What can you do with leftover Shampoo, Conditioner and Soap

You are probably thinking, how scabby can you get? Well I always have plenty of leftover shampoo and conditioner because I can never find the right one for me. Some of them only do what they promise for a short time.

With all these half full shampoo and conditioner bottles around, I needed to find a use for the leftovers. Here are a few of my favorite ways to use leftover shampoo and conditioner.
  1. Leave in Conditioner and hair detangler – Mix your leftover Conditioner with water and put it in a spray bottle. Probably one part conditioner to 4 parts water. Maybe even less conditioner if it is a high quality one. Now you can spray it on your kids hair when you are brushing it to detangle and condition at the same time. If you make it a bit stronger it works as a leave in conditioner. Both a hair detangler and a leave in conditioner are very expensive luxuries that you will not need after you have tried this.
  2. Hand Wash – Make your own antibacterial hand wash with your leftover shampoo and conditioner by adding water and dash of detol or even eucalyptus oil to the mix. Put it in a spare soap pump bottle and save a truck load of money. Its better to have more shampoo than conditioner. And when you mix it there will be bubbles but they will soon disappear.
  3. Stain Remover – Use shampoo to get rid of blood stains from clothing, carpets, and almost any fabric. You can also mix a bit of shampoo with some bicarb soda for those tough stains on clothes. It is also a great degreaser.
  4. Fabric softener – Put leftover conditioner into your washing machine and use as a fabric softener. You can also add a bit of eucalyptus oil to the mix to make it smell nice. I have also been known to put strawberry scented oil with conditioner for a fabric softener for my kids clothes.


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  2. mitz says

    Yes I have tried it in the washing machine also and it works great! I was desperate because I didn’t have any washing powder and didn’t feel like going to the shops. I have also used grated soap…

    You can also wash your dog with the leftover shampoo or conditioner as long as it is not allergic to it. (don’t want to kill the dog)Also you could use certain shampoo’s as a bubble bath for the kids.

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  4. Jennifer Hall says

    If I really don’t like a shampoo, I’ll use it to clean the toilet, tub and sink (soap is soap!) I always run out of shampoo before conditioner. Since I like using my shampoo and conditioner in pairs (I use Suave), I keep a seperate bottle of random shampoo and pair it up with the remaining conditioner until the conditioner is used up. The shampoo goes back under the sink, then I open up new bottles of shampoo and conditioner and start over again. If I don’t like a conditioner…well, I kind of just suck it up and use it ’til it’s gone. Can’t bring myself to just throw it away!
  5. Meme says

    I used to combine some more left-over pieces into one and reuse it in handwash and housecleaning etc.

    really…. believe me đŸ™‚


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