This has become our favorite shampoo since we stopped using store shampoos and body washes several months ago!
This shampoo/body wash is quick and easy to mix up and even though it may seem odd to put honey in your shampoo, I highly recommend you try it!
It is NOT sticky at all and the antibacterial and antifungal properties of the honey are oh so good for your hair and scalp (and skin for that matter!) Not to mention the softness it imparts on your hair! Hair and scalp just seem to be moisturized and the oil production balanced!
It seems to also cover pretty much any hair and scalp problem our family has (from dandruff to eczema) which is an added bonus!
My children and I also use it as a body wash, so for us, it’s an all around good thing! For my husband I replace the vanilla essential oil with peppermint and/or tea tree essential oil, so he doesn’t smell quite so “girly.”
Orange And Vanilla Honey Shampoo
1/2 cup of castile soap (I generally use Dr Bronner’s Citrus or Baby Mild)
3/4 cup of raw honey (I use Nature Nate’s Raw Unfiltered honey, which I can get locally at Fry’s/Kroegers!)
1/4 cup authentic African black soap (optional - can be replaced with with more castile soap or any other natural liquid soap)
1 tsp of sweet orange essential oil (use no more than 1/2 tsp if making for a baby)
1/2 tsp of vanilla essential oil
Mix everything together and fill into a shampoo bottle!
To use, wet your hair, then massage shampoo into your hair and scalp. A little goes a long way with this shampoo!
You don’t need to pay special attention to the ends of the hair - the scalp is the important part.
There is no need for conditioner, but for added benefits, use a Raw Apple Cider Vinegar rinse!
I generally use 1/8 cup of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar to 2 cups or so of cool water! This is your final rinse, don’t wash it out!
Using cool or cold water closes the cuticles in your hair and makes it even softer and gives it amazing shine!
As always, be aware of the transition period if you are switching from regular shampoos, even some organic ones. Your hair and scalp will go through a transitional period, which can mean that your hair looks dull or oily after the first couple of times using this shampoo. Generally these effects are however short lived and your hair and scalp will adjust and come out healthier and happier at the other end!
If you are lucky like our family, we skipped the transition period and went straight to happier and healthier hair and scalps!Pin It