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Homemade Natural Based Shampoo

Updated on October 17, 2012

When it comes to hygiene, the fewer ingredients the better! It no surprise as to why, given the benefits of a paraben free beauty regimen, your body will not only work better on the inside, but look better on the outside!


  • Restores hairs natural oil balance
  • Stops hair loss
  • Blocks DHT naturally
  • Can regrow hair
  • Mends split ends
  • Helps hair grow fuller
  • Supplies excellent nutrients to each hair follicle
  • Great for men & women
  • Safe for children & babies (Avoid the eyes!)
  • Protects and strengthens hair
  • Eliminates dandruff
  • Great scalp health

Normal shampoo is designed to age hair and eventually make it start to fall out. Its all a marketing scheme in order to sell hair loss products. Even shampoo designed to thicken hair or regrow hair will eventually make it fall out! This is because of the parabens and other harmful chemicals found in many commercial brand soaps. I have found the best kind of soap to use is castile soap. Tea tree is a close second, though it can be very drying and is not good to use on your hair on a daily basis. I use it after an olive oil soak to get the oil off my hair, but that is about it. It makes a great cleanser for acne but over using it can cause dryness.

Castle soap has the fewest ingredients and is relatively cheap. Not to mention is can be used for just about anything! From cleaning the kitchen floors to face wash to even shampoo! When combined with essential oils, it is non-drying and leaves skin and hair baby soft!

Here is a simple home recipe for a natural based shampoo. I have included the brands I use below. I purchased all of the items from as they are much cheaper than local grocery and organic shops.

What you will need:

  • -Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • -Aloe Vera Juice
  • -Castile Soap (With almond for scent)
  • -A Few Amber Glass Bottles
  • -An Empty 16.9 oz Bottle (From Bottled Water)
  • -Permanent Marker
  • -A Ruler

Start by rinsing out your empty water bottle. Hold the ruler up against the bottle starting with the 0 inch mark at the bottom. Move about one inch up and mark a line for the apple cider vinegar. Then go up, a little under the three inch mark, and mark a line for the aloe vera juice. After that, begin to fill the bottle to the first line with your apple cider vinegar. Move next to the aloe vera juice, filling again to the next line. Then fill the rest of the bottle with your castile soap. Shake well. Get your glass amber bottles, I used two 8oz ones, and fill them with the finished product, and VoilĂ ! Make sure to store unmixed aloe in the fridge.

You may need to adjust the amount of each product depending on your hair. This is just a guideline and how I mix my shampoo.

You don't need to use amber glass bottles, but they are better to store in than plastic containers or clear glass jars. They help lock in vitamins and minerals without leaking in chemicals which plastic is known to do!

About the Brands

  • Dr. Woods Almond Castile Soap with Shea Butter makes GREAT face wash! It smells yummy, and your face will feel soft as a baby's butt! No joke!
  • Bragg is one of the leading brands when it comes to apple cider vinegar. This can be use for a wide variety of health benefits! Both internally and externally!
  • Real Aloe is an excellent brand providing top quality, organic aloe vera juice at a reasonable price! Less than $6 for 32oz!


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