Saturday, 26 July 2014

Homemade Coconut Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner

Coconut and lavender is a beautiful combined summer scent. Hair tends to become more dry over the summer when exposed more to sun. The castile soap used in the
Coconut Lavender Shampoo makes an excellent hair cleanser. The coconut milk and essential oils help to lock the moisture into your hair. They also help to keep you rocks frizz free.

One of the main benefits of making your own beauty products is that you can make them to your preferred scent. Why not experiment with alternative ingredients?. The two ingredients you need to make this shampoo ats, the ingredients can be altered to fit your scent preference, as long as these two stay the same: coconut milk and castile soap. 

Homemade Coconut Lavender Shampoo

Coconut Lavender Shampoo Ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut milk (often found in ethnic food aisle)
2/3 cup castile soap (found in health food stores)
1 tsp vitamin E oil (can use vitamin E, coconut, almond, or olive)
1 tsp coconut oil (found in health food stores)
5 drops lavender essential oil (or try vanilla)


Use coconut oil in its liquid form. Combine all ingredients in a container with a lid, and shake.

To use:

Shampoo hair as usual. Use 1-2 teaspoons of the homemade coconut lavender shampoo, depending on hair length and thickness. You can keep a batch in your shower for up to one month.

Homemade Coconut Lavender Conditioner

It smells like my summer holidays in France - bliss! You will only need a teeny weeny bit of this conditioner as its super moisturising. Using a little does mean that it will last you a long time. Another bonus is that this makes an awesome moisturising lotion so don't forget to apply some after your shower!

Coconut Lavender Conditioner Ingredients:

1 cup coconut oil (get organic if you can!)
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
1 teaspoon jojoba oil
5 drops lavender essential oil


Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl., use a food processor if you have one (8 minutes). Scoop combined ingredients into a clean and dry container.! Coconut oil melts at a medium temperature (a little higher than room temperature) so you may want to store this in the fridge, but you can use this conditioner in liquid form! This may change the type of container you wish to use. This mixture should stay fresh until the coconut oil reaches its expiration date, so keep an eye out for that.

To use:

Apply a teeny weeny amount of conditioner onto wet hair which has been conditioned and thoroughly rinsed. Start at the ends, then move to just behind your ears before working your way down to the ends. Leave in for about 2-5 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly.
What if you used too much? Once your hair is dry, if you find that you had used too much, use some dry shampoo to absorb the excess oil!

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