The manufacturers of shampoos and cosmetics around the world use a number of products and materials that often have toxic chemicals inside, which may still have negative effects on the body. A lot of these may act as eye irritants, but they are more or less a chemically sound solution for cosmetics when the natural resources are not all that feasible for business purposes and profit.
There are other ways you can enjoy a good shampoo however, something more natural and safer in general, such as the following example of an easy to make herbal shampoo with a formula that doesn’t take far too much to complete. You will need to start your preparations by collecting the following ingredients for your herbal shampoo:
- 4 ounces of castile soap of any scent that strikes your fancy – eucalyptus, peppermint, plain or whatever else you like.
- Half an ounce of rosemary (good for stimulating hair follicles and helps keep the dreadful ghost of premature baldness away).
- Half an ounce of sage (great antioxidant properties as well as antibacterial in nature, perfect for keeping your shampoo from spoiling).
- Half an ounce of nettles, preferable dried if possible (excellent blood purification properties, stimulating it and it has a ton of nutrients for hair growth).
- Half an ounce of lavender (works in controlling the sebaceous gland oil production and helps reduce flaky scalps and itchiness).
- 2000 mg of methylsulfonylmethane or MSM, which is essentially an organic compound of sulfur. It will help provide sulfur to the scalp, which will improve the overall strength and health of your hair. It is also great for driving the rest of the herbal nutrients into the follicles and skin where they will do their magic.
- An empty 8 ounce plastic bottle or any other bottle from shampoo or soap to work as a dispenser when you need to use your brand new shampoo.
You will need to mix the herbs in a big jar with a lid. Start work by boiling two cups of distilled water, and then add three tablespoons of the mixed herbs in the water. Pull the boiling water and herbs away from the stove, and then let it stay like that for about half an hour or a bit more. Put the MSM into the mixture after it cooled off and then after about 40 minutes when the MSM has melted inside, you will need to strain the mixture into a bowl.
Pour the strained mixture into your plastic bottle, then follow that up with your castile soap and cap up the bottle. Shake well and mix together and voila – you’re done. Your shampoo is now complete; you can use this as a base for different shampoos you can make if you feel like experimenting with herbs.
You can vary your ingredients as you see fit, but overall it will still do the same base job in the end when you’re done making it. Make sure you deal with cleaning efficiently after you’re done, especially if you manage to spill the MSM or castile soap. The last thing you want is your home smelling excessively of sulfur, so deal with floor cleaning, carpet cleaning and more if something spills as soon as possible. If you managed to spill the mixture on your carpet, then you may even need a cleaning company so beware and work carefully.