Fresh and Chemical-Free Shampoo at Home

DIY Chemical-Free Shampoo- This is a recipe of a shampoo many women across the world use it in one form or other when shifting to completely natural.  Little tweaking makes it best for Indian hair and once you start using it you can increase and decrease it for your need. It is very good all in one product for Indian curly hair. Since it does not contain sulphate, parabens or silicones and at the same time has aloe gel which hydrate, condition and make curls clump together.

It has no chemical and preservatives so it stays good for 4-5 days in refrigerator . A personally tested recipe reduces hair fall from the first application. The basic recipe is popular in western countries and will be available on web.  Little changes are required for Indian climate and hair types.

Here are the ingredients  enough for shoulder length hair.

One cup reetha extract( made by boiling 5 whole reethas/sopanuts in 500 ml water till reduces to half, do not use powder soapnuts)

One cup fresh aloe vera gel taken from one leaf.

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

I tsp organic honey(most of super market honey are plain sugar syrup)

I cup boiled water

1 drop of Tea-tree /lavender oil depending upon dandruff or hair fall.

Blend everything in a blender on high speed till froth fills the blender. Apply to wet hair and scalp and massage for two minutes and rince. As reetha causes irritation to eyes please avoid it getting into eyes.  For oily hair it will need 2-3 application.It’s safe for babies too but decrease the reetha extract to one-third or less.  This preparation stays in refrigerator for 4-5 days or can be frozen and thawed when needed.  If any change in color or smell throw away. As always do a path test to check if there is any allergic reaction. The photo shows how it looks like in a blender. You don’t have to blend it if you are satisfied with less foam. Just fill it in an old coffee shaker and shake it in the shower. Try it and do send me your comments.

Law of Nature says all things have to perish so if you can keep an organic herbal product in a bottle for many months can it be chemical free? None of the products claiming to be natural are absolutely free of chemicals. Some of them using preservatives whose long term effects are not studied yet. Do make an informed choice.

Every region of the world has been blessed by nature with a natural soap/surfactant otherwise how did our ancestors managed to keep themselves and their clothes clean??? Think about it. A post will be coming up on different nature given soaps around the world.



Nature Lover, Bangalore

2 thoughts on “Fresh and Chemical-Free Shampoo at Home

  • 2 April, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Wow – I love this. I hope I remember it because I really want to try it out.

    • 2 April, 2016 at 9:41 am

      U can always ping me if you forget this . I will send u the recepie


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