Homemade Shampoo

I haven’t purchased shampoo in nearly three years, and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve been using random concoctions for a while, but this one has seemed to work out well. It’s simple to make with ingredients that have many other uses as well, so it’s ultra-economical and my hair appears to be enjoying the simplicity. Check it out:

Shampoo Ingredients

Ingredients for shampoo:

1/4 cup baking soda

2 teaspoons of Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap

2 drops of an essential oil of your choice (I love lavender)

Put all the ingredients in a jar (I believe mine is 32 oz?) and fill to the brim with water. Shake until it looks like this:

Homemade Shampoo

I pour this mix over my head and scrub (it doesn’t lather too much, so be prepared). Rinse it out, and then rinse your hair with vinegar. You’ll have this smell with you for a while, but don’t worry, it goes away once your hair has dried 🙂

One note of warning: if you have a very dry scalp and have experienced flaking or have sensitive skin, the vinegar does sting a bit. Ladies, I recommend shaving your legs after washing your hair, because if you get even a bit of vinegar on tender legs, it feels like you’re being stung by a  horde of very, very angry bees.

Happy washing!

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