1. Soothe Shampoo
Chamomile makes this ‘poo a calming treat. Chamomile also has natural lightening properties, so combine this
with lemon juice if you want to lighten your hair!
1 cup distilled water
1 cup castille soap – try Lavender!
6 chamomile tea bags
1 1/2 tablespoons glycerin
Steep the teabags in 1 cup of boiled water for 20
minutes. Remove the tea bags and discard.
Add castile soap to the tea. Stir in glycerin until well blended. Keep in a dark, cool place in a sealed bottle.
45. Olive oil shampoo
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until well combined. Use like regular shampoo. Discard
2. Shine shampoo
Fragrant and lively, try this recipe to add shine to your hair.
1/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap – try Lemon!
2 Tbsp dried rosemary
2 Tbps sweet almond oil
1/4 t lemon essential oil or fragrance oil
Boil distilled water, add rosemary and steep until
Strain leaves and let cool. Mix all ingredients and add to water and stir well. Store in a bottle.
Use as you would any shampoo, rinse well.
3. Basic Shampoo
For normal hair, or as a base to add your own scents, use
1/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap – you choose your favorite
1/2 teaspoon jojoba, grapeseed, or other light vegetable
Mix together all the ingredients. Store in a bottle. Shake before use.
This mixture isn’t as thick as commercial shampoos –
you’ll need to just tilt the bottle over your head.
4. Quench Shampoo
For dry hair
1/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap – your favorite scent
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon glycerin
1/4 teaspoon avocado oil or jojoba oil
Mix together all the ingredients. Store in a bottle and always shake well before using.
Apply to hair and allow to sit for a few mintues.
Rinse well with cool water.
5. Nourshing Conditioner
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
3/4 cup lukewarm water
Beat the egg yolk until it’s thick and white. Add the oil and mix well. Then add the water into the egg
mixture and mix well. Massage into clean, damp hair.
Rinse with plenty of warm water after about
6. Protein- Nourshing Conditioner
1 egg white
5 tablespoons plain yogurt
Beat the egg white until foamy. Gently fold in the plain
yogurt. Apply to your hair and let it soak in for
10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with plenty of warm water.
7. Watercress Treatment for Oily Hair
Watercress appears to work on oily hair because it is rich in iron and phosphorus as well as vitamins
A, C and E.
1-2 large handfuls of fresh watercress
1 cup water
Blend watercress and water in a blender or food processor until well blended. If you have long hair
you may need to use 2 full handfuls of watercress. Heat mixture and boil for 10 minutes. Strain
watercress, keeping only the liquid. Let the liquid cool and apply carefully to newly shampooed hair
(try to get as much excess water out of the hair as possible first). Leave on for 20 minutes.
8. Hair Gel
1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
1 cup warm water
Dissolve 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of unflavored gelatin in 1
cup warm water. Keep refrigerated and use as
you would a purchased gel.
9. Hair Spray
1 or 2 citrus fruits (lemon or orange)
2 cups water
Chop 1 lemon (or orange for dry hair). Place in a pot
and cover with 2 cups of hot water. Boil until
only half remains. Cool and strain. Add more water if
needed. Refrigerate in a spray bottle.
10. Face Paint
To avoid heavy metals and other potentially harmful
unknown ingredients in traditional
face paint, try making your own using food-based
ingredients. Remember, foods can cause allergies
in some kids: always test your concoctions on a small
patch of skin and read up on natural food
colorings before sending your little ghouls out for a
night of painted fun. And don’t forget that some
foods can stain skin and clothes.
11. Face Paint Made with Natural Food Coloring
Natural food coloring is available at health food stores and typically derived from foods and spices.
We recommend reading up about natural food colorings and potential allergies first. Do not substitute conventional food coloring, which may contain synthetic chemical ingredients.
-Base of safe, unscented lotion (search Skin Deep for safe options) OR pure cocoa butter (available
at health food stores) OR safe, fluoride-free toothpaste (search Skin Deep; avoid mint flavors, as
they can make skin tingly)
-Natural food coloring (see note above)
Mix a few drops of natural food coloring into the base
ingredient of your choice. Test on a small
patch of skin before applying to face or body.
12. Face Paint Made with Food
Make sure young children understand they can’t eat these paints unless you make them without the
base. Test a small patch of skin first to make sure your child isn’t allergic to the food you’re using.