Yes, we are here!

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-800-234-3368 or by email. Stay safe!


Make Your Own Natural Shampoo With Soapwort

Use this recipe to make your own natural shampoo with soapwort, a traditional organic ingredient.

| December 2013

  • "Naturally Healthy Hair," from author Mary Beth Jansenn, offers readers recipes to make their own natural shampoo.
    Cover Courtesy Storey Publishing
  • Soaproot had long been used by Native American tribes when making soap.
    Photo By Picture Partners

Acclaimed hair designer and educator Mary Beth Janssen aims to help readers achieve harmony in both mind and body with Naturally Healthy Hair (Storey Publishing, 1999). Jansenn has long been a voice for the integration of health and beauty, and many of her recipes call for the uses of organic ingredients and forgotten knowledge. This Soapwort Shampoo Recipe, excerpted from Chapter 6, is an easy way to make your own natural shampoo.

You can purchase this book from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS store: Naturally Healthy Hair.

Soapwort Shampoo Recipe

This is an excellent all-purpose shampoo for all types of scalp and hair. It does not have tremendous lather, but it cleanses very well and has no chemicals whatsoever. Many Native American tribes used the root of soapwort to wash their hair. You may choose to infuse a couple of tablespoons (30 ml) of your favorite herbs along with the soapwort, if desired as you make your own natural shampoo.

Makes 10-12 ounces (295-354 ml)



Ingredients:

1 ounce (30 g) soapwort root
12 ounces (354 ml) of purified water
1 teaspoon (5 ml) base oil of your choice
15–60  drops essential oils of your choice, as conditions require

Anabell Jones
12/7/2013 6:18:58 AM

m­y c­l­a­s­s­m­a­t­­e's s­t­e­p-m­o­t­h­­e­r m­a­k­e­s $7­7 e­v­e­r­y h­o­u­r o­n t­h­e c­o­m­p­u­t­e­r­. S­h­e h­a­s b­e­e­n w­i­t­h­o­u­t w­ovr­k f­o­r 5 m­o­n­t­h­s b­u­t l­a­s­t m­o­n­t­h h­e­r i­n­c­o­m­e w­a­s $­1­5­0­8­8 j­u­s­t w­o­r­k­i­n­g o­n t­h­e c­o­m­p­u­t­e­r f­o­r a f­e­w h­o­u­r­s. R­e­a­d m­o­r­e o­n t­h­i­s w­e­b s­i­t­e ..... WWW.BAR17.COM




Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

50 Years of Money-Saving Tips!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS for 50 years and counting, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).


Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters


click me