Homemade Coconut Shampoo

Homemade coconut shampoo is a great a way to restore your hair’s moisture. Making your own shampoo is a natural, affordable way to take great care of your hair. It’s fun, organic and you can customize it to suit your own hair type. This is also a great way to avoid commercial shampoos with sulfite, if you have an allergy or just feel as though most hair products are full of too many chemicals.

 

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Things to keep in mind when making your own shampoo:

– The one ingredient you’ll definitely need for most recipes is Castile soap– priced at about $6 for 8oz.

– Homemade shampoo doesn’t lather up like store bought shampoo.

– Experiment until you find a shampoo that suits your hair type!

 

Homemade Coconut Shampoo

Mix together the following

1/2 cup hot water

1/4 cut unsprayed rose petals

1 tbs organic coconut oil

3 tbs Castile soap

1 tbs rosewater

3 drops rose otto essential oil

Steep the rose petals in water, strain and then mix the remaining ingredients. Sourced from Blurt it.

Other great homemade shampoos to consider:

Olive Oil Shampoo – great for making your hair have that glossy shine!

60z Castile soap

1 1/2 tsp olive oil

Tea Tree Oil Shampoo – great for dry scalps and dandruff!

6oz Castile Soap

5 drops tea tree oil

1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil

If your looking for more fun shampoo recipes, here is a list of herbs and oils that are best suited for certain types of hair:

Dry Hair – Lavender flowers, sandalwood oil, cedarwood oil

Oily Hair - Sage, lemongrass, peppermint, lemon oil

Normal Hair - Redclover, Rosemary, lavender oil

If you don’t have time to shower before you run out of the house but your hair looks oil, apply cornstarch to your scalp, wait a few minutes and comb it out. It’s a great, natural dry shampoo remedy.

If you’re looking for some volume that your shampoo isn’t providing, take 3/4 cup of any beer, boil it, cool it and mix it with your shampoo. You’ll appreciate the results!

Making homemade shampoos is fun, affordable and natural. Experiment with different types and see what suits you. Also consider making your favorites as holiday or birthday gifts.

6 thoughts on “Homemade Coconut Shampoo”

    1. I found an organic coconut shampoo at the Meijer store, Michigan based store, called Organix. You might be able to find it online. I want to make my own but none seem simple enough for me.

  1. I don’t have to o looking for a coconut since it’s been already there in our backyard and the only thing which I am being left to do is to grit the coconut so that it will be readily applied on my scalp. It’s effective and feels like conditioning your scalp.
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