The therapeutic shampoo bar below must be one of the best homemade shampoo recipes I’ve ever used. It has a delightful aroma that lasts all day long, and it really does revive flat, dull and thinning hair.
- This cold process shampoo bar is a fantastic soap that’s suitable for all the family including anyone who may be suffering from an itchy or flaky scalp.
- It’s full of essential oils aimed to stimulate the memory and lift tension, along with nourishing the scalp and adding a lovely shine to your hair.
- It’s also a great bar to take with you when travelling, especially if you intend to fly.
- You can cut the amount you may need from one of the bars and pop it in with your hand luggage without the worry of carrying liquids.
- 25 1/2 oz (722g) Olive Oil
- 3 1/2 oz (71g) Sweet Almond Oil
- 2 oz (60g) Beeswax
- 2 oz (55g) Creamed Coconut
- 4 oz (110g) Soapmaking Lye
- 9 1/2 oz (265g) Distilled Water
- 2 Chamomile Teabags
- 4 teaspoons (20ml) Bergamot Essential Oil
- 2 teaspoons (10ml) Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 teaspoon (5ml) Geranium Essential Oil
- 1 teaspoon (5ml) Rosemary Essential Oil
Watch How To Make Basic Cold Process Soap
Before you make this soap, take a few minutes to watch the video below for the basic method. For more detailed information see how to make cold process soap at home.
Use The Cold Process Soap Making Method plus the following recipe specific steps:
- In Step 1 – Put the chamomile teabags into a bowl Boil the mineral water and pour it over them. Once cooled, strain, and reserve the infusion. Substitute the water for the infusion in the cold process method step 3.
- In Step 3 – Melt the creamed coconut with the oils and wax this will need to be stirred continuously to avoid the coconut from sticking to the bottom of the pan whilst heating.
- In Step 4 – Combine oils and lye when both temperatures equally reach 130 F (55 C)
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Annemarie’s Shampoo Bar
Hi! Thanks for sharing your homemade shampoo recipe!
My daughter and I just plopped our first batch into our molds. When I added our crazy blend of essential oils, the batter came to a very thick trace quickly. It’s now getting all gooey and gelly! It was a surprise to see it reach gel phase so quickly.
Very excited to watch it develop into fabulous shampoo!
We forgot to check our essential oil supplies before we started. The original blend was a spicy citrus of lime, orange, cinnamon, and patchouli. When we ran out of lime, we added lemongrass and basil. Then when we ran out of wild orange, we added grapefruit. We barely had enough cinnamon and earth and wood (from Eden’s Garden) to finish the blend. We ended up with a crazy citrus explosion that we will never be able to recreate.
We ran out of sweet almond oil, so I had to supplement with 2 ounces of avocado oil. I definitely blended it too long. The trace was already pretty thick when I added the essential oils. Then it really thickened! We plopped the batter in the molds, and they began to gel immediately.
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