Making Your Own Organic Shampoo
Once you have chosen your castile soap base, you can add your essential and/or fragrance oils to the mixture. Different oils will affect the hair in different ways depending on what you are looking for in a homemade shampoo. For instance if you are looking to control dandruff and to sooth an itchy scalp, then you would add Tea Tree oil and Chamomile to your shampoo base. If you wanted to add extra shine to your hair with a great scent, then you would add Lemongrass and Rosemary. Here are some oil and herb combinations that you can used based on creating a shampoo that begins with 4oz of castile soap for placement in an 8oz bottle. Dandruff Control: 1/2oz Tea Tree oil and 2 1/2oz strained Chamomile Tea. Extra Shine: 2 1/2 oz strained Lemongrass Tea and 1/2oz Rosemary oil. Control Oily Hair: 1/2oz Lavender oil and 2 1/2oz strained Sage tea. Thicken Hair: 1oz Rosemary oil and 1/2oz strained Nettles.
Once you have created your at home organic shampoo, you'll want to store the bottle in a cool and dark area. Because you are creating something using natural and organic ingredients, the product must be used and cannot have an indefinite shelf life as the chemical additive shampoos that are on the market today. Making Your Own Organic Conditioner
To create your own organic conditioner at home there is no need to use a base of castile soap. Along with mixing different ingredients for your personal preferences in making an organic shampoo at home, when making an organic at home conditioner there is room to play with different essential and fragrance oil combinations. For most organic conditioners, the popular choice is to use a base of plain organic yogurt. If you do decide to use a yogurt base, keep in mind that the following information is for one to two applications of conditioning only. Yogurt based conditioners can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days but they are not typically a homemade product that you can let sit for...
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