Maybe I’m a little off my rocker, but when I take a shower I think about the chemicals washing over my skin as I rinse my hair. You know that phrase “Ignorance is bliss”? Well, I know exactly what they mean.
The more I know about various topics the more I question and want to change the way we live our lives, the products we consume, the choices we make. I have to take baby steps though. I want to accomplish my goals and make a permanent change. Last night I took another step forward. Here goes nothing! I made my own shampoo and conditioner!
You can use the shampoo as is, or depending upon your hair type, add essential oils to make it even better.
Want fuller, thicker hair? Consider adding Cedarwood, Rosemary, and Lavender to your shampoo! I would add 5-10 drops of each depending on the size of the bottle.
Dry, Itchy Scalp? Consider using Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, and Rosemary. I would add 5-10 drops of each. The Peppermint gives you a nice tingly, refreshing feeling.
Got bugs? Consider Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree oil) as a preventative. I would add about 10 drops. Where I buy my essential oils.
For the natural conditioner I used the following recipe:
- 2.5 cups of hot water
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 bag of herbal tea, for fragrance (if not adding essential oils).
- To make your vinegar rinse, place the water in a container of your choice. Then, add the rest of the ingredients. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes. Use about 3/4 of a cup of the rinse each time you condition, shaking up the bottle prior.
- This works well! Only use it every couple of days. If you are using the homemade shampoo recipe I posted this is the perfect compliment to it.