Remember, I am a pretty simple gal and I like to make simple things from scratch. Besides, if we needed a bunch of ingredients to make something from scratch, why make it all, right? That isn’t what I call a money-saver.
I am on a quest to totally bypass the beauty section of the grocery store. Can it be done? One thing I can’t make on my own is toothbrushes. I’m pretty sure my kids would think I have lost it if I brought in a little branch with some pine needles glued to it! Hmmm, sounds like a good practical joke though.
I am trying to find a healthier yet simple alternative to what is out there and save a little money while I’m at it. This includes hair care, skincare, body care, and tooth care. I am pretty pleased to say that I have almost conquered my quest and will be sharing with you soon!
But, for now, here are two very simple recipes for your shower essentials. You will notice a difference in your hair for awhile until it neutralizes it’s oil production. Regular shampoos strip the oils from your hair, so you are constantly trying to compensate for those oils. That is why we can’t go without washing our hair for too long! Once your hair has it figured out, you will notice it is softer and less dry. I have naturally curly hair and if I can use it, I know you can!
1 TBS Baking Soda
1 cup water
squirt bottle or old shampoo bottle
Add the baking soda and water together and store in your shower. Squirt on your hair and massage it in, then rinse. Simple and healthy!
1 cup apple cider vinegar(double if you have very dry hair)
3 cups water
Mix together and use after the hair wash. If you have a dry scalp, make sure you massage it into your scalp along with your hair, then rinse. You will be amazed at how soft your hair feels after you rinse! The vinegar smell will disappear after you rinse, but, if you would like to stifle the odor while it is in your hair, go ahead and put a few drops of essential oil in the bottle.
You now have homemade soap, shampoo and conditioner in your shower. Now we are up to three less items you have to buy at the store! And, they work!