I have to be honest with you.
Ever since I went through that class last week on personal health care products, and the toxins that are in both those and our cleaning products, I have been avoiding the shampoo bottles in our shower. I just did not expect that after sharing all that information with my family, they too, are doing the same thing! 🙂 I will be having the same class held here over on Facebook at the end of the week—if you are interested in joining us, please click here and sign up! Â We will close the class at 40 attendees.
I happen to be rather vain about my hair, although I truly try not to be. As a natural redhead, I know I am in the rare category…..and having almost waist length hair makes it even more so. So when I started to go gray in my early 20s I was heartbroken, and even went so far as to keep it really short (*and blonde) for a while. However, as I am learning and growing, I am beginning to see that there is a way to keep all this awesome hair, and keep it naturally. 🙂 Part of me cringes at the thought of going through a lot of changes to keep it healthy and strong, but then the other part of me cringes at the thought of what all those nasty chemicals are doing to my hair and body….
I know it seems like we are doing the classesÂ a lot lately, but really, you know me, when I find something that is just amazing I have to share it with you, just as I have everything else over the years. We recently finished up the second to last class for the winter on treating colds, flu, and other illnesses, and will begin working on some awesome EO prepping classes and using EO’s for first aid classes here in the next month! I have been blessed to meet so many of you and help you with your personal issues and family’s struggles as you start your journeys for better health. I love that it is all natural, and plan on being transferred over to homemade, natural alternatives for everything by next fall. What about you? Will you join me?
We decided to slowly wean ourselves off of traditional store bought items and replace them as they run out with homemade products that work just as well, but don’t make us sick! So this post is a go-to list of a few different recipes you too can try this coming year as you seek to set up you home with new personal care items, and I will be updating with my personal views on each one throughout the year. We started with easy ones—shampoo and conditioners, and will work our way through many others as the year progresses!Â 🙂
Would you also consider linking your favorite in the comments? I am always looking for friend-recommended items to try, and there is no better way than just to ask what works for you!Â Also,Â as you try some, give me your feedback.Â 🙂 Let me know which one is your favorite…or if there is one you will NOT be trying again!
Blessings to you and yours,Â
1. Going no-poo with baking soda and water (hope this works!)
3. 3 Other Alternatives to Shampoo
1. Apple Cider Vinegar—most often used with baking soda
Leave-In Conditioners for flyaway winter hair
1. Aloe Vera Gel
2. Olive Oil
3. Coconut Oil
I have been thinking about ditching shampoo as well. I just haven’t quite taken the leap yet. I can’t wait to see all the comments about this!
Well I have been doing the baking soda water for over a month now and lovvvvvvvve it. Not so much the apple cider vinegar rinse though. My hair is colored and I seriously love the happiness of my scalp…no more dandruff or itchy scalp from sulfates.
I will be mixing up a new shampoo and conditioner every two weeks from this list, and seeing how each one works. 🙂 Come join me and try the baking soda route… you will not regret it. I use two cups of water plus 1 tsp of soda per shower, and add tea tree oil for my “dandruff” although I have not seen a flake at ALL in over two weeks. Other good oil additions are rosemary, geranium, and thyme (for dark hair). Calendula is great for blonde hair.
Hope that gives you some ideas. 🙂
I did want to say too that you need to be generous with the soda water, AND that your hair will go through a transition period about one to two weeks into it where it is detoxing and feeling heavy-ish. Ponytails will be your friend, or good headbands. Then it just keeps getting better from there.
Hi, baking soda will work. Just know what to expect, NO SUDS. The feeling it is NOT CLEAN when it is. After the oil adjustment time it will feel very clean. Oh boy the advantages are wonderful and the money savings is super!
yes—the no suds dismayed me at first too, but boy, two weeks later I was shocked at how much better my scalp and hair felt! And I color my hair too, so wow, big big difference.
Thanks for sharing. 🙂