- 4 oz. Organic Coconut Milk
- 4 oz. Aloe Vera Gel
- 20 drops Essential oils of your choice; nice ones for hair include Lemon, Rosemary, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Cedar, Tea Tree, Sage, Leleshwa
Whisk or blend Coconut milk and aloe. I use a hand blender for better blending, but this is optional. Add essential oils and stir / shake well.
I have long hair and like to use up to 4 ounces at a time to wash my hair, however most people will need to use considerably less.
You can make this ahead of time and freeze in ice cube trays (or small 4 oz. mason jars), just pull out several hours early to thaw before use. Some like to follow this up with my Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse, but it is not necessary.
This is a nice pH balanced shampoo, that leaves my hair shiny and bouncy
Don’t put anything on your scalp you wouldn’t eat
In the head are veins called emissary veins, there are about 13 of them though it varies from person to person. These veins go from the scalp to the brain, they are valveless because they are bi-directional, meaning the carry waste out of the brain, or they can carry things from the scalp to the brain.
The emissary veins primary job is to drain, cool, and relieve pressure from inside the skull, and they transport nutrients or potentially toxins from outside the skull into the brain.
I came across a study looking at delivering medication through the scalp, specifically brain medications, it was done using rats. In the study they gave one group an oral dose of methadone (an analgesic used to wean addicts), and 3 groups with varying amounts of methadone in sesame oil, massaged into the head. When the blood levels of methadone were measured they were almost identical — meaning just as much was absorbed through the head as by mouth — and surprisingly it was absorbed much faster through the scalp than orally.
This research shows what you put on your head, scalp (and skin too) gets into your body. This particular study was helpful in showing medications can be delivered to the brain through the scalp, reducing some side effects of digesting the medication and speeding up delivery of the medication. However what we put on our scalp also gets into the brain.
What do you put on your scalp? Shampoos, conditioners, hair-dyes, styling agents, most of these are chemical-laden toxic toiletries delivering dangerous toxins to the brain —in less than two hours.
You can make better decisions with what you put on your hair, this is why I make my own shampoo, have never dyed my hair, and I don’t use commercial products.
For my hair I make shampoo with coconut milk, aloe vera gel, and essential oils — an I only need to wash it about every other week. Occasionally I will use a leave in spray conditioner made from hydrosols, aloe vera, a little jojoba and some essential oils, but mostly I just use hydrosols each morning. Each morning I mist my hair with a hydrosol and fluff it though from roots to ends giving myself a head and brain massage as I do it, pin it up while I do my morning routines, then when I let it down it has nice curl and body. The hydrosols help to clean the scalp and deliver plant medicine goodies right to my brain 🙂