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 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
·         1 Mashed avocado
·         ½ Milk (any type of milk will do, coconut is most popular)
·         Massage into hair let sit 10 mins and rinse
·         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!