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By December 18, 2020 No Comments

“How many people had to die before we realized that smoking actually causes cancer?” Anyone who has ever glanced at a lotion or shampoo bottle has probably noticed a mystifying array of multi-syllabic chemicals. We assume they’re safe enough to put on our bodies – but how much do we really know about the products we slather on each day? Consumer health advocates and some researchers have for years warned that at least some of those are unsafe. And they are trying to connect the dots between these intimately used products and some worrying and unexplained disease trends – particularly in women. “Cancer, infertility, allergies, ADHD, autism, thyroid issues are on the rise, and people can’t figure out why,” Known or suspected carcinogens like formaldehyde – found in some keratin hair treatments, body soap and nail polish – and coal tar – found in some hair dyes and shampoo – are of top concern in beauty products. So are heavy metals, like lead found in lipsticks and clay-based products, and endocrine-disrupting chemicals like parabens and phthalates, among others. Women use an average of 12 products a day – nearly 200 chemicals – according to a 2004 study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit environment and health advocacy group. Data on real-world chemical exposure is limited, and most safety assessments look at one chemical and one source at a time. But we are not using just one product. Our daily exposure can greatly outweigh what one company claim is a low dose in their product, which is why we should be concerned.  So here are some natural haircare products for you to try at home so you have one less thing to worry about every day for you and your family.

Hair Care

Shampoo

Baking Soda Cleanse & Rinse (clean off chemical residues from other products)

  • Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with 3 cups water (this will make enough for several washings). Store in a plastic or glass container. Use to wash out old products
  • After this rinse with 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar (or regular white vinegar for a lighter smell).

Shake and apply to your scalp, scrubbing it in. After you’ve scrubbed your scalp with the baking soda, use 1 Tablespoon of vinegar mixed with 1 cup of water for a lighter mixture.

Tip: It might take two weeks or more for your hair to “settle in” to being washed with baking soda and vinegar. The reason is because right now, your commercial shampoo (and daily washing) strips your scalp of natural oils. When you go natural, your hair might feel greasy or thick as your body adjusts. Stick it out! It’s also best not to wash your hair every day, whether you’re using natural shampoo or not. Washing every other day will help keep your hair and scalp healthy.

Shampoo Recipes with castile soap

Shampoo with castile soap

  • 1/4 cup water (can substitute the water for coconut milk).
  • 1/4 cup liquid castile soap
  • 1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil (for dry hair, OPTIONAL).
  • 10-15 drops of essential oils
  1. Mix together all the ingredients in a storage container.  You can use an old shampoo bottle, foaming soap dispenser, or a mason jar.
  2. After getting hair wet, apply a quarter-size amount to the hair and lather in.  This shampoo is thinner than the typical shampoo, but it does lather up a ton! After shampooing follow with all-natural conditioner.
  3. This shampoo will last for a month when stored in an airtight container.

Basic Shampoo Recipe

  • 7 tbsps castile liquid soap
  • 6 teaspoons coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil
  1. Mix together all the ingredients in a storage container.  You can use an old shampoo bottle, foaming soap dispenser, or a mason jar.
  2. After getting hair wet, apply a quarter-size amount to the hair and lather in.
  3. This shampoo will last for a month when stored in an airtight container.

Use apple cider vinegar diluted for after rinse if hair is greasy

Add fenugreek powder for detangling

Honey Shampoo 

  1. Mix the coconut milk and castile soap together in a small bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together the olive oil and honey. Make sure it is well combined.
  3. Add the oil and honey to the coconut milk and castile soap.  Stir well.
  4. Drop-in vitamin E oil and essential oils. Stir well.
  5. This shampoo will last for a month when stored in an airtight container.

Use apple cider vinegar diluted for after rinse if hair is greasy

Baby Shampoo

  • 1/4 cup castile soap
  • 1 tablespoon glycerin (
  • 1 tsp fractionated coconut oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops roman chamomile essential oil
  • 10-ounce foaming soap container
  1. Add all the ingredients to the foaming soap container and top off with water.
  2. Shake before each use to combine the ingredients.

Conditioning shampoo & body wash

  • 1/3 cup Coconut milk (thick part)
  • 1/3 cup Castille liquid soap
  • 1/3 cup Lemon green Tea or any other nourishing tea
  • Essential oils

Shake well. Can be used as shampoo conditioner and body wash

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