My grandmother has stockpiled enough health and beauty products to last decades. She's never rotated them, and I'm pretty sure I could make a small fortune selling the discontinued stuff on Ebay ;)
In her stockpile, I discovered "Body On Tap", the most amazing bodyfing shampoo ever! Unfortunately, like many awesome things (Vanilla Cookie Crisp, Marshmallow Krispies, and Pine Bros. cough drops come to mind), it was discontinued in the 1980's.
It's been reformulated, but sells for $14.95 a bottle and that's kind of steep for something you could've bought at K-Mart during Dollar Days.
So, after years of mourning the loss of my beloved shampoo, and of using way too much product to achieve a similar, but far too stiff full-bodied look, I decided to take matters into my own hands.
Really, how hard could it be to mix beer and shampoo?
Here's my homemade version of Body on Tap shampoo! I get more body and shine from this concoction than I ever have from the salon products I've tried.
1 cup beer(use the classy stuff, I like leftovers, or Black Label 40's; flat is OK)
1 cup shampoo(I like V05 because it's cheap, and not tested on animals)
an empty bottle(I reused one from my Trader Joe's conditioner)
Bring the beer to a boil in a small pan over medium heat. Boil it uncovered until it's reduced to 1/4 cup.
Whisk the shampoo into the reduced beer.
Voila! Instant body :)
Labels: diy, frugal living, recipes