How to Make Natural Shampoo [Easy Recipe]

natural homemade healthy coconut shampoo kid approved How to Make Natural Shampoo [Easy Recipe]Wellness Mama – by Katie

I’ve made natural alternatives to most of our household products and toiletry product, but shampoo was by far the toughest.

I tried the “no-poo” method, which has great results for some, but did not work on me at all (and I have some terrible Christmas pictures to prove it!). If you have coarse hair that isn’t naturally oily, this method may be great for you! I have baby-fine hair and it didn’t work for me.  

I also missed the foaming aspect of shampoo (I know… the “foam” in regular shampoo is made by chemicals and detergents…)

I tried plain liquid castille soap, which left a tangled mess, and I tried a bunch of homemade recipes that didn’t work well at all.

Finally, at the inspiration of a natural coconut milk (scented) shampoo that I love, I’ve finally found a recipe that I’m happy with and that doesn’t leave my hair tangled, oily or both.

It works on kids hair too (that’s a picture of my daughter’s newly washed hair) though it isn’t tear free, so watch the eyes!

It’s such an easy recipe that I can’t believe it took me this long to think of it…

Secret ingredient: Coconut Milk!

Natural Homemade Shampoo Recipe:

How to Make Natural Shampoo:

  1. Combine all ingredients in an old shampoo bottle or jar of some kind (pump soap dispensers and even foaming dispensers work well for this. If you use a foaming dispenser, add 1/4 cup of distilled water)
  2. Shake well to mix.
  3. Keep in shower for up to a month.
  4. Shake before each use.
  5. Use about a teaspoon every time you shampoo.
  6. If you use a foaming dispenser, it also makes a great shaving cream- just dilute with 1/4 cup distilled water!

4 thoughts on “How to Make Natural Shampoo [Easy Recipe]

  1. People may not be so quick to go out and use those store bought things like shampoo and conditioners if they justs took the time to read the ingreadients and understand what those ingredients are – most are realy nasty/gross stuff, yea check out those ingredients and what those ingredients are made from………. I like straight up, straight off the plant Aloe Vera, if you leave it soak in your hair and scalp overnight it will sudzs up when you rinse it out in the morning. Aloe Vera is good to have around for a lot of other things too. Good house plant to have.

  2. I make my own laundry detergent and its great. I do not use any scent products but essential oils will do if you desire scent.

    5 gallon bucket with lid (Lowes)

    1 bar of Fels-Naptha Soap (Walmart has it .99) works great for stains and cheap too. Grandma loved it. Use a cheese grater smallest end and grate it all in a pan.

    2. Add water to pan it doesnt matter how much because you are going to end up with 5 gallons. Cook on stove until soap is completely melted into the water.

    3. 1 cup of washing soda add to bucket. Walmart too but one box makes a lot of buckets.

    4. 1 cup of borax (you know that good 20 mule team stuff) pour in bucket
    Walmart also and again you get many buckets from one box.

    So cost is minimal the bucket can be used over and over I have two
    5. Add pan of soap to bucket and top with hot water until 2 inches from top. Still while adding the water with a long spoon. When done put on lid and store for 24 hours before use.

    If you want it to smell like the store bought kind add any essential oil you like and it will work very well. Add it last.

    Now the recipe says ten gallons but 5 is concentrated and you
    only need a little like a large scoop from cool aid or coffee. One will do it unless you have a very large load then 1 and 1/2.

    This soap is amazing and it takes care of stains well too. My neighbors come to me to make them some. I do it for cost of product only.
    Susan in fl

  3. i have a stock pile of cal-ben 5 star pure soap. I love it. its secret ingredient is coconut oil. For clothes washing Im a big fan of hydrogen peroxide. it gets smells out. keeps clothes soft and gets them very clean while maintaining color. I use it in mixed loads and never have a problem with running colors.

  4. Just experimented with Yucca soap/shampoo. Yuccas are very plentiful here in the high desert. You dig up a root (the rest of the plant has many uses also), peel it, pulverize it and, presto, soap/shampoo! Talk about “all natural” — not to mention FREE!

    Advanced Living Project

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