By Jackie Edwards:
Do you know what’s in your shampoo? Unless you are using an all-natural shampoo already, you could be exposing both yourself and the environment to a daily serving of harmful chemicals. Some of the most common ingredients that are added to conventional shampoos can lead to numerous damaging health consequences. Possible issues caused by these chemicals include hormone disruption, damage to the nervous system, and an increased risk for certain types of cancer.
So, what can you do to avoid the potentially dangerous impact of conventional shampoo? With a few simple ingredients, you can effortlessly and inexpensively make your own! Take a look at these three easy, hand-picked, and eco-friendly DIY shampoo recipes, each made with four or fewer ingredients!
Ingredients: Coconut milk, liquid castile soap, essential oils, almond oil (optional — for dry hair)
Creating a simple eco-friendly shampoo is quick and easy. Even if your schedule is jam packed full of soccer practices, play dates, dance recitals, and more, it takes only a few minutes to make a batch of this healthy, earth-friendly shampoo. Simply combine coconut milk, liquid castile soap, the essential oil(s) of your choosing, and almond oil, which is great if you have dry hair. This shampoo is nourishing, smells incredible, and can be kept for up to one month.
Ingredients: Cornmeal, coconut milk powder, eco-friendly baby powder, baking powder
As a busy mom, there are times when you have to sacrifice a much-needed shower. When this happens, don’t fret! Not only can your hair look as if you took that much-needed shower, but you also can use natural ingredients to accomplish your fresh look. Blend cornmeal, coconut milk powder, eco-friendly baby powder and baking powder to create an effective dry shampoo.
Organic Lemon and Coconut Shampoo
Ingredients: Liquid castile soap, organic coconut oil, lemongrass essential oil
Love lemon and coconut? If so, you’ll adore this simple three ingredient organic shampoo recipe. Hydrating coconut oil is combined with liquid castile soap and fragrant lemongrass essential oil. The burst of aroma from this DIY shampoo will calm and soothe your mind while getting your hair clean!
Next time you need to stock up on shampoo, skip the conventional stuff! Instead, try each of these wonderful DIY shampoo recipes. Even if you have minimal time in your day, each blend can be made in a matter of minutes. Help improve your health and that of our planet with your new favorite shampoos!