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Making Herbal Shampoo

Posted in - Food & Health on April 30th 2010 0 Comments How To Make Herbal Shampoo

Traditional shampoo is usually full of harsh cleaners that can irritate and dry your scalp. Castile soap is made from natural vegetable oil ingredients and can be heavily diluted with water, creating a shampoo that is mild and (at about $3.59 for 16 oz.) is much more affordable than store-bought organic shampoos.

The Recipe

  • Two thirds of water (depending on your bottle size)
  • 1 cup of flowers, herbs or leaves (of your choice)
  • 10 to 12 drops of jojoba oil, olive oil and/or essential oils
  • One third of liquid castile soap. Find it Here


  • Boil your herbs in the water, steeping for 20 to 30 minutes, and then strain the water (a pair of pantyhose or cloth works well for this).
  • Wait for the water to cool to room temperature and add to bottle.
  • Add the liquid castile slowly to the bottle (so as not to create suds).
  • Finally, add your oils for moisture, and gently tip the bottle to mix ingredients (shaking will make suds)

Choosing Your Ingredients

  • About 1/2oz Tea Tree oil and 2 1/2oz strained Chamomile Tea are great for Dandruff.
  • For extra shine, add approx. 2 1/2 oz strained Lemongrass Tea and 1/2oz Rosemary oil.
  • To control oily hair, mix in around 1/2 oz Lavender oil and 2 1/2oz strained Sage tea.
  • To thicken hair, try about 1oz Rosemary oil and 1/2oz strained Nettles

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