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Herbal Shampoo


2 cups (473 ml) distilled water
1 tablespoon (15 ml) calendula (pot marigold)
2 teaspoons (10 ml) rosemary
1 tablespoon (15 ml) nettle
2 teaspoons (10 ml) orange peel
2 teaspoons (10 ml) comfrey
2 tablespoons (30 ml) camomile
teaspoon (2.5 ml) essential oil of lavender
1 teaspoon (5 ml) jojoba oil (omit if hair is oily)
cup (118 ml) all-natural, gentle baby shampoo


Bring water to a boil and remove from heat. Add the herbs, cover, and allow to steep for 30 minutes.

Strain mixture into a medium-sized bowl, add the oils and stir vigorously. Add the shampoo and gently stir until thoroughly mixed. Pour into a labelled bottle and keep refrigerated to preserve the freshness.

You may keep a small bottle in the shower with enough shampoo for about one week, if you wish. Use approximately 1 tablespoon per application. This shampoo will not produce mountains of billowy suds as it does not contain strong foaming agents. It cleans gently with minimal sudsing. Before use, lightly shake shampoo to mix the oil that may separate from the rest of the ingredients.

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