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An Easy, All Natural Shampoo - The Castile and Herbs Formula
Begin by boiling enough spring water to fill an old shampoo bottle you would like to reuse, or any jar you would like. As a rule of thumb, you should boil roughly two cups of water so the hair cleanser is not too strong.
Selecting the herbs of your choice, steep the herbs in the boiling water for at least 15 minutes. This will allow all of the herbs healing and cleansing properties to soak in.
After the herbal water has cooled at least to a warm temperature, add 3-4 tablespoons of liquid castile soap to the mixture. Replace the cap on the bottle and shake it gently to mix in the soap.
Use this homemade shampoo after it has cooled and all of the elements are well mixed in. You should also follow up with a homemade hair conditioner!
Natural Dandruff Shampoo with Tea Tree Oil
Even if you don't have dandruff, tea tree oil makes a wonderful homemade shampoo! It smells wonderful, cleans deeply, and rejuvenates your scalp while helping and healing your skin.
There are two ways you can create a base for this type of cleanser. You may buy an unscented shampoo base, or create the base with water and glycerol.
A base can be bought at the store relatively inexpensively. Aveda makes a good product. If you decide to go this route, heat the base by putting the bottle in a pot of warm (not boiling!) water.
Then, add one half of a teaspoon of tea tree oil and mix into the base well. You can also add other essential oils instead of or in addition to the tea tree oil.
Enjoy your healthy hair and skin- these formulas can also be used as a rejuvenating body wash!
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