Would you like to try making your own shampoo? This recipe combines the grease-cutting properties of Castile soap with the moisturizing properties of coconut milk. We also added a little honey, jojoba oil, and vitamin E oil to nourish and strengthen your hair. And, of course, the essential oils you add will increase the benefits this shampoo gives your hair.
Some great essential oil combinations include the following:
- 8 drops each of lemon, lavender, melaleuca, and rosemary essential oils (great oils for dandruff)
- 12 drops clary sage, 8 drops lavender, and 8 drops orange essential oil (great oils for fragile hair)
- 8 drops each of rosemary, peppermint, cedarwood, and lavender essential oils (great oils for hair loss)
- 10 drops peppermint and 15 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops peppermint and 15 drops orange essential oil
- 10 drops lavender, 15 drops lemongrass, and 8 drops lemon essential oil
[recipe title=”Moisturizing Shampoo with Essential Oils” servings=”Yield = 8 oz.” time=”10 minutes active” difficulty=”Easy”]
- 1/2 cup Castile Soap
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- 1/2 Tbsp. Jojoba Oil or Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 1 Tbsp. Vitamin E Oil
- 20–30 drops essential oil(s) of choice
- 8 oz. Bottle with Pump Top
- Add all ingredients to a bowl, and whisk until well combined. An immersion blender, BlenderBottle®, or regular blender may help with this step.
- Transfer shampoo to bottle.
- To use, shake to combine; then take a small amount (about 1 tsp.), and rub it into the scalp and down the hair follicles. Make sure to rinse well.
Note: If you find this shampoo leaves your hair a little greasy, you may want to mix together 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of water to use as a rinse after shampooing your hair.