Shampoo bars are travelers’ best friends. Shampoo bars are not only very handy, but they can also be much cheaper than travel shampoo bottles and they last way longer.
Michelle AKA Miss Bliss is a talented soap artist and a natural remedies expert. We saw her profile on Workaway platform, and we thought immediately that we had to know her and her secrets! She showed us how to make fantastic shampoo bars and we’ll share the recipe with you ?
These super convenient shampoo bars are made with dandelions essential oil and so many other cool ingredients. Being rich in vitamins A, C, E, B Complex and minerals, dandelion is a God for the hair follicle. This lovely yellow flower contains all the key components for healthy, rich and luscious hair, so it’s perfect for our shampoo bars.
It is incredible how Nature offers us so many things. Flowers and plants are very precious for our health and skin/hair care. Many products can be done if you know how to use them.
Did you know you can dry avocado tips, grind them and use it for your smoothies? It’s perfect for your stomach and your digestion system.
Did you know you can make coffee out of dandelion roots? It is an anti-inflammatory and helps to detoxify the liver.
Did you know you can make essential oils with almost anything?! Just infuse flowers in any type of oil for a few days. All you have to do is warm them up and now and then for at least four days. These are just some of the things we discovered, but the list can be a lot longer.
SHAMPOO BARS • HOW TO MAKE TRAVELER’S BEST SHAMPOO ALTERNATIVE
- Coconut Butter – 9 oz
- Dandelion infused in olive oil – 5 oz
- Dandelion infused in rice barn oil – 1 oz
- Argan Oil – 3 oz
- Shea Butter – 6 oz
- Dandelion infused in coconut oil – 3 oz
- Castor Oil – 5 oz
- Lye -5.2 oz
- Coconut Milk – 6 oz fat, 4 oz water
- Cold water – 11 oz
- Pepper Mint
- Sweet Basil
- Tea Tree
Pour coconut butter, dandelion infused olive oil, coconut oil, and rice barn, argan oil, shea butter, castor oil in a big pot. Warm oils on low heat until all are melted. Turn off the stove and let the mixture sit.
Pour very cold water in a cold stainless steel bowl. Slowly pour the lye into the water, NEVER the other way around. As you mix them together they’ll warm up, don’t worry it is perfectly fine. Continue stirring until the mixture begins turning clear. Stand back while you stir to avoid the fumes.
For the next steps is important to wear safety glasses, mask, and gloves. Lye can be very dangerous.
Wait until the two mixtures (oils mixture and lye) are cool down.
When the oil mixture is at 75°F and your lye/water mixture is around 125°F, slowly pour the lye into the oils and stir. Use a stick blender to mix, being careful not to introduce air. Blend until the mixture is thick like vanilla pudding.
Add essential oils, for extra conditioning and perfume.
Pour quickly the soap into molds, before it gets solid. We used silicone molds for our shampoo bars, they work pretty fine. After 24 hours, turn it out onto a baking rack. Leave in a dry place. Shampoo bars can be used after curing for a couple of weeks.