Make your own herbal shampoo!

smo6767smo6767 Registered Users Posts: 409
I was looking around online for some facial recipes when I found this recipe to make your own herbal shampoo (ITS RECIPE #2!!!). It works so great for my hair! Even if your going for a no-poo routine, this is a great thing to do, because it's chemical-free and gets rid of all that nasty residue.It is also all-natural and uses organic castile soap that is not tested on animals (Dr. Bronner's), so if you're an environment freak like me, it's extra great for you and your hair. Just click on the link! recipe #2......http:// try it out, because the herbs are amazing for your hair. >>>>It's recipe #2!!!<<<<


  • kathymackkathymack Registered Users Posts: 9,999 Curl Neophyte
    Looks interesting, thanks.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
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  • finallylikemyhairfinallylikemyhair Registered Users Posts: 219 Curl Neophyte
    I am interested in the recipe, but I can't get the site to pull up.
    3A hair.
    Use suave naturals to wash hair daily.
    Carol's Daughters Tui leave in conditioner
    protein treatment once a month
    got2be gel
  • smo6767smo6767 Registered Users Posts: 409
    Oh, well I have another post called The Best Shampoo You Could Have, which lists the recipe without links. You could try that if you want to, or you can go to and look it up. It's the second recipe.:compress:
  • shel312shel312 Registered Users Posts: 96
    Can't find it! Or anyone else have a good recipe for herbal shampoo?
    Shampoo once-twice a week with: Avalon Organics Lemon Poo or Organic Soap Bars
    Condish: AOWC, AOHR, and Nature's Gate Aloe mixed with honey
    Product: LA Looks Gel (yellow)...looking for something natural, with no luck!
  • smo6767smo6767 Registered Users Posts: 409
    COMMERICAL SHAMPOO WARNING:Most commercial cosmetic companies want to sell you a product that's falsely labeled as natural.' In reality, the only natural ingredient in a bottle of the herbal' shampoos you find in discount stores and supermarkets is the water And it's pretty much a given that they all contain one very unwholesome ingredient:sodium lauryl sulfate. This is a synthetic foaming agent that admittedly does its job in the lathering department, but has also been known to cause cataract-forming protein, along with a host of skin allergies, dandruff, and hair loss! If you use a shampoo with this ingredient once or twice a year, it won't harm you, but most people use it as often as everyday.

    The perfumes' and fragrances' you see listed on the bottles of shampoo don't give you a clue as to WHAT type they are. Is it an expensive perfume containing a host of inviting floral and woodsy ingredients? Probably not. Those fragrances--there can be over 100 of them--usually come from a lab, not an organically grown and dried herb.

    And here's one final consideration. Do you want to support companies that test chemicals on animals?


    Before we begin, it's a good idea to match your hair type with the herbs that will benefit you the most. No essential oils are needed! Herbs sold in bulk are far less expensive and just as effective. So budgeteers, rejoice! Most herbs are priced on average of $3 for 4 ounces and you only need a few tablespoons to put in your shampoo.


    Normal -Lucky you! No excess oil or dryness means that you can use most products and your hair still looks goodbye now it'll be just as easy to manage and you'll prevent it from changing to another type as can happen to normal' people!

    Recommended herbs:Horsetail, red clover, chamomile and marigold if you're blonde, crushed lavender flowers, rosemary for growth.

    Dry Well, at least you don't have to wash your hair everyday!

    Recommended herbs:Comfrey root or leaf, red clover, crushed orange flowers, crushed lavender flowers, elder flowers, chamomile flowers and marigold if you're blonde and jojoba oil added to the shampoo base.

    Oily Oftentimes the oil is caused by environmental pollutants and/or poor diet. Sometimes it's hereditary.

    Recommended herbs: Nettle leaves, rosemary leaves, peppermint leaves, burdock leaves, tea tree leaves, orris root and lemongrass. You have a wide range of choices at least!

    Black or Very Coarse/Curly Special care for curly hair.

    Recommended herbs: Nettle leaves, rosemary leaves, sage, crushed lavender flowers, indigo root, comfrey leaves, jojoba oil added to the shampoo base.

    Gray Sage, rosemary, nettle. Also, check with herbs suited for your recommended type.

    Hair loss Whether it's environmental, hereditary, or illness-related, there's a good chance that herbs will help. Of course you'll consult with your physician or homeopathic practitioner first!

    Recommended herbs:Rosemary leaves, crushed lavender flowers, tea tree leaves, sage, nettle and basil.

    Dandruff It is a problem, but one that can hopefully be solved herbally.

    Recommended herbs:Nettle, comfrey leaves, birch and/or white willow barks, peppermint and lemongrass.

    If you want to make shampoo yourself using pure castile soap made from up to 50% olive oil, herbs that correspond to your hair type that will make your hair smell terrific, then read on, the recipes are here!

    To make your own herbal shampoo you'll need the following items:


    Plastic or glass bottles [8 ounces]

    Glass jar [12 ounces or more] OR glass bowl

    Tea kettle or saucepan [non-aluminum]

    Strainer [stainless steel or bamboo]

    Distilled or spring water



    Select two or three herbs for your hair type. When purchasing herbs, you don't need to get them powdered, just cut.All herbs used for these recipes are dried.However, if you're fortunate enough to have an herb garden, use double to triple the amount of FRESH herbs.

    For people who have blonde hair and want to keep it that way, stay with lighter colored herbs. Many herbs are used as colorants so consult with professional herbal practitioners.

    The shampoo you make will not be a visually pleasing bright blue or lime green, but it will smell better and most important of all, it will only enhance the health of your hair.


    7 ounces distilled or spring water

    4 Tablespoons liquid castile soap [1 oz.]

    5- 6 Tablespoons of herbs [choose at least 2 for your hair type]

    Note:If using whole flowers such as marigold or red clover, it's a good idea to crush them first.While lavender flowers are small, crushing them invokes even more of their aroma.


    Boil water.

    Put herbs in strainer.

    Add the liquid castile soap to the bottle that you'll be using for the finished shampoo.

    Pour boiling water over the herbs, squeezing the last bits with the back of a spoon. Cover the container and allow the herbs to steep for 10-30 minutes, depending upon how strong you want the mixture. Make sure none of the leaves have fallen into the herbal water.

    Transfer the herbal mixture into the liquid castile soap and you've got your shampoo.

    For your own use it's wise to write down the herbs you've used and the amount. Date the product as it has a shelf life of about 1 year.

    This Home Made Recipe was contributed by Lisa Maliga
  • shel312shel312 Registered Users Posts: 96
    Shampoo once-twice a week with: Avalon Organics Lemon Poo or Organic Soap Bars
    Condish: AOWC, AOHR, and Nature's Gate Aloe mixed with honey
    Product: LA Looks Gel (yellow)...looking for something natural, with no luck!
  • smo6767smo6767 Registered Users Posts: 409
    Sure :toothy3:
  • RyanneRyanne Registered Users Posts: 686
    It seems interesting, I might try it when I have time.
  • ibraidhairibraidhair Registered Users Posts: 343
    I've used a shampoo recipe using castile and I've used straight castile and I've found that it leaves my hair greasy. It's much too oily for my scalp. I get better results from CO. But if it works for you, that's wonderful!
  • AdeleAdele Registered Users Posts: 30
    Thanks for the interestings recipes! :)

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