Hello there! 😀
I have an amazing recipe today 😀
This is a recipe for a muddy-looking shampoo but with an amazing feel! I have been using it for a month now and I am perfectly satisfied with it! Really, I think it is the best recipe of a shampoo I have done so far! 😀
Look how cute! 😀
Unfortunately the idea of adding Ghassoul Powder to a shampoo recipe was not mine: I found many brands with ghassoul shampoo or body wash. However, this is my personal version of “ghassoul shampoo”! 😀
Ghassoul on one way makes the shampoo milder because it doesn’t make the surfactants foam as much as they normally would… on the other hand, it gives a nice, mild massage to the scalp, adding the “purifying-feel” 😀
[ For formulating posts read here: Blog Index where you will find a list of all my recipes and also the list of the theory-posts where you can learn how to make homemade real creams, soaps, detergents and so on 😀 However don’t be discouraged by this post: at the end I will put the most simple recipe for a Ghassoul Shampoo! 😀 ]
Water to 100 (explanation HERE)
Honey 5 (works as a humectant and adds a little bit of “poetry” to our shampoo 😀 I was almost tempted of calling it “ghassoul and honey shampoo” 😀 ahahah)
Cosgard 0.6 (this is the preservative I normally use. If you use a different one you can obviously substitute it! Just remember to use it at the right, specific concentration needed for your preservative – I use this preservative because it is water soluble and because it is biodegradable)
Decyl glucoside 2
Coco gluc e gliceryl oleate 5
Disodium cocoamphodiacetate 2
Caprylyl capric glucoside 1
Fragrance oil 1 (I have actually used citrus essential oils for this shampoo! It smells amazingly of tangerine and orange)
Coco Caprilate 1 (this is a very light oil. You can substitute it with jojoba oil; some would substitute it with coconut oil: if you have dry hair do so 🙂 )
Cocamidopropyl Betaine 10
Don’t worry, the recipe might look complicated but it is actually NOT AT ALL 😀
Remember that if you are already making your own shampoo at home, you can simply use your favorite surfactant combination and not follow mine: after all, all that there is to it in this shampoo is the 15% ghassoul, everything else could be changed (as long as it is still a shampoo 😀 ).
So here is the MOST SIMPLE VERSION ever:
– shampoo 85% (yes, you can even use a bought shampoo 😀 just check that the ingredients are good!)
– ghassoul 15%
That’s all you need! But just be sure you make this only JUST BEFORE you use it! Do not make a bigger batch and then attempt to store it because by adding ghassoul powder you are unbalancing the shampoo recipe and the preserving system. So make this “express simple version” only just before getting into the shower and using it up completely. 🙂
Now it’s time to ENJOY the scalp massage! 😀
Let me know if you liked the recipe or if you need any assistance with the substitutions.
I was also wondering, since maybe not many people actually try to make these recipes at home, if some of you would be interested in learning a little about the ingredients used in commercial shampoos, how to recognize a good shampoo from a not so good one and so on.
Do let me know, cause in case you are interested I’ll think about making a post about it. 🙂
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