Happy Saturday, all you fantastic Moppers. Unfortunately we were under the weather yesterday so there was no Friday post as usual, but we’re in high spirits and back on the horse today to bring you a special Saturday edition of the Mop Up Your Mess blog.
This weekend we’re all about the shampoo, because recently we were given a recipe to make your own shampoo using essential oils, and you know we just had to try it before passing it along to you. Well, we’re happy to report that the results were fantastic!
The best part is there’s different combinations of essential oils you can use for various types of hair, so you can switch it up every now and again should you need to, like in the winter when our scalps tend to be more dry and flaky.
We won’t keep you long because we know you have important weekend chores to attend to, so without further ado, here’s how you can make your own shampoo using the power of essential oils.
What You’ll Need:
- 1/4 cup canned coconut milk
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 liquid castile soap
- 1 tablespoon of Vitamin E oil
- 2 tablespoons of fractionated coconut oil
- 40 – 50 drops of essential oils
- Step 1: Combine
Step 1: Combine
Pour all the ingredients into a container with a lid. Personally, we like to use an old shampoo bottle that’s been thoroughly rinsed and clean, along with a funnel to make for easy clean up.
Step 2: Shake
Pop the cap back on the bottle, and give everything a good shake so those ingredients mix up really well.
Step 3: Use
Use this homemade shampoo just as you would any other shampoo you’ve used in the past. Before each use, make sure to give the bottle another good shake so that any ingredients that may have settled get a chance to combine together.
That’s all there is to it! Now here’s the best part we were talking about before: the essential oil combinations.
If you’ve got a flaky scalp, use 10 drops of lemon essential oil, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, 10 drops of tea tree oil, and 10 drops of rosemary essential oil.
For dry, fragile hair, use 15 drops of wild orange essential oil, 15 drops of lavender essential oil, and 20 drops of clary sage essential oil.
To help stave off hair loss, use 10 drops of peppermint essential oil, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, 10 drops of cedarwood essential oil, and 10 drops of rosemary essential oil.
If you have none of those problems and are just looking for a shampoo that smells great, try any one of these 3 combinations:
- 15 drops lavender essential oil, 10 drops lemon essential oil, 25 drops lemongrass essential oil
- 30 drops lavender essential oil, and 20 drops peppermint essential oil
- 20 drops lavender essential oil, and 30 drops wild orange essential oil
Voila! You’re all done. This homemade shampoo with essential oils will last about a month before having to be replaced. If you find yourself having to discard a lot of it after 30 days, try halving the ingredients so you’re not wasting as much.
See, we told you we wouldn’t keep you too long. Now get on out there and enjoy your weekend, Moppers. We’ll chat with you again on Monday!