Making shampoo: it’ll blow the hair right off your head!

The end of the month is approaching and your budget is getting tighter. Evidently, it is at this moment that you need to stock up on nearly everything, specifically hygiene products. So, here is a way to make savings for your wallet and for the environment: make your own shampoo. 

 

Let’s not split hairs: your shampoo is generally contained in a bottle made from HPDE or PEHD. This involves plastic from petrol that, of course, needs electricity for the production and manufacturing of the bottle. 

 

Even less hairlarious, the shampoo itself contains dozens of ingredients that are also dangerous for the environment and for health. Between silicone substitutes, toxic surfactants, allergenic parabens…honestly, I have reached a split end with commercial shampoo!

Many of these components are petroleum derivatives whose extraction and disposal in sewers pollute water. Finally, to cut to the chase, the use of electricity, the extraction of petrol, and the transport of your bottle contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. All of this just so that each bottle is found in our trash.

 

So, we invite you to take advantage of this hairy situation: lemon, cider vinegar, sodium bicarbonate, aloe vera, etc. You are never cut short of grandmother recipes! 

 

 YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL SAVINGS*

For every quarterly pay you don’t buy a bottle of shampoo, you help to save approximately: 

  • 41 liters of water (petrol extraction and extraction and evacuation of grey water),
  • 825 ml of oil (packaging et transportation),
  • 2,7 kW of power (packaging),
  • 243 g equivalent of CO2 (petrol extraction, electricity, and transportation),
  • 476 m2 of ecological footprint (virtual forest required to absorb CO2 emissions)
  • 2 to 6 USD / 2 à 5 euros

 

Obviously, the first time, you will have to invest in some products to start off, but eventually you will be at peace: for about a year, you will not lose hair over searching for petrol! 

 

 (*) These data are statistically estimated for personal use only. Any use for scientific, business or legal purposes is strongly discouraged.

 

Learn more:

Home recipes for shampoo: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/a28510392/homemade-diy-shampoo/

http://www.kinnelonconserves.net/Shampoo.html

http://theconversation.com/change-the-way-you-wash-your-hair-to-help-save-the-environment-111113

 

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