How To - Soapnut and Soaproot Hair & Scalp Cleansers


Tina Rasmussen, CPH said…
Your soaproot and soapnut research is fascinating Lise! I do wish I had more time to try and do the same.

I must say I love a shampoo that lathers and I wash my hair every day as my hair is very fine and I look like a troll when I wake up in the morning :-o Also, I am so used to the "clean" feeling that I just feel really dirty and yucky if I dont wash my hair.

I am guessing you are using the cleaner "neat" to test it, just with a preservative? Maybe the next version will have some interesting additives?

MarĂ­a said…
I also love shampoo and I have to admit I'm addicted to solid shampoo, which I make with 1 part detergent and 1 part clay (and other little things...).
However, I think that you decoction may work also like a dream as a face cleanser. Don't you think?
Mona said…
Hi, i would advise u to try another thing with soapnuts. Roast them on a candle flame and drop them into water. Boil just once and then squeeze out all the saponin.add more warm water enough to wash hair thoroughly. rinse off with cold water to get the best results.
i usually let them roast a little longer, to save cooking for a long time. they get almost burnt up and work great.
LisaLise said…
Hi Tina- yes, I am using the deconcoction neat with a preservative. I do have plans of adding scent at one point, but want to test the ingredient 'solo' thoroughly first. :)
LisaLise said…
Hi Maria - I live your solid shampoo idea-- This is one product I have never made and would live to try-- another one for the to-do list!

As for using as a face cleanser, scroll back a few posts to read my experiences on that! :)
LisaLise said…
Hi Mona - this is great input! Are you roasting whole soapnuts? I get them in bags where some are whole and some are broken, so I'm curious about which you are using