herbal shampoo – a recipe

Blue floral

Dearest soulsister,

Lover and guardian of the natural world……..Just for you, a recipe for herbal shampoo by Wendyl Nissen from the Good Morning show, TVNZ …. link here.

……..In the 70’s it was all about herbal shampoo.

If you dont have some of these herbs, dont worry.  You can substitute with others or leave them out. The most important ones are rosemary, mint and sage, just make sure you have the same quantity of herbs as in the recipe.

Please dont be put off by the brown colour or the texture. It may not stream from a bottle in a white, creamy way, but it works and it smells great!

2 1/4 cups water

3 sprigs of rosemary

2 comfrey leaves

6 sprigs lemon balm

6 sprigs peppermint (you can substitute with English garden mint if you dont have this)

5 sage leaves

1 sprig lemon verbena

4 sprigs self heal or pennyroyal

50g Dr Bronners Baby Mild soap, grated

Put the water in a saucepan and add the herbs ripping them into pieces as you go.

Bring to the boil with the lid on (this is important to keep the oils in the mix instead of evaporating).

Simmer for five minutes then leave to steep off the heat for 15 minutes. Into a bowl put your grated soap.

Strain the herb mixture into it and whisk to dissolve the soap. Pour into a wide mouthed jar or similar as it will set into a jelly.

To use scoop up about 1 tbsp of soap, rub into wet hair. It will foam well then soak into your hair. Leave for five minutes to let the herbs work their magic then rinse.

Follow up with a rinse of 1/3 cup cider vinegar and 2/3 cup warm water. Pour through the hair and rub in. Do not rinse out. Your hair will seem a bit stiff when it dries but simply brush and you will have soft, gleaming locks!

Tomorrow, we will talk about love.

until then much love,