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Herbal Shampoo- My weekend D.I.Y. project

natural hair care

At the D.I.Y. Herbal Spa meetup last Sunday, we briefly touched on hair care, and Brittany mentioned she makes her own shampoo with liquid castile soap, herbal infusion, apple cider vinegar, and I forget what else.

Because shampoo is packaged in plastic bottles and because I’m getting pretty hardcore about getting plastic completely out of my life, I’ve been relying on my homemade olive oil bar soap to wash my hair.

It’s workable, but does take more effort, like needing a vinegar rinse. So I was really intrigued by Brittany’s recipe!

A quick search on Youtube turned up this easy D.I.Y. herbal shampoo recipe. The ingredients are:

• 1 tbsp lavender
• 1 tbsp nettle
• 1 tbsp peppermint
• 1 tbsp rosemary
• 3/4 cup distilled water
• 1/4 cup castile soap
• 1 tbsp witch hazel
• 1 tbsp sweet almond oil
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 7 drops cinnamon essential oil
• 3 drops ylang ylang essential oil

 

Watch the short video to see how she puts everything together. I’m going to give it a go myself this weekend 🙂