You may feel very sensitive and there may be a fear of failure and rejection, but you may know there is the potential for rebirth and transformation if you can allow yourself to think in new ways. You may want to let go of an old structures and shake things up a bit. You may feel that to find the peace inside you have to move from being so practical and stable, to being more creative. Accept change and responsibility and try not to adhere so much to external values, find a balance between your individual and social self. Be grateful to the obstacles, they keep you grounded, focused and connected to others, potentially in a whole new way.
Today, shampoos contains chemicals like parabens, phthalates, petroleum byproducts, and SLS, which provides that satisfying foam while depositing chemicals onto your scalp.
The evidence of these chemicals is on your head. Oily hair, dandruff, itching, inflamed scalp. You may think that your shampoo is helping these conditions, but it may be the culprit initiating these troublesome symptoms in the first place.
Many who are worried about the chemicals in their beauty products have vowed to go all natural. But natural paraben- and SLS-free shampoos can be pretty costly and don’t necessarily address deep down issues causing dandruff or oily hair.
Authentic essential oils added to homemade shampoos is the solution you’ve been looking for. Homemade soaps eliminate all those harmful chemicals from your shower routine, and essential oils bring their health benefits while also making your hair smell like a field of lilacs or citrus sunrise.
Solve your hair maladies for good using these trusted all-natural shampoo recipes.
Homemade Essential Oil Shampoo Ingredients
Depending on your hair and personal preferences, you can use a variety of ingredients to make your shampoo.
Most simple recipes use liquid castile soap, like Dr. Bronner’s. This soap is organic, fair trade, and non-GMO project verified. You can get this soap in numerous scents (scented naturally using essential oils), but the basic, unscented soap will probably work best with your own essential oil mixture.
Some people choose to use castile soap alone to wash their hair, since it’s an all-in-one natural soap, but many find that it makes their hair dry and dull. Adding these other ingredients to your shampoo will help you get the results you want.
The second most important ingredient, if you choose to add to your castile soap solution, is coconut milk. Most recipes call for canned coconut milk, but others recommend homemade coconut milk if canned milk isn’t providing your desired results.
Some recipes move straight from these two main ingredients (castile soap and coconut milk) to adding essential oils. Others recommend a few other steps, especially if you have dry hair.
You can add a small amount of olive or almond oil to soothe frail, dehydrated hair. Others suggest adding honey, coconut oil and vitamin E oil for a more gentle mixture.
Here are two recipes you can follow, depending on how simple or complex you want to make your homemade shampoo with essential oils.
Simple Homemade Shampoo Recipe
1/4 cup liquid castile soap
1/4 cup coconut milk (homemade or canned)
20 drops of essential oils
For dry hair add 1/2 tsp olive or almond oil (optional)
(Recipe courtesy of Wellness Mama)
Complex Homemade Shampoo Recipe
1/2 cup liquid castile soap
1/4 cup coconut milk (homemade or canned)
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp fractionated coconut oil
1 tbsp vitamin E oil
40 to 50 drops essential oils
(Recipe courtesy of Shalom Mama)
Essential Oil Combinations to Try
When creating your essential oil shampoo, there are a few things to remember.
Never put essential oils directly onto your scalp. Essential oils need to be diluted with a carrier oil, such as coconut, jojoba or olive oil first to protect your skin.
If you aren’t sure if you or your family members are allergic to any essential oils, test them before using them in your shampoo. Place 1 to 2 drops of diluted essential oil on the inside of your elbow and wrap the area for 24 hours. If your skin isn’t irritated, you should be fine to use that oil.
These shampoo recipes aren’t tear-free, so be sure to keep the soap out of your children’s eyes when they wash their hair. If the solution gets in someone’s eyes, rinse them with cool water for 15 minutes. If irritation still occurs, see a doctor.
Essential oils have many uses, from simply smelling delicious, to relaxation, to fortifying damaged, dry hair. Feel free to experiment with scent mixtures to find your favorite combinations. And remember, less is more when it comes to powerful oils. Be conservative with the amount of drops you use at first and add more later if the solution isn’t strong enough for you.
Some popular essential oils and their uses for shampoos include:
Chamomile: Use for fine to normal hair. Chamomile gives golden highlights and sheen to your hair, conditions, soothes inflamed scalps, and helps scaly scalps.
Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus is an antiseptic and can be used for dandruff treatment.
Lavender: Good for all hair types, it helps balance natural scalp oils, soothes the scalp and calms hair, promotes hair growth, and can be used to treat itchiness and dandruff.
Lemon: Use for oily hair and treatment for dry scalp and dandruff. Gives golden highlights and helps balance your scalp’s natural oils.
Lemongrass: Helps oily hair by slowing down scalp oil production.
Peppermint: Use with dry hair. Peppermint promotes growth by stimulating circulation.
Rosemary: Good for oily hair, dandruff treatment, and promoting hair growth.
Tea Tree: Can be used to treat a dry scalp, dandruff, and lice. Good for oily hair.
Thyme: Thyme is antiseptic, stimulates blood flow, and invigorates the scalp to help with hair loss.
Ylang Ylang: For oily hair, dandruff treatment, and stimulating hair growth. Oil is soothing and antiseptic.
Your scalp will need a few weeks to adjust to your natural shampoo. It’s important to be patient as the natural oils are redeposited onto your scalp and your hair soaks up all the healthy ingredients you are now feeding your locks.
Your natural essential oil shampoo will allow you to wash your hair less. And once you see the shine and vitality that your hair will get from all-natural soap, you’ll never use grocery store shampoo again!
Truly respect and love who you are. You don’t have to put others before yourself and you don’t have to accept all that fate sends your way. There can be great freedom when you truly take responsibility. Apply your great flair for business to something you love and you might just find that obstacles become stepping stones.
You have a great sense of duty, but must allow for mistakes. You can be extremely impressionable, so try to ensure also that you do not place your confidence with the wrong people. Don’t be so demanding of yourself and others and try to be more patient. There are no quick fixes and it may be a matter of just focusing on the practical. Not everyone wants to be mothered, not everyone has worthy ideals and goals and you are not going to be able to save everyone. Allow others space, by establishing ‘your time’ to do things that ‘fill you back up’. When you are not running on empty you will find you will have so much more to give and that you are giving with a glad heart. Reconnect, become inspired and you may find you can uplift others with your vision and share in a whole new way.
I personally enjoy 2 oz. of Aloe Vera Juice in my morning glass of unsweetened cranberry juice. I also have an additional 1 to 2 oz. later on during the day as well, added in my water. It does have a taste, but I have gotten use to it. After you start to feel how much the Aloe Vera Juice helps you, the taste will totally be worth it!
Directions: Add 2 to 6 oz of Aloe Vera Juice daily to water, juice or even the into protein shakes.
That’s often the first question people ask when considering whether to add aloe vera juice to their diet.
Maybe you’ve heard stories about mothers who use the juice to get babies to stop sucking their pacifiers.
All I can say is that tolerating the unusual taste of aloe vera juice is definitely worth it!
And it’s probably even a good thing. Beware of companies that claim their juice doesn’t have an unpleasant taste. The process for removing the taste can leave the juice with only 10 to 15 percent aloe vera.
And sky’s the limit when it comes to the benefits of drinking aloe vera juice on a regular basis:
Get Lots of Vitamins and Minerals
Maintain Dental Health
Supports Cholesterol Levels Already in the Normal Range
Promote Hair Growth
That’s just the beginning!
The benefits are practically endless, and impossible to summarize in an article like this.
1. Stay Regular
Along with cleansing the body, drinking aloe vera can also improve digestion and colon health, which for many people can make many health problems better. As they say, “the road to health is paved with good intestines.”
2. Consume Lots of Vitamins
Aloe vera juice is a vitamin storehouse.
Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12… aloe vera juice has them all!
Drinking aloe vera juice can keep you well-hydrated and feeling great. And staying hydrated can ward of thirst that leads to hunger and fatigue.
4. Absorb Minerals
Aloe vera juice contains lots of minerals that your body needs every single day. Calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron… these are just a few human staples aloe vera juice can provide in spades.
5. Support Blood Sugar Levels Already in the Normal Range
Since aloe vera juice can support blood sugar, drinking it regularly can be good for many.
6. Stimulate Hair Growth
Want longer hair?
Try drinking some aloe vera juice! The juice can help moisturize and maintain the right PH balance.
7. Protect Those Pearly Whites
Aloe vera juice is rich in the vitamins and minerals that promote dental health by protecting your mouth and gums. You’ve probably even seen toothpaste that contains aloe vera.
8. Supports the Immune System
Rich in vitamin c, a few shots of aloe vera juice can help support the respiratory system.
9. Cleanse the System
Stress and the crappy food we eat can leave our bodies full of harmful toxins that every once in a while should be removed.
It’s vitamins, minerals and other trace elements that help keep the body clean.
10. Fights Free Radicals
We’ve hardly talked at all about antioxidants.
But aloe vera juice has those too… the antioxidants that can fight off harmful free radicals.
Drinking aloe vera juice regularly will give you a good chance of boosting your immunity to sickness.
11.Supports Healthy Skin
Some experts say drinking aloe vera juice is a great way to control skin issues.
Along with hydrating the body (which is key), the nutrients in aloe vera juice may support healthy inflammation.
12. Support cholesterol levels already in the normal range
By reducing triglycerides, aloe vera juice can be great for supporting healthy cholesterol levels.
There was a time when people had to make their own aloe vera juice to enjoy the many health benefits of this amazing concoction. Today, aloe vera juice is much easier to find.
Just in case you still think the juice isn’t right for you, let’s review the list of benefits one last time:
Consume Lots of Vitamins
Support Blood Sugar Levels Already in the Normal Range
Stimulate Hair Growth
Protect Those Pearly Whites
Supports Immune System
Cleanse the System
Fights Free Radicals
Supports Healthy Skin
Supports Cholesterol Levels Already in the Normal Range
Dan is a fanatical health nut who religiously takes supplements every day. And when he’s not taking supplements, he’s reading just about every health article he can find. He’s addicted to NSP’s Nature’s Harvest, Ionic Minerals, Relief Formula and Chlorophyll ES.
You are determined to uplift others with your vision, but may have to let go and trust, as you explore new ways of doing things, in your struggle to be truly independent and self confident. You can be impulsive and reckless and you may be pursuing goals that are distant and/or difficult to attain. You want to maintain your independence, individuality and your goals, but you may feel very fragile. You may know deep down you must face your fears. Learn to observe rather than become involved in the drama. Use your intuition, be patient, sometimes you have to be open to things coming to you, without you pursuing them. Stay positive, you may be touching many more lives than you realize.