I’ve seen a couple of tutorials onPinterest about how to make shampoo, conditioner &detangler and most have the same general base, with two problems, for me, personally.
- No lather. I love DIY and natural stuff as much as the next girl, but I can’t seem to lost the crave for bubbles in my hair when I’m showering!
- It made my hair and skin too dry. You know that freshly cleaned tupperware feeling, where your skin might actually make that “Rrrrrrt!” sound after washing it with plain bar soap? Yeah, that one. And I have dry, sensitive skin, to boot.
So, I came up with a solution that ended up working for the whole family and cancelling out dozens of chemicals and dollars from our bathroom beauty. After experimenting on my own (and on my family), I’ve come up with a recipe for an all-over hair & body wash with great lather, that leaves both skin & hair feeling soft and smelling great! Here’s what you need:
- A castile soap of your choice. (I like to use Dr. Bronner’s)
- Coconut milk (from a can, fresh or make your own)
- 1 tbsp. of Coconut Oil
- A bottle to store it in
Mix together: 1/3 cup of Castile Soap (I blend the almond and lavenderscents- you can find it in fragrance-free and add 10-20 drops of your favorite scentedoil- even Chanel!- for a fragrance all your own. For baby, I like to add the Burt’s Bee’s BabyBlend- aside from the alliteration! 😉
with: 1/4 cup Coconut Milk (as you can see, you don’t needto be exact 😉
and 1 tbsp. of Coconut Oil (you can also use almond, apricot or olive oil for moisture in addition to the scented oil used for fragrance; feel free to experiment with different levels to suit your skin & hair needs!)
Blend together until frothy & stable
and then you’ve got:
How long will the coconut wash last if not refrigerated? Do I need to store it in the refrigerator every day after I shower?
Hi there. I tried it and really did not like it. my hair felt dry and brittle at the bottom and oily at the top. didnt work for me but hope this post can help others! 🙂
How long will this last? Should I worry about the coconut milk going bad?
Ten parts water to one part of the coconut soap. You can also add an additional tsp of olive, coconut or almond oil, which help repair split ends- but don't spray too much near the roots; there's enough natural oil there! 🙂
For the detangler spray you mention, is it 10 parts of the coconut mix or the water?