Homemade Dandruff Cure Shampoo
This shampoo bar is a great homemade dandruff cure, and will leave your hair shiny and well conditioned. The essential oils will stimulate your scalp and help to prevent dandruff.
This home remedy for dandruff will also leave your hair with a wonderful citrus smell, and because all the ingredients used in this shampoo bar are also good for the skin, you can wash your entire body with this too.
Ingredients For Your Dandruff Cure
- 1 pint (700ml) olive oil
- 3 1/2 fl oz (90ml) sweet almond oil
- 2 1/2 oz (60g) beeswax
- 2 oz (55g) creamed coconut
- 9 fl oz (270ml) mineral water
- 6 handfuls of nettle tops
- 4 1/2 oz (113g) lye (caustic soda)
- 1 fl oz (22ml) bergamot essential oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons (8ml) lavender essential oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons (8ml) lemongrass essential oil
Before you begin making this homemade shampoo, take a moment to read the Cold Process. In this overview you will see photos and obtain a good feel for the basic soap making procedure.
The page importantly describes how to quicken the trace stage (thickening stage) using a stick blender.
- Make sure the room you are making this home remedy for dandruff in is well ventilated. Oil a plastic mould and then line it with greaseproof paper.
- Boil the mineral water and infuse the nettle tops. Once cooled thoroughly, strain and reserve the infusion. Chop up the infused nettles and keep them aside.
- In a large stainless steel pan, melt the olive and sweet almond oils with the beeswax and coconut cream over a low heat. Stir continuously so that the cream does not catch the bottom of the pan and burn.
- Put on protective eyewear, mask, apron and long rubber gloves. Pour the infusion into a plastic bucket. Slowly, add the lye, using a plastic spatula to stir until dissolved.
- Use two jam thermometers, one for the lye mix and one for the oil mix.
- Make sure you are wearing the protective clothing. When both mixtures equalise at 131 F (55 C) immediately pour the lye mix into the oils and stir .
- Continue to stir until it has thickened enough, when a bit of the soap is drizzled over the top it leaves a line/ trace.
- Pour in the bergamot, lavender, and lemongrass essential oils and sir thoroughly. Add the chopped nettles and stir again.
- Pour the mixture into the mould that you prepared before. Leave it covered with cardboard, in a warm, dry place for 24 hrs in order for it to set.
- Line a wooden board with greaseproof paper, put some protective gloves on and turn the soap out onto the board.
- Use a carving knife or biscuit cutter to cut the homemade dandruff shampoo into bars into your preferred shape.
- Put your bars into a tray lined with greaseproof paper and leave for four weeks in a warm dry place.
- Turn them occasionally.
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