I’m a huge advocate of making things from scratch. Whether it’s preparing my own meals at home, making my own household cleaning products, personal care products, beauty treatments, etc., I think, there’s a real health advantage in doing so.

We often don’t think about the “hidden” toxicities that are commonly found in the products that we use, but we should. This is one aspect of a healthy lifestyle that should not be overlooked.

ALWAYS read the ingredients list of ALL products (both food and non-food) that you buy. And, don’t be fooled by labels that read “organic” or “all-natural.” Many of these products still contain harmful chemical ingredients.

This is part of the reason I like to make my own stuff. I get to be in control of the ingredients that I use. And by doing this, I know that I’m avoiding and/or limiting my exposure to a ton of toxic chemicals (like artificial fragrances, preservatives, dyes, etc.).

Which is definitely a health advantage! Our bodies don’t like synthetic, man made substances.

There are several toxins that are known to cause health related complications. Personally, I think that ALL toxins are going to pose a threat to our health and well-being.  So the more naturally we can live the better (for our health and environment too).

Don’t you think?

With that said, I’ve been enjoying this DIY Peppermint Lavender Moisturizing Shampoo. My hair LOVES it!

It’s simple and fun to make! And most importantly, it’s void of toxic chemical ingredients like sulfates, parabens, phthalates, petroleum derivatives, etc. that are commonly found in shampoos. This recipe is truly all-natural.

Recipe: DIY Peppermint Lavender  Moisturizing Shampoo

DIY Peppermint Lavender Moisturizing Shampoo - Sophisticated Booty

  • About the Ingredients
  • Aloe Vera Gel – A great hair conditioner
  • Olive Oil – Cleanses, nourishes & moisturizes the hair & scalp
  • Castor Oil – Softens, moisturizes & cleanses the hair & scalp
  • Baking Soda (aluminum-free) – Gently cleanses the hair & scalp
  • Peppermint Essential Oil – Antiseptic & refreshing
  • Lavender Essential Oil – Stimulates hair growth, antiseptic & smells lovely



    • Mix all ingredients together.
    • Store in an 8 oz. glass or BPA-free plastic bottle.
    • Massage shampoo into hair and scalp. Rinse.
    • Note: This shampoo does not create a foamy lather, but please don’t let this be a turn off.


Best of Health,

*Information and statements regarding Nutrition, a Raw Food Diet, and  Superfoods have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.

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