golden hair elixir – diy

hair elixirs are great moisturizing, smoothing, shine-boosting, and repairing oil blends. if you follow my blog, you know this post is about a DIY version, as the ones for purchase can get crazy expensive. while i wholeheartedly believe in the products and companies behind organic hair elixirs and the missions they’re on, sometimes spending that much money isn’t in the cards for us. $50 per ounce is a steep price for a single-purpose product, and can actually be more costly than buying all the ingredients in bulk separately.

but that shouldn’t mean that we can have the same little indulgences, right?


(my newest golden hair oil on the far right)

as always, this recipe is completely adjustable, depending on your hair needs and the scents you enjoy or desire for a little added aromatherapy.

some common hair elixir ingredients are:

  • coconut oil (unrefined and above 75 degrees)
  • argan oil
  • kukui nut oil
  • jojoba oil
  • hemp seed oil (must be refrigerated & only lasts 3-5 months, but it’s great!)
  • avocado oil
  • sweet almond oil
  • apricot kernel oil

some common essential oils added to the hair elixirs are (but not limited to):

  • floral notes like rose, lavender, gardenia, etc
  • vanilla
  • citrus scents
  • rosemary
  • cedarwood

for these recipes, you can put the oils directly into a 2 ounce spray bottle, which is also TSA-security friendly! once all the oils are in the bottle, put the cap back on, shake well to mix them all up, and your elixir is ready for use!

because you’ll only need a few drops at most a day, this 2 ounce mix will last awhile. now doesn’t that make your wallet smile?


this formula is my go-to for my hair type. it’s great for smoothing, shine, and moisture.

  • 3/4 ounce argan oil
  • 1/2 ounce kukui nut oil
  • 1/4 ounce jojoba oil
  • 3-5 drops EOs of your choice (i use just rose, but a blend of sweet orange, mint, and rosemary smells like pure sunshine and doubles as uplifting aromatherapy)


this formula is more repairative than #1 and #3, thus a little heavier of an oil blend. a little goes a long way with this magical combination. in cooler temperatures, your mix might look a little chunky if your coconut oil solidifies. it just needs to stay about 75 degrees.

  • 1/2 ounce unrefined coconut oil (melted without high heat)
  • 1/2 ounce argan oil
  • 1/2 ounce of another carrier oil or blend of them (avocado is heavier, kukui nut is repairative, etc)
  • 3-5 drops EOs of your choice


this elixir is the most basic and the least expensive, using ingredients you already have in combination with jojoba oil. it’s best for shine, smoothing,  and moisture.

  • 1 ounce jojoba oil
  • 1/2 to 3/4 ounce carrier oil of your choice or a blend of ones you have on hand
  • 3-5 drops EOs of your choice


here are some brands i personally enjoy and can vouch for. you don’t need to use these brands if you have local ones and/or favorites. and as always, these are NOT affiliate links – just suggestions!

what are you favorite hair elixir recipes?

hope you enjoy these!

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8 thoughts on “golden hair elixir – diy”

  1. Love it! Quick note on using citrus essential oils though: you only want to use glass bottles and/or food grade plastic with citrus essential oils (lime, orange, lemon, and bergamot), as the oils can break down the plastic!

    1. hair elixirs are only used a few drops at a time, distributed throughout the length of hair. for me, i concentrate it on the ends of my hair 🙂

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