These herbal shampoo recipes with natural blends of herbs is a natural way to keep cosmetic toxins out of your family.
Simple to follow and easy to make, these recipes are worth your time to avoid destructive cosmetic side effects like organ toxicity, environmental toxicity and even asthma to name a few.
Spend your time enjoying life instead of having to deal with sickness and disease caused by cosmetic toxins. All you need to do is research a little on the internet and you will see the damage that these cosmetic chemicals are causing.
It is all completely unnecessary ... don't be one of the statistics.
Educate yourself and avoid the traps. These natural recipes will certainly not eliminate all the toxins created by our modern lives but they will help to reduce the toxic amounts that your body needs to expel (or breakdown) on a daily basis.
Just because you are in good health now, it does not mean that you need to ignore the fact that your body continues to expel toxins from your body every single day.
By reducing the burden of having to deal with toxins, your body can focus on other functions of body maintenance Your body is not a machine that can do absolutely everything - there are limits, so look after it.
In our modern world of chemicals, the downside of great looking hair is that toxic ingredients generally have to go with it.
Many of us no longer wish to be the guinea pigs of big pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies. We no longer wish to have additives such as preservatives, dyes, artificial sweeteners and harmful chemicals in our cosmetics.
Many popular shampoo products contain penetration agents such as Propylene Glycol and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. These ingredients are able to pass through your skin layers, unhindered and into your bloodstream.
Taking Care of Your New Product
These natural advantage shampoo recipes that you will make are always fresh and to keep them fresh, there are no preservatives in any of the recipes. Some recipes contain water and others don't.
For the ones that do contain water, please note that once water is added, the product becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. Typically, a product will last for around 4 weeks - less in warm temperatures and longer in cool temperatures.
To maximise storage of your products, keep them in the fridge.
These are the basic signs to look out for when the product is starting to spoil :
Treat your natural products like food. Doing so will go a long way to keeping you safe from bacteria and maximising shelf life without having to use preservatives.
Follow these herbal shampoo recipes that are easy to make, easy to use and provide effective performance without having to add synthetically made chemical ingredients.
Recipe 1 – Your Own Natural Herbal Shampoo Recipe
Mix water and herbs together and heat to make a strong tea. Let the mixture soak for at least 20 minutes and then add the shampoo and glycerin, stirring well. Pour the shampoo into a bottle and let sit overnight to thicken. Shampoo as you would normally and rinse well.
** Most potpourris usually begin with dried roses and lavender as a base.
After the base, you can add other dried aromatic herbs such as sweet basil, lemon verbena, sweet marjoram, lemon balm, scented geranium, rosemary, thyme and mint. You can use this mixture for your Natural Herbal Shampoo.
If you wish to continue with your potpourri blend and make room fresheners, then follow the rest of the instructions below.
Mix 4 to 6 cups of your base and herbs in a mixing bowl. From your kitchen, add a tablespoonful of whole cloves or cinnamon or ginger.
Next step is to blend the scents and to make them last as long as possible. Add one of these fixatives; calamus root or benzoin or orris root.
Add 1 ounce of fixative per batch.
Mix all the ingredients lightly with your hands and store in jars with tight-fitting lids.
During the 4 to 5 week settling process, shake occasionally. After this period, the potpourri mixture should be well blended and ready for use.
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Recipe 2 – Natural Mint Herbal Shampoo
Combine herbs and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
Remove from heat and allow to soak for 20 minutes.
Strain out the herbs and mix the baby shampoo with the herbal water.
Add to your container for use.
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These herbal shampoo recipes are simple to make and easy to use. Most ingredients are available from local health shops. Occasionally, you may have to buy some ingredients on the internet.
If the ingredients are not available in your country, always check your local laws to make sure that you can import cosmetics into your country - some countries restrict the import of cosmetic ingredients.
These herbal shampoo recipes are probably just the tip of the iceberg. There are probably many more favourites out there.
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