Stormy Stewart Recipe

BASIC SHAMPOO FORMULA

By Stormy Stewart karlyn255


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Stormy's Story

A great easy recipe for the beginner. I love peppermint shampoo. and lemon verbina.

Warning Herbal anything may react badly to comercial hair dyes.

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

Directions Step-By-Step

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

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beauty Products
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #shampoo


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7 Comments

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Diane C. thymeandmarjoram
Aug 17, 2012
Thank you Stormy
This would be great for people with allergies, to make their own shampoo and or cleansers.
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Stormy Stewart karlyn255
Aug 17, 2012
Bethany I put a starter list above and will repost to actual recipe as well.

Diane in answer to your question, No but want to write one with discriptions and pictures of plants that grow in the wild, sort of a survival manual for products.
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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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Diane C. 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?
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Bethany Twine Bethany_Twine
Aug 16, 2012
What herbs should we use? and I agree, what is "Liquid Castile Soap"?