Friday, February 27, 2015

DIY Homemade Organic Shampoo

So, recently, I've been trying to make many of my own cosmetics and beauty supplies. I've been making my own sugar and salt scrubs, and oil moisturizers for a while now. Those are pretty easy, and I love the results I get. I've also done melt and pour soaps that turned out really well.
But shampoo, that's a whole different ball game. Getting the right ingredients for your hair is a lot easier said than done. However, I recently made the foray into shampoo making because my husband has been having some hair loss recently and wanted me to make something that would help. (Don't tell him I told you that!)
So, the first one I tried was this one {above} that I found on Pinterest. (You can follow my Bath/Beauty Board on Pinterest at: ).
Anyway, I modified it. Quit a bit. 'Cause that's what I do with recipes. (I don't know. It's a thing with me...moving on..) OK so, my recipe isn't too different except that I used Tamanu Oil instead of Vitamin E oil, and I used even more essential oils.

This is my revised recipe:
1/2 cup Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Hemp Rose Soap
1/4 cup Organic Coconut Milk
1/4 Cup Raw Honey (not pictured)
2 Tbs. Coconut Oil (melt first in warm water)
1 Tbs. Tamanu Oil (I got mine from Mountain Rose Herbs)
1 Tbs. Powdered Rose Hips (Again from Mountain Rose Herbs)
2-5 drops each (you should have at least 30 drops total) of Young Living:
Basil, Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme, Lavender, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Orange, Cedarwood, Lemon, Roman Chamomile, and Hyssop.

*"Why these oils?", you ask.
Well, these are all of the oils mentioned in my Young Living Essential Oils Guidebook that are supposed to be beneficial for those experiencing hair loss. 
You do not have to use all of these oils if you don't have them. 
Rosemary & Lavender are the two must haves. The other oils are very helpful, but not absolutely necessary.
Just add more of each of the oils you do have.

Mix all of the ingredients together, by shaking them, in a GLASS container. 
*Make sure it's glass because some of the oils will dissolve plastics.
I got mine from
They have a pretty large selection to choose from.
I purchased the 12 oz. bottles.

It's ready to use! 

This shampoo worked great for my husband and littlest one who both have somewhat frizzy and poofy hair. However, it did not work for me or my other girls because it left a little bit of a residue behind. 
If you do use this recipe make sure to shake the bottle well before every use. 
Also, make sure to rinse your hair really well. 
*Do not use on colored hair. Castile soap darkens hair and damages the color. 

~So, it's back to the drawing board for me. I really want to find a homemade way to cleanse my hair. I will also be tweaking the one I made for my hubby. I will keep you updated as I do! 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Daily news post

Today was a busy day. I've been reading my Young Living Essential Oils guidebook. I love it so much, but sometimes I have to put it down and step back because I get so excited about all the wonderful things that I can help my family with, with essential oils.

I have so many "success stories" of my own with these oils that I get almost giddy when learning more. I'm sure I'm not alone on that. "Talking oils" is a favorite pastime of many of my friends, as well as myself. We even had a gentleman come to the house to give us a quote for siding, found out he was a friend of one of my uplines, and we ended up talking much more about the oils than the siding. Lol!

Btw, if you are interested in using these oils you can contact me at mielkemail dot gmail dot com. 

In other news, we are getting much closer to being done with the house.
I'm mentally and emotionally exhausted by this remodel, to be honest.
I had NO idea it would take over 3 years to complete.
It's going to be amazing when it's done though.
Our plan for now is to finish everything this summer. The girls and I are all going to live in our 5th wheel camper, in GALVESTON (Eeek!), while my hubby stays here and gets everything finished. Hopefully, with us, and out stuff out, the project will go much smoother and faster.

Have you ever remodeled? Got any tips? Leave a comment!

Have a beautiful day!