Learn to Make a Homemade Rosemary Mint Shampoo

Hair health and hair loss is something many of us struggle with.  This Homemade Rosemary Mint Shampoo can help restore the health of your hair.

Rosemary has been used for centuries, and mint for the last 50 years, in the treatment of hair health and excessive hair loss.   There are many store-bought shampoos out on the market today, but you are never too sure exactly what is in them.  Most have the smell of Rosemary and mint, but they have a lot of extras too.  This homemade Rosemary Mint shampoo has just the right amount of rosemary and mint essential oils needed to give you the benefits for healthy hair and scalp without a bunch of added ingredients you do not need.

About the Ingredients

Castile Soap: 

Castile soap is vegetable-based soap with no animal bi-products or synthetic ingredients. It was originally made from olive oil from the Castile region of Spain, hence the name. Castile soap is non-toxic and extremely biodegradable making it a great product that is safe to use for so many things.

Vitamin E: 

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that contains antioxidants.  These antioxidants can help reduce the effects of free radicals in your body caused by environmental stressors.  This is also true when used topically on your hair.  Vitamin E may also reduce the negative effects of UV damage to your hair, as well as the daily stress and damage our day to day hair routine can cause.

Almond Oil: 

Almond oil is full of Vitamins, proteins, and fatty acids, known as omegas.  All of these are why almond oil is so beneficial in making hair strong and healthy.  Almond oil improves the shine and luster that the environment can damage. 

About the Essential Oils

Essential Oil Benefits

Rosemary:

  • Rosemary helps to increase circulation to your scalp which stimulates the follicles, promoting hair growth and regrowth.
  • Rosemary is also very well known for its anti-inflammatory properties.  This helps in hair health by soothing an inflamed or irritated scalp.
  • In addition to helping promote hair growth, Rosemary can also help treat and prevent dandruff by moisturizing a dry flaky scalp.
  • Peppermint

    • Peppermint has only recently (the past 50 years) been for the treatment of hair loss.  Because of its vasodilating properties, it may stimulate circulation and promote hair growth and regrowth.
    • Peppermint also has anti-inflammatory properties, so like Rosemary, it may help sooth an irritated scalp which will increase the health of your hair.

    Homemade Rosemary Mint Shampoo Recipe

    Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup castile soap
  • ¼ t almond oil
  • ¼ t Vitamin E
  • 20 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • 20 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops Tea Tree oil (optional)
  • Squeeze bottle or bottle of your choice
  • Instructions:

    1. Combine Coconut milk, castile soap, Vitamin E, and almond oil in a container with a pour spout.
    2. Mix thoroughly
    3. Add Essential Oils
    4. Mix thoroughly
    5. Store in the container of your choice

    Rosemary Mint Shampoo Uses:

    Shampoo

    This Homemade Rosemary Mint Shampoo can be used 2-3 times per week for those with sensitive skin and 3-4 times for normal skin.  Wet your hair thoroughly, apply shampoo and lather completely.  I like to let it sit in my hair for a couple minutes and then rinse completely with warm water.

    Gifts

    As with any homemade product, the Rosemary Mint Shampoo can be used as a stand-alone gift or part of a basket of handmade goodies.  A nice bottle and a pretty label will turn it into a gift.  You can download some printable labels here:

    Quick Tips

    1. Storage:  Store your shampoo in the bottle of your choice.  Your bottle does not have to be super fancy.  You can even use an old shampoo bottle.  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
    2. Although there is Vitamin E, which helps with preservation, there is coconut milk in this recipe.  I would give the shampoo a shelf life of 3-4 weeks.  You can half the recipe if needed.
    3. If you are finding that your hair is a little to heavy after rinsing you can rinse with apple cider vinegar (think of this as your conditioner).

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    If you like this Homemade Rosemary Mint Shampoo, try it with my Lemon, Rosemary, and Mint Lotion Bars to start your day in an uplifting way.  Get away from the unknown chemicals and additives that store bought products contain and get back to more natural ingredients.  Take back control of what you put in AND on your body!