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Organic Shampoo Recipes

Organic Shampoo Recipes

Organic shampoos have gained immense popularity, as they are free from chemicals and preservatives that can damage the hair and scalp. Given in this article are some recipes that you can use.
Rutuja Jathar
Organic hair products are often cited to be the best for overall hair care. You can easily make the best shampoos and conditioners at home by using some easily available products. The ingredients include, eggs, fruits, yogurt, honey, avocado, honey, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, chamomile oil, and various other essential oils. You can make products for hair problems like, dandruff, dry hair, oily hair, hair fall, etc. You can use mixture of beetroot juice and carrot juice as a shampoo for color treated hair. Or make powder of orris root, arrowroot, and ground rosemary to use as organic dry shampoo.

Recipe # 1
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 2 teaspoons of organic coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Castile soap
  • 10 drops of lavender oil
Combine eggs, lemon juice, distilled water, coconut oil, lavender oil and Castile soap in a blender. Blend all the products into a smooth and uniform solution. This shampoo is rich in protein and is really effective for damaged hair.

Recipe # 2
  • 1 cup hot water
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup organic rose petals
  • 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
  • 6 drops rose otto essential oil
  • 6 tablespoons grated Castile soap
First of all, steep the organic rose petals in hot water for half an hour. Then strain water and add the remaining ingredients in it. Whisk the solution well and your organic shampoo with mild rose flavor is ready. You can use it for dry and frizzy hair.

Recipe # 3
  • 1 cups strong chamomile tea
  • ½ tablespoon glycerin
  • 1 ½ tablespoons grated Castile soap
  • 2 ½ drops of chamomile essential oil
Take grated Castile soap in a bowl and pour hot chamomile tea on it. Once the soap gets soft, add glycerin and essential oil in it. Mix well and store in cool and dry place. You can shuffle chamomile tea with rosemary/sage (for brunettes), calendula (for redheads) and betony for gray hair. This organic shampoo is used for curly hair.

Recipe # 4
  • 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of light vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons of liquid Castile soap
  • 4 tablespoons of fresh rosemary
  • 4 tablespoons of coconut flakes
  • 4 tablespoons of fresh thyme
  • 2 cups of distilled water
Boil distilled water and add rosemary, thyme and coconut flakes in it. Boil the water further for about half an hour more and strain it into a bowl. Then add Castile soap and oil in it. Mix the solution well and store in dry and cool place. This works well if you have a dandruff problem.

Recipe # 5
  • ½ cup distilled water
  • ½ cup liquid Castile soap
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba or grape seed oil
  • 6 tablespoons rosemary herb
  • 2 tablespoons lemon grass
  • 4 tablespoons tea tree oil
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
Boil distilled water. As soon as it starts to boil, add lemon grass and rosemary to it and let it steep for about half an hour and then strain it. Allow the solution to cool. Then add the rest of the ingredients like vanilla, tea tree oil and Castile soap to it and mix them well. Now store this shampoo in an airtight container, in a cool and dry place. This can be used for oily hair.

First of all, always use distilled water to prepare shampoos at home. Secondly, always wash your hair with warm water and not hot water.