Make Your Own Herbal Shampoo at Home

Written by on January 4, 2011 in Beauty and Fashion, DIY, Green living, Lifestyle - 5 Comments

We all love to pamper our crowning glory, but most of the shampoos available in the market are loaded with harsh chemicals. These chemicals may lead to dry and brittle hair. So, here is a great recipe to make your own herbal shampoo at home.


In order to protect your hair and keeping it soft and shiny, you should opt for natural shampoos. You can make your own natural shampoo at home, and choose ingredients based on your hair color and texture.

If you have a dry hair, then you should choose ingredients such as avocado, comfrey root, orange blossoms or elder flowers. For imparting softness to your hair, you should opt for cherry bark, olive oil or marjoram. Ingredients such as comfrey, cherry bark, olive oil and nettle are best suited for Ethnic hair. If you suffer from dandruff in your hair, then you can solve this problem by using a shampoo made from comfrey, peppermint, white willow bark or vinegar. Similarly, ingredients such as sage, basil, nettle and St. John’s Wort can help you in growing your hair. If you are blessed with normal hair, then you can use dandelion, clover or horsetail for making your shampoo. Making herbal shampoo at home is not a difficult process. You can use any combination of the ingredients above to suit your requirements.

For making this shampoo, you would need the following ingredients:

2 tablespoons liquid castile soap

1 Cup water

¼ cup fresh herbs or 2 tablespoons dried herbs

1 teaspoon almond or apricot oil

2 drops essential oil of your choice

First you need to place your herbs in a clean 10 ounce glass jar with a lid. Then, you should pour boiling water over the herbs. Cover the jar and let it steep for 10 to 20 minutes. After it, you need to strain the the liquid from the herbs into a bowl. Now, add castile soap and oil to the liquid. Mix all three ingredients thoroughly. Once the ingredients are mixed properly, add essential oil to the concoction and mix well. Your shampoo is ready and you can store it in any clean plastic bottle.

Source: Care2.

5 Comments on "Make Your Own Herbal Shampoo at Home"

  1. venu January 5, 2011 at 10:56 am ·

    very good idea to save hair and money. keep it up dear

  2. CP January 5, 2012 at 12:57 am ·

    I used a castille soap shampoo recipe similar to this for a while and got massive buildup on my hair. Ugh! I recommend massaging your scalp with baking soda and vinegar and forego the soap altogether.

  3. Reut January 11, 2012 at 9:57 am ·

    Thank you CP for the tip.
    Have a great day :-)

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