Eco Shampoo

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Post: #1764 Wombat
Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:56 pm

G'Day Rhyddid,

Most of the newer soapmaking books tend to focus on the "craft" side of it and start out with commercial soap which you then tart up and make it into your product. One good book that I bought recently is -

"The Handmade Soap Book" by Melinda Cross 1998, New Holland Publishers UK.

As it starts from scratch.

You might also want to have a look at some of the old chemical formularies such as Henleys Formulas for Home and Workshop"; "Formulas for profit" ; Fortune in formulas" or if you have access to a larger library - "The Chemical Formulary" edited by Bennet which is probably up to 30 or 35 volumes by now. All of them have sections on soap making and some have been reprinted into later editions.

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Post: #10896 Libby
Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:42 pm

Beat 1 egg yolk, then slowly beat in 250ml of water.
Work mixture well into scalp and hair.
rinse thoroughly.

Vinegar or lemon juice added to the final rinsing water removes all traces of shampoo and adds shine.

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Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:33 am

When in Australia, and travelling around for 9 weeks, I didn't wash my hair at all - it was GORGEOUS by the end - thicker, wavey, shiney - didn't smell... I washed my body, of course, in those showers they put at beaches for the surfers, etc... early in the morning, they were cold!!! :) happy memories!
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Post: #11006 Wombat
Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:22 am

Wow! must be our air!

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Post: #18440 liwymi
Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:23 pm

No 'Poo

Don't know if you'll be able ot view it without an account, but we'll see.

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Post: #18528 Wombat
Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:24 pm

G'Day Liwymi,

whereabouts in Sydney are you?

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Post: #18533 liwymi
Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:01 pm

G'Day G'Day Nev,

Near Parramatta/Carlingford. Yourself?

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Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:42 pm

G'Day Mel,

St Marys/St Clair - not too far away!

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AAAHHHHHH!!

:ogre: Run Away! Run Away!

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Post: #20193 Kitchenwitch
Wed May 17, 2006 2:36 pm

I've been using shampoos from Faith in Nature; they're not the world's cheapest at about three or four pounds a bottle, but I seem to be using less because they foam more easily, and apparently they are pretty green. Recommended by Brigit Strawbridge, no less.

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Post: #20271 AnnetteR
Thu May 18, 2006 4:55 pm

liwymi wrote:No 'Poo

Don't know if you'll be able ot view it without an account, but we'll see.

There is a lot of information in the live journal community, natural living.


Not a problem viewing without an account. And thank you, this was just the kind of info I've been looking for.

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Post: #20385 liwymi
Fri May 19, 2006 10:40 pm

AnnetteR wrote:
liwymi wrote:No 'Poo

Don't know if you'll be able ot view it without an account, but we'll see.

There is a lot of information in the live journal community, natural living.


Not a problem viewing without an account. And thank you, this was just the kind of info I've been looking for.


Your welcome, glad it was helpful to you.
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Post: #21335 eztiger
Tue May 30, 2006 10:05 am

you could try this:
grate up a bar of soap into a 2 cups of water add 1/2 teaspoon of veg oil and two tablespoons of lemon put in an old bottle, shake and Robert is your dad`s brother!!!

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Post: #21495 Hillbilly
Thu Jun 01, 2006 4:01 pm

We use Faith in Nature stuff too. The Aloe Vera. Its ok. My hair is dry and its still dry, but its clean :-) - its SLS free (ALS only which is better, if not great anyway)

Also use Earth Friendly Baby stuff which lasts AGES but also, not the cheapest.


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