1000 Flowers for the Planet - #364 Make Your Own Shampoo
It’s actually very easy to toss the commercial shampoo bottle away and wash your hair using only two ingredients, although you could keep the old shampoo bottle to store your new mixture in. Mix 1 part baking soda with 6 parts water. Shake your container well each time you use it. Put some of the mixture onto dry hair and massage well into the scalp. Go on! Give yourself a relaxing head massage. Leave for a couple of minutes then rinse off. Follow this with a second mixture of 1 part white vinegar (go organic) to 8 parts water. You can add something like a cinnamon stick and a few drops of vanilla to this, or a few drops of your favourite essential oil to mask the vinegar smell. Rub some of this mixture onto your scalp and leave for about half a minute before rinsing thoroughly. Done.
Making your own shampoo with a few natural ingredients will save you a lot of money. It will still give you clean hair, and you may even find your hair is healthier. It will be a whole lot better than pouring chemicals over your body in the shower and then down the drain to pollute the water systems. It can only serve the planet better, and your health as well. Give it a try.