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Conditioner Bar Recipe with Hempseed Oil with 11 Best Ingredients

September 20, 2020

Hempseed Oil Conditioner Bar Recipe

So with around 10 shampoo bar recipes discussed on my Youtube channel it is time for a conditioner bar recipe.

It took me almost a year to perfect this recipe as I was going through a lot ingredients and their work on hair. Some ingredients were super good for hair and some were just waste of money.

With loads and loads of ingredients down the drain now I am confident on a conditioner bar recipe that works.

It is truly a zero waste products which reduce the bottles and bottles from going to that garbage dump.

This is a solid conditioner which emulsifies into a creamy conditioner when it gets in touch with water.

Instead of reading ahead watch me make this Hempseed oil Conditioner Bar Recipe

Considerations while designing a conditioner bar recipe

Emulsify – When you design a formulation for a conditioner bar you want it to good for hair at the same time you don’t want it to get stuck to your hair. You want it to leave your hair with a nice conditioning effect without weighing down your hair. The conditioner bar is not a leave-on product and it should behave that way. An emulsifier will make sure that the bar emulsifies with water and when you rinse it your hair will be nice smooth and bouncy again.

Moisturize – Your conditioner bar recipe should contain a moisturizer or conditioning agent as it is as the name suggests a conditioner bar so it should be true to its name. It should restore the moisture to your dry dull hair. You would want to add loads of conditioning agents or moisturizing agents as much as possible so that it helps to make your hair lively again.

Shine – A conditioner bar should give nice shiny to the hair and make it silky and luxurious looking. After all hair is the first thing people notice on a person.

Nice shiny hair is parameter to tell that you are in good health and happy.

Protein – Our hair is after all a protein and supplying that protein to the hair is our duty. We will be adding some hair loving protein to this conditioner bar recipe so that it help boost the health of the hair and reduce breakage, split ends  and give that healthy bounce to the hair.

Now that are parameters are clear lets discuss the ingredients that will help us achieve our parameter.

Ingredients for conditioner bar recipe

BTMS 50  ( INCI – Behentrimonium Methosulfate Cetyle Alcohol and Butylene Glycol )

I love using BTMS 50 in my conditioner bar recipe and shampoo bar recipe. It is such a beautiful ingredient. It does two jobs at one time let me tell you why. BTMS 50 is

Emulsifying agent – It will emulsify all my oils and other ingredients together to make a nice solid bar.

Conditioning agent – It is cationic emulsifier which means it can condition your hair and leave it nice and smooth.

I would not substitute this ingredient with anything else as it adds that super luxury effect to the bar.

Now a days you also get BTMC but since I have not yet used it I cannot tell how effective it is.

Cetyl Alcohol ( INCI – Cetyl Alcohol )

BTMS 50 goes very well with Cetyl Alcohol it provides nice body to our conditioner bar recipe.

It makes it nice and hard and easy to handle during traveling. It also improves the slip to the bar and does not let it melt away if the temperature turns too hot.

BTMS 50 and Cetyl Alcohol both are used in heated phase because both come in pallets and flakes respectively.

Silk Protein  ( INCI – Hydrolyzed silk protein, benzylalcohol, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate)

When a protein is broken down in small particles or molecules which can be easily be absorbed in the body and hair this is called as hydrolyzed protein.

Silk protein is from silk worms and is a super moisturizing agent. I love the way it makes my hair feel.

There is also other hydrolyzed protein that you can consider if you want to go vegan like oat protein, rice protein, wheat protein etc etc.

Pro Vitamin B5 – Panthenol ( INCI – Panthenol )

Panthenol is a moisturizing agent and improves the shine and reduce static of the hair. It makes the hair bouncy and lustrous

Dimethicone – ( INCI – Dimethicone )

I love to add dimethicone in my conditioner bar as it gives nice slip to the hair conditioner and reduces tackiness from the hair

People who follow Curly girl method try to avoid silicone as it will layer on the hair and maybe make it drier but it is totally up to you if you wish to add it. I love to add a silicone as it makes my hair smoother to look at.

In this conditioner bar recipe I have used Hempseed oil let us talk about it in detail.

Hempseed oil – ( INCI – Cannabis Sativa )

Hemp is one of the oldest plant and native to Himalayan region. I stay in state of Uttarakhand, India where it is natural crop to this terrain. It is grown legally and locally here for medicinal purposes and I am so proud of it. Therefore I make a lot of skincare and haircare products from it.  It is also known as “Industrial Hemp”. It’s scientific name is Cannabis Sativa.

It is green colored oil which is pressed from seeds of hemp plant. The unrefined version has dark grassy green color. I am using unrefined cold pressed hempseed oil so it has nice green color.

Hempseed oil produced from industrial hemp has CBD or cannabidiol which hamper the ” high” effect that hemp has i.e. it does not produce a “high” effect in hempseed oil. The high in humans by a component known as THC which is connected to marijuana.

Hempseed oil does not contain THC therefore it is legally grown in the state of Uttarakhand.

Hempseed has 30 – 35% of oil in the seeds which is extracted by either cold pressing the hemp seeds in an oil extractor like we do for sesame seed oil or almond oil or rather any seed oil or by solvents.

Hempseed oil Constituents

Hemp seed oil is has polyunsaturated Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids which are known to have a perfect ration that contributes to the health benefits to the hair and skincare products.

Other constituents of hempseed oil

It is rich in gamma-linolenic acid, phytosterols, vitamin D, vitamin E, carotene, chlorophyll, calcium and magnesium. This all make it a super ingredient to be added in skincare ad hair care products.

Benefits of Hempseed oil

Hempseed oil has loads of benefits for the hair.

  • It moisturizes the hair from root to shaft
  • It helps in hair growth
  • It adds a subtle shine to the hair.
  • It prevents water loss from the hair.
  • It revives damaged hair
  • It makes hair healthy, long and strong.
  • I have also used Shea butter in this conditioner bar recipe

Shea butter uses of the hair

Shea butter is derived from Shea nuts. Scientific name of the tree is Vitellaria Paradoxa. It is also known as “Karite Tree” which means tree of life as it has many healing properties

Shea butter is known for its anti inflammatory and anti aging properties along with being super moisturizing. It also prevents breakage and reduces scalp irritation.

Conditioner Bar Recipe with Hempseed Oil

conditioner bar recipe

19% – Hempseed oil

38% – BTMS 50

26% – Cetyl Alcohol

8% – Shea butter

2% – Dimethicone

1% – Vitamin E

2% – Silk Protein

1.5% – D Panthenol or Pro Vit B5

2% – Bamboo Fragrance oil

0.5% – Broad-spectrum Preservative

Pinch of Jungle Green Mica from Micas and More

Conditioner Bar Recipe with Hempseed oil in Grams

Total output – 100g

Heated Phase

38g – BTMS 50

26g – Cetyl Alcohol

19g – Hempseed oil

8g – Shea butter

Cool Down Phase

2g – Dimethicone

1g – Vitamin E

2g – Silk Protein

1.5g – D Panthenol or Pro Vit B5

2g – Bamboo Fragrance oil

0.5g – Broad-spectrum Preservative

Pinch of Jungle Green Mica from Micas and More


Heat Proof container



Double boiler or microwave



Clean and sanitize all the area, containers and spatulas before making any skincare and hair care product. Maintaining good GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) is as important as making an effective product.

Measure all the ingredients and keep it aside.

Now add all heated phase in heat proof container like a borosilicate beaker or pyrex beaker.

Heat them on low heat on a double boiler or give it 30 seconds burst in microwave till all the BTMS 50 and Cetyl alcohol is melted.

Make sure you do not boil or burn the ingredients

Once melted take it out and allow it to cool.

Once the temperature reaches 40 degrees Celsius we can add our cool down ingredients. Since these ingredients are heat sensitive make sure you do not add it before the temperature is brought down.

Ideally I would check pH after this step since there are some preservative which will reduce the pH of a product in case it the pH goes below 4.5 I would like to add some NaOH 50% solution drop by drop till I reach a required pH. Please make sure you note this down the first time you conduct the trials so next time you can add it directly to the recipe while making it. I hope I am clear about this. If not please write it in comments section I would be happy to answer.

Now put it in a mold. You can put it directly in fridge to cool it down for couple of hours.

I like to leave mine for overnight at room temperature.

Next day they are ready to unmold.

Voila Now our Hempseed oil Conditioner Bars are ready.

Since there is no water added to this recipe there is no drying time but still I like to keep mine on shelf for at least 24 hours before packaging.

If you would like to watch me make this recipe

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  • Reply
    Renu Gogna
    April 8, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Hello Arti…I made this hempseed oil conditioner bar…but it’s still very soft..
    Is it because there is no hardening agent…
    Kindly help

    • Reply
      April 11, 2021 at 8:10 pm

      BTMS – 50 is our hardening agent. Maybe where you are from the temperatures are quite hot what you can do is increase the amount of BTMS and cetyl alcohol to make it more hard. Conditioner bars are not suppose to be too hard like shampoo bars as they need to be emulsified once applied on hair so a little softer bar is ok

  • Reply
    May 17, 2021 at 10:28 am

    I was happily following along in ignorance about the ingredients UNTIL I got to one I’m highly educated in—Hemp— Which in turn, has discredited the whole article for me. The breakdown description of this ingredient is WRONG!!!! CBD is the chemical found in industrial hemp and it does NOT get anyone “high”, industrial hemp has NO psychotropic effects. THC, in Marijuana, is what causes the “high”. THC and CBD are two different chemicals present at different levels in both industrial hemp and marijuana, respectively . It is literally the levels of CBD vs THC that distinguishes cannabis as either hemp or marijuana. It’s miss information like this that causes so much confusion in people regarding the awesome benefits of Cannabis.

    • Reply
      June 6, 2021 at 8:34 pm

      Hi Alison, I am so sorry I took so long to answer was down with Covid 19 for a really long time. Anyways thanks so much for commenting on the post and pointing it out I have made the necessary changes. English is not my first language so maybe I got mixed up with the words. I have done the necessary changes to the article. It’s funny how small words can change the meaning of the whole sentence and cause confusion. Anyways thanks for educating me again. Lastly, it’s up to you to read the article or not I can’t force you to do anything but rest assured if you make this bar you will never regret it. I love using Hempseed oil in my products.

  • Reply
    Maria Bigeni
    June 28, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Hello Arti, I am so glad I came across your website. Super informative.

    If I want to make a small, one-time-use soap bar, that completely washes away under running water when I rub it and lather it up into my palms ( I am not a fan of leaving soap bars in the shower because they get soft and soggy etc…. ) and then run my palms with the lather through my hair, does this depend on the amount of BTMS – 50 hardening agent I put in the recipe? Or does it depend on another ingredient?

    Having said this… I’d still like the small soap bar to be nice a hard before using it.

    Thank you!

    • Reply
      July 12, 2021 at 12:26 pm

      I think to make a small soap bar either make the soap size around 10 grams or switch to powder form of soap. It is basically the size that matters.

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