DIY Coconut-Lavender Hair Mask

Coconut-Lavender Hair Mask

Hair masks are useful in treating dry and damaged hair.

They are easy to make and often include only one or two ingredients.

The effectiveness of a hair mask can be increased by adding heat. Heat helps the healing properties of the mask penetrate the hair more deeply.

Simple ways to add heat:

  • Wrap a old towel around your hair
  • Use a shower cap
  • Wrap your hair in plastic wrap
  • Apply hair mask in the shower after shampooing, stay in the shower with the hair mask on. The heat from the shower will help the mask soak into the hair follicles.

The following coconut-lavender hair mask will condition your hair and give it a lovely shine. The coconut oil penetrates the hair., repairing damage, while the lavender adds a relaxing scent which makes the entire experience more enjoyable.

How to Make a Coconut-Lavender Hair Mask

You will need:

  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons coconut oil (depending on your hair length)


In a small bowl mix the coconut oil and lavender essential oil.

Apply the coconut oil-lavender mixture to dry hair and allow to sit for 15 minutes.

Wash out with warm water and a gentle shampoo.

If you have any trouble getting the excess oil out of your hair, try using a vinegar hair rinse. 


DIY Coconut-Lavender Hair Mask

Essential Oils for Natural Beauty (Giveaway)

How to Use Essential OIls

Essential oils are a great addition to natural beauty products. You’ll find them in almost all of my natural body care recipes.

However, one must proceed with caution. Some essential oils aren’t suitable for skin care, while others are fine, but need to be diluted correctly.

Essential oils provide fragrance to many natural body care recipes. They also infuse the finished product with additional therapeutic benefits.

For example, a lotion made with lavender essential oil, not only smells good, it also helps promote feelings of calm and relaxation. Citrus essential oils, like lemon and sweet orange, can be added to body scrubs to invigorate the senses as well as the body.

It is very important to research any essential oil you wish to use as each has it’s own set of beneficial properties, cautions, and dilution level.

Most essential oils should be diluted and never applied “neat” (undiluted) to the skin. In some instances, doing so could actually burn the skin.

Essential oils frequently used in skin care products include:

  • lavender
  • helichrysum
  • geranium
  • rose
  • chamomile
  • rosemary
  • neroli
  • mandarin
  • frankincense
  • ylang ylang

Some essential oils are phototoxic, meaning that exposure to the sun after apply these oils could lead to severe sunburn, blistering, or changes in skin color.  I limit such oils to only small parts in wash-off products (such as body scrub), eliminate them, or use in products that are applied at night or to parts of the body that won’t see the sun.

Phototoxic essential oils include:

  • bergamot
  • bitter orange
  • grapefruit
  • lemon (cold-pressed)
  • lime (cold pressed)

Note: Lemon and lime essential oils that have been steam distilled are not phototoxic. 

Which Beauty Products are Suitable for Essential Oils?

Essential oils work well in cleansers, toners and moisturizers (depending on the oil selected). They are also fantastic in massage oils, body butters, body scrubs, lotions, bath salts, bath soaks, and so on. Really, most natural beauty products could include essential oils.

Natural Beauty Recipes that Use Essential Oils

Need a few recipes to get started? Here are some great DIY natural beauty recipes to try:

From A Delightful Home:

How to Make Lotion Bars

Whipped Mango Body Butter

Homemade Moisturizing Body Scrub

Rose-Vanilla Lip Balm

DIY Spiced Coffee Scrub

How to Make Solid Perfume Sticks

How to make 100 Gifts in an Hour

From Around the Web:

DIY Grapefruit Cellulite Scrub @ Hello Natural

How to Treat Red Bumps on Arms Naturally @ The Greenbacks Gal

Floral Body Scrub @ Keeper of the Home

Homemade Deodorant @ Live Renewed

DIY Sensual Massage Oil @ Red and Honey

Ylang Ylang and Rose Bath Melts @ More Than Mundane

Delightful Frankincense & Wild Orange Sugar Scrub @ More Than Mundane

Rosemary Orange Body Butter @ Vintage Remedies

Citrusy Lip Balm @ Vintage Remedies

Bliss Oils Essential Oil Set Giveaway

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I was recently introduced to Bliss Oils from The Home Bliss Company and am excited to find a company that sells organic essential oils for a reasonable price.

They have offered to give away three sets to readers of A Delightful Home! Yay! Thank you Bliss Oils!

 The Home Bliss Company (a family-owned company) just released their first essential oils set as part of a new range of premium 100% organic essential oils called Bliss Oils.

Bliss Oils were designed to make essential oils more accessible to the public. The first Bliss Oils set  includes organic Lavender, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass and Grapefruit.

Consulting with aromatherapy experts and using plants sourced from the USA, Australia, China and Brazil, each plant was chosen for its purity, aroma and therapeutic qualities.

Being organic, Bliss Oils are naturally free from artificial fragrances and synthetic additives.

Win One of Three Sets of Bliss Oils

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