Tuesday, August 16, 2011

How to Make Homemade Shampoo: Removes Impurities from Hair

Homemade Shampoo -Removes Impurities from Hair

3/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup shampoo concentrate (or substitute with 1/2 cup unscented shampoo
and increase salt to 1 tsp.)
1/2 tsp. table salt
1 tbs. dried thyme
1 tbs. dried peppermint
1 tbs. dried lavender
1 tsp. witch hazel
1 tsp. almond oil
7 drops cinnamon oil
3 drops ylang-ylang oil

This shampoo is known to be effective in removing impurities such as smog and city grime from the hair.
In a heavy saucepan, bring the water to a boil and add the dried thyme, peppermint and lavender. Remove the pan from the heat and let steep for 30 minutes. Strain the herbs from the water and pour the herbally infused water into a ceramic bowl. Add the shampoo concentrate and stir until well mixed. Add the salt, witch hazel, almond oil, cinnamon oil and ylang-ylang oil to the mixture, stirring until thick. Bottle and close.

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  1. Wow! This sounds like a great shampoo. I am tempted to make my own shampoo, cleaners, and laundry detergent but just have not yet. Instead I have been paying an arm and a leg for natural brands. :)

    Thanks for sharing. I am visiting tonight from WFMW, it is nice to "meet" you.

    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

  2. Great recipe! Will be adding to my vinegar rinse!


  3. Thanks to both of you for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the shampoo.

    LaVonne, I also make many of my own cleaners. :)