Saturday, September 18, 2010

Making Your Own Hair Products

Making your own prodcuts (like shampoo and conditioner) can be really fun, save you some money, and is a very green way to live.  One of the best products to do this with that is also very versatile is Dr. Bronners Castile Liquid  and flakes Soap.  This product can be used in so many ways and you can pretty much add whatever you’d like to it to give your own personal touch.  I will provide a few do it yourself shampoo and conditioner recipes.  Next week I will share some DIY face wash recipes and share my tips on how you can become a PRO couponer!
Shampoo Recipes:
#1 (You can add different herbs or oils to this recipe to add your favorite scent)
·         4 ounces castile soap flakes
·         One quart of boiling water
·         Pour boiling water into the flakes, stir to dissolve, cool, and store in plastic bottle.  

#2 (This recipe can last a long time because you will only need a little at a time)
·         1 cup Castile liquid soap
·         2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
·         ¾ tsp oil of your choice if needed for dry hair (tea tree, vitamin E oil, olive oil)
·         2/3  cup water
·         Mix and store in plastic bottle for use.

#3 (No Castile soap no problem)
·         1 egg (2 for longer or thicker hair)
·         ¼ cup olive oil
·         1 tbsp lemon juice
·         1 tsp vinegar (apple cider)

Conditioner Recipes:
#1
·         1 cup of water
·         1 egg yolk
·         1 tsp oil of your choice (olive oil, baby oil)
·         Beat egg yolk for about 2 mins (until you see it froth)
·         Add oil, continue to beat
·         Add water and use
#2
·         1 Mashed avocado
·         ½ Milk (any type of milk will do, coconut is most popular)
·         Massage into hair let sit 10 mins and rinse
#3
·         ½ Mashed bananas
·         1 tbsp Honey
·         Mix together leave on hair 30 mins and rinse
*Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap can be found at Trader Joe's, Target, other stores, or their website... It may seem a bit more expensive at first but remember a little goes a long way with these recipes I can tell you this from experience! And the Dr. Bronner's liquid soap has multiple uses; including household cleaners.  So one bottle can literally be used for all your personal hygiene needs and household cleaning needs!

11 comments:

  1. This is interesting.. Yeah, I can try it but is Dr. Bonner's Castile Soap be found in my country - Singapore?

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  2. Hey! Glad you are going to try out the recipes... they work really well! I looked on the Dr. Bronner website and they do sell their products in Singapore under this info:

    Singapore
    Nature's Glory, LTD.
    Phone: 65-6227-0868
    315 Outram Road #11-03 Tan Boon Liat Building Singapore

    Otherwise you can always order from their online store or contact them directly. Hope this helps and good luck... let me know how it goes!

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  3. Hi Rose, I love your blog It is very informative and fun to read, Thanks for stopping by , I'm a follower now!
    Tati
    Groovy Baby Blog

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  4. I hate spending so much money on styling products and I swear most of them don't even work the way they say they will. This sounds fun and easy.

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  5. I must admit, I would have never in a million years thought I could make my own shampoo. Love this idea, you can add your own essence which is fun. Great information, thanks so much!

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  6. great tips! i'm going to try a few! Newest follower

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    Oh So Savvy Mom

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    Hugs!
    Noel

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  9. Hi Rose,
    Wow! Thank you for these natural recipes. I'm a new follower from MBC and I have given you an award;) When you get a chance, visit my blog to pick it up.

    Best,
    Leigh
    http://HolisticHealthMaven.blogspot.com

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  10. Great tips!!! I'm your newest follower from MBC! Hope you can stop by and return the follow :)

    Cristi
    http://thekingscourt4.blogspot.com/

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