Thursday, February 19, 2015
Easy Homemade Rosemary, Peppermint, Tea Tree Shampoo
I love good smelling . . . stuff. . . Soaps, candles, creams, balms, room sprays . . . lifts my spirit and, in the case of my homemade Thieves Oil antibacterial spray, this SPICE blend can keep my family healthy, too.
Another favorite room spray is my rosemary and peppermint room spray. Rosemary and peppermint is my favorite HERB fragrance combination and is a very close 2nd over-all favorite fragrance next to the pungent spicy fragrance of my Thieves recipe.
I especially enjoy the combination of rosemary and peppermint in my shampoo. I originally discovered this combination years ago, in the 1st bottle of Aveda's wonderful Rosemary Mint Shampoo. It smells SOOOO good and leaves our hair so clean. Then, I started making my own shampoos, which we love, and used those exclusively for quite a while. So, then, when I had to go back to work outside our home, back in 2010, there have been occasions that I simply don't have the time to make our own shampoo EVERY time we need more, or to run out to the next town and get the Aveda product . . . however . . . at the health food store I work at, I am the health and beauty buyer and I am very particular about the products I bring in. A wonderful shampoo I brought in a couple years ago, that has the same wonderful blend and benefit is BWC's (Beauty Without Cruelty) Rosemay Mint and Tea Tree Shampoo. It's the closest store-bought product I've seen to the Aveda product and the product my family uses when we need shampoo in a pinch.
Now . . . you know me . . . I can't let a good thing so un-copied! I had to make my own recipe for this fantastic shampoo. :-) With all the benefits of these ingredients, it is such a wonderful combination . . .
Liquid Castile soap is one of the purest soaps A-N-Y-W-H-E-R-E. Made from olive oil and hemp oil, you can safely clean ANYTHING from your kitchen, bathroom, wood or tile floors, hand and body, gentle enough for a baby and, yes, wash your hair.
Rosemary is world renowned for the benefits it brings to your hair. Rosemary oil is often used in hair products because it helps with growth, shine, heals split ends without being greasy, detangles. And, of course, inhaling rosemary is remarkable for your brain and memory.
Peppermint also wakens yours brain. But as for your hair, it cools, cleans without stripping, shines and gives your hair lift.
Tea Tree Oil is so well known as being anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-septic, anti-microbial. For hair care, it is THE go-to for everything from dandruff to lice. Cleans hair without stripping.
You Will Need:
~clean, empty shampoo bottle
~1/2 c. UNscented liquid Castile Soap
~1/2 c. distilled water
~20 drops Rosemary essential oil
~5 drops Tea Tree essential oil
~3 drops Peppermint essential oil
1) add your essential oils to the shampoo bottle,
2) pour Castile soap into bottle,
3) pour distilled water into bottle, leaving about 1/2" from top,
4) shake well
1) Shake well, ingredients will separate between use,
2) pour shampoo into hand ~ depending upon the length of your hair, usually the size of a quarter in palm of your hand will due
3) lather, wash, rinse
Enjoy this wonderful shampoo.
P.S. ~ BE SURE to read this REVIEW!
UPDATE ~~~ Our DD#1 loves the scent of grapefruit. The last time I made her a bottle of shampoo, I used 2 drops of tea tree essential oil and 25 drops of grapefruit essential. She LOVES it. Give it a try.
Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><