Make this Soothing Body Shampoo recipe to use as a handcrafted herbal gift for family and friends this holiday season.
Soothing Body Shampoo Recipe
• 1/2 cup liquid soap
• 1/4 cup rose water or lavender tea (steep 2 tablespoons of dried lavender flowers in 1/4 cup of boiling water for 10 minutes, then strain)
• 1 teaspoon lavender essential oil
1. Mix all of the ingredients well and bottle for use. This also makes a great bubble bath. Makes about 3/4 cup.
Mindy Green is an herbalist, aromatherapist, educator, and writer. She is also an esthetician, a consultant to the natural products industry, and director of education at the Herb Research Foundation in Boulder, Colorado. She is the author of Calendula (Keats, 1998), Natural Perfumes (Interweave, 1999), and co-author of Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art (The Crossing Press, 1995).
Read more about making herbal holiday gifts: Homemade Holiday Gifts: Herb and Aromatherapy Recipes.