It takes seconds for harmful chemicals to enter our bloodstream through our skin. As I have been more educated about the dangers of these chemicals I have been cleaning up and cutting back in the amount of chemicals that my family is exposed to. We started with LimeLight’s super effective and amazing, vegan skin care. For more on that click here.
Today I am going to show you how to make coconut shampoo. It’s super easy and very effective. My daughters have long hair, one to her waist and my oldest has it longer than that. This has been super effective in reducing frizz and taming their hair. I will provide suggestions for people with thin hair as the recipe below might be too heavy for regular use of someone with thin hair.
–1/4 Cup of coconut milk of your choice ( I like the culinary thick one)
-1/3 Cup of unscented Castille soap
-1/3 Cup of distilled water
-1 Tsp of Vitamin E
-1/2 Tsp of Jojoba oil (you can also use macadamia nut oil, or almond oil-almond will be a lot heavier than jojoba or macadamia oil-use with caution) I would skip this ingredient for people with thin hair as this might make it heavier and make your hair limp.
-10 Drops of high grade essential oil of your choice. Below is a list of uses of different oils so you select the one correct or more beneficial for you.
-Lavender oil has been used for it’s ability to stimulate hair growth and help with dandruff. It also provides a “spa” like experience as the steam in the shower helps infuse the room with the powerful relaxing properties of lavender.
-Rosemary oil has been used for it’s ability to prevent hair loss. Rosemary also helps with memory so it is a powerful essential oil for your well being.
For Dry Hair: Geranium, sandalwood, lavender, rosemary, wintergreen.
Fragile Hair: Clary sage, lavender, thyme, sandal wood, wintergreen, roman chamomile.
Greasy/Oily Hair: Basil, cypress, thyme, lemon, rosemary.
Growth Stimulation: Thyme, lavender, rosemary, ylang ylang, cedarwood, clary sage, geranium, ginger,, lemon, grapefruit.
Hair Loss: Rosemary, Lavender, thyme, ylang, ylang, cedarwood, wintergreen, lemon, clary sage, cypress, roman chamomile.
You can use any combination that you’d like to try and as always it just takes practice to get the right scent and benefits that you would like to get.