Recipe courtesy of Mountain Rose Herbs
Homemade shampoo is not as thick or lathering as store-bought varieties, but it will effectively clean hair with nourishing ingredients and botanicals. Because this shampoo is so much gentler, you can expect that your hair will not feel as squeaky-clean after washing. This is because it will not be stripped of its natural oils!
8 oz water
3 oz Liquid Castille Soap
1-2 TBSP dried organic herbs of choice (see list below)
20-60 drops essential oil (see list below)
1/4 tsp organic Jojoba or Olive oil (use more for dry hair or may omit for oily hair)
Make an herbal infusion by pouring boiling water over the herbs, cover, and allow them to steep for at least 4 hours. Strain the herbs out and pour the reserved liquid into a bottle, then add Castille soap and oils. Your herbal shampoo is now ready to use! Always shake well before use since the contents will naturally separate.
Content and recipes written by Irene Wolansky, who is the Marketing Director at Mountain Rose Herbs.