Rosemary and Lavender Moisturizer For Hair

Homemade Moisturizer

When I first tried this I borrowed the recipe from the back of a commercial preparation and then tweaked it to suit my hair. My hair loved it. Please note that vegetable glycerin is used somewhat sparingly, too much and the recipe can get sticky.


1 Tbsp vegetable glycerin

1 ½ cup filtered water

3 tsp. lavender oil

5 drops rosemary oil

5 drops vitamin E oil


Put all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake together. Spray on hair daily or as needed. You can seal with your favourite carrier oil after (coconut, olive, castor, almond, jojoba). This mixture can last up to three weeks.

Ingredients Benefits:

Water– a natural moisturizer adds elasticity to hair.

Vegetable Glycerin– glycerin is made from fat both animal fat and vegetable fat. Vegetable glycerin is the best glycerin to use for hair products. Synthetic glycerine contains harmful properties. Glycerin or glycerol is hygroscopic; this means it draws water from its surroundings. When combined with water, glycerin will moisturize your hair very well. Vegetable glycerin loves water, the suggestion is to dilute at a minimum of 1 part glycerin with 2 parts water. You can mix vegetable glycerin with anything you want to be more moisturizing.

For oil benefits, look at article: Oils Explained: Essential Oils and Carrier Oils For Hair

Disclaimer: BlackHair101  does not guarantee that you will achieve the same results as we have by using this recipe on your particular hair.


  • dainty39gm said:

    can i buy filtered water?

    • Brenda said:

      I am sure there are companies who sell filtered water or you can buy a filter for your pipe.

  • blkbeauty said:

    You recommend spraying the hair daily. Does the hair become wet at the roots?

  • valarie said:

    Can this also be used on my 4yr old daughter’s natural hair ?

  • Josephine said:

    your recipe for leave in conditioner includes water. Is it healthy to wet relaxed hair everyday? thank you so much for the wonderfull tips!

  • Brenda said:

    How much rosemary do I use in coconut oil for falling hair

  • Bernice said:

    hello Brenda,where can i get vegetable glycerin

  • Toya said:

    hi brenda i really have noticed the difference, my hair is naturally thick and it is much more managable now with the ingredients ive used i dont even have to buy any hair oils i used what i have in my yard, the beauty of living in the tropics i tell you ;). question though, is it possible for peppermint or eucalyptus oil to break the ends of your hair? i realize my hair ends are shedding, what are the best oils to preserve my aloe vera moisturizer?

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