Something that I’ve been thinking about lately is how I can eliminate chemicals and as much waste as possible from my daily routine. I’d love to switch over to all-natural products and live a lifestyle that doesn’t contribute much to the garbage accumulation on our planet. I know that these things take quite a bit of time, especially if you’re someone like me who likes to use up everything I already have before throwing it out. One way I’m going to change my lifestyle is by replacing products that run out with all-natural (preferably homemade) products. This week, I have an all-natural, hydrating shampoo recipe to share!
I’ll be honest – I don’t shampoo everyday. So it takes some time for me to actually run out of it. I ran out a while ago, but never went to pick up a new bottle because I knew I wanted to make my own. I’ve been using my sisters’ shampoo (if either of you are reading this, I’m sorry…) but decided it was finally time to come up with a recipe!
This recipe is great because it’s cleansing but also hydrating! Your scalp feels clean but your hair doesn’t feel stripped of any oils.
- 1 c. liquid castile soap (I used unscented Dr. Bronner’s)
- 1/2 c. coconut milk (from the can – you can use both the cream and liquid parts, or just the liquid)
- 1/4 c. raw honey
- 20 drops of essential oil (I used Simply Earth’s peppermint and rosemary)
Pour the castile soap, coconut milk and honey into a bowl and mix until evenly combined. (I chose to use just the liquid in the can of coconut milk so that I could use the cream in another recipe but if you choose to use both the cream and liquid, your mixture will be a bit thicker.)
Once your liquids are combined evenly, add in your essential oils and mix. You can get creative with the oils to create a scent combination that you love. Different oils also offer different benefits so you can customize your shampoo to fit your hair type perfectly!
Pour your shampoo into a bottle. I got these pump bottles from Amazon. You can find them here. (I would recommend using a funnel or a mixing bowl that’s meant to pour liquids so that you don’t lose any product!)
That’s it! Just stick a label on it and it’s ready to be used!
I hope you choose to create a more natural lifestyle for you and your family!