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Sunday, May 26, 2013



I found this online the other day and it works that is to get your favorite soap and turn it into a liquid  body wash.
I wanted the complete package shampoo /  body wash so I bought on sale an all natural  shampoo bar that had great ingredients in it for the hair and for your body.  It was super moisturizing. 
I thought if  this works I will be a very happy camper and it did work
I bought like I said on sale a shampoo bar , I shaved it down into  a pot with a potato peeler.
Then I poured hot distilled water over the shaved soap just to  cover it and put it on the stove.
You can use also regular hot tap water this is just a little bit more purer using the distilled hot water.
I melted all the peices to a liquid and put into it a table spoon of coconut oil
Then I let it sit for 12 hours over night
The next day it looked a little bit too  thick so I gradually put more distilled water to it until it was a perfect combination body wash and shampoo
This is great I  shaved a 4 oz shampoo bar with turning it into a combinaiton Shampoo body Wash I now have over 24 oz of my concoction so it is super ecconomical
I think I paid $ 4.00 for the shampoo bar and to get the results I got with using it this way my hair looks and feels great and my skin is very soft and smooth
The best part of all this is you can do this with an unscented shampoo bar and put in your favorite scents with essential oils and add things to it to make it what you would like it to be
You can even buy empty foaming bottles pour your concoction into it and give it to someone as a gift that you made for someone like yourself that has allergies to most skin care products

Another great thing to do for home made products I have not tried this one yet but I am going to try it shortly
You get Vitamin C powder and make a great night facial mosturizer
The way you would do this is to melt a few tablespoons of coconut oil pour it into a container that you wold like to use then add with essential oils any scent you wold like or just use it unscented and put into it a pinch of the vitamin C powder mix it up let it harden and there you are
One great moisturizer for the face that helps out with those pesty facial  wrinkles and lines on the face.

Thank you
Ellen Gaffney

Wednesday, May 8, 2013




I love this home made shampoo / body wash.
It is so easy and so moisturizing and best of all no chemicals and no itch just soft supple skin

Half cup any scent or if you wish no scent Dr. Bronner's liquid Castile soap
Third cup canned Coconut Milk
2 table spoons Aloe Vera either from the plant itself or a pure Aloe Vera organic gel
If your hair is on the drier side add a half teaspoon olive oil
I also added 2 tablespoons of organic Honey to it and my hair is soft and full of a great sheen. 
Mix together and put into an empty bottle, each time you use it just reshake the mixture . It cost pennies to make per shampoo use  and for me it is one of the best shampoo body washes that I  have tried

The next shampoo recipe is really interesting I have not tried this yet but tou get a Yucca plant
You take a pieceof the root off
Then you shave  it down w a potatoe peeler until you get  to the white part of the plant then you smash that piece with a hammer , it will become soft then just put it under running water and there it will bubble up and you have a shampoo like I said I have not tried this yet but it is supposed to make your hair soft and shinny and full of volume .  when I do I will let you know about it.  I am looking for a Yucca plant as we speak

Thank you

Ellen Gaffney