Alright, I’ve been DIY-ing again! I’ve been excited to try making my own homeade shampoo and conditioner ever since I got my essential oils months ago, and I finally got around to it this morning. Our 3 month old puppy has decided he’s an early riser this week, so I’ve been getting up at 6 am with him. He’s hungry and growing and ready to play! So I have some extra time in my day, thanks to Cocoa. I made these this morning while having my morning coffee, and it only took about 5 minutes. Super easy!
For the shampoo mix together:
- 1 cup aloe vera gel
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tbsp castile soap (I used green beaver)
- 20 drops essential oils of your choice – I used peppermint and tea tree!
For the conditioner mix together:
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 4 tbsp full fat coconut milk (from the can)
- 1 tsp raw apple cider vinnegar
- 20 drops of essential oil of your choice!
Apple cider vinegar is good for your hair because it removes built up product, makes your hair shinier and stronger, and helps with dandruff. It also promotes healthy, thick hair growth. Coconut milk softens and conditions your hair, without weighing it down. When you use this conditioner, try to let it sit on your hair for 5 minutes if you can!
Choosing Your Essential Oils
For my shampoo I chose peppermint because I love the tingly cooling feeling on my scalp – it’s so relaxing! It also promotes healthy hair growth, as does tea tree – so I added 10 drops of each.
For my conditioner I chose cedarwood and lavender – a good combination of scents! Below are some suggestions to help you choose which oils you might want to add. If you’re dealing with hair loss, or want to thicken your hair, my suggestion would be a combination of rosemary and sage. Rosemary and sage essential oils thicken the hair by stimulating the growth of new hair follicles.
As of this March (2016), Health Canada has approved 19 Young Living Essential oils as Natural Health Products. This means its easier than ever to share with you the wonderful health benefits and tips for using your essential oils! Visit my page, Natural Remedies Guide to learn more about the suggested uses of these Health Canada approved essential oils.
Quality Essential Oils
Essential oils offer the greatest benefits when they are in their natural, pure state. Oils that are cut with synthetic chemicals, diluted, or extracted using chemical solvents have been altered from their natural state and lack the beneficial components that pure essential oils provide.
HOW TO PURCHASE ESSENTIAL OILS
It’s as simple as creating a wholesale account with Young Living! There are two options: you can purchase a Premium Starter Kit (which includes 11 essential oils + a diffuser, and is the most economical way to go), or you can create a wholesale account for free in Canada, and purchase any essential oils you’d like at 24% off retail.