Homemade Aloe Vera Shampoo

Shampoos are often filled with synthetic chemicals that can cause allergic reactions so we opt for homemade recipes like this one .

Here we will use Aloe vera,  as base for homemade shampoo that can gently cleanse the hair and scalp  and stimulate hair growth.

You will need:

  • Natural Aloe Vera Shampoo
  • 2 cups (475 milliliters) distilled water
  • 6 ounces (180 milliliters) liquid castile soap
  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) aloe vera gel
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) jojoba oil
  • 40 to 50 drops essential oils (optional)
  • 2 ounces (56 grams) dried herbs (optional)
  • Yield: About 3 cups (710 milliliters or 24 fluid oz) of shampoo

First Assembling the Ingredients:

  • obtain organic aloe vera gel from a health or natural medicine shop
  • get the purest aloe vera gel you can find
  • or  buy aloe vera gel that is certified organic
  • harvest aloe vera gel directly from the plant
  • cut off one full leaf from the plant
  • slice the leaf open length-wise and pull apart the two halves
  • scoop out the thick, translucent gel with a spoon
  • spoon the fresh gel into a clean bowl nearby
  • get 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) of fresh gel
  • take a few aloe vera leaves to provide that amount
  • use dried herbs for additional benefits (optional)
  • aloe vera gel is a great moisturizer and can naturally promote hair growth
  • use any combination of the following dried herbs
  • as long as you don’t use more than 2 ounces (56 grams) total
  • for dry hair use nettle, burdock, rosemary or calendula
  • for oily hair use yarrow, lavender, lemon balm or mint
  • for blonde hair try calendula or chamomile
  • for dark hair try sage or comfrey
  • combat dandruff try rosemary, thyme or any of the herbs for dry hair
  • use essential oils for scent and additional benefits (optional)
  •  use any combination of  oils in your shampoo – 50 drops total

For normal hair use lavender, clary sage or chamomile.
For oily hair use lemon, tea tree or ylang-ylang.
For dry hair try rosemary, myrrh or peppermint.
For  dandruff try tea tree, patchouli or lavender.


  • never use essential oils directly on your scalp because they are highly concentrated and extremely potent.

Creating the Shampoo

  • ring the distilled water to a boil
  • measure out 2 cups (475 milliliters) of distilled water
  • pour the water into a pot and then  on a stove burner over high heat
  • bring the water to boil.
  • mix the ingredients together
  • add the dried herbs – no  more than 2 ounces (56 grams)
  • when the water begins to boil  add the herbs to the pot
  • cover the pot
  • reduce the heat to low
  • put a lid on the pot
  • let the herbs  steep in the simmering water for 15 to 20 minutes
  • remove the pot from heat
  • strain out the herbs
  • burn off the burner
  • remove the lid from the pot
  • but  a large bowl beneath a strainer.
  • pour the hot water carefully through the strainer
  • discard the remains
  • add the castile soap to the herbal water –  6 ounces (180 milliliters) of liquid castile soap
  • slowly pour the soap into the bowl with the infused water
  • mix the substances together
  • add the aloe vera gel, jojoba and essential oils – 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) of aloe vera gel and ½ teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) of jojoba oil
  • add them one at a time, stirring constantly
  • add the  essential oils – max  40 to 50 drops of the essential oils
  • stir
  • Bottling, Using and Storing the Shampoo
  • with  a funnel carefully pour the shampoo mixture into a plastic or glass container
  • store the bottle in the refrigerator
  • you can use i up o 10 days( be sure to smell the mixture before using it)
  • -if  it smells sour, throw it out
  • use the shampoo as needed
  • always shake the bottle gently before you use the shampoo,
  • pour a quarter-sized amount into your palm
  • massage it into your hair and scalp
  • rinse .



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