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.
UPDATE!! 5/9/14: Bring the water to a boil. Add grated soap. Turn down heat to med/low. Allow soap to dissolve, stirring occasionally.
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
*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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