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Monday, May 24, 2010

Homemade Herbal Shampoo (Oily Hair)

This is one of my favorite shampoos & make it whenever I can. This will leave your oily hair squeeky-clean! You can ALSO use this as a body wash for all skin-types.

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><


2 c. distilled water

1 TB. lemon balm

1 TB. lemongrass

1 TB peppermint

1 TB. yarrow

2 ts. lemon peel, fresh & finely chopped ***optional***

20 drops of essential oils of: lemon, rosemary, rose, ylang ylang ~ or your favorite combination of these choices ~ WITH tea tree essential oil.

1/2 c. baby shampoo OR chemical-free shampoo base

~Bring the water to a boil & remove from heat. Add herbs & lemon peel ( ***lemon peel is optional*** ), cover pan, steep for 30 minutes.

~Using a cheese-cloth or fine-holed sieve, strain mix into a bowl, add oils & stir.

~Add shampoo to mix, stirring GENTLY so it doesn't make a foam.

~Slowly pour into an clean, used shampoo bottle. ***This makes about 2-1/2 c., so you may need more than one bottle. I use 1 lg & 1 sm liquid Castile soap bottle (this is not my photo, but this person is using a Castile soap bottle, so I wanted you to see it & the other containers) ~ The small one contains what I'm using & is in the shower, then I pour the remainder into the large bottle.

~Refrigerate the bottle(s) you don't put in your shower, or at your tub, & ideally, use w/in 4 weeks.

~Wash & rinse as you normally do; this will not make tons of suds.

~I Googled a few "homemade shampoo" photos, below & above, to show you that you DO NOT need anything fancy to store your shampoo in...just use what you have that works like these people did. :-)


  1. Thank you, thank you!

    I have been looking for a good homemade shampoo recipe. I'll be trying this.

    Have a wonderful week!

  2. This is fabulous shampoo which we can also use for body. And providing full list to make as home made remedies.

  3. It's interesting to have the post on the recipe of homemade herbal shampoo which is very natural to keep the hair healthy, Really good.. Thanks a lot.


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