Homemade Shampoo: Take Two
About a year ago I posted my recipe for homemade shampoo. It served me well for a time, but lately I've been noticing some buildup in my hair, and it gets oilier faster. So, I went on the hunt for a new shampoo, and I came up with an even simpler and super awesome recipe.
All you need is 1/3 cup coconut milk, 1/3 cup aloe vera juice, and 1/3 cup Castile soap. And voilà! You've got coconut milk shampoo.
You can get coconut milk and aloe vera from pretty much anywhere, and you can find Castile soap at your local health foods store. I myself am partial to Dr. Bronner's; it comes in a ton of great scents, or you can get the unscented baby mild soap, which is great for sensitive skin.
I also like to add 10 drops of tea tree, peppermint, and lavender essential oils. You can add the same, or different oils, or you can opt out of them entirely. Also, if your hair is dry, you can add 1/4 tsp (or a whole tsp if your hair is very dry) of vitamin E oil or coconut oil.
I'm telling you, this stuff will make your hair feel uh-may-zing. My hair is so soft, and I only need to wash it every three or four days. It also smells awesome.
You can store this shampoo in your shower for a few weeks, but it will last up to six months in the fridge. I keep mine in a glass bottle (Mountain Rose Herbs has a ton), that's just a personal preference.
Do ya'll make your own shampoo? What do you use? And if you use mine, let me know!