Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 9-10 minutes until desired consistency is reached. Gel will slowly thicken the longer you simmer.
Once thickened, remove from heat and strain using a fine mesh strainer into a glass jar. A canning funnel is very useful here! Allowing the mixture to strain while hot is best, using a spoon to work the gel through the strainer and into the jar. Allow the mixture to continue to strain and use a knife or spoon on the bottom of the strainer to get all the gel into your jar.
Add essential oil, honey and/or Aloe Vera gel, if desired. (I love lavender and lemongrass EO).
Mix and enjoy! Gel will last for ~7-10 days or longer if stored in the refrigerator.
A few drops of your favorite essential oil
A drop or two of honey – Honey is a humectant; it seals in moisture and softens hair
1-3 tbsp of Aloe Vera Gel – Aloe will soften hair, add shine and is full of nutrients!