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Shampoo and Conditioner

Herbal Shampoo

  • 3 cups distilled water
  • 1 tblsp calendula (pot marigold)
  • 2 tsps rosemary
  • 1 tblsp nettle
  • 2 tsps orange peel
  • 2 tsps comfrey
  • 2 tblsp chamomile
  • 1/2 tsp of lavender essential oil
  • 1 tsp jojoba oil (omit if hair is oily)
  • 2 tbls borax Steep herbs in boiling water for 30 minutes. Strain, add the oils and stir well. Add the borax and gently stir until thoroughly mixed. Pour into a labeled bottle and keep refrigerated to preserve the freshness.

    Shake shampoo before use to mix the oil that may separate from the rest of the ingredients. Very mild and gentle, and suitable for babies.

    Herbal Hair Rinse

  • 1/2 cup Dried rosemary
  • 1/2 cup Dried red clover
  • 1/2 cup Dried nettle
  • 1/2 cup Dried sage (for dark hair)
  • 1/2 cup Dried camomile (for light -hair)
  • 1/2 cup Dried witch hazel, leaf OR -bark (for oily hair)
  • 1/2 cup Dried marigold (for dry -hair)

    Mix together herbs and store in a covered, light-proof container.

    Before you shampoo, take 1/4 to 1/2 cup herbs and add to 2 cups water in an enamel pot. Cover pot, bring to slow boil, simmer a few minutes, remove from heat and proceed to shampoo your hair.

    After last rinse, strain herbs from pot, add enough cold water to herbal brew to rub into scalp and proceed to rinse hair. Catch drippings in pot and keep pouring them through your hair until all are used. You may now either rinse your hair with clear water or omit water rinse.

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