Saturday, December 2, 2006

Easy natural shampoo handmade at home!

Very simple natural shampoo can be made with dried Soapwort (Saponaria)

You need approximately:

  1. 1 oz of dried soapwort
  2. 1 to 1 1/2 pts of water (pure/spring/distilled)
  3. 1 oz herbs of choice (based on what type of shampoo-see * note below)
  4. Put boiling water on the dried soapwort and soak overnight.

Bring mixture to boil (in an enamel pan) and simmer, covered for about 15-20 minutes. Stir in herbs, and store it, covered, until it is cool enough to use. Strain before using.

* note: choose one or combination of herbs for properties desired.


  • Marsh mallow is used for dry hair
  • Peppermint/Lavender used for oily hair
  • Marigold/Calendula for red hair
  • etc., etc., and so forth and so on and on and on

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