So I finally got my stuff together to make and try out my own Homemade shampoo and conditioner!! So far, I really like it! No fuss. Super cheap. And super easy!!! All I did was add about a teaspoon of baking soda to this small green bottle of water and shook it up to make the shampoo!
Then I added straight apple cider vinegar to the small pink spray bottle! That’s it! I wanted to add some peppermint or rosemary or something to add some scent and other healthy properties for my hair but I didn’t have anything so I just left it.
I squirted the baking soda water straight onto my scalp in several places and scrubbed my scalp. It honestly just felt like I was pouring cold water onto my scalp and scrubbing, but I do think it worked!
Then I sprayed the acv throughout my hair and especially on my ends, put my hair up for the rest of my shower to let it sit and then rinsed it out.
My hair hasn’t dried yet, so I won’t probably know if I REALLY like this method until tomorrow but I can already tell that my hair feels cleaner and silkier than it would normally using regular products!
I’ll let you know what I think tomorrow!
So I’ve seen a few people talking about making their own cleaning wipes and I’ve been wanting to try it for a while now. We use lysol wipes all over the house for small cleaning jobs and Big ones just because it’s convenient and simple, but I don’t like using all of the chemicals or wasting the paper when I could easily make something reusable like this. I especially don’t like the price on some of these items because, quite often, convenience doesn’t come cheap!!
I made these wipes using just three ingredients that are remarkably similar to my fabric softener!
1 part water
1 part vinegar
Small amount of peppermint extract (you can use a few drops of essential oil if you’d rather)
All I did was fill my container almost halfway with water, the other part white distilled vinegar, and then added a bit of peppermint for smell. I like the idea of using tea tree oil for the antibacterial properties, but I didn’t have any and I am pretty confident in vinegar ‘s abilities in that arena anyway.
Then I just took some old rags that I had laying around (I also used some old t-shirt scraps that I had made into rags beforehand), folded them up and stuck them in the container. Now all I have to do is pull out a rag, clean my mess and throw it in the laundry! So easy!!
Disclaimer: the vinegar solution may very well stain or bleach out your rags. I don’t really mind because mine are discolored anyway and they are just rags, but if you are attached to the look of your rags, you may want to find some different rags to use on this project.