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4 Herb Shampoo

What you need: 

2 tablespoons fresh parsley
2 tablespoons rosemary leaves
2 tablespoons sage leaves
2 tablespoons thyme leaves
1 cup boiling water
1 cup castile soap (Dr. Bronner's or similar)

What you do: 

This shampoo is appropriate for all hair types.
Add herbs to boiling water. Remove from heat. Cover. Let steep 20 minutes.
Add soap. Strain into a container.
Let stand overnight before using.

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I was wondering, since i don't like the smell of parsley or sage if i could replace it with Chamomile and Mint? And if i could also add Lavender oil to this? I don't want to mess with it in fear, that my hair will fall out. Also is it okay to use the 18 in 1 castile soap by Dr. Bronner?

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Ooooh, I can't wait to try this! We use castile soap for everything, and I read a trick that I wanted to share here. If you don't like the liquidy consistency, you can dissolve some baking soda in the boiling water before adding the castile soap-- it thickens it up a little.

and it keeps that "too greasy" problem at bay also!

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I agree with chellochic this recipe is for dry or normal hair. I too have very healthy oilier hair. When I use this recipe, I attribute it to the castille soap, my hair is very heavy. It looks fine but I feel like my hair is just not quite clean if you know what I mean.

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Ooooh, I can't wait to try this! We use castile soap for everything, and I read a trick that I wanted to share here. If you don't like the liquidy consistency, you can dissolve some baking soda in the boiling water before adding the castile soap-- it thickens it up a little.

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ahhh, I luhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhv this stuff! I used Dessert Essence castile soap with tea tree oil and it smelled AMAZING. it lasts quite awhile too. I have really really dry hair and it makes my hair a little greasy, but only on the ends really(when I do my hair I just brush it and "scrunch" it, if you want to call it that, without any gel or hairspray and it dries wavy-ish so this shampoo is really good for that) the only thing is that I have to switch off using shampoos every other day or my hair will get too greasy, but I have always done that regardless of this shampoo. nonetheless, it is good stuff.

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love this. so easy, and so yummy smelling! i used dr. bronner's hemp lavender castille, so i only added rosemary and sage. i really like how it lathered up, and it didn't even make my hair tangly. yay! does anyone know if you can get castille in larger quantities? (i am a fan of all things bulk. hehe.)  ::)

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Just wanted to share another variation - try making this with 4 Tbsp herb of choice and the peel of one orange. It smells great! I made it this way, using 4 Tbsp of jasmine green tea, as a Mother's Day gift for Mom. Although I have to say that even the "unscented" Dr. Bronner's kind of overpowers the scent (I threw a couple of the orange peel slices into the bottle so hopefully that'll help add some more orange scent, although all you can really smell now is the remains of the conditioner that used to be in the bottle I chose). But it still smells nice and hopefully Mom will like this shampoo as much as I do. I'm still using my first batch but when I finish it up I'm gonna make this with yerba mate and white tea (and maybe an orange peel).

Oh, just a quick note that the one downside to using tea is that the leaves expand in the water and therefore soak some of it up when you strain. However, pressing and squeezing the leaves helps get most of the water out.

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I use Dr. Bronner's Organic Baby-Mild Unscented Pure Castile Soap for this recipe.  It's definitely vegan (made from coconut and olive oils) in every sense.

Also, after having used this shampoo for a while (recipe and instructions were given to me by a friend and I posted it before trying it), I have to add that it's not actually "appropriate for all hair types."  People with oily hair won't like it much, I think, because it leaves a healthy amount of your hair's natural oil behind.  I have "normal to dry hair" and it works great for me, but I can definitely see that someone witl oil hair would not find this shampoo recipe useful.

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Thanks for the real facts That's redundant, isn't it?!  My DH has gone fond of telling me this or that isn't vegan.  This time I'm glad he's wrong. 

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