DIY: Shampoo bar

We’ve been making a switch to chemical-free, more natural products to use at home and often, I look at DIY ways to improvise and  making them at myself. I’ve been fascinated with shampoo bars so looked up a few options and thought I’d have a go with some ingredients I had at home and this version worked great for my dry scalp and dryness.

Please note, instead of using lye, I opted for some goap soap and since we don’t own a microwave, I melted the soap using  the bain-marie method.

You can jooj it up by adding some essential oils.

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What you’ll need:

– goat soap

– beer

– aloe vera gel

– hemp seed oil

– soap mold

– honey

Method:

  1. Gather all your ingredients.
  2. Cut the soap into cubes, place it in a container and heat it up until melted. If you have a microwave, you can pop it in for a 40 seconds and stir. Since I don’t own one, I melted the soap by placing some water in a saucepan, brought it to boil and placed the container with soap on top.
  3. Once the soap has melted, add 2 tbsp of aloe vera, 1 tbsp of honey, 10 tbsp of hemp seed oil and stir.
  4. Add 100ml of honey and stir until mixture thickens.
  5. Transfer the mixture into the soap mold and leave overnight to rest.
  6. Remove the soap and wrap with some decorative paper and it works well as a gift.

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