Super Easy Natural Homemade Shampoo

Posted on May 31, 2013
Natural Homemade Shampoo

Natural homemade shampoo in a glass jar small enough to travel with.


I’m easing into this Chemical Free Living slowly because I know myself better than to jump in and try to change everything at once. That would be setting myself up for failure. Our shampoo was almost gone so I looked up some recipes for natural shampoo. This recipe was so incredibly easy I couldn’t believe it! I didn’t even do any of the optional things she suggests in her recipe, so all I did was:

Mix 1/3 cup of Liquid Castille Soap and 1/4 cup of Canned Coconut Milk together.

It is a lot runnier than store-bought shampoos, but it still lathers up quite a bit and spreads fairly well. I have pretty long hair with medium thickness and was able to spread it throughout all my hair just by dipping my fingertips in it. I used Tea Tree Bastille soap so I absolutely LOVE the smell of this homemade shampoo.

Since she says to only keep it for about a month (my boyfriend who is a food science major said the coconut milk should be refrigerated since it has fat in it), and the recipe doesn’t make a lot of it, I just mix it in a travel shampoo case. That way I’m also ready to take it on vacation anytime instead of using the hotel shampoo. We probably don’t even want to know what kind of nasty ingredients they use in those.

This shampoo is great for nights you’re going to style your hair. It gives it a waxy feeling that makes it easier to style.

Overall, I gave this recipe a 9 out of 10 on my Pins I’ve Actually Done Board on Pinterest. Follow me on Pinterest!

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