BASIC SHAMPOO FORMULA

BASIC SHAMPOO FORMULA
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 2 Ratings
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Ingredients

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
2 drops essential oil to match herbs

The Cook

Stormy Stewart Recipe
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Well Seasoned
Mio, MI (pop. 12,477)
karlyn255
Member Since Mar 2011
Stormy's notes for this recipe:
A great easy recipe for the beginner. I love peppermint shampoo. and lemon verbina.

Warning Herbal anything may react badly to comercial hair dyes.
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Directions

1
Place herbs in a clean 10-ounce glass jar with a lid.
2
Boil the spring water and pour over the herbs. Cover and let steep for 10 to 20 minutes.
3
Strain the liquid from the herbs into a bowl. Add the liquid castile soap and almond or olive oil and mix thoroughly.
4
Scent with essential oil and mix again.
5
Bottle in a plastic container with a spout or a clean recycled shampoo bottle.

Does approxmimently 24 shampoos
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Herbs 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

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user Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - May 17, 2011
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user Tara Eagle Plushygal - May 17, 2011
I love your skincare recipes-- but what the heck is "liquid castile soap?" I've never heard of it before.
user Bethany Twine Bethany_Twine - Aug 16, 2012
What herbs should we use? and I agree, what is "Liquid Castile Soap"?
user diane Casteel thymeandmarjoram - Aug 16, 2012
Castile soap has been around a long time. Kirk's is a well-known brand. If you can't find it at your local drugstore, try a whole foods or organic grocer. You should find the essential oils there as well.
Rosemary and mint works well for oily hair. Lemon verbena would make a lovely floral/citrus fragrance.
Stormy, do you have a cookbook on homemade health and beauty potions?
user Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - Aug 17, 2012
Herbs 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

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