LIVE + SAVE: How to make your own shampoo
HAVE you ever thought about making your own shampoo?
Not only will you save money, but it is better for you as well.
As with most things, home-made shampoo is far cheaper than what you can buy at shopping centres, and it is far better for you as well. Swap isopropyl alcohol and propylene glycol for castile soap and coconut oil.
Making your own shampoo is safer for you and, while this may be highly subjective, some claim homemade shampoo works far better than store brands.
When you use natural shampoo, what goes down the drain? Natural ingredients. Commercial shampoos and conditioners contain chemicals, which go right into the water system so, natural shampoos are better for the environment too.
This means home-made shampoos are way better for your plumbing. The harsh chemicals in these shampoos can cause major damage to your pipelines and could cost a small fortune when your pipelines need replacing.
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup liquid castile soap (available to buy online from www.drbronner.com.au)
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
Mix all the ingredients into a plastic or glass bottle and you're good to go.
Like commercial shampoos, different recipes will suit different hair types. If this one doesn't work for you, just search online and you'll find many different recipes designed for different hair types.