Homemade Herbal Shampoo


  • 8 oz. water
  • 3 oz. Liquid Castille Soap
  • 1-2 TBSP dried organic herbs of choice (see list below)
  • 20-60 drops essential oil (see list below)
  • 1/4 tsp organic Jojoba or Olive Oil (adjust as needed-use more for dry hair or may omit for oily hair)


  1. Make an herbal infusion by pouring boiling water over the herbs, cover and allow them to steep for at least 4 hours. Strain the herbs out and pour the reserved liquid into a bottle, then add Castille soap and oils. Your herbal shampoo is now ready to use! Always shake well before use since the contents will naturall seperate.

Herbs for Hair Care:

  • Normal Hair: Basil, Calendula, Chamomile, Horsetail, Lavender, Linden Flowers, Nettle, Parsley Leaf, Rosemary, Sage, Watercress.
  • Dry hair and Scalp: Burdock root, Calendula, Chamomile, Comfrey, Elder Flowers, Horsetail, Lavender, Marshmallow Root, Nettle, Parsley Leaf, Sage.
  • Oily Hair and Scalp: Bay leaf, Burdock root, Calendula, Chamomile, Horsetail, Lemon Balm, Lavender, Lemon peel, Lemongrass, Nettle, Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme, Witch Hazel Bark, Yarrow leaf and flower.
  • Scalp Conditions: Burdock root, Valndual, Chamomile, Comfrey leaf, Eucalyptus, Horsetail, Lavender, Marshmallow root, Nettle, Oregano, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme.
  • General Health: Basil, Nettle, Rosemary, Sage
  • Golden Highlights: Calendula, Chamomile, Lemon, Sunflower petals.
  • Dark Highlights: Black Tea, Black Walnut Hulls (crushed or chopped), Comfrey root, Nettle, Rosemary, Sage.
  • Red Highlights: Calendula, Henna, Hibiscus flowers, Red Clover flowers, Rose hips, Red Rose petals.

Essential Oils for Hair Care:

  • Normal Hair: Carrot seed, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Thyme, Ylang Ylang
  • Dry Hair: Carrot seed, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, LAvender, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
  • Oily Hair: Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Tea Tree, Thyme, Ylang Ylang
  • Scalp Conditions: Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Lavender, Lemon, Majoram, Myrrh, Orange, Patchoulia, Rose, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang.
  • General Health: Basil, Cypress, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Ylang Ylang.