How to Make Your Own Organic Shampoo
Organic shampoos are one of the hottest trends going right now and the best thing about them is that you can make them yourself right at home! While manufacturers have caught on that organic shampoo is something consumers want and competition is starting to rise, the prices of organic shampoo have certainly dropped from what they were when they were first seen on the market. But, why pay for any shampoo when you don’t have to? With organic shampoo, you don’t. Because all of the ingredients are natural, they’re things that you can get right from the grocery store, and start making your own organic shampoo – and saving money at the same time!
If you just want to make a basic organic shampoo that doesn’t contain a lot of scents or added ingredients, you can use: ¼ cup distilled water; ¼ cup liquid castile soap, which can be purchased at natural health or food stores; and ½ teaspoon of jojoba, grape seed, or other light vegetable or fruit oil. All you have to do is find a bottle that will hold all of the ingredients, pour them in and shake it up to mix it. You can then store it in the same bottle and just shake it before use. The concoction is much lighter than traditional shampoos but will leave your hair clean, and lathers up more than you would think, given the thin consistency.
Once you’ve made basic organic shampoo, you might want to consider branching out to the different types of organic shampoos you want to make. A chamomile shampoo can be very calming for your scalp and it smells great! For this shampoo you’ll need: 4 chamomile tea bags; about 4 tablespoons of organic soap flakes; and about one and half tablespoons of glycerine. Start by boiling one and a half cups of distilled water. Once it’s boiling, add the teabags and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes. Then take out the tea bags and add the soap flakes. Then simmer this for about 10 minutes. Lastly, add in the glycerine and pour into a bottle to store. It will be ready to use the next time you want a great-smelling shampoo.
You can also add in any other type of herbal tea bag to the boiling water to make different kinds of organic shampoo. Adding peppermint tea bags will make a refreshing shampoo that will rejuvenate and revitalize your scalp. Or, you can add lemon tea bags to also freshen your scalp, and to add to the scent and cleaning effectiveness.
Making your own organic shampoo is easy and once you start doing it, you’ll wonder why you ever bought shampoo in the first place! Why choose expensive shampoo that might be bad for you, when you can make your own right at home for free?