November 13, 2015

DIY: Citrus and Chamomile Soapnut Shampoo


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by Emilia Obiekea of Adorebotanicals.com

Soap nuts are a great cleansing fruit. The fruit pulp creates suds that result in gentle, effective cleansing, body and shine!  This is a great cleansing recipe for those with skin sensitivity and scalp issues such as psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. Check it out!

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Supplies
Mesh strainer
-A pot
-1 muslin bag
-1 dye applicator bottle
-1-2 ice trays

Ingredients
-6 seedless soap nuts
-4 cups of distilled water
-1 peel of a whole lemon or lime
-1 tablespoon of horsetail
-2 tablespoons of chamomile
-1 tablespoon of coconut nectar *great vegan humectant

Steps

-Add the following to a muslin bag: soap nuts, citrus fruit peel, chamomile, horsetail
-Put the bag in a pot of distilled water. Bring it to a boil.
-Reduce the heat and let it simmer for approx 30 minutes. *Do not cover. It can boil over due to bubbles.
-Turn off heat, let it cool and strain well.
-Stir in coconut nectar and it's ready for use.

Use

-Pour 2-4 oz into a dye applicator bottle.
-Apply directly to scalp. Massage well for a few minutes. Rinse well.
-Follow up with a rinse out conditioner and the rest of your regimen.

Store for next time

-Pour the remaining sudsy infused water in an ice cube tray.
-Freeze and store in freezer bags.
-When ready to cleanse your hair just get a few cubes out, let them thaw and use as normal.

Give it a try and share your experience in the comment section.
Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. Be sure you do not have an allergy to any of the ingredients. It is always suggested to do a test patch prior to full use of any new product. If you have questions or concerns consult a physician.

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