This is an alternative to buying super expensive organic shampoo and to doing the whole 'no-shampoo' thing. I'll be honest- I tried it. I couldn't get the right balance of baking soda. I tried a few different dilutions, but probably didn't stick with it for long enough. It was making my hair feel pretty gross and I just couldn't take it anymore. I used an apple cider vinegar rinse as conditioner before as well. This time I haven't decided what I'm going to do about conditioner. As of now, I'm going to finish up what I have and sub in my homemade shampoo for the store bought type.
Before I give you the recipe, I will say that I used this mixture twice because of the amount made and not wanting to waste of course; however, I will definitely be making some tweaks for my next batch. So here it is:
- 1/4 cup Castile Soap (I use Dr. Bronners and chose the hemp-rose scent) They're all organic and fair trade.
- 1/4 cup Distilled Water
- 1TBS Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon of oil (argan, avocado, hot six etc.) I use argan
In a day or two when I need to wash my hair next, I'm going to change it a little. I think I am going to add only a teaspoon of baking soda. I don't like the feel of my hair when there's too much in it, so I think the next batch is going to be even better. I'm looking forward to it. Overall, I liked the recipe. Also, between leaving oil on my hair to rinse out gradually in each shower for days, then washing with this castile soap mixture I am enjoying the results. I really love the ingredients in Dr. Bronners castile soaps and I use them to make all sorts of products.
Let me know if you have any questions...want more castile soap recipes...or whatever. Here's a video I did too. I have no clue why ;)