This is an all-natural, chemical-free alternative that cleans your hair, but doesn’t strip it of its natural oils like most shampoos. All of the ingredients can be founds in natural foods stores. If your hair is exceptionally oily, you might want to replace the jojoba oil with rosemary essential oil.
- 8 ounces distilled water
- 1 ounce herbs (choose from combinations below)
- 3 ounces liquid castile soap
- 1/4 teaspoon jojoba oil
- 25 drops pure essential oil (choose from this list)
1.) Bring the water to a boil. Add the herbs, cover, and let simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes. Strain and cool.
2.) Slowly add the castile soap to the tea, then mix in the jojoba oil and essential oil. Store in a plastic container with a flip-top lid and shake well before using!
Goldie Locks Infusion: For golden highlights, combine 2 parts chamomile, 1 part calendula, 1 part comfrey leaf.
Dark of the Nigh Infusion: To effect dark highlights, try using 2 parts sage leaf, 1 part black walnut hull (chopped), and 1 part comfrey leaf.
Desert Bloom Infusion: This is an excellent formula for dry hair. 1 part calendula flower, 1 part marshmallow root, 1 part nettle leaf.
Rapunzel’s Locks Infusion: Bothered by oily hair? Use this astringent recipe. 1 part rosemary leaf, 1 part witch hazel bark (not extract), 1 part yarrow leaf and flower.