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Gentle 2-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner Recipe

Gentle 2-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner Recipe

Gentle 2-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner

Shampooing daily can be pretty harsh on hair so cut back on regular shampooing and reach for this Gentle 2-in1 Cleansing Conditioner. It’s different from anything you may have used and it’s going to change the way you take care of your hair! This is a radical new product that’s easily customized. You'll notice lather is non-existent compared to traditional shampoo but keep in mind that mounds of lather is not necessarily an indication of how well it's working; in fact, many cleansing conditioners have no lather at all. Unlike traditional shampoos, this contains no detergents.

Is it a shampoo or is it a conditioner? It is a conditioner at heart, but with cleansing and hydrating capabilities. Unlike traditional shampoos, this new option allows your hair to be cleansed thoroughly, without stripping away its natural oils. While this base is formulated to intensively condition hair of all types, it is especially beneficial for those with thick or curly hair, as it helps to maintain a moisture balance. Our recommendation is to continue the use of a traditional, mild shampoo perhaps once or twice per week.  This will remove excess buildup from hair styling product and natural pollutants. On others days use the Cleansing Conditioner to mildly cleanse, re-hydrate and condition the hair.

This Gentle 2-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner Base is also chock full of botanicals, and perfectly pH balanced, so you aren’t likely to need other additives.

Some of the nutrients this base contains:

Phytantriol, which is useful for reducing the daily wear and tear of heat and styling on your hair

Keratin Amino Acids to help with elasticity and manageability

BTMS, an emulsifier that helps with wet combing and detangling

Liquid Vitamin C, to help counteract UV damage

And fortified with: Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Comfrey, Cucumber and Panthenol.

Making your own customized Gentle 2-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner is really as easy as adding a fragrance or essential oil to our pre-formulated and ready to use super hydrating, unscented, paraben free base. Fragrances may discolor so testing is always recommended in small batches. (This base may be used as-is as well if you prefer an unscented product.)


  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Yield: 16 oz
  • Shelf Life: 1 Year


  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Perform Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes


  • Scale (optional if you know the amount of base you are using)
  • Mixing Bowl or Pitcher (appropriate for the amount of base you are using)
  • Funnel (for transferring customized product to bottles)
  • Mixing Soon / Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Isopropyl Alcohol (easily found in the first aid section of superstore)
  • Pipette (not pictured)
  • Bottles of Your Choice
  • Lids of Your Choice
  • Labels (if desired)

Gentle 2-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner Recipe Supplies


Gentle 2-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner Recipe Ingredients


Step 1
Use Isopropyl Alcohol to sterilize all equipment and utensils. Add the 2-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner Base to an appropriate size mixing bowl. Take note of the weight.

Gentle 2-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner Recipe Step 1a

Add 1% of your choice of Essential Oil or Fragrance to your Gentle 2-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner Base. (In this case 4.47 grams of fragrance or essential oil will be needed.)

There is no need to heat this base, just add your Essential Oil or Fragrance and mix well to incorporate.

Gentle 2-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner Recipe Step 1b

Gentle 2-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner Recipe Step 1c

Step 2
Package and label as your own to sell at your next crafters market or give as a gift for friends or simply keep for yourself as part of your hair care routine.

It really is that simple!

Gentle 2-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner Recipe Step 2

Gentle 2-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner Recipe


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