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Soapberry shampoo - is there anything this berry can't do?!

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.

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