Make Organic Herbal Shampoo

Making your own organic herbal shampoo is simple and inexpensive. Best of all, you can tailor it to meet your own needs and tastes.

Organic Herbal Shampoo Recipe

Two cups of distilled water
1 1/2 tsp. Soapwort root
*30 drops of essential oil
Decorative bottle

Directions for Organic Herbal Shampoo

Bring water to a boil
Add soapwort root, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool for an hour.
Add oil and stir thoroughly
Bottle and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

If you don't grow your own soapwort, you can find soapwort root (dried) online or at your neighborhood health food store.

*You can use a number of different essential oils, either alone or in combination to create a signature fragrance: lavender, rosemary, geranium, rose, and sandalwood are only a few.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluates personal care products, like shampoo, differently from food products. This means that personal care product manufacturers have much more latitude in their formulations.

To insure that the products you use are wholesome and safe for your family, consider visiting the Consumer Reports Green Choices page today. It will give you important information about the goods you're buying. Another useful reference source is Good Guide, where you can get product ratings for eco-friendliness and safe practices.

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