About Organic Hair Shampoo Recipes
By Bella Michaels
Organic shampoo. Choosing to use organic shampoos can be good for you and the environment. There are more and more organic products on the market but they can be expensive. You can enjoy organic hair shampoo without the expense of buying a commercial one by making your own. This not only saves you money, it allows you to be in control of exactly what goes into your shampoo. There is also the added benefit of tailoring the shampoo to your specific needs and preferences.
Soap 1. Soap is responsible for the cleaning action of any shampoo. The difference in an organic shampoo is that the soap is natural rather than a petrochemical product. For the purpose of making shampoos at home, castile soap is a good choice. Castile soap is made from vegetable oil, usually olive oil. It can usually be found at health food stores in either bar or liquid form.
Normal Hair 2. Brew 2 cups of chamomile tea by letting it steep for 15 minutes. Strain the tea and stir in 3 tablespoons of grated castile soap. Let it soften for a few minutes then whisk in 1 tablespoon glycerin and 5 drops of your favorite essential oil for fragrance. Gray hair can benefit from the addition of betony to the recipe to take away yellow.
Damaged Hair 3. Organic protein shampoos are good for damaged hair. Organic eggs are an excellent source of protein in this shampoo. Make this recipe in small batches. It should be used quickly and stored in the refrigerator. In a blender mix together 1 organic egg, 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon liquid castile soap, ½ cup of water and 5 drops of essential oil. Blend until it is well combined and smooth.
Dry Hair 4. Dry hair looks dull and lifeless. Adding the right oils to your organic shampoo recipe can bring back the shine. Combine ½ cup hot water with ¼ cup fresh pesticide-free rose petals. Let them steep for 30 minutes, then strain and discard the petals. Add 3 tablespoons of grated castile soap and let soften for 5 minutes. Add ¼ cup coconut milk, 1 tablespoon jojoba oil and 3 drops of rose essential oil. Stir until mixed.
Storage 5. These organic shampoos should be stored in air-tight containers. With the exception of the egg shampoo, they should be stored in a dark, cool place. These shampoos will not lather as much as commercial ones but they will clean your hair. It is not necessary to use more to get more lather. Organic hair shampoo rinses out very well.
Best Wishes, Scarlet
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