Baby shampoo is not only perfect for little ones but big girls as well! Especially if you don’t want harsh ingredients to touch your tresses and skin, reaching for a bottle of baby shampoo is definitely a fantastic idea!
But did you know that some baby shampoos on the current market contain questionable ingredients? For instance, something that smells like heaven contains synthetic fragrances that can harm sensitive hair and skin. A product that boasts of a tear-free formula actually contains anesthetics to temporarily numb the eyes. Disturbing, isn’t it?
Check out the list of ingredients of your preferred brand of baby shampoo. Are there all sorts of chemicals whose names you find hard to pronounce? Maybe it’s not ideal for a baby and health- and beauty-conscious shopper like you. Take that product back on the shelf! Clearly, you don’t want to use in on yourself or on your baby during his or her bath time!
The next step that you should take is gather some ingredients necessary for you to come up with lavender baby shampoo that does not contain any unfavorable chemical. It smells great without relying on man-made fragrances that can wreak havoc on the skin. Also, it not only gently cleanses your hair and skin, but nourishes them too!
Something so mild and smells phenomenal is a delight to use everyday. Whether it’s for you or your little bundle of joy, you can rest assured that the product is free of anything bad for your beauty and health. However, there are a few downsides to this DIY lavender baby shampoo that you need to know about:
- It won’t produce as much suds as the leading brand of baby shampoo. This is quite understandable because it does not contain chemicals that produce foam. But despite of not being that sudsy as commercially-available baby shampoos, this homemade product is still very good at removing dirt and grime!
- This homemade lavender baby shampoo does not have the lengthy shelf life of mass-produced baby shampoos. That’s because there is no preservatives added to the mix, which is actually a good thing because you know that the product does not have anything that you don’t want to apply on your hair and skin. Consider making small batches of DIY baby shampoo which can stay fresh for up to a couple of weeks.
- It’s not 100 percent tear-free. As mentioned earlier, there are anesthetics in most baby shampoos on the supermarket that momentarily save the eyes from feeling the sting. However, you can be sure that this homemade lavender baby shampoo won’t be as harsh on the eyes as your usual shampoo or soap. But try your best to keep the DIY product from touching your eyes or those of your little one.
Do you consider any of these downsides as a small price to pay for wanting to use baby shampoo that contains nothing but safe and all-natural ingredients? Then read on to learn how to make it from scratch!
- 4 cups of distilled water
- 1 cup of castile soap
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 30 drops of lavender essential oil (always opt for high quality essential oil!)
- 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel
- 2 teaspoons of citric acid
- 3 teaspoons of guar gum (for a thicker baby shampoo)
- Place distilled water, coconut oil, lavender essential oil, aloe vera gel, citric acid and guar gum in a blender. Blend for about 30 seconds or when the consistency is already smooth.
- Transfer the mixture into a large bowl. Stir in the castile soap.
- Using a funnel, pour into a container with a resealable cap or pump.
You’re done! Again, this batch of homemade lavender baby soap will last up to a couple of weeks only because it is devoid of preservatives that can extend its shelf life for several months.
So how was your experience with this DIY baby soap that smells amazing? Do share below!