Rosemary Shampoo and Shower Gel

Tomorrow's holiday time!! Today I'm packing and cleaning and generally going a bit nuts, but tomorrow night I'll be in balmy Singapore with my 2 favourite people on earth. What could be better?

Now, I won't leave you hanging for more recipes ... don't you worry. I've written up some already and I'm hoping to do some updates from our adventure, too! I thought I'd do a quickie today, since I just made some shampoo/shower gel for us to take away. It's Robbie's fave and a real winner!

Rosemary Shampoo and Shower Gel

*Perfect for itchy or sensitive scalps
From Bodyworks

1/2 c liquid castile soap (available from your natural foods store)
1/2 c boiling water
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
20 drops of lemon essential oil
10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops of peppermint essential oil
A foaming pump bottle, if you have one ... otherwise a regular pump bottle or old shampoo bottle

*Use organic ingredients when you can ...

1. Boil the water and pour it over the fresh rosemary. Let it steep until it cools to room temp then strain into the bottle.

2. Add the soap and the essential oils.

3. That's it! Remember to always keep essential oils out of the reach of children. This concoction will last a month or so and can be used on hair and body.

How much did this cost me?

The castile soap I get bulk at the local natural foods shop for something like $11/L, and the rosemary was from my garden! The oils I had on hand ... (you'll start collecting them, too, if you haven't already!) So my natural, organic shampoo/shower gel cost me less than $2. Which means of course that I get to spend more in Chinatown ...

Amanda xx


  1. Hi Amanda! Just found your site after searching organics and may I say, "I LOVE IT!" Thanks for all the wonderful recipes, ideas and inspiration. I am quite new to the 'organic' world and would like to know where the best place is to get essential oils? There seem to be so many and how do you know they are 'real' essential oils? Any help on this matter would be most appreciated! Thanks again for all you do.


  2. Hi Kelly,
    Thanks for the note! I tend to buy my organic essential oils at wholefoods/organic stores - I'll only order online when I order direct from the company and I know it's reputable. I've been stung before!

    Good luck :)


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