Are you interested in partaking of the benefits of using a natural tea tree oil shampoo, but are reluctant to pay the heavy price for a store bought bottle? By making your own at home, you will be able to use it at a fraction of the price you would pay in the store, and also will have the benefit of being able to control exactly what goes into it. You might even find that tea tree oil shampoo is no longer the unaffordable luxury it once was.
Purchase or make the tea tree oil itself. It is not cheap, but you will not need a great deal of it to make tea tree oil shampoo. Even a single dram bottle will be enough for several small batches. Try to find the best quality product you can. Since such a small amount is being used, the quality will make a big difference in the final product. It is widely available on the Internet and in many drug stores.
Acquire a small bottle, eight ounces if possible, of natural unscented shampoo. There are quite a few natural bases available, both on eBay and in some health stores. Some people prefer a base that is made with cream or goat’s milk because it has a smoother feel and contains compounds that nourish the scalp and hair.
Add about two drops of oil per fluid ounce of shampoo and gently mix to create a basic, straightforward tea tree oil shampoo. Be careful to not use more than the recommended amount, as it can cause allergic reactions such as rashes if the person is prone to them.
Add any accenting notes or additions to your tea tree oil shampoo. Feel free to add a few drops of essential oil to add whatever scent you prefer. Stick with strong aromas such as lime, pine, or cinnamon, as you will not want to use too much in order to avoid skin irritation.
Use and enjoy your natural tea tree oil shampoo. Not only does it help control wild hair and leave it clean and nourished, but it also is an effective treatment for lice, dandruff, and dry scalp.