Do you make your own shampoo?
A lot of people think that making your own shampoo has to be difficult. Those shampoos you buy at the store have at least twenty ingredients, most of which I can’t pronounce, and some of which are harmful to your health.
It isn’t that hard.
Last year I posted the recipe I use for my husband’s anti-dandruff shampoo which is one of my most popular posts of 2012. Since then I have streamlined this shampoo thing to be simple, effective, and work well with even less effort and investment.
You see, I was poo-free for a while but I just hated cleaning my hair with baking soda. No matter what I did it dried my hair out so I just stopped washing my hair. While I still don’t wash my hair most days, two or three times a month I like to give it a good wash. This is when I decided to make my own shampoo.
Now coconut milk is time consuming or expensive so I don’t add it to my shampoo. Instead I use 4 simple ingredients. This recipe works wonderfully for any hair time. You can customize the essential oils you like by using my “essential Oils For Skincare” post. The same conditions for skin apply to the hair.
- 1½ C Dr. Bonner’s Liquid Castille Soap (I use the fragrance free one)
- ½ C Glycerine
- 1 Tbsp Almond or Jojoba oil (Jojoba is more moisturizing and I prefer it in the winter)
- 15-20 drops of Essential Oils (See my post “Essential Oils for Skincare”
- Combine ingredients in a recycled shampoo bottle, shake well, and use like any other shampoo.
- This shampoo is fine to be stored in the shower and is good for a year.
Super easy! This shampoo leaves my hair clean, shiny and rich. There is no oily matting or clumping, it styles nicely (when I am not wearing a pony tail) and it is customized with my favorite doTERRA oils that work for my hair during any specific time of year, which is priceless.
Are you looking for a chemical free alternative? This is it!
Do you make your own shampoo? What recipe do you use?