Sodium laurel sulfate, a cosmetic chemical, finds its way into commercially produced shampoos, soaps and other beauty products.When it comes to living a green lifestyle, you may want to eliminate the use of these kind of materials. Making your own shampoo without using sodium sulfate, or other harmful chemicals, provides you with a crafty endeavor that gives you control of your beauty and hygiene regimen.
Things You'll Need
- 1 cup vegetable glycerin
- 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 3 tbsp. polysorbate 20
- 2 cups floral hydrosol
- 2-qt. mixing bowl
- Hand mixer
- 20-oz. bottle
Add the vegetable glycerin, oils and polysorbate 20 to the bowl.
Stir in the floral hydrosol, which is a scented herbal water. This ingredient, like the others in the recipe, can be obtained from a craft or hobby supply shop.
Microwave the bowl on high for four minutes to heat the solution evenly.
Beat the heated mixture with an electric hand mixer for five minutes. It will thicken into a gel-like substance as it cools.
Pour the homemade shampoo into the bottle. Leave the cap off of it while it cools to room temperature.
Tips & Warnings
- Add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil to enhance the scent of this homemade shampoo and body wash.