Coconut Neroli Hair Conditioning Balm: a nourishing leave-in conditioner made with virgin coconut oil
Virgin coconut oil has quickly reached hero status in the world of natural hair care. This semi-solid, naturally fragrant lipid has a light texture that helps moisturize dry tresses without making them feel overly greasy or heavy. Our Coconut Neroli Hair Conditioning Balm recipe combines the delicate touch of virgin coconut with moisture-rich squalene, deep conditioning Abyssinian oil, and slick castor.
This hair conditioning balm is wax-free, giving it a feather-light texture that melts immediately upon contact with skin. The melted balm can be used to moisturize dry hair, condition split ends, smooth errant strands, and promote a brilliant, glossy shine. Try applying the balm to dry or towel-damp hair for a deeply conditioning treatment.
Our Coconut Neroli Hair Conditioning Balm is packed with beneficial ingredients. Squalene provides extra shine while Abyssinian oil promotes hair health. Neroli adds a bright and sunny aroma to this formulation as well as its mild scalp-balancing properties. The combination of our aromatic Coconut Select CO2 Extract and our Moroccan Neroli Oil gives this simple leave-in conditioner a gorgeous scent. As always, you can easily customize this recipe by swapping out the aromatic ingredients for any fragrance or essential oil blend you prefer.
Coconut Neroli Hair Conditioning Balm
Makes one 4-ounce (120 ml) jar
- 2 1/2 ounces (75 ml) Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) Cocoa Butter*
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) Abyssinian Oil
- 2 teaspoons (10 ml) Olive Squalene
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Castor Oil
- 1/8 teaspoon (0.65 ml) Coconut Select CO2 Extract
- 1/8 teaspoon (0.65 ml) Organic Neroli Essential Oil
- Warm coconut oil and cocoa butter in double boiler until fully melted.
- Remove from heat and add Abyssinian oil, olive squalene, and castor oil.
- Allow mixture to cool for five minutes, then add coconut extract and essential oil.
- Transfer to jar and allow to cool and harden completely before use.
Usage & Packaging
- This hair conditioning balm looks great in our 4-ounce Flint Jars.
- To use, warm a dab of balm between your palms, then smooth onto hair, starting at the ends and working your way up the hair shaft.
Shelf Life & Stability: Please note that the formulations featured here on The Natural Beauty Workshop have not been challenge tested for stability or shelf life, and may not be suitable for commercial use as-is. For more information on shelf life, stability, and working with preservatives, check out the following article from our Information Library.
*Note: In warmer climates or during warmer times of year, the ratio of coconut oil should be decreased and the ratio of cocoa butter increased to promote a firmer texture.
Looking for more hand crafted and natural hair care inspiration? Check out the recipes for our Argan Honey Hair Mask and Shea Mafura Hair Butter.