DIY Leave-In Conditioner Hair Serum

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Words: Mountain Rose Herbs
Photo Credit: Seth Doyle

It’s time to ditch the shampoos you find on the shelves that consist of ingredients you can’t even pronounce.

The harmful chemicals found in some shampoos are not only unsafe, but can actually damage hair by stripping the scalp of its natural oils. This causes your body to produce an extra amount of oil which can lead to that “greasy” feeling. You know, the feeling that makes you feel the need to wash your hair daily, which in turn increases oil production? Adding the right ingredients to your scalp, instead of damaging ones, can help balance its natural oil production.

Today, we’re thrilled to have Mountain Rose Herbs stop by Flourish to share a DIY Leave-in Conditioner Hair Serum with you. This natural, chemical-free conditioner will help your hair get back to its healthy self and leave a beautiful, healthy shine.

It seems like everywhere we look, there are differing opinions about herbal and DIY hair care. While no-pooing is a commonly referenced term, there are many ways to go about it depending on your hair type and texture. The options can seem overwhelming but the good news is that organic botanicals provide us with everything we need for shiny beautiful hair — no need for the chemicals used in big brand bottles. With extensive options like castille soap, botanical oils, honey, avocado, and oatmeal, why not experiment with natural options?

This jojoba and argan oil based hair serum recipe is a favorite we had to share! Jojoba is actually a wax and is the closest oil to our body’s naturally produced sebum. It is quickly absorbed by hair and skin making it friendly for the more oily hair and skin types. Argan oil, dreamy golden in color with a subtle aroma, contains Vitamin E, antioxidants, and fatty acids. Jojoba and argan oil make a great combo for many skin and hair care formulations. With the added bonus of the luxurious cold-pressed pomegranate seed oil and essential oils, you have hair-care love in a bottle. Tame fly-aways, soften brittle hair in dry temperatures, moisturize and protect a healthy mane, freshen up curls or just add a lovely scent to your locks. It is for all types! And feel free to customize the scent with your favorite essential oils.

 What You Need:

  • 1 – 1 oz. bottle
  • 1 Tbsp Organic Argan Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Organic Jojoba Oil
  • 1 Tsp of Pomegranate Seed Oil or Castor Oil (optional, for dry/coarse hair)
  • 5 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil


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1. Combine all ingredients into glass bottle with dropper top

2. Screw on cap and roll bottle between palms to disperse essential oils.

3. With dry hair: Place a couple of drops onto fingertips, run through mid to end of hair. I avoid adding oils to scalp directly, as this is where oil can tend to build up.

4. With wet hair:  Place a couple of drops into finger tips and run through mid to end of hair. Brush through while still wet and style as normal.


A big “thank you” to Mountain Rose Herbs for offering this recipe to our readers. Mountain Rose Herbs has also been published in:

Willow and Sage Spring 2017
“DIY Body Sprays With Essential Oils” – Make your own body sprays with natural botanical extracts that offer aroma-therapeutic and skincare benefits.


About the company: Mountain Rose Herbs offers the most extensive selection of certified organic herbs, spices, teas, and botanical products available online. From product quality and sustainable packaging to fair practices, we take pride in doing business right. We believe that people, plants, and planet are more important than profit.
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NOTE: Always test a small area of your skin first, to check for sensitivity. Please avoid contact with eyes and approach all oils with extreme caution if you have any skin allergies. Please seek professional advice prior to using essential oils while pregnant.

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