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Home Spa Treatment: Aloe and Olive Oil Shampoo

One of the ways I like to chill out on the weekends is to give myself a little home spa treatment.
I like to find the ingredients for my masque or bubble bath in the cupboards of my kitchen. My aesthetician has said if you wouldn’t want to eat it you shouldn’t put it on your face, or your hair for that matter. Plus, when you make you own beauty treatments you know that there are no funky ingredients or environmentally-unsound chemicals in them.

I found this recipe using the spa treatment finder over at iVillage. I think it is a great mild shampoo and I can pronounce the names of all the ingredients.

What you need:
1/2 oz. dried flowers: chamomile for blondes, hibiscus for redheads, and rosemary for brunettes
1/2 cup liquid castile soap
1 tsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. aloe vera juice

What you do:

  1. Steep dried flowers in 1 cup boiling water (I used my Pyrex measuring cup). Cover and steep until cool.
  2. Place castile soap, olive oil, and aloe vera juice into a bottle or jar.
  3. Strain your herbal infusion and add 1/3 cup remaining liquid to olive oil mixture. Shake well.
  4. Shampoo your hair with your new homemade shampoo and rinse thoroughly.

Why I like it: Natural castile soap is a plant based soap. Herbs and aloe vera make this a gentle cleansing shampoo with a fragrant, mild lather.

You should also check out Bella’s DIY home spa treatments too!

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