BASIC SHAMPOO FORMULA
Warning Herbal anything may react badly to comercial hair dyes.
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- 2 Tbsp
- liquid castile soap
- 1 c
- spring water
- 1/4 c
- fresh herbs or 2 tablespoons dried herbs
- 1 tsp
- almond oil or olive oil
- drops essential oil to match herbs
1Place herbs in a clean 10-ounce glass jar with a lid.
2Boil the spring water and pour over the herbs. Cover and let steep for 10 to 20 minutes.
3Strain the liquid from the herbs into a bowl. Add the liquid castile soap and almond or olive oil and mix thoroughly.
4Scent with essential oil and mix again.
5Bottle in a plastic container with a spout or a clean recycled shampoo bottle.
Does approxmimently 24 shampoos
6Herbs for Dry Hair: Burdock root, comfrey, elderflowers, Lavender , marsh mallow, parsley, sage, stinging nettle.
Herbs for Damaged Hair: sage, rose, calendula, chamomile, burdock, thyme, rosemary
Herbs for Oily Hair: Calendula, horsetail, lemon juice, lemon balm, lemongrass, lavender, mints, rosemary, southernwood, witch hazel and yarrow.
Herbs to Prevent and Treat Dandruff: burdock root, chamomile, garlic and onion bulbs (powerful but unpleasantly scented), goosegrass, parsley, rosemary, southernwood, stinging nettle and thyme.
Herbs that Soothe the Scalp: Catmint (leaves and flowering tops), chamomile, comfrey, lavender, thyme, Yarrow