TAG: Sulfates

Feeling Dull Headed?

Feeling Dull Headed?

Making your own shampoo can give your hair a break from your normal routine and from chemicals that often strip away the shine. Shampoos can contain ingredients, like sulfates, that are responsible for creating a luxurious lather but can also be damaging to hair. Many also include synthetic fragrances that can smell good but are actually harsh on hair. Homemade shampoo recipes can be altered to suit any hair type, and using it in place of regular brands saves money and gives your scalp and hair a moisture packed treat. One common misconception about cleaning the hair is that is… read more

Soap Nuts: Nature’s Detergent

Soap Nuts: Nature’s Detergent

Saponin, found in the soap nut berry from the Chinese Soapberry tree, can be used as an organic alternative to chemically laden cleaners. The shells from the berry, called soap nuts, can actually make soapsuds without any additives. The natural ability of soap nuts as an effective cleanser has been known for hundreds of years, especially for laundry use. They are still currently grown and widely used in India and China, as well as other parts of the world. Soap nuts can be put in a sealed laundry bag and placed directly with clothes in the washing machine. These can… read more