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Stormy Stewart


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

Warning Herbal anything may react badly to comercial hair dyes.


★★★★★ 2 votes

30 Min
15 Min


  • 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



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

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