Mama Z's Natural Living

Hair care products are some of the worst offenders when it comes to toxic body care products. When you're washing your hair you want to wash all the nasty stuff out, without putting more in! That's why we love to make our own essential oil shampoo and conditioner. I also have a homemade essential oil hair spray recipe to help round out your hair care collection!

Below theses recipes you'll find my super-secret simplified DIY shampoo and conditioner recipes. These are what I use when I don't have time to make my own, or I've run out of and ingredient needed for one of the homemade recipes.

Even Easier DIY Essential Oil Hair Care

Another great alternative to toxic hair care products is to buy something like this unscented organic shampoo from Desert Essence, or their unscented conditioner and add your own essential oils! I recommend 8 drops of essential oil per ounce of product. For babies try this unscented baby-mild pure castile soap from Dr. Bronner. You can use it plain, or add a few drops of lavender essential oil.

DIY Essential Oil Moisturizing Shampoo
 
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Blend well using an immersion blender, or by shaking vigerously in a glass jar.
  2. Store in an 16-ounce glass pump bottle for easy dispensing.
*Variations
  1. Lavender, Lemon, Tea Tree, and Rose are all great oils for hair care. Peppermint and rosemary are great to stimulate hair growth. Mix and match as desired!
Notes
No matter what allergies you may have, there's a carrier oil that's right for you. You can use any, or a combination of these: Avocado, Fractionated Coconut, Grapeseed, Jojoba, Sweet Almond.

 
DIY Essential Oil Conditioner
 
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a glass jar mix the carrier oil, guar gum, and essential oils. Then add distilled water and shake well. Store in a glass pump bottle for easy dispensing.
Essential Oils for Your Hair-Type:
  1. Rosemary and sage essential oils are good for all hair types, so consider one of these as a base. Then add either: Lemon, bergamot, or tea tree essential oils for oily hair, OR Lavender, sandalwood or geranium essential oils for dry hair or those who suffer from dandruff.
Notes
No matter what allergies you may have, there's a carrier oil that's right for you. You can use any, or a combination of these: Avocado, Fractionated Coconut, Grapeseed, Jojoba, Sweet Almond.

Safety & Drug Interactions

Are you sure you're using essential oils safely and effectively? Are you confused by dilutions and conversions? 

Let me help you by taking out the guesswork. Download my FREE dilution chart guide HERE!

When it comes to drug interactions and contraindications, there are literally textbooks devoted to the study of essential oil safety and, as a trained researcher and doctor, I think it’s important to note that there is virtually no research out there discussing how essential oils interact with drugs in long-term human clinical trials. This means that essential oil safety is still a wild frontier in the science community and no one really knows (for certain) how essential oils will interact with drugs or your body.

Nonetheless, properly diluting your essential oils is fundamental to safety and effectiveness because they are highly concentrated plant compounds. To help you along your journey, I have a created an easy-to-use dilution guide that you can download for FREE to make sure that all of your topical applications are safe and effective for the entire family. 

CLICK HERE to download my free Essential Oils Dilution Chart! 

As with as medicine and natural therapies, this is only a guide and be sure to discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur and consult your physician immediately.


Essential Oil Dilution Chart