Beautiful Goddess DIY: Homemade Shampoo
By inspiringgaia on May 25, 2012
I love homemade products from household products and beauty products, but what makes it even more interesting is when you make it yourself and save money! :)
This week I will be doing some homemade projects at home. I received some awesome products in the mail (review coming soon) and it inspired me to get back into doing DIY projects. A few years ago, I use to do this faithfully especially since the kids was allergic to just about everything including to where they couldn't have certain skin/body products put onto them or they would get a rash.
Since I can't bake, I figured I put my focus on other things like making my own household and beauty products, expanding my businesses, and organizing community groups, hence all the blog changes. I normally use Head & Shoulders due to the fact that I have seborrheic dermatitis.
I do have to tell you that in no way am I a professional nor do I claim to be an expert. I did my research and through trial and error, I learned what is perfect for my hair type. I recommend that you do your own research and find out what will work best for you.
I'm going to share with you how to make Homemade Shampoo for Dandruff/seborrheic dermatitis.
These are the basic ingredients. After these ingredients, you do't have to buy anything else.
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup liquid Castile soap (like Dr. Bronner’s, which you can find cheaply on Amazon; you can also get awesome, organic Castile soap from Mountain Rose Herbs)
- 1/2 teaspoon oil (like jojoba, olive oil, or grapeseed)
- Preferably a eco-friendly aluminum spray bottle, but a plastic one is fine.
But if you want to make your shampoo special with essential oils then I suggest you read The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Over 600 Natural, Non-Toxic and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health - Beauty - a Safe Home Environment . This book will give you the basic information about using essential oils and details about the benefits of them.
You will need:
5ml of whichever essential oils you would like. You can mix and match them. Tea Tree Oil, Argan, Borage Seed, Camellia, Cranberry Seed, Evening Primrose, Pomegranate Seed and Rose Hip Seed Oils.
Add in the ingredients into the container and shake. Its that simple! But what makes this Frugally Living Luxuriously Awesome is that this is cheaper than purchasing shampoo from the grocery store!
Yield 4.08 ounces
1/4 cup Liquid castile soap $.97
1/4 cup Water $.00
½ t Vegetable oil $.01
Total Cost $.98
Cost Per Ounce $.24
The ingredients depending on the weight that you purchase (with Dr. Bonner, you can have different size options from travel size to gallon) will reap its benefits because liquid castile soap is also great in making your own household cleaners. So you will exceed the amount you’ve invested and stretch it by making your own products at home. Just a thought: quality beats quantity any day. Wouldn’t you prefer the best for yourself or your family?
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