Homemade Nontoxic Shampoo Recipes

Homemade Nontoxic Shampoo Recipes

Creating your own homemade, nontoxic shampoo recipes can help you avoid harsh chemicals commonly found in commercial shampoos. Here are five effective, natural shampoo recipes using simple, easily available ingredients.

Homemade Nontoxic Shampoo Recipes

1. Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is an excellent choice for a gentle, nontoxic shampoo. This recipe will leave your hair clean, shiny, and balanced.

– 1 cup distilled water
– 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
– 2 tablespoons honey (optional)
– Essential oils for scent (optional)

1. In a jar or bottle, mix together the distilled water and apple cider vinegar.
2. If desired, add honey to help soothe the scalp and promote hair growth. Stir well.
3. Add a few drops of essential oils for scent if preferred.
4. Shake the mixture before each use. Apply generously to your wet hair and massage into the scalp. Rinse thoroughly with water. Store the shampoo in a sealed container, and use within 1-2 weeks.

2. Aloe Vera Shampoo


– 1/4 cup of fresh aloe vera gel

-1/4 cup of liquid castile soap

1. To create an aloe vera shampoo, mix equal parts of fresh aloe vera gel (about 1/4 cup) with a mild shampoo or liquid castile soap (also about 1/4 cup). Blend the ingredients together until well combined.

2. Use this mixture to wash your hair as you normally would, being sure to massage it into your scalp for extra cleansing and stimulation.

3. Rinse thoroughly and follow up with conditioner if desired.

3. Herbal Infused Oil Shampoo

Herbs like rosemary, nettle, or chamomile can be infused into a base oil to create an effective, natural shampoo that will nourish your hair and scalp.

– 1/2 cup olive oil (or any light carrier oil)
– 1 tablespoon dried herbs of choice (rosemary, nettle, chamomile)
– Essential oils for scent (optional)

1. Place the herbs and oil in a glass jar and let it steep for 4-6 weeks at room temperature or longer if desired. Shake daily to ensure even infusion.
2. Once the herbal infused oil has reached your desired potency, strain out the herbs.
3. Add a few drops of essential oils for fragrance if preferred.
4. To use, apply 1-2 tablespoons of the shampoo to wet hair and massage gently into the scalp. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Store any remaining shampoo in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

4. Baking Soda and Clay Shampoo

Baking soda and clay are natural cleansers that can effectively remove built-up residue from your hair, leaving it clean and refreshed.

– 1/2 cup baking soda
– 4 tablespoons bentonite clay (or another suitable clay)
– Enough water or apple cider vinegar to make a paste
– Essential oils for scent (optional)

1. In a small bowl, mix the baking soda and clay together until well combined.
2. Gradually add enough water or apple cider vinegar to form a thick paste. Add essential oils if desired.
3. To use, apply a generous amount of the shampoo mixture to your wet hair, working it into your scalp and massaging gently. Allow it to sit for 1-5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with water. Store any remaining shampoo in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

5. Egg Yolk Hair Shampoo and Conditioner

This simple and effective recipe is a great way to provide your locks with added protein, vitamins, and minerals for improved shine and overall health.

– 1-2 fresh eggs (depending on the length and thickness of your hair)
– Optional: 1 tablespoon olive oil or honey for added benefits and shine


1. Carefully crack open the eggs into the bowl, ensuring you separate the yolks from the whites. Set aside the egg whites for another use, as we will only be using the yolks.

2. Using a whisk or fork, gently whisk the egg yolks until they are well combined and free of any large lumps. If desired, add 1 tablespoon each of olive oil or honey to the mixture and whisk in thoroughly for added benefits and shine.

3. Working over a sink or bathtub, apply the egg yolk mixture to your wet hair starting at the scalp. Massage it gently into your roots using your fingers. Work it through your hair to the ends, ensuring even coverage.

4. Cover your hair with a towel or old t-shirt to help keep the warmth. Let the egg yolk sit on your hair for about 10-20 minutes.

5. Thoroughly rinse the egg yolk out of your hair using lukewarm or cool water. Avoid using shampoo during this wash to allow the benefits of the natural conditioner to fully penetrate your hair. Once all the conditioner has been rinsed out, gently squeeze out any excess water and style as desired.

These homemade, nontoxic shampoos will help you maintain healthy hair without the harmful chemicals commonly found in commercial shampoos. Remember that everyone’s hair is unique, so feel free to experiment with different recipes and adjustments to find what works best for your specific needs.

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