Monday, March 25, 2013

Homemade Shampoo

I have always been the type of person who wants to do good things for my body and my environment, and to be healthy. Cancer runs deep in my family (both sides) so that is always in the back of my mind. My boyfriend has totally opened my eyes to all the different things in life that aren't exactly the best for my body. I used to think he was totally crazy and always paranoid, but the longer I am with him, the more he rubs off on me. In fact, I have taken it to a whole new level than him. I am in the process of making anything and everything I possibly can in my house homemade. This encompasses anything from decorations to food, to make up and anything I use on a daily basis. I would love to be as self sufficient as possible, but of course that is going to take a really long time.

There are so many ingredients that are put into our products that are known to cause cancer and to be toxic to your body. When you look in the ingredients list on any product in your house you should be able to pronounce and recognize every one of them! Sadly, this isn't the case :(

For now, I am starting off slowly with my Homemade Cleaning Solutions, and some other Beauty Supplies for the Body which I will share as I test and approve ;) 
I am in the process of testing out some different recipes for toothpaste, deodorant, lotions, and  moisturizers, but I am done testing out this recipe for my Homemade Shampoo.
I love this shampoo so much that I haven't even tried a different recipe. Its amazing!
I have short, curly, frizzy hair, and since I have been using this shampoo I have noticed that my hair is less frizzy and my curls are easier to control and maintain. My curls are tight and adorable now and I am able to just let my hair air dry without doing anything to it or adding in any products! And seriously, I haven't EVER been able to do that!

Homemade Shampoo Recipe
1/2 cup distilled water
1/2 cup liquid Castile Soap (I used lavender scented)
4 tsp Grapeseed Oil
20 drops peppermint essential oil
20 drops tea tree oil

Mix all ingredients in bottle or container. The solution is thin and runny, but don't be fooled- it lathers up great and smells amazing. Since it is thin though, you might even be able to use a spray bottle and just spray it on your head.    

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