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People are constantly thinking up new ways to be creative when it comes to making their own body care products. People are starting to make their own chapstick, toothpaste, body wash and lotion. So why not make your own shampoo? Of all the things mentioned essential oils thus far, people are far more concerned about their hair then they are about the moisture level of their skin. People spend a ton of money on hair care products these days to make sure they are keep their hair luscious and their ends together. Yet is there really that much need for us to spend that kind of money on our hair. Not to judge people wanting their hair to look awesome, there is no harm in that. But aren’t you curious about what kind of shampoo you can make in your own home? How you could save yourself some cash and you could make the shampoo exactly as you want it! Sounds like a plan to me.

You’re lucky because Plant Therapy, a leading seller in high quality essential oils and oil diffusers, has put together two different shampoo recipes using their amazing essential oils. Let’s start with recipe 1.

All you need:

  • 1 c water
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp aloe gel
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • up to 20 drops essential oils

The steps:

  1. Dissolve baking soda into water
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients into your mixture
  3. Shake very well and then combine all ingredients

For recipe 2 all you need:

  • 1/2 c castile soap
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 1/4 c coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp jojoba
  • 1 tbsp vit E
  • 30 -40 drops essential oils

The steps:

There is only one step: combine all ingredients. Shake your mixture very well. You will need to shake your shampoo every time you use it. If you made it in bulk, store most of it in the fridge but it shouldn’t be a problem if you only made enough for a couple of weeks.

There are many different essential oil combinations that would be perfect in shampoo.

  • Thinning hair? Use a little cedarwood or rosemary. That’ll help stimulate hair growth.
  • Greasy hair? Use a little lemon or grapefruit to soak up that extra oil.
  • Want sweet smelling hair? Combine some Roman chamomille, neroli, lavender or rose. Play around and find a combination that really speaks to you.
  • Want to smell manly? Try a combination of cedarwood, sandalwood or spruce.

Using this type of shampoo has its benefit because it keeps your hair was losing it’s natural oils. Oil is actually really great for our hair and while we don’t want it to be greasy, we also don’t want to have it be dehydrate either. This shampoo really helps protect your hair with tis natural oils while infusing it with other properties that strengthen and nourish your hair. Because this is a more natural cleansing routine, it may not a moment for your hair to adjust and therefor it might seem as if your hair is producing more oil than normal. This is totally normal and just wash your hair more often until your hair gets back into it’s rhythm. You will never have to buy shampoo again!