Two homemade conditioner bars on a counter with a sprig of lavender and a wooden comb

Homemade conditioner bar

Perfect for traveling or for avoiding packaging waste, conditioner bars are a handy alternative to their liquid counterparts.
Course DIY products
Keyword hair care, hair conditioners
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 large bar



  • Weigh out the BTMS, cetyl alcohol, cocoa butter, and coconut oil in a double boiler insert or a stainless steel bowl that can be used over a pan of water.
  • Gently heat (over a double boiler) until all of the ingredients have melted. Stir them well to combine them.
  • Remove the pan from the heat source.
  • Weigh out the other ingredients (preservative, essential oils, etc.) and add them to the melted oil-phase ingredients. Mix together all ingredients.
  • Immediately pour into bar sized mold. (I used a silicone mold meant for soaps or mini loaf-shaped muffins.) You can find something similar here:
    Melted ingredients for a homemade conditioner bar next to a silicone soap mold
  • Allow the bar(s) to cool completely.
  • Remove the conditioner bars from the molds.
  • You can now immediately use your homemade conditioner bar.