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PostHeaderIcon Homemade Shampoo Recipes

If you’ve taken a peek at the list of ingredients of any store brand shampoo, chances are you noticed a whole lot of chemicals and additives. Who needs that? It’s just as easy to make your own homemade shampoo using the recipes listed before. It doesn’t need to be complicated, and several of these are very simple homemade shampoo recipes.

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Chamomile Fields Shampoo
4 bags of Chamomile tea (or 1 handful of fresh Chamomile flowers)
4 tablespoons pure soap flakes
1 1/2 tablespoons glycerin

Let the tea bags steep in 1 1/2 cups of boiled water for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and with the remaining liquid add the soap flakes. Let stand until the soap softens. Stir in glycerin until mixture is well blended. Pour into a bottle. Keep in a dark, cool place.

Honey Egg Shampoo
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons liquid soap
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon witch hazel
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 tablespoon wheat germ oil or almond oil
1 tablespoon rosewater or cologne

Place all the ingredients in a screw top jar, cover and shake well. Makes about 2/3 cup

Honey-Pollen Shampoo
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup glycerin
1 tablespoon witch hazel
1/4 cup orange flower water or cologne
2 tablespoons bee pollen
1 teaspoon liquid soap
1 tablespoon alcohol

Place the ingredients in a screw top jar, cover and shake well.

Herbal Shampoo
2 cups (473 ml) distilled water
1 tablespoon (15 ml) calendula(pot marigold)
2 teaspoons (10 ml)rosemary
1 tablespoon (15 ml) nettle
2 teaspoons (10 ml) orange peel
2 teaspoons (10 ml) comfrey
2 tablespoons (30 ml) chamomile
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) essential oil of lavender
1 teaspoon (5 ml) Jojoba oil (omit if hair is oily)
1/2 cup (118 ml) all-natural, gentle baby shampoo

Bring water to a boil and remove from heat. Add the herbs, cover, and allow to steep for 30 minutes. Strain mixture into a medium-sized bowl, add the oils and stir vigorously. Add the shampoo and gently stir until thoroughly mixed. Pour into a labeled bottle and keep refrigerated to preserve the freshness. You may keep a small bottle in the shower with enough shampoo for about one week, if you wish. Use approximately 1 tablespoon per application. This shampoo will not produce mountains of billowy suds as it does not contain strong foaming agents. It cleans gently with minimal sudsing. Before use, lightly shake shampoo to mix the oil that may separate from the rest of the ingredients.

Where to Find Shampoo Ingredients

It might be rather difficult finding some of the ingredients listed above, such as some of the carrier oils and herbal ingredients. Mountain Rose Herbs and Herbs & Foods are two sites that sell anything you could possibly need for making any of the simple homemade shampoo recipes on this page. If you get into making more than just shampoo, you’ll find these sites extremely useful for all kinds of homemade bath and body products.

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PostHeaderIcon Homemade Hair Conditioner Recipes

Looking to save a few bucks on hair conditioner or tired of all the chemicals in store brand versions? If so, here are a few homemade hair conditioner recipes you can try out at home.

Homemade Hair Conditioner Recipes

Honey Herbal Hair Conditioner
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup glycerin
1/4 cup sage, and 1/2 cup dried chamomile flowers


1/2 cup nettle leaves and 1/4 cup rosemary leaves
1/2 cup witch hazel
1 tablespoon liquid lecithin

Place all the ingredients in a screw top jar. Shake well and let set for 1 hour. Strain to remove herbs, discard the herbs and pour the liquid back into the jar. Makes about 1/2 cup.

Honey-Milk Conditioner For Oily Hair
1/3 cup hot water
1/4 cup glycerin
2 tablespoons liquid lecithin
1/4 cup Sage
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons dry buttermilk powder

Combine the hot water and sage, and let set for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid, and discard the sage. Add the remaining ingredients

Tropical Conditioner
1 avocado (peeled and mashed)
coconut milk

Combine mashed avacodo with some coconut milk. Mash together until its smooth and about as thick as shampoo. Comb it through the hair and let sit for 10 – 15 minutes, wash out.

Hair Conditioner Supplies

Some of the ingredients above may not be so easy to find in the stores. Luckily Mountain Rose Herbs and Herbs & Foods are two sites that sell anything you could possibly need for making homemade hair conditioner. Check them both out and see if you can’t find the supplies for these recipes along with other supplies for homemade bath and body products.

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PostHeaderIcon Natural Hair Gel Recipe

Some of us absolutely can not style our hair without some sort of hair gel. Especially those of us with curly and hard to manage hair. It adds up though, and can get quite expensive buying different hair care products.

This natural hair gel recipe is also found (with many, many others) in the Bath & Body recipes ebook, which has over 250 different recipes you can try out at home.

Homemade Scented Hair Gel
1 cup water
2 Tablespoons flax seed
2 drops scented oil — your choice of scent

-Combine water and seeds in a small saucepan.
-Bring to a boil then remove from heat.
-Allow to set for a half an hour.
-Strain through fine collander.
-When completely cooled, add scented oil.
-Transfer to a wide-mouthed jar with lid.

Use as you would any hair gel product. 

Buying ingredients
So where do you find flax seed? Mountain Rose Herbs and Herbs & Foods both carry items for making your own natural hair gel. You can also find a variety of essential oils to make all kinds of different variations to this natural hair gel recipe. Easy!

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