This Homemade Rosemary - Mint Shampoo will leave your hair and scalp feeling and smelling amazing without using harmful chemicals!
During the winter, your hair and scalp can really become dry and brittle. Most store bought shampoos contain harmful chemicals that can dry your hair and scalp out instead of helping to moisturize them when you need it most.
I started making this Homemade Rosemary Mint Shampoo last month to use on my daughter's long hair, and it's never looked healthier! She really suffers from an itchy scalp in the winter, and has no problems since we started using this DIY shampoo. It smells amazing and leaves her hair soft and silky without leaving it oily. We can wash her hair less often too! You only need a few ingredients to make you own...Print
Homemade Rosemary Mint Shampoo Recipe
- Total Time: 5 mins
This DIY Shampoo will leave your hair and scalp smooth and shiny with no harmful chemicals.
- 6 oz Aloe Vera Gel
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 10 Tbsp Baking Soda
- 20 drops Rosemary Oil
- 10 drops Peppermint Oil
- Mason Jar
- Mix all ingredients in a glass container, like a Mason Jar and shake well before each use. Use the same amount as you would with any shampoo depending on the lenght of your hair. Massage into hair and scalp and rinse well. Style as usual.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Category: Beauty and Hair Care
I hope you love this shampoo recipe as much as we do! I'd love to hear your thoughts if you make you own!
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Will have to make some for hubs who always has a dry itchy scalp. Your daughter is a sweetie and I could take your dog home with me. Just kidding on the dog-napping but he is adorable.
Thank you, Donna!
I just made this and washed my hair with it. My hair was extremely oily afterwards. Did I mess the recipe or measurements up?? Help!!!
Hi, I'm going to try this, it looks amazing! What are you using as the lid in your photo? Thanks!
We really love it! I used a mason jar moonshine lid for mine so it would pour easily. You can find similar ones to the one I bought on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IRJGBTU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00IRJGBTU&linkCode=as2&tag=mom40b-20&linkId=E4DXTQVXC4JOYS2V
Jessica, thank you, how much water do you add to make this shampoo? God bless.
Jessica, If I may. I have been making my shampoo for 2 years. I start with 2 cups water, add 1/2 bar grated Kirk's bar soap and dissolve in simmering water while stirring. Then add 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1 tbsp white vinegar, 20-35 drops rosemary. Kinda like your shampoo. This shampoo bubbles when washing hair. Last a long time in the shower area. No need to refrigerate because of the vinegar (preservative). I refill any empty plastic container I have. God bless.
Can I buy aloe vera gel in wal mart ? Does the shampoo lather ?
I have been using this shampoo for about 6 months now. I buy my aloe vera gel at Walmart. No, the shampoo dosen't lather. Hope this helps
Hi! I'm a natural redhead and have very dry hair...I've had dry hair all my life and this shampoo sounds like my cure all to that! Thank you so much for sharing this! My only question is do you add water to this mixture?......... thanks!
Hi, Lori! I don't add water to it other than making sure my hair is really wet like I would with normal shampoo. Hope this helps!
When it would expire? If i make a jar, would it be ok to use for a month?
It should keep for up to six weeks, sho you should absolutely be able to use it within a month.
Shelby J says
hi I was just wondering what the consistency of this shampoo was supposed to be? Is it supposed to be on the watery side or more thick? Thanks:)
Hi, Shelby! It should be more on the watery side since it doesn't contain a bunch of chemical additives. Hope this helps!
I just made my first batch. I'm terrified of glass in the bathroom so I used an older reusable water bottle. It smells divine. I cant wait for tomorrow!
Abby Smith says
I'm wondering about the quantities for this recipe. Is 10 tbsp of Baking Soda correct? It sounds like too much. Please let me know! I'd love to try this, but want to get the proportions right.
It is correct, Abby! Hope you love it!
Hi just wondering if it can be used on color treated hair? Thx!
Yes...I color my hair and use it! Hope this helps! ~ Jess
Janet B. says
This sounds perfect for me. I also got Dry Shampoo for my daughter who has oily hair. Do you have a solution for her. She only washes hair twice a week, but shampoos three times each time. If she doesn't then when hair dries, it looks like she never washed it. She has used clarifying shampoos & ones recommended by her hairdresser but they do not work. I had very oily hair into my 40s so I understand her problem. My ends would be dry and rest oily(I had long hair. She has shoulder length Bob). Now my hair is dry(60 years old). Maybe you cab help. Thanks
Tammy V says
Try some arrowroot powder instead of dry shampoo. It has worked wonders for my daughter and I. We use a makeup brush set aside just for that , brush it in before bed and in the morning no white dusty look. It has absorbed the oils and hair looks nice. Good luck - T
Does this lather up like regular shampoo?
It doesn't lather up much, but it still does an amazing job cleaning your hair! ~Jess
Rosemary oil like with olive oil or essential oil?
Rosemary essential oil.
What do you use for conditioner?
Patricia Starchia says
Do you know the PH balance for this shampoo?
April Kegley says
Where do you get you aloe Vera gel?
Hi, April! You can buy it at most stores in the pharmacy section or order it here via Amazon...Aloe Gel
I have a Rosemary plant...Can I infuse the Rosemary into another oil or buy the Rosemary oil? Also, would I need to use a conditioner afterwards? Thank you.
I'm also curious about this! Can I use fresh plants for the rosemary, mint, and aloe?
I haven't, but I'm sure you could try it!
Do I need to add a preservative? Not sure about the aloe Vera gel, if it would require preservative.
Hi, Sonia! I don't add preservatives because I try to keep it as chemical free as possible. There should be no need for one if you plan on using it regularly. Hope this helps!
In answer to Sonia's question about using a preservative, you could probably substitute a little Vitamin E oil in place of some of the olive oil.
I tried this recipe and now my hair is all oily. Really disappointed. Not sure what went wrong? I used pure aloe vera jelly, essential oils and virgin olive oil as directed. Would be great to hear comments from others who have tried.
I had the same problem with my hair being super oily after using the shampoo. I'm wondering if I should leave out the olive oil completely.
Hi Patricia & Chels,
I have tried using sunflower oil and grapeseed oil. They tend to be less greasy. The other thing I found is that you have to REALLY rinse your hair a lot more than you would with normal shampoo. Hope this helps.
Hi, I am new to this whole diy shampoo stuff and i was just wondering, do you use conditioner with this or just the shampoo? I have been on the hunt for a paroben and sulfate free shampoo that smells of rosemary for a while and whilst many made the claim i have yet to find one to deliver. Thank you so much for your answer in advance, hope to hear from you soon!
I am really excited to give this a try as I have been searching the internet for the right shampoo that is a great DIY.
My one question is does this make your hair shiny???
That is one thing I have been looking for in a DIY shampoo and have been disappointed in so many others I have tried. I really love shiny hair.
Thank you for your input Jessica.
Hi!! Is the rosemary a MUST? Or can I exchange it for another essential oil, like lavender? I just moved to the very dry mountain climate in Peru, I didn't bring rosemary but I have lavender... This sounds amazing.
How long will this keep? Will it spoil?
I use aloe vera juice. Apple cider vinegar. Vitamin e oil. Jojoba oil. Distilled water and I thicken it with a natural thickener. I have supper curly hair and this is the best combo I've ever used. I think if you use too much oil it can leave your hair oily. .I use EO of rosemary or yang yang or eucalyptus oil. Rosemary..whatever you like.
I use ratio of 1 to 3 apple cider vinegar with distilled water...to rise my hair. Like I said I have curly hair and super long...gets my tagles out...and I'm a blonde with fine hair....
Hi Stacie, my daughter has very curly hair as well. Would you mind sharing your recipe with quantities?