Shampoo Recipes For Natural Shampoos
Are you ready for a refreshing breeze to blow through your hair? With the way, things change from day to day, as more chemicals and preservatives are included in the various items we use daily; sometimes it is difficult to know what shampoo will work wonders with our hair.
You can do something to ease your mind, while making some of the homemade shampoo recipes we provide for you here.
Whether your hair is normal, dry or oily, even if you have specific conditions such as dandruff or thinning hair, you will find some worthwhile homemade shampoo recipes to make in your own home.
These recipes use natural ingredients, so you do not have to worry about any harmful chemicals being included in your shampoos. They are useful for just about anyone and are a great gift, when included in personalized body and bath gift baskets for your family and friends.
You are sure to find just the right homemade shampoo recipe to suit your hair care needs and your sense of smell. You will find a variety of recipes that may scent your hair with the wonder of herbs and flowers by featuring essential oils.
These may include the warming coziness of Chamomile; cool soothing Lavenders, the rich vibrancy of Roses or even the earthy and sensuous Patchoulis or Sandalwoods.
Here you can find the perfect homemade shampoo recipe for you and your hair. Once you being making these homemade shampoo recipes, you will wonder why you didn't start sooner.
Homemade Beauty Recipes
Basic Shampoo Recipe
The Castile soap gives this shampoo a rich lather.
This shampoo is excellent for thick or long hair because of it's thinner consistency it will spread better and rinse out better.
1/2 teaspoon sunflower oil (You can use any light vegetable oil)
1/4 cup of water
1/4 cup of liquid castile soap
Mix all ingredients together and shampoo your hair as usual.
The proteins from the malt and hops in the beer coat the hair and build it up and help repair damage. It leaves the hair with wonderful body.
3/4 cup of beer
1 cup shampoo
Boil beer reducing down to about 1/4 cup
Cool the beer and add to shampoo
4 bags of Chamomile tea or use 1 handful of fresh Chamomile flowers
4 tablespoons pure soap flakes
1 1/2 tablespoons glycerin
Steep the Chamomile in 1 1/2 cups of boiled water for 10 minutes.
Remove the tea bags or strain to remove flowers
Add the soap flakes to the remaining liquid
Let stand until soap flakes soften
Stir in the glycerin until the mixture is blended thoroughly
Pour into a bottle and store in a dark cool place
1/2 cup Cornstarch
Simply sprinkle the cornstarch in your hair and let it absorb for a few minutes then brush out.
Do before dressing in your going out clothes
1 large egg
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon castile soap or any mild unscented shampoo
1/2 cup water
Combine all ingredients in a blender and whip until mixture is smooth
Use shampoo immediately finishing with a hair rinse.
You can refrigerate any remaining shampoo, but toss if not used by the next day
Egg Yolk Shampoo
Good shampoo treatment for dry flaky scalp
1 teaspoon lemon extract
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup of any clear shampoo
1/2 cup water
Mix all ingredients in blender or mix well with a whisk
Shampoo and rinse well
Epson Salt Shampoo
A good shampoo for oily hair
3 tablespoons Epsom salts
1/2 cup liquid shampoo
Dissolve the Epsom salts in shampoo
Pour through your hair working it into the scalp
Shampoo again using your regular shampoo
Dry Hair Herbal Shampoo
1 Tablespoon dry Comfry root
1 Tablespoon Dry Rosemary
1 Tablespoon Dry Chamomile
1 cup water
1/3 cup powdered milk
2/3 cup baby shampoo
Steep all herbs in the hot water for an hour
Strain well and add remaining ingredients
Place into bottle and cover
Herb Lover's Shampoo
1 teaspoon Lemon peel
3 teaspoons Thyme
3 teaspoons Rosemary
3 teaspons Lavender
3 teaspoons Mint
3 teaspoons Orange peel
1 cup baby shampoo
Bring water to a rolling boil
Add all herbs and simmer on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes
Remove from heat
When cooled add baby shampoo
Store in covered jar or bottle.
Natural Soapwart Shampoo
2 teaspoons Lemon Verbena or 2 teaspoons Catnip
1 1/2 tablespoons dried Soapwart root
2 cups water
Bring water to a boil and add Soapwart
Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes
Remove from heat
Add herb and allow to cool
Strain mixture keeping remaining liquid
Pour into a bottle and store in a cool dark place
Do not keep over ten days; discard any shampoo you have not used within this time.
This recipe yields enough for about 6 shampoos in medium length hair
Natural Yucca Shampoo
The Navajos are known for their shiny healthy hair and Yucca a common ingredient in their shampoo is said to contribute to this.
Not only producing radiant hair but also treating dandruff and hair loss as well.
Saponin is the substance in the Yucca plant that acts as a natural detergent creating rich foamy suds when agitated in water.
If you would like to try making natural Yucca Shampoo:
Choose fresh young Yucca plants
Cut off a piece of the root from the plant and peel off all of the brown off of the root until you have only the white root inside
Use a hammer and smash the Yucca root until it breaks into pieces
Wet the broken Yucca root and while holding the root over a basin of warm water, rub the root like a bar of soap to produce mounds of rich lather.
Immediately wash your hair with the lather gently massaging into your scalp for a few minutes
Rinse your hair very well in warm water making ensuring that you remove all of the Yucca lather and pieces