Our family moved to the Bitterroot Valley in November of last year. Between the change in water and the change in climate, my hair became very dry and just wouldn’t style right. I tried many products but nothing seemed to work right. So I did a little research and did some trial and error with products I had on hand. And when I mean products, I mean items I had in my kitchen. Here is the recipe I have put together and it has transformed my hair! I use it every few washes because one time seems to nourish my hair long enough to only need it every few washes. You can use as often as needed though.
Here is what you need:
4 oz of pure Castile soap (I prefer this brand: Dr. Bronner Castile soap, I chose peppermint)
4 oz brewed herbal tea ( black tea, chamomile tea, green tea, ect.)
1 Tbs Coconut oil
A container to keep it in that seals. I used a jar, which works perfect!
You can also add 5-15 drops of essential oil (lavender, peppermint, orange, ect.) I did not need to add any though because I chose the peppermint castile soap.
Get 4 ounces of water hot enough to brew your tea. Let the tea bag sit in water for 3-5 minutes and then remove the tea bag and let cool for a few minutes.
Add in 4 ounces of Castile Soap.
While still warm, stir in 1 Tbs of coconut oil. Stir until mixed well and it is ready to use! You will notice that when it sits for a while the coconut oil will settle to the top of the mixture, this is normal. Shake again and it will mix itself.
To use: poor mixture into hands and apply to wet hair while in the shower. Massage into scalp and make sure all of your hair is covered. You will notice that your hair won’t have that squeaky clean feel after you rinse, that is because it is cleaning and adding nutritional oils at the same time. Regular shampoo has chemicals that will strip your hair of natural oils that are good for your hair, while this restores that. Some may notice their hair looks more “oily” the day they do this.. which is good! I usually do it on a day that I know I will be home most of the day.. Some don’t have this issue at all, it all depends on hair type.
And that’s it! Repeat as needed. Please feel free to comment with any questions you have, and I would love to hear your feedback if you decide to try it out! Please do me a favor and share with friends and loved ones :-)
mint & peaches