Wouldn't it be nice to wash your hair with a natural homemade shampoo bar and avoid those overpriced, sulphate filled concoctions we normally purchase?
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You can! And no, I'm not talking the 'no poo' method. While that may work for some, it does not work for everyone.
I have naturally curly hair. Not the kind that has nice even curls. Mine is frizzy here, straight there and oh...look at that one nice curl at the back!
And thirsty? My hair is always thirsty. Washing my hair everyday is an absolute no, no that would leave me with dry, crunchy locks.
Using this homemade shampoo bar leaves my hair clean and soft without an oily build up or frizzy fly away ends.
I still use a conditioner on my hair due to the 'thirsty' factor mentioned above and recommend using a vinegar rinse once or twice weekly to avoid any build up that may occur especially if you have hard water.
As an added bonus, this bar works very well as a body soap, is palm free and has a silky lather that feels wonderful.
With this recipe, I cut the soap into 12 bars, each weighing approximately 100 grams when cured. The size of each bar is 2.25" x 2.25" x 1.25".
Coconut Oil - 225 gr. | 7.94 oz. | 25%
Shea Butter - 225 gr. | 7.94 oz. | 25%
Olive Oil - 225 gr. | 7.94 oz. | 25%
Avocado Oil - 90 gr. | 3.17 oz. | 10%
Castor Oil - 135 gr. | 4.76 oz. | 15%
Silk Peptide - 1.5 tsp.
Distilled Water - 297 gr. | 10.48 oz.
Lye - 123.21 gr. | 4.35 oz.
Water as % of Oils = 33%
Super Fat/Discount = 5%
Pumpkin Power - 4 tsp. (or 2 Tbsps. pumpkin puree)
Kaolin Clay (Cosmetic White) - 1 Tbsp.
Sweet Orange E/O - 2 Tbsp.
Bergamot E/O - 1.5 tsp.
Ylang Ylang E/O - 1 tsp.
Geranium E/O - 1 tsp.
Black Pepper E/O - 1/2 tsp.
Patchouli E/O - 1/2 tsp.
Ginger Root E/O - 1/2 tsp.
I made this shampoo recipe using the Room Temperature method of soap making but you can just as easily make it using the traditional Cold Process method or the Hot Process method.