How to Go Green with Homemade Herbal Tea Shampoo

Chamomile and peppermint tea make an herbal shampoo that soothes.
Chamomile and peppermint tea make an herbal shampoo that soothes. (Image: Jupiterimages/ Images)

Going green is good not only for the environment, but for the body as well. Making your own shampoo can be fun as you prepare a healthy and organic alternative to chemical-laden commercial shampoos. Herbal tea shampoo is easy to make, and not only guarantees clean hair, but promises to relieve dry and itchy scalp. Chamomile and peppermint tea combine with liquid castile soap and jojoba oil to create a fragrant conditioning shampoo that soothes and revitalizes the scalp and hair.

Things You'll Need

  • 6 chamomile tea bags
  • 6 peppermint tea bags
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 4 tablespoons liquid olive oil based castile soap
  • 2 teaspoons jojoba oil
  • Glass mixing bowl
  • Electric thermo pot or saucepan
  • Glass bottle or jar

Measure 2 cups of water and bring to a boil in an electric thermo pot or in a saucepan over high heat.

Add the chamomile and peppermint tea bags to a glass mixing bowl and pour the boiling water over the bags. Cover and let steep for 20 to 30 minutes or until cooled to room temperature.

Pour the olive oil based liquid castile soap and the jojoba oil into the brewed and cooled chamomile and peppermint tea and stir gently until well blended. Try not to make too many bubbles.

Once blended, pour into the glass jar and tightly screw on jar lid. The recipe makes enough shampoo for several shampoos (depending on the length and thickness of your hair).

To use, rub the herbal tea shampoo liberally into scalp first, then comb into hair. Massage scalp and hair until you achieve a frothy lather. Let rest for three to five minutes. Rinse well and style as usual.

Substitute different herbal teas if you are allergic to peppermint. Experiment and share the results with your friends.

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