Natural Soapwort Shampoo recipe - great for sensitive skin!
Why use soapwort shampoo?
In traditional medicine, soapwort roots are used to treat certain skin diseases. The leaves are rich in natural surfactants which form a natural lather that is ideal for cleansing the skin. Soapwort extracts are also used in cleansers, make-up remover, and shampoos.
Soapwort Shampoo Recipe 1
(Lemon verbena is used for citrus fragrance and/or catnip is thought promote healthy growth)
Soapwort Shampoo Recipe 2
Soapwort root can help relieve itching and dermatitis. Use 3 to 4 tablespoonfuls to clean hair and scalp without a lather.
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Did You Know?
Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) is a vespertine flower, and a common perennial plant from the carnation family (Caryophyllaceae). Other common names are Bouncing Bet and Sweet William.
The Latin name is derived from the toxic substance saponin, contained in the roots. It starts producing a lather when in contact with water. The epithet 'officinalis indicates its medicinal functions.
Soapwort has been used in the past as a soap substitute and to produce a head on beer. Textile restorers use Saponaria which has been boiled in lime-free water to clean and revitalize old, fragile fabrics, and it may also be used as a gentle wash for damaged hair and sensitive skin. Soapwort is still cultivated for washing woolens in the Middle East. In the Swiss Alps, sheep used to be washed with it before they were shorn
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