Homemade Shampoo

Benefits of each essential oil for this shampoo:

Rosemary– Hair loss preventative
Thyme– Antiseptic{prevents the growth of disease-causing microorganisms}
and disinfectant{destroys bacteria}
Lavender–Heals skin
Tea Tree–Dandruff control

I was inspired to make my own shampoo after reading 1001 Natural Remedies. I took a couple of her hair shampoo recipes and came up with this.

Ingredients:
1 part shredded soap (I used 1 bar)
3 parts water (For each cup of shredded soap, I tripled the water)
Essential Oils (For each 12 ounces, I used 45 drops of Rosemary, 30 drops of Thyme,
30 drops of Lavender, and 10 drops of Tea Tree Oil)

Process:

Bring water to a boil. Turn off the heat, but keep the pot on the burner. Add the shredded soap, and let set until melted and cooled.

Stir in essential oils.

Pour into containers.

Store extras in a cool, dry place(refrigerator may be best!). This is not the normal consistency of shampoo, so be careful. It’s runny like water. ;)

As always, remember, I am not licensed to give you dosage information or advice. I am simply sharing what has worked for me and my family.

Please see my Disclosure Policy and research for yourself to find what is safe and appropriate for your family:

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Comments

  1. The Complete Book of Herbs by Lesley Bremness ( Reader’s Digest ) gives a recipe for soapwort shampoo, in anyone should happen to have it growing in the garden :

    2 tbsp finely chopped soapwort root or a handful of leaves and stems ;
    2 and 1/2 cups of soft water ( rainwater or distilled water, not tap water );
    a handful of herbs ( the books gives a long list of them, including rosemary, thyme and lavender).

    You pour the boiling water over the herbs and let it infuse for at least 30 minutes. Then you strain it and use it when cool. It is described as ‘a very gentle cleansing shampoo, which doesn’t make much lather”.

  2. gingercookie says:

    I love all those herbs and will make this, but what kind of soap do you use?

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