If you are looking for a homemade shampoo recipe that isn’t quite no ‘poo but is still free of toxic chemicals, this Rosemary Peppermint shampoo recipe really delivers.
Everyone’s hair is different. I have fine hair but a I also have a LOT of hair! I needed something that can cut through the sheer volume of it all. I have been using this homemade shampoo for about a month now and so far so good.
A few months ago I wrote about how I was not having success with the no ‘poo method of natural hair care. I posed the question: Does the no ‘poo method actually work? I have been experimenting with various natural hair care recipes for over a year and I have to say that none of the no ‘poo methods seem to work with my hair! Detox masks haven’t worked and patience and time also did not work.
Why Rosemary and Peppermint essential oils for this recipe?
Essential oils are excellent for cleansing, nourishing, and strengthening the hair follicle and scalp. Rosemary and Peppermint in particular can help with an oily scalp and they also improve mental clarity and boost alertness. As any mom will agree, we could all use a nice pick me up in the morning! This shampoo is very invigorating!
Note: Rosemary essential oil should not be used by those with high blood pressure or if you are pregnant. You can substitute Lavender and Lemon for the Rosemary if you are unable to use it.
Homemade Rosemary Peppermint Shampoo
- 1/2 cup castile soap (where to buy)
- 1/2 cup distilled or filtered water
- 16 drops Rosemary essential oil (where to buy)
- 2 drops Peppermint essential oil (where to buy)
Add the castile soap to a container with a flip top and then add the Rosemary and Peppermint essential oils. Finally, add the filtered water.
Apply a few nice squirts on your hair and shampoo and rinse normally. I follow this up with a gently conditioning rinse (recipe to come soon!).
Further Reading from Around the Web
- Attend one of my Essential Oils 101 classes here!
- 20 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil
- Everyday Essential Oils: Peppermint
- Essential Oils For Baby
- 10 Holistic Solutions for Anxiety
More Rosemary and Peppermint Essential Oil recipes here!
- Peppermint Muscle Balm
- Cooling Peppermint Toner
- Homemade Mouthwash Recipe for Whitening and Remineralizing
- Whipped Peppermint Tallow Body Butter