Hair Care Recipes:
Natural, Organic and Homemade

Natural Hair Rinse

Hair care recipes that you can make at home with natural, organic ingredients are a valuable asset to your health. When you put products on your hair they come into contact with your skin through which things can be absorbed.

Using homemade hair care products allows you to put only the best ingredients on your body. Click here to read more about the benefits of staying away from commercial products that contain many unhealthy ingredients.

General Hair Care Tips

  • Put a filter on your shower head to filter out unhealthy substances in municipal tap water
  • Follow this no shampoo method for washing hair
  • Don't wash hair too often
  • Use shampoo only on the roots of hair, when you rinse it will reach the rest
  • Stay away from harsh dyes and chemical additives in commercial hair care products
  • If you must use commercial shampoos/conditioners, dilute them

Below are some great hair care recipes that we use in our home. For best results always use organic ingredients and remember to start all your recipes with LOVE - it is the secret ingredient that makes everything come out better.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to see more information about some of the ingredients used in these hair care recipes and where they can be found.

As this site grows, I will continually add recipes to the below list. Keep checking back or subscribe to this site to know when new recipes are added.

A note on Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar is wonderful at helping to heal from dandruff and dry scalp. Use it regularly (1-2 times a week) for a healthy scalp and gorgeous shiny hair free from build-up.

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

Adjust amounts for longer or shorter hair.

This is the simplest recipe yet! Use this as a final rinse on your hair, massage through scalp and to hair ends. Great to remove build up and for healing from dandruff. Will leave your hair soft, shining and glowingly healthy.

The vinegar scent will disappear as your hair dries. You can also add essential oils and herbs to mask the scent (see below recipe).

Herbal Hair Rinse

On stovetop, warm Apple Cider Vinegar slightly (do not let boil). Remove from heat and add herbs of your choice. Cover and let steep for at least 30 minutes. Strain and bottle.

To use dilute 1-2oz in 8-12oz of water.

Herbal Hair Rinse
Herbal Hair Rinse
Herbal Hair Rinse

Same as the above recipe, use as a final rinse to add shine and softness to your hair.

Different herbs have really great properties to help the health of your hair. See below for more information. The vinegar scent will be masked by the wonderful scents of the herbs you add and essential oils can also be added for fragrance.


One of my favourite online resources to source ingredients is Mountain Rose Herbs

Horsetail contains silica and sulfur which help to strengthen hair, bones and nails. When used in a hair care recipe it helps with dandruff and strengthens the hair. 

Lavender has a beautifully uplifting fragrance and has a long history as a cleansing herb. It is also known to stimulate hair growth. 

Sage will stimulate your scalp thereby stimulating hair growth. It is good for oily hair and to bring colour back to grey hair. 

Rosemary is good for oily hair and in helping with dandruff issues. It will also stimulate hair growth and helps to bring colour back to grey hair. 

Comfrey is great for dry hair and in helping with dandruff issues. 

Essential Oils are amazing to have on hand. They have a variety of uses including being added to many of your homemade products. Essential oils are the oils extracted from a plant by steam distillation. They are pure and highly concentrated and, so, a very little goes a long way. With essential oils always be sure to purchase from a trusted source and get oils that are therapeutic grade.  Essential oils are anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and antibiotic which make them ideal for many applications from cosmetics to medicines to cleaning products. Adding them to your products will also help to preserve and extend the life of your homemade creations.

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