Saturday, April 10, 2010

How To Make Own Shampoo

Here are some recipes for making your own shampoo at home.

Tip: To add your own custom scent to any of these recipes, mix 4-8 drops of an essential oil of your choice with one teaspoon of rubbing alcohol. Stir it into the soap mixture just after all the soap has dissolved.

Soothing Shampoo for a Dry, Itchy Scalp
  • 3 bags of chamomile tea
  • 3 bags of peppermint tea
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp. liquid Castile soap
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil

Bring water to a boil. Steep all six tea bags for twenty minutes. Let tea cool to room temperature. Remove tea bags, then add liquid Castile soap and vegetable oil to the brewed tea and stir until blended. Massage generously into hair and scalp. Rinse well. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Moisturizing Shampoo for Damaged Hair
  • 1/4 cup of liquid Castile soap
  • 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel
  • 1 tsp. glycerin
  • 1/4 tsp. vegetable oil

Mix all ingredients until well combined. Apply liberally to wet hair and let sit a few minutes before rinsing well with cool water. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, and shake before every use.

Herbak Dandruff Shampoo
  • 2 tbsp. rosemary (preferably fresh)
  • 2 tbsp. thyme (preferably fresh)
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp. of liquid Castile soap
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil

Bring water to a boil. Steep herbs and coconut flakes in boiling water for twenty minutes. Let cool to room temperature and strain the solids from the water. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until blended. Apply generously to wet hair and massage into scalp before rinsing well with cool water. Store in an airtight container at room temperature

credit to: www.aloevera.com

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