The recipe for solid shampoo, easy and cheap

Solid shampoo is great for the hair. To use it, you have to wet your hair, soak it with this shampoo by rubbing it lightly and wash your hair as usual. After use, make sure that the shampoo can dry properly, for example in a soap dish. It may take a while for your hair to get used to, but you will quickly notice that your hair care is fine and your hair is soft. In addition, if you make your own shampoo, you can incorporate your favorite oils (castor, coconut, olive …), components and fragrances. In addition, this shampoo bar is very practical because you can take it in your hand luggage on an airplane. It is also a very nice gift.

Ingredients to prepare your solid shampoo

70 g sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (SLSA, see below)
50 g of corn starch (typical
40 to 50 g of oil or a mixture of several vegetable oils
20 to 30 drops of
essential oils of your choice

How to make your solid shampoo at home?

• Combine the SLSA and cornstarch in a bowl. Mix the oils separately – if it’s a solid oil, like shea butter, be sure to melt it in a double boiler first. Gradually add the oil to the dry components, mixing everything well. The consistency should resemble that of wet sand. Add at the end a few drops of essential oils. Be careful not to put too much!

• Pour the resulting mass into a baking tin, for example made of silicone or into paper muffin tins, press firmly and dry in the oven at around 40 ° C for 2 hours. Unmould after allowing to harden for 24 hours.

Good to know about the sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (SLSA)

Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate is a relatively mild anionic surfactant authorized for use in controlled natural cosmetics. SLSA has good cleansing power, but does not dry out the skin, and it is also stable in hard water. This is important for people who cannot stand conventional shampoo soaps.

To know : SLSA can irritate the airways if inhaled. Be sure to wear a mask in front of your mouth and nose when handling it, such as a cloth or other tissue. Some manufacturers also recommend wearing gloves, so follow the precautions for use on the packaging. For my recipes, I prefer concentrations as low as possible.

Realization taken from the book ” 60 fun and practical ideas to put an end to plastic », By Jutta Grimm, Living Earth editions ».

Bags, packaging, beauty care, baby care, home products … Plastic has invaded our daily lives: packaging, toys, cosmetics, household products… Each particle of plastic consumed contributes to the generalized pollution of the planet. But this is not inevitable: this book offers 60 easy-to-do projects to replace it on a daily basis in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, baby’s room … Jutta Grimm contributes to German ecological magazines and runs two blogs. Via these media, it informs its readers and offers alternatives for everyday life. Available September 4, 2018 – 176 pages – 17 € – coll. Expert advice – ed. Living earth
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