Grate one-half cup of castile soap with a cheese grater. Pour the grated soap into a microwave-safe bowl.
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- 1/2 cup castile soap
- Cheese grater
- Microwave-safe bowl
- Microwave oven
- 1/2 cup distilled water
- 1 tbsp. organic vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp. vegetable glycerin oil
- 1/2 cup finely chopped herbs
- Empty shampoo bottle or airtight container
Melt the castile soap in the microwave oven on high heat for 30 seconds. Stir the soap and continue to heat it on high for 15-second increments until it is completely melted.
Allow the castile soap to cool slightly and add one-half cup distilled water, 1 tbsp. organic vegetable oil and 1 tbsp. vegetable glycerin oil.
Stir the ingredients until they are well-incorporated. Add one-half cup finely chopped herbs, including lavender, lemon grass, orange peel or patchouli.
Stir the homemade shampoo and store in a clean, empty shampoo bottle or airtight container.
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