The last batch recently ran out so I took to making my second. This time I altered the recipe, reducing the amount of soap to a third instead of half but I doubled the quantity. This new recipe makes up just under half a litre. The results are even better than before.
Not only is this recipe easy, it’s also fun to make with the knowledge that through the small changes in my lifestyle, I am making a difference to the planet…and my wellbeing.
I get a lovely soft lather from the soap but it’s not overbearing like the previous batch. The liquid is also slightly thicker, not quite as watery. I’ve added extra essential oil to help eliminate the castile soap odour. I could probably add a some more but it seems to have helped.
Another store bought hand soap ran out, so I have another dispenser to use. Now I have a coconut shower cream and hand soap in the kitchen.
My skin feels soft and nourished. There is enough oil in the vegetable soap and the coconut products without the need to add additional olive oil like I did in the previous batch.
If you’re looking for storage solutions, why try out a former olive oil bottle. In this case, I’ve purchased small bottle, as I don’t use that much. Simply tip the contents into your other bottle, wash and reuse. And at 250mls, it’s the perfect gift size to give to a friend or relative.
I always prefer to store liquid in glass over plastic. Most plastics used for storing oils, milk and water are usually only single use plastics anyway so unless I intend to use the product stored in them immediately, glass is the preferred storage solution.
Here is version two of my Home Made Coconut Shampoo.
- 2/3 cup of castile soap
- 2/3 cup coconut milk
- 2/3 cup coconut cream
- 50 drops of Clary Sage
- 30 drops of Patchouli
I use a whisk to stir in all the ingredients in a pyrex jug so I can easily pour the mixture into the containers.