An Herbal Guide to Healthy Hair: Gentle Herbal Shampoo

For normal hair, try this gentle natural shampoo recipe


| July/ August 1999





If your hair is normal and you don’t need an herbal antidote but would like to use an herb-based shampoo, this recipe will work well for you. You may use fresh or dried herbs, although dried herb formulations will last longer.

• 1 cup spring water
• 1 tablespoon orange peel
• 1 tablespoon nettle
• 2 teaspoons rosemary
• 1 tablespoon chamomile
• 1 teaspoon peppermint
• 2 cups castile soap
• 8 drops grapefruit essential oil (a natural preservative)

1. Bring the water to a boil, then remove from heat.

2. Add the herbs, cover, and steep for forty-five minutes.

3. Strain and cool the infusion, then add it to the castile soap.

4.  Pour into a bottle and add the grapefruit essential oil.





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