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DIY Recipe: Organic Herbal Shampoo for Natural Hair

By November 29, 2012hair + beauty, life + style

Here’s a Herbal Shampoo recipe submitted by Nyesha Samuel, Master Loctician, and owner of the Healthy Locs Blog for you to try at home. This all natural shampoo nourishes, stimulates, and cleanses the hair and scalp in the most holistic way possible, without exposing you to any harmful chemical residues.

You Will Need:

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


  • 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 neighborhoodhealth food store.

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

For of those of you who love making your own products at home, check out my book Thank God I’m Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Maintaining Natural Hair for over 50 natural hair care recipes