I made some homemade shampoo some time ago because I’ve been wild about trying some more of these recipes. I have not been using it exclusively though since I still had a nearly full shampoo and conditioner on hand. I’ve used it a few times though and am interested to see what a difference it makes when I use it exclusively.
I used the peppermint castile soap because that’s what I had on hand. A couple of things about that. The peppermint can be VERY strong, so there is NO way I’d use this on the kids. I actually really like the cooling sensation from the shampoo, but know that we’d have hysterics for who knows how long if I tried to soap up the kids with this. In that same vein you don’t want to get that stuff anywhere close to your eyes! Nope, nope, nope!! When I make this again for official family use, I will use either the Almond castile soap or get the “baby” one that has no sent.
This suds up nicely and seems to work fine for a shampoo. However, despite the fact that it has ACV and vitamin E oil in it, the times that I’ve used it have left my hair feeling rather dry and not at all conditioned. SO… that’s the thing I’m interested in seeing if it’s different when I use the shampoo exclusively. If not, then I will quickly be looking into natural conditioning options. The first one that pops into my head is (drumroll) Coconut Oil!! 😉 Surprised?
I got the recipe here, and it was fast and easy to assemble. I used 2 spray bottles (one for each bathroom) that I found in the “beauty” section at Wally World and split the recipe between them. It doesn’t fill the bottle, but they have lasted quite some time. Likely because I’m still using the “other stuff” and because I got Stu hooked on the “no poo” method and it works well for him.
Anyway, I’ll keep you posted on an official verdict on this stuff once it’s been tried and tested a bit more. ??Ta ta for now!