!!! I did a 30 minute coconut oil treatment with several essential oils. I let it sit for 30 minutes, then shampooed, rinsed, and repeated. My hair is amazing!!! Will be doing this monthly. Great post.

  22. I’m doing this for the 2nd time and I love it! My hair is damaged for over coloring it so this is helping to heal the hair follicle. Thanks for sharing this!

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