Homemade shampoo allows you to cut out the harsh chemicals such are parabens, sulfates, preservatives and fragrances. These chemical can be skin irritants and encourage your scalp to produce more oil. When switching to homemade products, please give your body some time to adjust and you will naturally start producing less oil. This recipe may also be used for body soap and shave cream.
Combine in container of your choice:
- 1/2 C coconut milk
- 2/3 C Dr. Bronner’s castile soap
- 1 tsp vitamin E oil
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- add 20 drops of your favorite Young Living Essential Oil (lavender, peppermint, melaleuca…)
Use 1-2 tsp. Shake before each use. Good for about 1 month.
To make your own coconut milk simply heat 4 cups of water, add 1.5-2 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut, then poor into blender. Blend. Poor through mesh and cheese cloth. Makes 4-6 servings. Use additional coconut milk in smoothies or other DIY products from essentialsbyjen.com! Unused coconut milk is good for 3-4 days refrigerated.