Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Witchy "POO"

For the last few years I have been doing a lot more concious thinking when it comes to using chemicals in our everyday lives. I LOVE being green. Screw Kermit - it IS easy being green, plus it is just down right healthy for us and most importantly the planet. So lately I have been into making my own shampoo. I have tried several different recipes and the one I like the most is the one I am posting here for you to use too if you like.

I have become a big fan of Castile Soap. It's totally all natural and has so many uses and one bottle goes a long way.

For this shampoo recipe I used Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap thats Lavender scented.







Hey who says my homemade shampoo has to look homemade. I put a cute label on it so it doesn't just look like a poopy old bottle. I am a cheap witch bitch so I recycled a Bath and Body foaming soap container that I got for a gift a while back. What can I say? It works, lol.


Here is the recipe:



Simple Shampoo Recipe

Ingredients

1/4 cup water
1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap
1/2 teaspoon sunflower or other light vegetable oil

Directions

Mix together all the ingredients. Store in a bottle. Use as you would any shampoo, rinse well.

You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to create you own scent also if you like. I just use the lavender castile soap myself because the scent is so relaxing at the end of the day and just fills the bathroom with the soothing scent of lavender as I wash my hair. Oooooh Aaahhhh!

*Note: When you make this it is not thick like store bought shampoo which people complained about on a lot of different sites as I was hunting for the perfect shampoo recipe BUT FEAR NOT, I have the perfect solution for that by simply using a bottle for foaming hand soap it works perfectly!


People also bitched about the way thier hair felt after they used a castile soap shampoo recipe and as I scoured a multitude of comments on countless sites, one particular comment stood out from the others. Someone said that it takes about 7 or 8 washes to notice a difference because the castile soap is removing the build up of hair product. So I gave this a whirl and it is really true... the more I use it the shinier and softer my hair gets and my hair has been fried and dyed so much it ain't funny. It has even gotten to the point where if I didn't want to use conditioner I could skip it...but I like conditioner... so I guess I am now off to find the perfect all natural hair conditioner,lol, now thats going to be a task.

7 comments:

  1. I just saved this to give it a go. I'll have to find a conditioner/detangler (is that a word) too. You see, my hair is thick and very curly and shampoo alone just don't do. Any suggestions? I'll make this recipe at the end of the month and let you know how it works!

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  2. I love, love, love your label!

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  3. Natural conditioner: Coconut oil. Instead of using conditioner every time I wash my hair, I just do a coconut oil treatment once a week. Warm it in the microwave until it is liquid. Massage through hair, leave on for 30 minutes to an hour, and rinse with warm water. Works wonders!!

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  4. PS- I want to make my own witchy poo! Also, I have thick curly hair too, and the coconut oil works for me as conditioner.

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  5. @ Just A Gal - Thanx for compliment on my label. It's amazing the crap I can do with a computer when I am bored, lol!

    @ Gumbo Soul - I like the idea of warming it in the microwave. It makes it like a hot oil treatment. You too might like the above conditioner recipe for thick and curly hair.

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  6. @ Magaly - I did some research on the net last night(I am a virgo, its what I do- research and analyze, lol) for conditioner for thick and curly hair and this recipe kept coming up. It is a deep conditioner only though, I am still trying to find a daily conditioner recipe. I will find it damnit, lol! Here's the recipe:


    Deep Conditioner for Thick and Curly Hair


    1 avocado
    1/2 can of coconut milk
    2-3 tbsp each of coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, honey

    1) Blend together in a blender until really smooth. (One way to "weed" out the avocado bits if you don't mix well is to "strain" your mixture through an old (non-holey) knee-hi. I did it last weekend with a shealoe mix that had bits of shea in it and it worked perfectly!)

    2) Coat hair with mixture really good

    3) cover hair with a plastic cap and leave in for 1.5 - 2 hours

    4) rinse well


    This is some of the things that people were saying about this:

    **LOL! my curls were poppin! i know it was the avocado. i dc'd again with less ingredients but same amt. of avocado. lots of moisture and ridiculous curls!

    **Just tried avocado, coconut milk, olive oil deep conditioner. While I don't think it worked BETTER than my favorite conditioner (Aveda Brilliant), I do think that it worked JUST as well. And considering the Aveda is $18 for 7oz and you can make the same amount of homemade dc for less than $3 I think I'll be making my own from now on. Thanks!

    *****Amendment to my above comment.

    **I'm on day 3 hair (after using avocado, coconut milk, and olive oil deep conditioner) and my hair is MUCH softer than my normal day 3 hair. Avocado dc gets an A+++.

    I posted other peoples comments so if you can kinda see what others said about it and decide if its something you might like or not.
    I have Not tried this yet because I have thin, wavy, fried, dyed hair(what I would do for thick and curly hair)but I think I will anyhow for shits and giggles, it can only help right?

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  7. @ Just A Gal - Thanx for compliment on my label. It's amazing the crap I can do with a computer when I am bored, lol!

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