I travel a lot for work and wanted to develop a shampoo bar that would be rich and gentle so I could use it for face, hair, body, and shaving all at the same time. I like to pack light for my travels, so a shampoo bar that was a 4-in-1 was ideal! On top on that, I take the soap camping( especially our dirty pup shampoo, which repeals ticks and fleas and is great for both human and animal friends) and cut it into smaller slivers for short trips, spa visits, etc.
Herbal Hair Rinse
DIY Herbal Hair Rinse
- 1/4 cup nettle
- 1/4 cup horsetail
- 3 T dried lavender
- 3 T dried rosemary
- 3 T dried chamomile
- 3-4 cups apple cider vinegar
- parchment paper
- filtered water or (my favorite) rosemary hydrosol
- something to strain the herbs with (cheesecloth, milk bag, strainer)
- mason jar
- Use a glass jar add and add the dried herbs, mixing them up.
- Fill the jar with vinegar, covering the herbs. Place a piece of parchment paper between the mouth and the top and cap the jar. Apple cider vinegar makes metal rust so make sure you don't skip this step. Shake the container to make sure all the herbs are covered and combined.
- Keep the jar in a dark spot out of heat for 2-6 weeks. Shake it daily, making sure all the herbs remain submerged to prevent mold from growing. Top the jar off with more vinegar as you need to.
- After 2-6 weeks strain the herbs out and transfer the infused vinegar to a glass container with a plastic top.
- Store the mixture out of sunlight indefinitely. When you're ready to use it as a hair since, simply dilute it 1:1 with filtered water or a hydrosol. This will be shelf stable for 1-6 weeks.
To use: Start with 5-10 drops of serum, massaging it into your hands warm the oils before applying evenly to wet or dry hair. Brush it through or scrunch into your hair. Shiny, Lucious hair- here you come!
- 1/4 cup arrowroot powder (I prefer this) or organic cornstarch
- 1 Tablespoon Kaolin clay
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder (omit if you have light hair, and instead add in ground chamomile)
- 5 drops of an essential oil of choice (I like rose and bergamot)
- An make-up brush or old powder container for easy application
- Add the essential oil to your arrow root or corn starch, mix well. Add in the clay and cocoa powder and sift. Store in an air tight jar or an old powder container.
- Apply the dry shampoo as needed between washes. I like the make up brush for easy application, but you can also brush it through with your comb.