Gone are the days when we girls picked up fancy looking shampoo bottles; we now consider looking at the ingredients other than the packaging. After considering organic ingredients and ayurvedic herbal shampoos, now a lot of people go for shampoo bars that are free of chemicals and can be used by no-shampoo users.
Coconut oil has all great benefits for hair and it is the best ingredient that can added in any hair care product. Here is a shampoo bar recipe using coconut oil:
BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL FOR HAIR:
- – Being rich in medium-chain triglycerides, coconut oil easily penetrates deep into hair shafts, allowing essential nutrients required for hair growth to reach inside the shaft of each hair.
- – Coconut oil helps speed the rate of hair growth while also improving the condition of damaged hair.
- – Coconut oil keeps your hair and scalp free from dandruff and lice.
- – Coconut oil moisturizes hair and keeps them frizz-free.
Things you need:
To make this coconut oil shampoo bar, you need 12 oz litres of cold water, 125 grams of caustic soda, 2 litres of olive oil, 230 grams of solid coconut oil, 1.5 litres of castor oil, 100 grams of sweet almond oil, 28 grams jojoba oil and ¼ teaspoon of vitamin e oil.
- – First and foremost thing, you need a wooden mould of any shape, maybe a rectangle so that you can slice the soap cakes easily.
- – Place a butter paper in the mould and keep it aside.
- – Take cold water in a measuring jug and add caustic soda to it gently and slowly. Stir it continuously but make sure you do it carefully and slowly. Be careful not to breathe the vapour that is initially given off, so hold your breath and stir until all the caustic soda has dissolved.
- – The solution will be hot so you need to leave it for few hours to cool down completely and to be stable.
- – Melt the coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil and jojoba oil together on a double boiler. After it melts, add vitamin E oil to it and stir.
- – Add the mixed oils in caustic soda solution and stir. Do this only when both the solutions are of same temperatures. You may use a thermometer to check this.
- – Stir it well and pout the soap solution on the mould.
- – cover it with butter paper and let it dry for a week or more for perfect solid soaps.
- – After a week or so, cut the rectangle into the shape you want and store them in air tight jars or in butter paper.
Note: You may also add essential oils before pouring the soap in mould.