- Take 1 4oz bar of natural soap and grate it
- Pour 4 cups of water into a saucepan and bring to a boil, then pour in grated soap and stir until melted.
- Leave to cool.
Step Two - make a herbal infusion
Select herbs for fragrance or beneficial properties. For my soap I have used 2oz of lavander. *Herbs can also be substituted for a suitable herbal teabag.
Mix the herbs in a lidded jar. Boil 2 cups of water. Add 3 heaped tablespoons of the mixed herbs into the boiling water. Remove from heat and let infuse for 30 mins. When cool strain the herbal mixture into a bowl.
Make the shampoo
- Pour 2oz of the herbal mixture and 4oz of the liquid soap into a bottle together.
- Shake the bottle to mix
- Shampoo is now ready to use.
After shampooing rinse hair with 1 capful of cider vinegar diluted in a glass of warm water.
Do you have any favourite recipes for shampoo?
What other products do you enjoy making at home?