I decided something needed be done about it.. With my recent attempts of ridding our home of toxins, I decided that I would make some anti-dandruff shampoo of my own. There are enough recipes out there...but to find one that actually works, that's a different story.
This is what I did, and it's easy peasy. :)
HOMEMADE NATURAL ANTI-DANDRUFF SHAMPOO ~ that works!
6 oz of liquid castile soap
*NOTE: If you want to save money you can make your own liquid castile soap from castile bar soap, see recipe below. A 4 oz bar cost about $1.00 while a 16 oz bottle of liquid costs around $16.00. You can do the math.
3 drops of tea tree essential oil
1/2 tsp jojoba oil
Note: You can buy all of these ingredients at most health food stores or online. My favorite (cheapest) site is Vitacost.com. And I'm not getting paid to say that (although I wish I were). :)
Mix together and let set.
See, I told you it was easy peasy.
To make your own Liquid Castile Soap follow one of thes two recipes. I prefer the first because it's faster, but the second is really simple if you have time to set it aside and don't want to mess with boiling it.
#1 Castile Soap Bar to Liquid Recipe
Grate one bar of Castile Soap. Mix in saucepan, ratio 1 part soap to 4 parts water by weight.
*My Kirk's Castile soap is 4oz so I grated the 4 oz bar and mixed it with 16 oz (2 cups) of water.
Boil in saucepan until all chunks of soap are dissolved.
Let cool. You now have liquid castile soap. If it seems a little too thick, add a bit more water. **See note below.
#2 Castile Soap Bar to Liquid Recipe
Grate one bar of Castile Soap. Mix in a gallon size Ziploc bag, ratio 1 part soap to 4 parts warm water by weight.
*My Kirk's Castile soap is 4oz so I grated the 4 oz bar and mixed it with 16 oz of water.
Let it set for about 24 hours, squeezing the bag a few times here and there when you think of it. When all the chunks of soap have dissolved you have liquid castile soap. I had to add a bit more warm water to make it the right consistency.
I used my #1 Recipe to make the Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. After it sat for a few days it got very thick so I added just a little more water and shook (in an old bubble bath bottle that is now my husband's fabulous anti-dandruff shampoo bottle).
UPDATE: The last time I made this recipe (using the homemade liquid castile soap) it got very, very thick after sitting for a few days. Just add more water and shake. Do not reheat or it may liquify and never set up again. Ask me how I know?! :) When you add water and shake, you will just end up with a lot more shampoo. Which is good, right?!
Getting Rave Reviews for my dear husband...and no more dandruff. Sweet!
A pic of me and my sweet husband. Yes, he's cute. Yes, he's taken.
There's nothing I would take for him...dandruff or no dandruff. He's a keeper.
I love my husband!
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