You can easily clean the hair and scalp without the use of soap. Essential oils, either used alone or diluted in a base such as alcohol and water, are excellent for this purpose. Certain tinctures made with antifungal and antiseptic herbs also make good scalp cleansers. These cleansers help to disinfect and deodorize the hair and scalp while cutting through excess oil. Note that these formulas may be too drying for dry hair, and if used too frequently can even dry out oily hair. They are used without water and are convenient and easy to use when camping or traveling.
Essential Oil Drops All/Oily
Use essential oils to disinfect and deodorize the hair and scalp.
Choose from this list: rosemary, lavender, chamomile, sage, tea tree
Apply 1-2 drops of essential oil of choice onto comb or brush and pass through hair. Or drop 1-2 drops of essential oil with eye dropper directly onto hair and massage or brush through hair and into scalp. Be careful not to use more than 1-2 drops, as the essential oils are very concentrated and can easily burn and irritate the skin. For more information on essential oils, see Ingredients chapter.