1 ounce Coconut Milk
(I got mine from the beauty supply store for $2.00; the storage container I use has measurements on the side, so I don't use a measuring cup :-)
|From left to right: olive oil, coconut oil, coconut milk (on top of the coconut oil), peppermint essential oil (on top of the coconut milk), aloe vera juice, baby mild castile soap.|
|8 ounce storage bottle with measurements|
|8 ounce bottle up close|
The only drawback to this shampoo is that, due to the fat content in the coconut milk, it only lasts about 2-weeks in the refrigerator. For this reason, I use the amounts of castile soap, coconut milk and aloe vera juice listed in the recipe. I shampoo my hair once a week. If you shampoo your hair more often, you can make more of the shampoo by using 2 ounces or 1/2 cup each of castile soap, coconut milk, and aloe vera juice. Use 1 or 1 and 1/2 tablespoons natural oil instead of 1 tablespoon of the oil and increase the number of drops of essential oil. I place the leftover coconut milk in ice trays and place them in the freezer.
So give this a try. And, as always, please let me know what you think. Until the next blog....God bless you and keep you.