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Shampoo (Dandruff & Oily Hair)

Shiny, silky hair helps create a well groomed appearance and strengthens one's self image. Unfortunately, unsightly dandruff and oily hair can interfere with this. Many people who have problems with their hair and scalp go to great lengths in their efforts to counteract flaking and excessive oil. Most of the products on the market today, however are harsh and have a drying effect on the scalp, making it produce even more oil. Gentle, natural shampoos are the best remedy because they cleanse the hair and scalp without being too severe or causing damage. Caring for your hair in this manner will help to revive unhealthy hair.

Bergamot for oily hair
Bergamot essential oil regulates the activity of the sebaceous glands on the scalp, preventing the overproduction of oil. It cleanses the hair and the scalp thoroughly without drying and gives your hair a silky shine. Mix about ½ cup of pH balanced shampoo (available in most pharmacies) with 9 drops of bergamot oil and 6 drops of lavender oil. Let it stand for 1 week before using.

To use
Wet your hands and apply a small amount of shampoo to them, rub until it lathers slightly. Massage your wet hair with the shampoo for a few minutes using gentle, circular motions. When the shampoo has formed an evenly distributed lather, it is important to rinse your hair thoroughly to remove any residue.

A pH balanced shampoo
Containing no additives or perfumes, a pH balanced shampoo is commercially available in ready to use form. It is well suited for use in personalizing individual, gentle shampoos and provides an expensive alternative to store bought brands. For a distinctive aroma, add your favorite essential oil. In addition to a pleasing aroma, the nourishing, restorative components of the added essential oils will enrich your scalp each time you shampoo.

Rosemary oil for a healthy scalp
The component terpineol found in the essential oil of rosemary leaves will stimulate circulation in your scalp, strengthen the roots of your hair and generally promote healthy hair growth. This stimulating effect alleviates hair and scalp problems and prevents damage.

Beautiful hair with lavender oil
The ancient Romans used lavender oil as a special additive to washes because of its effectiveness as a cleansing agent. Lavender oil gives the hair a pleasant scent, a silky fullness and a light, fresh appearance.

Natural help for dandruff
If you have dandruff, use a shampoo containing eucalyptus essential oil. Each time you wash your hair, the eucalyptus essential oil will remove existing flakes and help purify your scalp.

Daily ritual : When you rinse your hair, make sure that no shampoo residue remains on the hair or scalp. These alkaline substances irritate the skin and damage hair, which will once again create the problem of excessive oil production and flaking.


For dandruff

  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 1 ¾ oz. white soft soap
  • 1/3 oz. potash
  • 14 drops rosemary oil
  • 6 drops eucalyptus oil

For oily hair

  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 1 ¾ oz. white soft soap
  • 1/3 oz. potash
  • 14 drops rosemary oil
  • 8 drops lavender oil
  1. Bring the distilled water to a boil in a tall pot and in it carefully dissolve the soap.
  2. Add the potash and stir thoroughly until smooth; then simmer for about 30 min
  3. Cool the mixture, the shampoo, to the temperature of your hand and add whichever essential oils you are using. Pour it into a bottle and use regularly

Keeping hair healthy

  • After shampooing, rinse with cold water to shrink the pores on your scalp and prevent the overproduction of oil.
  • Rinse with apple cide vinegar to encourage your hair to regenerate the natural acidic coating that normally protects it. When the acidic coating is intact, it prevents damage to the hair and scalp and counteracts flaking. Vinegar also naturally neutralizes any alkaline residue that remains behind.
  • If you swim often, especially in chlorinated pools, wear a bathing cap. To keep your hair moisturized, apply conditioner before you put your cap on. Following your swim, rinse hair to remove any chlorine or salt.

Take care! :The essential oils in shampoo can irritate the mucous membranes if they come in contact with the eyes. Try to keep your eyes closed when shampooing. If shampoo does get into your eyes, rinse them immediately with water to prevent inflammation.