Thursday, April 3, 2014

Check out my new video on how to make conditioners on YouTube!

I've created a video on how to make a rinse off conditioner that I've just posted on YouTube! I've chosen to focus on the process as opposed to the actual recipe so you can choose any recipe you wish, but I'm using this recipe for making a liquid conditioner with coconut oil. I hope you find it useful!

As a note, you don't see me on this video as I'm wearing my trashed-in-the-workshop-only tank top and didn't wash my hair that morning, so all you see is my hands and sometimes my stomach in that terrible shirt! 

10 comments:

flowerpower said...

can you post a link to your YouTube page please I cant find you.

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Click on the link in the post! Or check out my channel, the link to which you can find on the right hand side of the blog!

Mokhe said...

I love this!!! It's really neat to hear the chemical names and watch your process. Thank you for sharing this and I hope you end up making more of these :)

melian1 said...

how in the world can you pour your ingredients so exactly? i have to weigh them separately and pour into the main container! over-pour must be my middle name. actually it was an accidental over-pour of cyclo into a lotion batch that both taught me to weigh out individually and made a dramatic improvement in the lotion, which i adopted into my next version, lol.

you have a fabulous voice.

Ruth said...

loved watching your video..
you made it look so easy...
it was also nice to hear your voice..
it will make the blog even more personable..

i am also one of those that always weights and measures separately...t
he way you did it..would same lots of time, plus nothing is wasted...
as you can never get every drop out of the separate measuring container..


Anonymous said...

Come on dear Susan let us see your unwashed hair!
Blessings,
Rosi

Anonymous said...

Yep, beautiful voice!!! What is the difference between BTMS and Behentrimonium Chloride don't they serve the same purpose?
Rosi

pkh sga said...

Hi,
This is my recipe
In phase 1 ----
Cold pressed virgin coconut oil - 5 grams
Almond oil - 3 grams
Ewax - 3 grams
Cetyl alcohol - 3 grams
Ceto stearyl alcohol - 1.5 grams
Citric acid - 1.5 TSP just to adjust pH.
Phase 2-----
Water - 80 grams
Phase 3 ---- ( after cool down phase)
Lavender essential oil - 10ml
Rosemary essential oil - 10ml
Floral fragrance - 10ml
Methyl paraben sodium - 1 gram
Dimethicone - 1 gram

My question is I have made this recipe many times but still each time my product catches fungus or bacteria within 2 months .
Could you help
All ingredients bought from a reputed company on coconut oil & almond oil bought from a local oil churner.

Thomas James said...

Hi,
This is my recipe
In phase 1 ----
Cold pressed virgin coconut oil - 5 grams
Almond oil - 3 grams
Ewax - 3 grams
Cetyl alcohol - 3 grams
Ceto stearyl alcohol - 1.5 grams
Citric acid - 1.5 TSP just to adjust pH.
Phase 2-----
Water - 80 grams
Phase 3 ---- ( after cool down phase)
Lavender essential oil - 10ml
Rosemary essential oil - 10ml
Floral fragrance - 10ml
Methyl paraben sodium - 1 gram
Dimethicone - 1 gram

My question is I have made this recipe many times but still each time my product catches fungus or bacteria within 2 months .
Could you help
All ingredients bought from a reputed company on coconut oil & almond oil bought from a local oil churner.

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi Thomas,
You're mixing up volume and weighted measurements, so it's hard to know if you're using enough preservative Two, there's no reason to adjust the pH of this formula, so I have a feeling you're throwing the pH out of whack and it's making both the preservative and the emulsifier fail. I'd use something like 0.5% citric acid, and this could be as high as 10% citric acid. As for the local oils, I'd ask to see their lab tests to ensure you're buying uncontaminated material, as there's a very large chance the oils are the issue.

I suggest talking to the person who created this recipe for more information. It's not a great formula and there are a lot of problems with it. Ask them why they are mixing grams and volume in this way as it's not well balanced.