Create your own aloe vera based shampoo at home
Unfortunately, almost all of the shampoo options we find at the store contain a long list of chemicals that can potentially harm the environment. This is why it is so important to try and find shampoos that are 100% organic, and doing this is often easier said than done. Luckily, there is a way to make your own eco-friendly shampoo at home by following a few simple steps.
Shampoo, in solid form, tends to be much cheaper than conventional shampoo and has much less impact on the environment. It also provides the same benefits for the hair through nourishment and hydration. So let’s take a look at how to create a solid shampoo that also contains aloe vera.
The Solid Shampoo Formula
To get started, we will need the following items:
- 500 grams of glycerine
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of almond oil
- 150 ml of mineral water
- 1 aloe vera leaf
- 1 stem of rosemary
Once you have gathered all these ingredients, we can get started by extracting the aloe vera oil. To do this, you can either press the leaf with a spoon or press on it directly with your hand. Once you have extracted all of the leaf’s oil, put it in the blender with your stem of rosemary. Next, pour the mixture into a container placed inside a pot with mineral water so we can create a heat bath on the stove.
When the solution begins to boil, we can add the almond oil, lemon juice, and grated glycerine. Mix thoroughly, then add the solution to a flexible container. Now leave the container in a safe place so the mixture can settle. Once solid, our shampoo is ready to go.
How do you use solid shampoo?
Now that our solid shampoo is ready, let’s talk about its application. While in the shower, take the shampoo and rub it between your hands so that a good amount of foam forms. Now apply the foam to your hair starting from the roots. Do not rinse your hair immediately. It is important to leave the shampoo in for about 3 to 5 minutes so that it can properly hydrate your hair and scalp.