Make Your Own Shampoo With Essential Oils

When you make your own natural shampoo, include essential oils and either an infusion or decoction of herbs.

| December 2013

  • "Naturally Healthy Hair," from author Mary Beth Jansenn, offers readers recipes to make their own natural shampoo.
    Cover Courtesy Storey Publishing
  • Essential oils lend refreshing fragrance to this pure shampoo recipe.
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Acclaimed hair designer and educator Mary Beth Janssen aims to help readers achieve harmony in both mind and body with Naturally Healthy Hair (Storey Publishing, 1999). Jansenn has long been a voice for the integration of health and beauty, and many of her recipes call for the uses of organic ingredients and forgotten knowledge. This Pure Shampoo Recipe With Essential Oils, excerpted from Chapter 6, is a great way to make your own natural shampoo.

You can purchase this book from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS store: Naturally Healthy Hair.

Pure Shampoo Recipe With Essential Oils

The ingredients for this recipe are chosen for their desirable aromatic as well as therapeutic values. Some of my favorite formulations for specific conditions are outlined below. While you make your own natural shampoo, I encourage you to experiment with the herbs, essential oils, and other ingredients I’ve discussed so far, though, because the possible variations are tremendous.

Makes 8-10 ounces (235-295 ml)



Ingredients:

1–2 tablespoons (15–30 ml) dried herbs of your choice
8 ounces (235 ml) purified water
2 ounces (60 ml) liquid castile or glycerin soap
1 teaspoon (5 ml) base oil of your choice (eliminate or reduce for oily conditions; increase for dry)
15–60  drops essential oils of your choice, as conditions require

Jenny Trudeau
12/7/2013 1:01:07 PM

This is a great recipe for shampoo I will definitely have to give it a try, I have been using raw honey as a conditioner since reading about it on www.benefitsrawhoney.com the results are awesome!







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