What you’ll need for this homemade shampoo include:
- Coconut milk: Depending on your hair type, homemade coconut milk may be better for you because homemade coconut milk worked great.
- Liquid Castile Soap (like Dr. Bronners)
- Essential Oils of choice (peppermint, lavender, rosemary, and orange or combinations of those)
- ¼ cup coconut milk (preferably homemade or canned)
- 1/4 cup Liquid Castile Soap
- 20 drops of Essential Oils of choice
- Add ½ tsp olive or almond oil (optional for dry hair:)
How to Make The Homemade Shampoo
- Combine all ingredients in an old shampoo bottle or jar. Pump soap dispensers and even foaming dispensers work well for this, and if you use a foaming dispenser, add 1/4 cup of distilled water.
- Shake well to mix, and keep in the shower for up to a month.
- Use about a teaspoon every time you shampoo, and shake before each use.
If you use a foaming dispenser, it also makes a great shaving cream. All you need to do is to dilute with 1/4 cup distilled water.
This shampoo is not intended for regular daily use, as it can potentially be drying to hair and scalp. We recommend using it as a clarifying shampoo, as it’s perfect for those times when you got a little carried away with hair products and need to remove some buildup.
So, when you’re first switching over to homemade shampoos, you may need to remove some of the buildup commercial shampoos can leave behind.
Safe For All Hair Types
This shampoo is completely safe for all hair types, unlike most commercial shampoo and will not strip your hair of its natural oils.
Be sure to question the safety of commercial shampoos, along with any other products you buy, and always recognize the ingredients of the products you use.
Another wonderful and cost-effective option is to make your own shampoo bars for your hair (like bar soap).