Natural Shampoo, Conditioner, Essential Oil Medicine Properties

Making shampoo 1:1
1 tbsp baking soda
1 cup of water

making conditioner 1:1
1 tbsp of apples cider vinegar
1 cup of water

Making your own conditioner
Most home-made conditioners use apple-cider vinegar as it’s base. The vinegar detangles the hair and seals the cuticle, while also leveling the hair’s Ph.

1 Tablespoon of apple-cider vinegar to one cup of water (ratio 1:1)
You will also need:

2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
2 cups water
Add all ingredients into another container and shake well.

Added extras:

Favorite essential oils (up to 20 drops)
Fruit Oils
Herbs
A bit of natural sunscreen
Whole milk
Honey
Crushed vitamins (research before adding)

For the base, you will need:

¼ cup natural coconut milk (avoid the kind in the can, try and fid extra virgin if you can)
1/3 cup, clear, natural liquid soap (try a health store)
Depending on how dry or course your hair is, feel free to add:

1/3 teaspoon of almond or olive oil
4 muddled vitamin-e capsules (get rid of the glycerine capsule part) or you can purchase straight-up, vitamin-e oil without the gel capsules. Use about ¼ teaspoon.
Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle; you may need a funnel. Shake well. You can also opt to reuse an old shampoo bottle or a mason jar. If you decide to use a “foam” dispenser, add one cup of distilled water.

Natural Homemade Shampoo Recipe:

1/4 cup coconut milk (this is my favorite that is organic and BPA free) but any will work (UPDATE: a couple of readers mentioned that the canned stuff did not work well for them, but that homemade coconut milk worked great… Depending on your hair type, homemade may be better for you)
1/3 cup Liquid Castille Soap (like Dr. Bronners)
1/2 of a teaspoon (or several capsules) of Vitamin E oil (completely optional)
20 drops of Essential Oils of choice (I’ve used peppermint, lavender, rosemary and orange or combinations of those)
For dry hair: add 1/2 tsp olive or almond oil (optional)
How to Make Natural Shampoo:

Combine all ingredients in an old shampoo bottle or jar of some kind (pump soap dispensers and even foaming dispensers work well for this. If you use a foaming dispenser, add 1/4 cup of distilled water)
Shake well to mix.
Keep in shower for up to a month.
Shake before each use.
Use about a teaspoon every time you shampoo.
If you use a foaming dispenser, it also makes a great shaving cream- just dilute with 1/4 cup distilled water!

For dry hair, try this:

1/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap – your favorite scent
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon glycerin
1/4 teaspoon avocado oil or jojoba oil
Flip Cap Bottles or Foaming Bottles to dispense

Mix together all the ingredients. Store in a bottle and always shake well before using.

Apply to hair and allow to sit for a few minutes. Rinse well with cool water.

Essential Oils: Essential oils are plant based and have anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-septic, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, andti-spasmodic, and anti-neuralgic healing properties. They can be used topically on various parts of the body, in some cases some can be ingested or inserted vaginally, they can be sprayed into the air or on clothing, and diffused into the air through a diffuser.

Essential oils affect the body through the nose, mouth, and skin, and move through the body with ease. When it comes into contact with nerves, it sends a signal to the brain and sets off a reaction. Once it enters the blood stream, it is able to travel throughout the body affecting various systems and organs. Like angels, they deter bacteria, fungi, and viruses, and they work on our emotional wellbeing, helping us to feel good. They also can be used for spell casting, which in essence, is a form of prayer and affirmation.

Depending on your needs, oils can be applied directly to affected areas without dilution, and they can be diluted within carrier oils and lotions. For example, if you have a broken limb, apply a few drops of ginger to the area. If you are feeling depressed, place a few drops of Ylang Ylang to pressure points on your body. Using a concoction of several essential oils, you can create your own unique massage oil or lotion to address your specific needs, symptoms, desires, and dreams.

*Like crystals, pay attention to the warnings that some essential oils come with.

Essential Aromatherapy

Anise Seed
Muscle aches, over-exertion, rheumatism, aphrodisiac, bronchitis, coughs, colds, indigestion, gas.

Basil
Antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-infectious, anti-spasmodic, colds, memory, digestion, menstrual cycle regulation, bites and stings, vein and pulmonary artery decongestant.

Bergamot
Antibiotic, antiseptic, antidepressant, stress, tension, fear, infection, emotional crisis, use for peace, happiness and restful sleep.

Birch
Antiseptic, dermatitis, congested skin, eczema, hair care, psoriasis, poor circulation, accumulation of toxins in the muscles, arthritis, rheumatism, muscular pains, edema and cellulite.

Cedarwood
antiseptic, tonic, anti-fungal, regenerative, insect repellant, spirituality and self-control. *don’t use when pregnant

Celery Seed
Bladder and kidney complaints, digestive upsets, menstrual problems

Chamomile (R)
Antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, anti-neuralgic, antidepressant, pain-relief, fevers, menstrual problems, teething pain, sedative, rheumatism, nervousness.

Cinnamon
Antibiotic, anti-viral, antiseptic, antispasmodic, infections, coughs, colds, flu, rheumatism, arthritis, aches, pains, prosperity.

Clary Sage
Aphrodisiac, anti-infectious, muscular fatigue, menstrual problems, PMS, exhaustion, insomnia, estrogen-like, menopausal problems, , calming stress, depressing dreams.

Clove
Antibiotic, antiseptic, antiviral, anti-infectious, antifungal, antiparasitic, aphrodisiac, toothache, muscle pain, colds, flu, diarrhea, bronchitis, memory, protection. *Avoid during pregnancy, may cause skin irritation, not for children under 12.

Eucalyptus
Antibiotic, anti-infectious, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, clears negative energy, bronchitis, colds, flu, sinusitis, muscular aches, asthma, insect bites.

Fennel
Antibiotic, antiseptic, estrogen-like, abdominal pain, gas, coughs, sore throats, digestive problems, PMS, water retention.

Frankincense
Heightens senses of spiritual realms, reduces stress and tension, awakens higher consciousness, skin disorders, circulation, depression, mental fatigue.

Geranium
Antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-infectious, antibacterial, fertility, circulatory disorders, antidepressant, menopause, bruising, use for happiness and protection.

Grapefruit
Anti-infectious, antiseptic, cellulite, fatigue, acne, headaches, mental exhaustion, water retention, detoxification,

Juniper Berry
Water retention, ulcers, arthritis, obesity, mental exhaustion, acne, hay fever, negativity, purifies home.

Lavender
Antibiotic, antiseptic, antiparasitic, antivenomous, cuts, burns, insect bites, headaches, arthritis, anxiety, panic, peace, depression, sleep.

Lemon
Antibiotic, antiseptic, antidepressant, sedative, infections, acne, digestion, nervous conditions, cellulite, abundance.

Lemongrass
Anti-infectious, antiparasitic, acne, digestion, diuretic, nervous conditions, cellulite, skin care, peace.

Lilac
anti-inflammatory, nervous conditions, trauma

Lime
Antiseptic, astringent, mental clarity, depression, uplifting, rheumatism, digestive. *Can cause photosensitivity

Myrrh
Diarrhea, gas, hemorrhoids, appetite, arthritis, emotions, confusion, fear, asthma, bronchitis, colds, coughs, voice loss, athlete’s foot, eczema, wounds, wrinkles, gums.

Naioull
Analgesic, insecticide, antiseptic, clears congestion from bronchitis, asthma, colds and all respiratory problems.

Orange
Antispetic, antibiotic, sedative, eliminates toxins, relieves anxiety.

Patchouli
Antibiotic, anti-fungal, antidepressant, bacterial infections, constipation, dandruff, insect repellant, emotional disorders, substance addictions, sex, physical energy, manifesting money.

Peppermint
Antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-infections, analgesic, headaches, nausea, fatigue, apathy, travel sickness, sinus congestion, digestion.

Petitgrain
Anti-depressant, anti-infectious, anxiety, stress-related disorders, depression, insomnia.

Pine
Anti-infectious, anti-fungal, antiseptic, bronchial infections, mental exhaustion, asthma, sinus infections.

Rosemary
Antiseptic, muscular pain, rheumatism, arthritis, constipation, coughs, colds, bronchitis, memory enhancement, overwork, overindulgence, hangovers, acne, exhaustion, cellulite, skin care, headaches, love.

Rosewood
Antidepressant, aphrodisiac, analgesic, deodorant, bactericide, insecticide, immune system, skin regenerator, stabilizes central nervous system, uplifting, energizing.

Sage
Antiseptic, lowers blood pressure, strengthens memory, controls perspiration. *Avoid during pregnancy

Tea Tree
Antibiotic, Antiviral, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory, insecticide, insect bites, rashes, nail fungus, head lice, , sore throats, bronchial congestion, boils, acne, fatigue, all infections.

Thyme
Antibiotic, antiviral, antiseptic, anti-infectious, anti-fungal, congestion, colds, flu, muscular pain, arthritis, obesity, poor circulation, gout, acne, warts. *Avoid during pregnancy

Vetiver
Antiseptic, anti-parasitic, sedative, rheumatism, menstrual problems, stress, tension, calms, cleansing, overindulgence, protection.

Ylang Ylang
Sedative, antidepressant, nervousness, physical exhaustion, depression, stress, aphrodisiac, headache, nausea, skin care, irritability, anxiety, PMS, hair growth.

Magical Uses for Spells and Affirmation

Allspice
Aries, Scorpio
Mars
Elements: All of them
Warnings: Can cause skin irritations

Is an oil of energy and attraction. Attracts goodluck, money, and love. Raises energy, good for communication, courage, determination, friendships, healing, kindness, power, prosperity, strength, and success. Good for purification and consecration of space.

Angelica
Aries, Leo
Sun
Elements: Earth and fire
Goddess: Venus
Warnings: Avoid during pregnancy, and if you are a diabetic

Is an oil for protection, guardian angels. Worn against protection of evil, psychic attacks. Aids in listening to higher self and A-Team for inspiration, healing, growth and knowledge, provides spiritual support. Helps to deal with problems and manifest what you seek. It is also associated with beauty, cycles, peace, power, purification, strength and success.

Anise
Aquarius, Gemini, Leo, Pisces, Sagittarius
Jupiter, Mars, Mercury
Elements: Air and fire
Goddess: Hecate
God: Apollo, Mercury

Is an oil good for divination and dream work. Increases psychic abilities, , clairvoyance in particular, offers psychic protection, , banishes negative energy, good to consecrate and bless the home. Good for dealing with emotions, loss, and love. Associated with fertility, sexuality, and marriage, balance, cycles, happiness, money and wellbeing. Good for initiating change and starting over.

Basil
Aries, Leo, Scorpio
Mars, Pluto, Venus
Elements: Air and fire
Goddesses: Erzulie, Lakshmi
Gods: Krishna, Vishnu

Is an oil that aids divination and developing psychic abilities. Brings clarity for decision making, and determining life purpose, good for courage to manifest success, attracts love, banishes negativity, protects against evil entities, attracts blessings, with couples helps with sexual issues, fertility. Aids in honouring the dead and easing sorrow.

Ylang Ylang
Taurus
Mercury, Moon, Venus
Elements: Air,m earth, water
Gods: Elegua, Obalata, Oggun

Is an oil that promotes positive energy, brings peace and beauty to the home, stimulates intuition, creativity, great for divination and dreamwork, aids in dealing with transitional times, exploration od spirituality, effective in spells top attract lover, heighten sensuality, attract attention, attracts fairies and good for fairy magic. Associated with balance, determination, fertility, healing and the home.

Catnip
Cancer, Libra, Pisces
Venus
Elements: Air, water
Goddesses: Bast, Sekhmet

Is an oil that invites beauty, happiness and peace into your life. Good for animals an d element magic to attract benevolent spirits. Increases psychic abilities, and for bonding psychically with cats. Aids in dreamwork and psychic work. Is healing when dealing with problems of fertility and sexuality, boosts energy and increase vitality, is also associated with awareness, memories and strength.

Chamomile
Cancer, Leo
Sun
Elements: Air, water
Warnings: May cause skin irritation

An oil good for physical and emotional healing, brings clarity and success in communication, aids in divination and dreamwork, roman chamomile is good for channeling. Attracts love, luck, money, and prosperity, good for peace, justice, and personal growth, stimulates creativity, intuition, sexuality, fertility, and good to consecrate and bless magic tools and the home.

Cinnamon
Aries, Capricorn, Leo
Jupiter, Mercury, Sun
Element: Fire
Goddesses: Aphrodite, Venus
Gods: Dionysis, Helios, Ra
Warnings: Avoid during pregnancy, hazardous when used on the skin

Is an oil good to spark awareness, stimulate psychic abilities, supports astral travel, dreamwork and divination, raises energy for magic work, promotes balance, concentration, increase prosperity.

Clary Sage
Aries, Leo, Pisces, Sagittarius, Scorpio
Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Sun
Element: Air, earth, fire
Warnings: Avoid during pregnancy, can cause skin irritations

An oil that is great to remove negative energy and psychic vampirism, provides protection during divination sessions, stimulates psychic awareness, can be used to raise vibrations. Promotes emotional and sexual healing, can be used in spells to strengthen relationships that have problems. A good oil for beginnings, strength, courage, fertility, and abundance.

Carrier Oils
Sweet Almond
Aquarius, Gemini, Virgo
Jupiter, Mercury, Sun
Element: Air, fire
Gods: Hermes, Mercury, Thoth
Goddess: Venus

An oil that is great for clairvoyance, divination, and communicating with Spirit. When working with spells, use it for protection and to find your true love, it is good for blessing spaces.

Abundance
Allspice (berry oil), bergamot, birch, chamomile, grapefruit, helichrysum, juniper, lemon, lime, litsea, mandarin, myrrh, myrtle, nutmeg, opopanax, orange, pepper, pine, star anise, tagetes, tarragon, yarrow

Carrier Oils
Almond, avocado, camellia, cranberry, flax, grape, hazelnut, jojoba, olive, pecan

Animals
Catnip, mugwort, sage (common, spanish), spikenard.

Carrier oil
evening primrose

Astral travelling
Amyris, benzoin, cassia, celery, cinnamon, frankincense, galangal, geranium, ginger, jasmine, mugwort, parsley, sandalwood

Attraction
Allspice, angelica, basil, cananga, cassia, catnip, chamomile, cinnamon, citronella, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, helichrysum, hops, hyssop, jasmine, lavender, lavandin, lemon balm, lovage, marjoram, mugwort, neroli, oregano, patchouli, rose, rosemary, spearmint, spikenard, tagetes, yarrow, ylang-ylang

Carrier Oils
Avocado, camellia, olive, rosehip

Awareness
Anise, bay, bergamot, birch, cassia, catnip, cinnamon, clove, cypress, fir, frankincense, galangal, helichrysum, labdanum, lavender, lavandin, lemon, mugwort, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, opopanax, orange, pepper, peppermint, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, spearmint, star anise, thyme, yarrow

Carrier Oils
Almond, borage, camellia, flax

Balance
Amyris, angelica (seed oil), anise, basil, bay, cajeput, camphor, cananga, caraway, cardamom, carrot, cassia (bark oil), cedarwood, celery, cinnamon (bark oil), clary sage, soriander, cumin, cypress, dill (seed oil), elemi, eucalyptus (lemon), fennel (sweet), fir (silver), frankincense, hops, lavender, l;avandin, marjoram, myrrh, niaouli, nutmeg, opopanax, oregano, parsley, petitgrain, pine, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, spikenard, spruce, tea tree, vetiver, ylang-ylang

Carrier Oils
Almond, borage, camellia, apricot, cranberry, evening primrose, flax, grape, hazelnut, jojoba, pecan, pomegranite, rosehip, sesame, sunflower

Beauty
Angelica, basil, cananga, catnip, chamomile, clary sage, clove (bud oil), geranium, ginger, helichrysum, hops, hyssop, jasmine, lavender, lavandin, lemon balm, marjoram, mugwort, neroli, nutmeg, orewgano, peppermint, rose, rosemary, spearmint, tagetes, yarrow, ylang ylang

Carrier Oils
Almond, avocado, borage, camellia, evening primrose, flax, hazelnut, jojoba

Beginnings
Angelica, geranium, rose

Carrier Oils
Almond, evening primrose, rosehip, sesame, sunflower

Bless/Consecrate
Allspice, angelica, anise, basil, birch, cedarwood, chamomile, cinnamon, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lime, myrrh, patchouli, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, star anise, valerian

Carrier Oils
Almond, grape, olive, rosehip, sesame

Changes
Angelica (seed oil), anise, basil, lemon balm, myrrh, nutmeg, oregano, patchouli, peppermint, sage, spearmint, ylang ylang

Carrier Oils
Almond, evening primrose, hazelnut, rosehip, sesame, sunflower

Clairaudience
Grapefruit

Clairvoyance
Anise, basil, bay, cassia, cedarwood, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, coriander, frankincense, lavender, lavandin, lemongrass, mugwort, nutmeg, oakmoss, patchouli, rose, sage, sandalwood, star anise, tagetes, thyme, yarrow

Carrier Oils
Almond, borage, hazelnut, rosehip

Clarity
Basil, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, lavandin, lemon, lemon balm, lemongrass, mandarin, nutmeg, orange, oregano, palmarosa, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood, spearmint, spruce

Carrier Oils
Grape, pomegranite, sunflower

Concentration/Focus
Basil, cedarwood, cinnamon, citronella, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, lavender, lemon balm, lemongrass, myrrh, nutmeg, orange, oregano, palmarosa, pepper, peppermint, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, spearmint

Creativity
Amyris, chamomile, citronella, clary sage, geranium, jasmine, lavender, neroli, nutmeg, orange, patchouli, peppermint, pine, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, valerian, ylang ylang

Carrier Oils
Almond, grape, hazelnut, pomegranate, rosehip

The dead
Basil, myrrh, oregano, parsley, rose, rosemary

Carrier Oils
Pomegranate, rose hip

Desires/Wishes
Basil, chamomile, cinnamon, jasmine, lavender, rose, sage, sandalwood

Carrier Oils
Sunflower, hazelnut, pecan, pomegranate

Divination and dreamwork
Angelica, basil, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, mugwort, myrrh, nutmeg, orange, patchouli, peppermint, rose, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, star anise, ylang ylang

Carrier Oils
Almond, grape, hazelnut, pomegranate, rose hip

*For reference, Mixing Essential Oils for Magic by Sandra Kynes

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