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Place the peppermint and rosemary hydrosol into a heat proof container. Stir in the glycerine followed by the hydrolyzed silk.
In a separate heat proof container, add the Btms 50, cetyl alcohol, and argan oil.
Place both beakers into a water bath and turn on the heat. I find a wide, shallow saucepan is perfect for this. Gently heat the water until simmering. Continue to simmer until all the BTMS 50 and cetyl alcohol has melted and the hydrosols containing the glycerine and silk have heated through. This can take around 20mins
Whilst the waxes and waters are heating and melting, it’s a good time to prepare our cool down ingredients. In a small container mix together the hydrolyzed oat, D-panthenol and preservative. Then, set it aside for later.
Once the Btms 50 and cetyl alcohol has melted, remove both containers from the heat and pour the hydrosols/waters immediately into the melted waxes. Don’t hang around with this bit as the BTMS will start to cloud and solidify quickly. If this does happen place both the containers back into the water and remelt.
Give the container a good stir with a plastic or silicone spatula. As I'm going to be using an electric blender from this point I usually transfer the conditioner into a larger container or jug. Take your hand blender and give the conditioner a few short blasts. You need to be careful here as the conditioner is still very thin and can spray everywhere. Continue to give the conditioner short blasts until it has started to thicken. Once the conditioner has begun to thicken, you can give it for a few minutes between blasts.
As the conditioner cools below 45c we can add hydrolyzed oat D-panthenol and preservative that you prepared earlier. Then give it a final blast to incorporate them into the conditioner.
Now it's time to add the essential oil. As we are using such small amounts I find it easier to remove a tablespoon of the conditioner and place it into a small container. Then, Pop it onto the scales, press tare, and weigh the essential oil into it. I then give it a good stir before incorporating it back into the rest of the conditioner.
Once the conditioner has cooled it should be of a good thick consistency, that’s ready to be transferred into a squeezable bottle or pot.
Your homemade hair conditioner will have a shelf life of around 12 months.