After years of battling my dry, flaky scalp with shampoos that were smelly, toxic, and didn’t even work, how surprised I was to find a simple and natural solution to a dry scalp. The solution, I found, is a homemade shampoo made with raw honey – go figure! With its natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, honey has been the one treatment that has worked to solve my scalp woes. This treatment has worked for me for over 2 years and I highly recommend giving it a shot. Follow the super easy recipe below and you’ll see what I’m talking about!

1 tablespoon raw honey (the kind that is more solid than liquid)
3 tablespoons distilled water
Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (a teaspoon or less)
Several drops of your fave essential oil (I like grapefruit)

Place the raw honey and distilled water in a small microwave safe jar and heat for about 10 seconds, just enough to dissolve the honey. Add the extra-virgin olive oil and essential oil. Cover and shake well. Yes, it will be quite liquidy – that’s how it’s supposed to be!
When in the shower, shampoo your hair as usual (I use the vinegar method, rinse, then drizzle the honey solution all over the scalp. Use your fingertips and gently give the entire scalp a good scrubbin’. Give a final rinse and you’re on your way to a healthy, happy, flake free scalp. No need to use conditioner because honey is an emollient, softening your hair and making it the perfect natural conditioner.

Do you have a natural solution for your dry scalp that works for you? If so, we’d love to hear about it!

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