Castor Oil
Avocado Oil
Jojoba Oil
Hemp Seed Oil
Coconut Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Rose essential oil
Rosemary Essential Oils
Lavender Essential Oils
Sage essential oil
Peppermint essential oil
Ylang-ylang essential oil
Basil essential oil
Cedarwood  essential oil
Chamomile essential oil
Cypress essential oil
Geranium essential oil
Lemon essential oil
Myrrh essential oil
Orange essential oil
Patchouli essential oil
Sandalwood essential oil
Burdock Root
Stinging Nettles
Horsetail
Nettle roots
Catnip
Chamomile
Lavender
Rosemary
Saw Palmetto
Thyme
Yucca
Comfrey
Elderflowers
marsh mallow
Clary Sage
Calendula
Southernwood
Yarrow
Catmint
Licorice
Nasturtium
Arnica
Marigold
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Natural Hair Recipes
NATURAL HAIR CARE RECIPES  > How to make Shampoo
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How to make Natural Homemade Shampoo
Homemade shampoo is quite easy and inexpensive to make. With a few simple ingredients, you can customize your natural shampoo to meet all your hair care concerns. And without all the harsh chemicals!
How to make a basic Castile Shampoo
It's as simple as taking 8 once liquid Castile soap, adding carrier oils, essential oils and or herbs and that's it! Ready to use. You can also mix the Castile soap with water if the soap is too harsh. You can use all the above ingredients or just use Castile soap and EOs or Castile soap and herbs or use all 4 ingredients, it's up to you and your hair care needs. Check out Shampoo Recipes for great ideas.
If using Fresh Herbs in your shampoo recipe..................................................
When using herbs in your shampoo you'll want to make an herbal infusion first. Here's how:
Boil 1 cup of distilled water. Add 3 tablespoons of the mixed herbs into the boiling water. Pull the boiling water and herbs off the stove. Let the herb mixture sit for 30 – 40 minutes, then strain the herbal mixture into a bowl.

When this mixture cools, simple add it to the Castile soap and you're done!
If using Essential Oils in your shampoo recipe.................................................
If using Carrier Oils in your shampoo recipe................................................
If you chose to add a carrier oil to your shampoo recipe, simple add the below amount to the liquid Castile soap. Shake before each use. Think of the carrier oil as the conditioning part of your shampoo recipe.
Dry Hair Super moisturizing: 2 tablespoons carrier oil to 8 once Castile soap
Dry Hair: 1 tablespoon carrier oil to 8 once Castile soap
Oil hair: Can use a light oil 1/2 teaspoon
Normal Hair 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon oil
You can use any carrier oil you'd like but here are some great ones:
Jojoba Oil - Great for all hair types. Jojoba has an ability to inhibit excess activity of the sebaceous glands making it the perfect choice for people with oily scalps that still need conditioning. Can be used for dry hair as it helps to moisturize your hair properly.

Olive Oil - strengthens your hair and nourishes. Olive oil adds loads of shine and smoothes the cuticles. Great for frizzy hair!

Coconut Oil - is one of the oil which helps in the lubrication of the hair. It softens the hair and conditions the scalp. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair.  It is very useful for damaged hair due to its ability to strengthen it. Also said to be a wonderful oil for Dandruff.

Rosemary Herbal Oil - is very useful for the unwanted and flaky dandruff problems. Rosemary oil helps in stimulating follicles, as a result of which, hair grow longer and stronger.

Castor oil - Rich in ricinoleic acid (triglyceride of fatty acid), castor oil can be used to treat skin conditions such as fungal infections. It nourish hair and prevent the scalp from drying by retaining moisture  Castor oil added to hair care products helps to seal moisture, soften, and thicken hair.  
Vitamin E oil -  Vitamin E is a well known antioxidant and when added to homemade products, helps extend their shelf life.  Vitamin E acts as a rejuvenator and protection for scalp and skin.

Avocado Oil- Perfect for Dry Hair. Avocado oil is full of vitamins your hair needs like vitamins A, E, D and potassium. This added to other carrier oils makes a perfect deep treatment.

Hemp Seed Oil - Brings gloss and manageability to hair as well as relief from dry scalp or hair damage caused by blow-dryer heat, chemical perms, coloring or sunlight. Loaded with moisturizing and replenishing Essential Fatty Acids
Basil: Oily hair. Promotes hair growth
Cedarwood: Aids in Dandruff, relieves itching
Chamomile: Fine to normal hair. Gives golden highlights
Clary sage: All types of hair. Dandruff treatment
Cypress: Use in treating hair loss, alopecia. clears oil
Geranium: deters head lice
Grapefruit oil: Promotes hair growth
Lavender: Normal hair. Scalp treatment for itchiness, dandruff, and even lice!
Lemon: Oily hair. Gives golden highlights; treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands
Myrrh: Dry hair. Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands
Orange Oil:  Oily Hair. regulates the production of sebum, the hair’s natural oil
Patchouli: Oily hair. Dandruff treatment
Peppermint: Dry hair. Promotes hair growth. reduces itching and irritation
Rose: Fine hair. Soothes scalp
Rosemary: Oily hair. Dandruff treatment; promotes hair growth
Sandalwood Oil: soothes a dry and irritated scalp
Teatree: Oily hair. Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands
Ylang-ylang: Oily hair. Dandruff treatment
Simply add 30 drops of essential oil to 8 once Castile soap
Herbs for Dry Hair: Burdock root, comfrey, elderflowers, Lavender , marsh mallow, parsley, sage, stinging nettle.

Herbs for Oily Hair: Calendula, horsetail, lemon juice, lemon balm, lavender, mints, rosemary, southernwood, witch hazel and yarrow.

Herbs to Prevent and Treat Dandruff: burdock root, chamomile, garlic and onion bulbs (powerful but unpleasantly scented), goosegrass, parsley, rosemary, southernwood, stinging, nettle and thyme.
If you prepare a faster method to have an aromatherapy shampoo yet with no harmful chemicals, buy Unscented shampoo Base and mix it with an aromatherapy blend of essential oils for your hair type.
Herbs that Soothe the Scalp: Catmint (leaves and flowering tops), chamomile, comfrey, Yarrow

Herbs to Provide Luster and Body for Thin Hair: Calendula, goosergrass, horsetail, Licorice, lime flowers, nasturtium, parsley, rosemary, sage, southernwood, stinging nettles and watercress.

Herbs for Hair Growth: Aloe, Arnica, Birch, Burdock, Catmint, Chamomile, Horsetail, Licorice, Marigold, Nettles, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Southernwood and Stinging nettle
Herbs for Hair Shine: Horsetail, Parsley, Nettles, Rosemary, Sage, Calendula

Herbs for Thinning Hair: Burdock, Catnip, Nettle, Chamomile, Lavender, Rosemary, Saw Palmetto, Thyme, Yucca