Soaps. Salts. Shampoo? Why not! Use this recipe for a minty-fresh clean. Your hair will thank you!
As much as I hate to admit this, the concept of making “homemade” shampoo escaped me. Handmade soaps, bath salts and bath oils are everywhere, but homemade shampoo seems to be just a little more elusive. (Ok, so maybe I’ve been living in a cave, but handmade shampoo is one that I missed out on.)
This recipe for shampoo is quite practical, useful and refreshing. If you prefer the benefits of fresh, natural herbal remedies, you’ll love this shampoo. It’s gentle enough to be used daily and will aid in oily-type hair conditions. And it will cost you much less to make it yourself.
Here’s what you’ll need:
2/3 Cup baby shampoo
1 Cup water
2 Tablespoons of dry peppermint
2 Tablespoons of dry spearmint
1 Tablespoon of dry sage
Empty shampoo bottle or other plastic squirt type bottle
Cheesecloth or small woven mesh netting (for straining out the mints and sage)
Here’s what you’ll do:
1. Combine the herbs and water in a saucepan, then bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and steep for 20 minutes.
2. Strain out the herbs using cheesecloth or mesh netting.
3. Combine with baby shampoo and store in an empty shampoo bottle or other squeezable squirt bottle.
That’s all there is to creating your own herbal shampoo. Enjoy!