We know Soapberries are the bomb when it comes to washing our clothes but that is not where the talent of the soapberry ends! They have a variety of uses around the home and make an equally awesome shampoo.
First you will need to make the mother broth (aka Soapberry liquid, see our recipe page) - all roads lead to this awesome anti bacterial, anti fungal and hypo allergenic liquid gold.
- Strain your mother broth liquid
- Add 1-2 tsp of guar gum per 500ml to thicken. The viscosity of the liquid is a personal choice, so experiment with what works best. (2 tsp per 500ml is a viscosity similar to that of conventional shampoo)
- If you have a hand-held blender, mix the guar gum through the liquid to remove all the lumps and get a smooth consistency.
- Lavender and tea tree oil make a great fresh smelling scent, and work well for dandruff and oily scalps. Add your desired amount to the thickened mixture.
- If you do not have guar gum, you can use cornflour or agar agar. Both are available from health food stores.
- The mixture will be frothy and full of tiny bubbles to begin with, but when left to stand, the bubbles will disappear.
- Be sure not to get the mixture in eyes when using.
For more awesome soapberry applications, visit our recipes page.