DIY Crown Chakra Clearing No-Poo
I’m a great believer that everyone should clear their energy at least once a week (daily, even, especially if you’re an energy healer or an empath). Why? Because our auras and our spiritual selves need cleaning up just like our homes and our physical selves do.
I usually advocate the use of salt baths to clear your energy. But if you’re like me, if you dye your hair, or have dry/damaged hair, salt water can be really harsh on your lovely locks!
At the same time, clearing any blocked, lower, or harmful energy from the crown chakra, your head and hair, is really important. I notice frequently in my healing work that if a person has debris in their aura, it collects primarily in two places: the solar plexus chakra (the energy center located in your belly), and the crown chakra (at the top of your head).
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR CROWN CHAKRA IS BLOCKED?
- It affects your ability to have faith, feel hope, or have a more zen attitude about things.
- It's hard to think for yourself instead of following the crowd.
- It diminishes your ability to receive higher, intuitive guidance, or if you're a healer, to channel healing energy.
- It makes it difficult to see the bigger picture, so that you're always sweating the small stuff.
Old, stagnant energy can also collect in our hair –- this is why women in many healing and spiritual lineages wrap their hair in scarves or fabric. This is also part of where the expression “wash that man outta your hair!” comes from, and why there’s a feeling of lightness and freshness when our hair is cut.
Great lover that I am of things that can double as both practical and spiritually savvy, I decided to play around with a no-poo formula that would have the same energy clearing effect as a salt bath, while being more gentle and nourishing for my hair.
I hit the jackpot with the no-poo recipe below! It delivers on all of my crown chakra clearing qualifications and is cheap and super easy to make.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:
- One 14oz can of light coconut milk (if you have super-dry, thick hair you may want to opt for the full-fat coconut milk, but I found it was too heavy for my hair). Coconut has energy clearing properties as well as moisturizing benefits for your hair.
- 1/2 cup of natural baking soda (I like this brand). This is your powerhouse cleansing agent for dirt, psychic debris, grease, and dirty hair smell.
- 3 Tbs of castile soap (I like Dr. Bronner’s) for a little added cleaning magic.
- 1 Tbs of vegetable glycerin for a little added moisturizing magic.
- 1 piece of clear calcite crystal (cleared and charged) for extra crown chakra clearing power.
- 10 – 20 drops of an essential oil of your choice (optional, if you want to be a total goddess about it!)
- Large bowl or measuring cup (the measuring cup makes it easier to pour the mixture into a bottle).
- Glass bottle with lid, or any type of plastic bottle with lid.
HERE’S HOW TO MAKE IT:
- Pour the coconut milk into your bowl, and then add the baking soda. Whisk vigorously until it has all incorporated.
- Add the castille soap and whisk gently until a slight froth forms.
- Add the vegetable glycerin and whisk gently for 10-15 seconds.
- Add the essential oil (if desired, you can go the extra mile and use one that has clearing properties, like sage, rosemary, or palo santo oil), and whisk gently a couple more times.
- Put the crystal in the bottle (or you can tape it to your bottle if you prefer), pour the mixture into your bottle, seal the cap, and you’re done! I’ve found that this mix has a 7-day shelf life, but you can keep it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks if you want it to last longer.
Now I have a lot of long, thick hair, so I only get two uses out of this mixture. I shower or bathe frequently but I only wash my hair 2-3 times a week, so that’s fine for me, but if you wash your hair more frequently you may want to double up on the ingredients.
Remember that this is a no-poo, so it won’t lather! Also it will be very runny. I pour the mixture onto different areas of my scalp and then massage it all in, and also massage a bit through my hair.
Don’t let the runny-ness throw you off, your scalp and hair (and crown chakra!) will be thoroughly cleaned when you’re done. That’s the beauty of baking soda – I’ve used this even after a coconut oil treatment in my hair, and it was fully degreased when I was done without stripping any of my hair’s natural moisture.
I use this every time I clean my hair, but you can use it once a week if that’s what works best for you. Give a shot and let me know what you think!