Scrunchy: DIY Hair Detangler

I’m surprised at how “crunchy” I have become since having Liam. I’m not TOTALLY “crunchy”, just somewhat. Hence the term “scrunchy”. I read all the labels and am very aware of everything that goes in or on his body. That’s why I delved into the world of essential oils. Even then, I really researched the companies and identified what made some better than others. Since stocking our house with oils, I’ve been replacing EVERYTHING. From my face care, to what we wipe down counters with to what touches Liam’s body! I won’t FILL this blog with everything essential oil, but I will be sharing things we love because it’s a part of being a mom – finding things that work for our kid and sharing it with others! That being said …

Hair Detangler recipe using essential oils by doTerra or Young Living! | found on oliverandtara.com

I often joke that Liam has “daddy’s hair in the front, mommy’s in the back”. His hair is nice and smooth in the front while frizzy and wild in the back! Even though I brush it every morning, it looks like I haven’t by the time we reach story time, church, etc. And “just brushing” doesn’t work – it needs wetted. Which sometimes makes him a tad “crunchy”. I knew I needed to get some detangler that could also smooth his hair in back without greasing the front. Reading the bottles in the store made my skin crawl, I just couldn’t put some of those things on his sensitive skin! Searching Pinterest didn’t give me a GREAT answer, but I mixed a few recipes and created this! The recipe is so simple…

Hair Detangler

  • 2 TBS fractionated coconut oil
  • 1 TBS grapeseed oil
  • 2 drops peppermint (doTerra or Young Living)
  • 2 drops lavender (doTerra or Young Living)

I diluted 1 part of this mix into 10 parts water. This means I put 2 teaspoons in a 3 oz spray bottle (I bought mine for $.97 at Target) and then filled the rest up with water. I filled to small spray bottles and still had some left over!

I’ll give you an update in the future to let you know if we still love it!

❤ Tara

P.S. You can get your Young Living or doTerra oils through me – feel free to ask me more about oils or why I think these two companies are the CREAM of the crop! Link in the menu to your right!

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