Part of becoming less reliant on the grocery store is having a change of mindset. We can't be too particular or needy when it comes to certain things. One of those "things" is shower essentials. Who says we have to have bubble baths(which, by the way, is bad for you), salon approved shampoos and conditioners, or anything else they try to sell us in the beauty section? I like simple and I am pretty happy to say that I'm content with my shower essentials.
What you may not know is that I use my goat's milk soap as my shampoo too. I have naturally curly hair and I have noticed that regular shampoo strips my hair of natural oils which makes for some dry curls! This, along with disliking buying anything in the health and beauty section is why I have decided to make my own hair cleaner and conditioner. Plus, it saves money.
If you have not made your own soap and would like to give it a try, I encourage you to watch my video. If you do not have goat's milk, just substitute water for the milk in the recipe.
Do you already buy natural soap and don't have any intentions of making your own? Try using your store bought soap as a shampoo bar as well. Not buying shampoo might offset the soap costs.
So, today, I will leave you with the soapmaking video. You can double your uses of it by using it as a face/body wash and shampoo.
Thursday I will show you my simpler than simple hair wash and rinse using two basic ingredients. I must say that my hair is not as dry as it used to be, and, I am saving money. One small step towards being less reliant on the grocery store!
Ready for part 2 of homemade shower essentials? Go here.
A great Christmas gift for the hubby!