It’s the weekend and I thought I’d be generous and fire it up with a delicious recipe for all the beautiful Natty girls and guys out there rocking their God-given hair.
My last recipe, “Sheazam!”, was made specifically for High Porosity types and I know all the Low Porosity girls were feeling just a little left out. So, here is a little something I have put together for all of you. I call it Cocolopo.
This is a nice, hydrating leave-in spray that is meant for those that love a nourishing touch that smells divine. I love Lavender and you will see it in a lot of my recipes. But, if you want to be just a little different, you are always welcome to switch up the recipe to add your own. I would suggest a little Bergamot with a dash of sweet orange for those that love a more citrus note. Let’s get to the recipe, shall we?
What you need:
- 200ml Coconut Milk
- 300ml Distilled Water
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
- 10 drops Lavender (or 4 drops Bergamot and 8 drops Sweet Orange)
- 8 drops Rosemary
- 5 drops Lemon Essential Oil (Optional)
- 1 tablespoon Sweet Almond Oil (or Macadamia Oil)
How To Make It:
First off, if you do not have distilled water, you can make your own. Fill a small pot with about 300ml of water and get it to a boil and leave it there for about 5 minutes. You may have lost some water during this process but that’s okay. We only really need about 100-200ml, the extra 100ml will account for the loss.
If you’re wondering where to get coconut milk, you can find it at the grocery store. Just don’t get the artificial or sweetened stuff. It usually comes in a little tin.
Once you had made your Distilled water, pour about 200ml into your spritz bottle and pour 200ml of coconut milk into it. Using coconut milk is a good alternative to using coconut oil as it does tend to harden if left for too long in your spritz bottle.
When you have added these two ingredients, give your bottle a good shake then immediately add your essential oils, vanilla essence and carrier oil(s) and shake for about 10 seconds.
And you’re done! You’ve just made your first batch of Cocolopo!
You can store this in the fridge and because you used Distilled water, it should last about 2 weeks in the fridge.
“Did you know that coconut milk can also be used in your Deep Conditioning Mask? It contains Vitamin E and fats which are very beneficial for hair and also promote hair growth!”
Talk Natty To Me, Baby! 😉