Eliminating plastics from the household is turning out to be quite the challenge! Torn between tossing everything and replacing with Corning-ware or stainless steel or wood, I keep what I have for now. I worry about it winding up in the ocean, or land fill to stay for centuries.
I’ve been distilling my water for two years now. I do whatever I can to buy things in glass, and I am working on making reusable grocery bags the new norm. While shopping I try to avoid the things in plastic, but it is everywhere!! Poison galore … bamboo tooth brushes and bamboo toilet paper are handy dandy items I’ve adopted into the home.
Recently I have decided to start making my own shampoo bars. I wish to eliminate the plastic bottles shampoo and conditioner come in from my household, and so I will. Below is a recipe I came across. I await the ingredients I’ve ordered and when they arrive I will get busy and teach myself the art of making good soap.
For my first batch I thank:
I am excited to try this recipe and be on my way to further disentanglement of that which is so destructive and disruptive of cellular function.
Ingredients needed to make DIY Shampoo Bar:
1 Unrefined Coconut Oil – 8 oz.
2 Olive Oil – 3.2 oz.
3 Castor Oil – 2.24 oz.
4 Sunflower Oil – 1.28 oz.
5 Raw Unrefined Cocoa Butter – 1.28 oz.
6 Food Grade Lye (Sodium Hydroxide) – 2.2 oz.
7 Coconut Milk or Distilled Water – 2.6 oz.
8 (optional) Avocado – 1.25 oz.
9 (optional) Rhassoul Clay – 1 tablespoon.
10 (optional) Apple Cider Vinegar – 0.5 oz.
11 Soap Mold.
There are so many talented and creative people in this world! To them I give a huge “Thank You!” for sharing your recipes, ideas, and expertise. In deep gratitude I accept the blessing of your shared knowledge as I work to break ‘recent tradition’ (of the last century) and move deep into the heart of lore, improving on present circumstance.
Old wives tales and skills which continue from way back when … I welcome you into my world.