Wax/Oil Removal Deep Cleanse

tumblr_loy1icC8J31qeuvibo1_400Wax/Oil Removal Deep Cleanse: (back to top)

This deep cleanse is for removal dreadlock wax and/or oils from residue-causing shampoo! (Adapted from the spray recipe by the Weird Sistas.)

      • ½ – ¾ cup baking soda
      • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
      • 30 – 40 drops lemon eucalyptus OR orange essential oil
      • 30 – 40 drops lavender essential oil
      • 1 – 1 ½ cup of witch hazel
    1. Place baking soda, 15 – 20 drops of lemon eucalyptus/orange essential oil, 15 – 20 drops of lavender essential oil, and ¾ cup of witch hazel into a sink, or bucket so that the dreadlocks can be completely submerged in the solution.
    2. Fill with water until it’s about 2/3-3/4 full, using your hand to break up any clumps in the baking soda in the bottom of the sink/bucket.
    3. Once solution is smooth and clump-less, fill the pitcher/sink/bucket the rest of the way with water until full.
    4. Submerge dreadlocks into the bucket/sink and let soak 10-30 minutes.
    5. Rinse well. Drain sink/empty bucket.
    6. Pour apple cider vinegar, 15 – 20 drops of lemon eucalyptus/orange essential oil, 15 – 20 drops of lavender essential oil, and ¾ cup of witch hazel into sink/bucket so the dreadlocks can be submerged in the solution again.
    7. Submerge dreadlocks in bucket/sink and let soak 3-5 minutes.
    8. Rinse well. Drain sink/empty bucket.

(NOTE: Amounts may need to be adjusted depending on the size of the basin you use. Use smaller amounts for a dishpan or bucket [10 – 15] and more for a sink [20].)

Other optional ingredients you may want to add:

  • 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil (if using orange essential oil)
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops lime essential oil

(Additional ingredients suggested by Rachael at Monarch Designs in the UK!)