DIY Beauty: 3 Homemade Shampoo Recipes

natural shampoo

We’ve already talked about making your own conditioner and dry shampoo, so I thought it would be nice to share with you some recipes to make a regular natural shampoo too. Enjoy!

1. Basic Shampoo

– 1/4 cup of grated Castile Soap
– 1/4 cup of hot water
– 2 tablespoons of glycerin
– 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil

Dissolve the grated soap in hot water. Add olive oil and stir. Now, add glycerin to the mixture. Shampoo.

2. Moisturizing Shampoo (good for damaged hair)

– 1/4 cup of liquid Castile soap
– 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel
– 1/4 teaspoon of vegetable oil
– 1 teaspoon of glycerin

Mix all the ingredients together. Apply to wet hair and wait a few minutes. Rinse off with cool water. Remember to shake the shampoo before every use. Also, store it at room temperature in an airtight container.

3. Chamomile Shampoo

– 4 bags of chamomile tea
– 1 1/2 tablespoons glycerin
– 4 tablespoons of grated soap
– 1 1/2 cups of water

Steep the tea bags in the water for about ten minutes. Add the grated soap. Now add glycerin and stir well. Store the mixture in a cool and dark place.

Have you got any other recipes to make your own shampoos? Share them in the comments!

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  1. beautifulwithbrains says

    prettybeautiful: you’re welcome. If aloe vera alone works for you there’s no reason not to use just that. But I prefer to use it with those other ingredients because the Castile soap cleans scalp well while the glycerin, like aloe, conditions hair. I heard that rubbing aloe vera gel 15 minutes prior to washing hair is a good anti-dandruff treatment though. I haven’t tried that yet but I will soon, my hair needs it!

    Tavia: you should try, it’s very moisturing! Let me know how it goes if you do :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Courtney, aww thank you. I’m glad you like my blog and find it informative and I hope to see you around often. :)

  2. Fahmida says

    I have used aloe vera conditioner and it works. I want to use shampoo as well. I think moisturizing shampoo would be suitable for me. Is there any alternative of Castile soap? It is not available here.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Fahmida, it’s a shame Castile soap is not available where you live. I don’t know another ingredients with exactly the same benefits but I guess you could substitute with any gentle shampoo. Hope this helps.

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