5 Best DIY Recipes on How to Make Natural Shampoo

I came across the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) trend when writing my essays and the subject captivated me. People prefer to make all sorts of things at home instead of buying them. And in many cases, making your own products is more expensive than buying them such as DIY shampoo.  So why are so many people choosing to spend more to make the items themselves?

The simple answer is that these people care about their health and want to live a greener and healthier lifestyle. For example, more and more people are making their own shampoos. It has been demonstrated that shampoos you purchase from the supermarket or even from reputable cosmetics companies contain dozens of harmful substances.

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To avoid these, let’s take a look at the 5 best recipes of homemade natural shampoo (they’re easy to make!).

Natural Shampoo Recipe

You need just 3 ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of coconut milk
  • ¼ cup of liquid organic Castile soap
  • and essential oils of your choice

You can use any essential oils you want (lavender, rosemary, peppermint, orange, etc.). Wellness Mama homemade shampoo

The process is as follows:
1. Find an old shampoo bottle, rinse it until it is clean of all residues, and then pour all the ingredients into it. Optionally, you can add half a teaspoon of olive oil if you have dryer hair.
2. Shake well. You can now start using your natural DIY shampoo. You should use around a teaspoon every time. The mix can be kept for up to a month, but don’t forget to shake the container thoroughly before each use.

The DIY Shampoo Bar


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To make your own shampoo bar, you just need a couple easy to obtain ingredients:

  • 1 pound of natural organic Castile bar soap
  • 1 tbsp. of jojoba oil
  • 1 tbsp. of avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp. of kaolin clay
  • 2 teaspoons of essential oil
  • ½ cup of gluten-free strong pale beer

The process is relatively easy and shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes:

1. Grate the soap and then add it to a crock pot set to low.
2. Add 2 tbsp. of strong pale beer and stir until everything is fully melted.
3. Pour the remaining strong pale beer into a bowl and then add the clay. Stir until the clay is dissolved.
4. Pour the clay mixture into the crock pot containing the molten soap and then add the jojoba oil, avocado oil and essential oil.
5. Stir well and then transfer the mix to any mold of your choosing.
6. Wait until the shampoo hardens. It can take up to 3 days.
7. Slice the shampoo bar into smaller pieces and use as necessary.


DIY Shampoo for Oily Hair

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This homemade shampoo recipe is very easy to make and will take minutes to complete. And you avoid all the dangerous chemicals present in off-the-shelf products. You know that you wouldn’t polluting your body with toxins and you know that your will be on the road to living a healthy lifestyle and going green.

You basically need:

  • 30 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 20 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 20 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 50 drops of melaleuca essential oil
  • 1 cup of organic Castile soap
  • 2 cups of filtered water

And to make the shampoo, all you have to do is pour all the ingredients into a recipient (any bottle with a squirt cap will work) and then shake thoroughly.

Homemade Organic Dry Shampoo

This recipe is very easy to follow and will give you a nice dry shampoo (if you are a fan of this type of shampoo).

Here is what you need:

  • ½ cup of arrowroot powder (you can alternatively use organic cornstarch)
  • 10 drops of any organic essential oil you like (as a tip, lavender works great)

Any make-up brush that you can use to apply the shampoo.


The process of making the shampoo is simple:

1. Add the essential oil to the arrowroot powder and then mix with a spoon.
2. Put the mix in a powder container or even in a small jar.
3. Apply the shampoo to the roots of your hair using a make-up brush. You can alternatively use a comb and comb the shampoo through your hair.

Kid-safe Shampoo

The last recipe is for a shampoo that is safe to use on children’s hair.

Here is what you need:

  • Around 10 drops of melaleuca essential oil
  • A quarter cup of organic Castile soap
  • Around 8 drops of lemon essential oil
  • Half a cup of filtered water

All you have to do to obtain the kid-safe shampoo is pour all the ingredients in a bottle that has a squirt-lid and then give it a good shake. Remember to shake every time you use it.

In Conclusion

By making your own organic shampoo, you avoid the most dangerous substances in modern cosmetics:

  • Ethanolamines
  • Parabens
  • Oxybenzone
  • Octinoxate


Also, fragrances used in shampoos are usually harmful for the human skin according to a paper written by Writersdepartment. Remember to stay away from substances like sodium laureth sulfate and sodium lauryl sulfate. By making your own shampoo, you can get the desired effects without harming the planet by dumping countless chemical substances into the water.

While your trying some organic homemade shampoo check out some hair care tricks for moisturizing and growing hair.


If you have any homemade shampoo that you would like to share leave them in the comment section below!

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Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I believe in living green, organically, and natural in every aspect of our lives. My mission is to help educate you on how to live green, help save our environment and to help you and your family live a happier, healthier life!

2 thoughts on “5 Best Recipes How to Make Natural Shampoo”

  1. I’ve been using an organic shampoo that I purchase online, but I tried the coconut milk/castile soap combination given here and it works really well and is much less expensive. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Nancy,
      Gee I am so glad you tried the coconut shampoo and that your were pleased with it. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day!

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