Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Homemade shampoo

If you read my blog a few years ago, you would realise that this is not something new for me. I tried simple homemade shampoo using only baking soda before. But shamefully, I turned back to regular shampoo after a while. It was difficult to get used to the no suds and no smell shampoo, my hair felt dry at times and I couldn't find a solution for dandruff.

This time I am determined to try again. 

The recipe is simple - a tablespoon of baking soda to a cup of water. This time I added a few drops of lavender and rosemary essential oils for the lovely smell and these oils help with scalp care and dandruff too. I'm finding it so much better than just baking soda. The rosemary gives it a kind of tingly and refreshing feeling while washing.

To help with dryness I also deep-condition my hair once or twice a week with virgin coconut oil. I love   virgin coconut oil! such a gorgeous smell and so good for hair, skin and for ingestion too. To use VCO for hair I just mix about 5 drops of lavender essential oil to about 1 oz of VCO then use about half a teaspoon each treatment. Sometimes I use VCO on it's own, no lavender. Basically I just massage the oil into the scalp and hair just before bedtime then go to bed. I wash my hair in the morning. Wake up to naturally beautiful luscious shiny hair!

So far I am loving the new homemade hair routine. If you try this remember to give a few weeks time for your hair to adjust and detoxify. It might feel slightly oily in the beginning. Our hair is used to the SLS and other toxins in our regular shampoo - break up might look ugly at first, literally! Give it time and you can have beautiful healthy locks free of chemicals.

 I have plans for other haircare treats so watch this space!

As you can see the last few posts have been about natural bodycare. I'm in the zone and if you're not a fan I hope you'll forgive me :)

I've done a lot of experimenting recently..

Playing with lip balm colours - all natural colours. In the above picture I used red clay, roselle and purple gromwell in different strength and combinations.

above : experimenting with different shea butter textures and recipes


Unknown said...

This is inspiring Aida!
Thank you for sharing :)

MK said...

Super love this idea!

hada said...

Aida,ko penah try mkn vco tu tak?apa rasanye ye?nolin everyday mkn vco after 34w..cer ko try sikit, hehe, then bg review kt aku :)

dd said...

salam vco taste like mild minyak kelapa je.. ok je for my tekak. used to take coswaynye but now i've been taking only newlife's vco.. IMHO it taste nicer and not as thick as cosway's. much easier for my kids esp my 2yo todd nk telan. dia lagi amik religiously than his mom.. mak dia celam celup asek lupa :p

aidafiqs adamia said...

thank you ladies let me know how it works for you!

hada, dah ckp kat whatsapp..hehe

thanks dd i consume it too. taste good.

Unknown said...

Amazing! These blog is perfect. It can help any one. Thanks for recipe.

Eentan said...


I love so much of homemade products....thanks to u for sharing it!

Kak Aida,
Where to buy the essential oil? Dunno where to find....


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