Shampoos are often filled with synthetic chemicals that can cause allergic reactions so we opt for homemade recipes like this one .
Here we will use Aloe vera, as base for homemade shampoo that can gently cleanse the hair and scalp and stimulate hair growth.
You will need:
- Natural Aloe Vera Shampoo
- 2 cups (475 milliliters) distilled water
- 6 ounces (180 milliliters) liquid castile soap
- 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) aloe vera gel
- ½ teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) jojoba oil
- 40 to 50 drops essential oils (optional)
- 2 ounces (56 grams) dried herbs (optional)
- Yield: About 3 cups (710 milliliters or 24 fluid oz) of shampoo
First Assembling the Ingredients:
- obtain organic aloe vera gel from a health or natural medicine shop
- get the purest aloe vera gel you can find
- or buy aloe vera gel that is certified organic
- harvest aloe vera gel directly from the plant
- cut off one full leaf from the plant
- slice the leaf open length-wise and pull apart the two halves
- scoop out the thick, translucent gel with a spoon
- spoon the fresh gel into a clean bowl nearby
- get 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) of fresh gel
- take a few aloe vera leaves to provide that amount
- use dried herbs for additional benefits (optional)
- aloe vera gel is a great moisturizer and can naturally promote hair growth
- use any combination of the following dried herbs
- as long as you don’t use more than 2 ounces (56 grams) total
- for dry hair use nettle, burdock, rosemary or calendula
- for oily hair use yarrow, lavender, lemon balm or mint
- for blonde hair try calendula or chamomile
- for dark hair try sage or comfrey
- combat dandruff try rosemary, thyme or any of the herbs for dry hair
- use essential oils for scent and additional benefits (optional)
- use any combination of oils in your shampoo – 50 drops total
For normal hair use lavender, clary sage or chamomile.
For oily hair use lemon, tea tree or ylang-ylang.
For dry hair try rosemary, myrrh or peppermint.
For dandruff try tea tree, patchouli or lavender.
- never use essential oils directly on your scalp because they are highly concentrated and extremely potent.
Creating the Shampoo
- ring the distilled water to a boil
- measure out 2 cups (475 milliliters) of distilled water
- pour the water into a pot and then on a stove burner over high heat
- bring the water to boil.
- mix the ingredients together
- add the dried herbs – no more than 2 ounces (56 grams)
- when the water begins to boil add the herbs to the pot
- cover the pot
- reduce the heat to low
- put a lid on the pot
- let the herbs steep in the simmering water for 15 to 20 minutes
- remove the pot from heat
- strain out the herbs
- burn off the burner
- remove the lid from the pot
- but a large bowl beneath a strainer.
- pour the hot water carefully through the strainer
- discard the remains
- add the castile soap to the herbal water – 6 ounces (180 milliliters) of liquid castile soap
- slowly pour the soap into the bowl with the infused water
- mix the substances together
- add the aloe vera gel, jojoba and essential oils – 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) of aloe vera gel and ½ teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) of jojoba oil
- add them one at a time, stirring constantly
- add the essential oils – max 40 to 50 drops of the essential oils
- Bottling, Using and Storing the Shampoo
- with a funnel carefully pour the shampoo mixture into a plastic or glass container
- store the bottle in the refrigerator
- you can use i up o 10 days( be sure to smell the mixture before using it)
- -if it smells sour, throw it out
- use the shampoo as needed
- always shake the bottle gently before you use the shampoo,
- pour a quarter-sized amount into your palm
- massage it into your hair and scalp
- rinse .