Subscribe Subscribe | Subscribe Comments RSS
experiences and viewpoint as my day unfolds

Archives for the day Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Organic Herbal Shampoo and ConditionerPour one application of a mild baby shampoo into a cup and add 2 tablespoons of a strong decoction of herbs. Or you may use 4 drops of essential oil or 4 drops of tincture.  Mix together and use normally.

Herbal Decoction
Put 1 oz of mixed herbs or herb of your choice in a non metal pot add 10 oz of spring or tap water.  Bring it slowly to a boil, lower heat, and gently simmer for 5-10 minutes.  Turn off heat and let steep for 5-10 minutes.  Strain and store in refrigerator and use within a few days. Here are some herbs used in hair care:

To Condition Dry Hair

  • Comfrey – Contains allantoin, a protein which speeds up cell renewal
  • Elderflowers – A Softener
  • Marshmallow – A Softener
  • Parsley – Conditioner for sensitive skin and hair

To Condition Oily Hair

  • Calendula – Antiseptic, saffron color for blondes
  • Parsley – Conditioner
  • Lemon juice – Cleanser
  • Lemon balm – Cleanser adds sheen
  • Lavender – Cleanser and astringent
  • Mint – Astringent
  • Rosemary – Conditioner
  • Witch Hazel – Cleanser and astringent
  • Yarrow – Stimulates growth and eradicates dandruff.