This scratch recipe uses clay for colour and cleanig capabilities in an amazing hair conditioner.

Many thanks to Nicole Churchward for supplying this recipe.


phase a

  • Avocado oil 10g
  • Jojoba oil 5g
  • Conditioning emulsifier 25g
  • Demineralised water 450g

phase b

  • Sodium lactate 5g
  • Clay 5g (white for normal hair, pink for dry or damaged hair)
  • Essential oil or fragrance oil to desired strength.
  • 5gm Optiphen plus


  1. Place all ingredients from phase a into a double boiler and mix until melted. Use a stick blender to give a good even texture.
  2. When the mixture has cooled add the clay of choice, scent, and sodium lactate.
  3. A suggestion might be rose geranium with pink clay.