Saturday, August 10, 2013

Make your own shampoo and conditioner

Saturday, August 10, 2013

It is easy and inexpensive to make your own shampoo and conditioner, plus you know exactly what is in it and can add your all time favorite fragrance!

1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup castile soap, 1/2 teaspoon light vegetable oil 
(use the same as conventional shampoo)
1 tablespoon baking soda in 1 cup of water
(mix and pour over your wet hair) 
50% water/ 50% apple cider vinegar
(simply shake and pour over your wet hair)

1 teaspoon of coconut oil.  Sit for an hour and wash out with shampoo.
or for a lighter conditioner, use 1 teaspoon of olive oil

Get creative, add dried herbs to your oil or vinegar to infuse your favorite scent.  You will need to let the herbs sit in the oil for 2-4 weeks to fully impart their scent.  If you would like to add a fragrance to water, place 1/2 cup fresh herbal leaves or petals and pour 1/2 cup boiling water over the mint.  Allow to cool and strain.  For an instant sensory payback, add a few drops of essential oils.  

1 comment:

  1. Things which will sit for periods of time may require additional considerations. I'll share a few I ran across: Type of Water is rarely tap. It seems more preferable to use Distilled.
    Use of Tinted or dark containers can be better as some things are affected by light as well as temperature.
    Marking containers with masking tape & use of an indelible marker with the ingredients with the ratio &/or amount used is a great Help for refilling. Preserves the container's usefulness & flexibility as well. If there are any ingredients which expire, can write them on here as well. And, they're easy to peel & reapply as needed.
    Helps to get into habit of Shaking things.
    Also, we need to get more MALE Items incorporated. Mother Earth is interested, now, where's the FATHER? =D
    Thanks! Great Info!