The skin is the largest organ of the body and the frontrunner in keeping you protected from the entry of toxins into your body. It is important to keep the skin healthy, hygienic, and clean. Harmful cleaning agents and unguents should be avoided. Using high-quality, harmless and preferably organic cleansers for your skin will keep it glowing and youthful for a long time to come.
Preparing your own organic shampoo would be a significant endeavor in this direction. Preparing an organic shampoo is an enjoyable pastime. Though more expensive than over-the-counter shampoos available today, the benefits accrued from the former will far outweigh the cost considerations.
Organic Egg Shampoo
The egg shampoo can be made to give the hair the bounce of health and keep it well nourished. It is ideal for damaged hair.
Ingredients: Egg 1, lemon juice 1 teaspoon, distilled water ½ cup, essential oil 6 drops, castile soap 1 teaspoon, and coconut oil at room temperature 1 teaspoon.
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Method to prepare organic shampoo
Put all ingredients in a blender and run it until a smooth paste is formed. Collect the paste in a container that allows smooth poring and close the lid firmly. Place the container in the refrigerator and use the shampoo when needed. Remember to wash your hair only in lukewarm or tepid water in order to prevent the egg from forming globules that cannot be removed easily from the hair!
Organic Chamomile Shampoo
This shampoo can highlight the hair making it shine and glow with health.
Chamomile tea 2 cups (strong), essential oil 5 drops, glycerin ¾ tablespoons, Castile soap (grated) 3 tablespoons
Method for making organic chamomile shampoo
Cover the chamomile flowers with boiling water. Steep for 20 minutes and then, filter. Add this hot tea to the grated soap placed in a large container and let the mixture be for another fifteen minutes. Add the remaining ingredients to the container and whisk briskly until all ingredients blend into a smooth mixture. Your highlighting shampoo is ready.
- For redheads, chamomile can be replaced by henna mix. The henna mixture is prepared in the following manner.
- Add henna to water and set to boil.
- To the mixture add a teaspoon of tea leaves and two drops of lemon juice.
- Once the mixture thickens remove it from fire and strain.
- Place the filtered liquid aside for a couple of hours, preferably in an iron container.
- Use this liquid instead of chamomile tea and proceed as above.
- For brunettes, chamomile can be replaced by sage.
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Organic Hibiscus Shampoo
This shampoo nourishes dull and dry hair.
Hibiscus (preferably the red variety), castile soap 4 tablespoons (grated), ½ cup, hot water 1 cup, ½ cup coconut water that has not been sweetened, almond oil ½ teaspoon, essential oil 5 drops.
Method to prepare organic hibiscus shampoo
Soak the hibiscus flowers until soft and then strain. Blend all ingredients and store the mixture in an airtight container.
Creating a shampoo by yourself is exciting. Effective and fragrant shampoos can be made right in your kitchen. Homemade shampoos cater to every aspect of hair care and will keep your hair soft and silky. There are different shampoos created for dry hair, oily hair, and so on.