It’s popular, yet expensive to buy, so people have come up with creative ways in making their own herbal shampoo. There are various mixtures into making homemade herbal shampoo, but there are some that could be harmful to hair because of certain ingredients that are unknowingly dangerous. Here is one mix, which is harmless and works for all hair.
The recipe will include: 2 ounces of unscented baby mild pure castile soap, 5 ounces of water infused with herbs, ¼ teaspoon of carrier oil, essential oil, and a natural preservative. The herbs and essential oil vary and there are some suggestions to determine what works best.
For herbs, consider lavender, chamomile, lemon and orange peel, oregano, rosemary, and thyme among others. Chamomile is good for light hair and rosemary for dark hair; comfrey, lavender, and calendula are good for those with scalp issues, while can help thinning hair. For carrier oils, look at olive, sweet almond, hemp seed, and tamanu oil to help those with dry or oil hair.
Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Baby Mild Pure Castile Soap
water infused with herbs
carrier oil – more for dry hair, less for oily
essential oil of your choice
First, infuse the herbs by placing a teaspoon of each type of herb being used in a heat proof glass, pour one cup of hot water over the herbs, and cap and let it relax for several hours. Drain about 4 to 5 ounces of it, and add castile soap, carrier oil, and essential oils to the water. Stir until mixed and try to avoid making bubbles (because it’s not shampoo anymore). Afterwards, pour into a container, such as a shampoo bottle. Viola! Fresh, herbal shampoo has been made.
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