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! 

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