How to Make Your Own Coconut Shampoo

By Aniela M / August 19, 2016

Commercials shampoos are laden with ingredients we can barely pronounce, let alone know what they even are. On top of that, they actually ruin our hair due to harsh chemicals and alcohols. Many people have since switched to the no poo method (no shampoo). This can mean everything and anything between just washing your hair with ACV or using a natural shampoo recipe, like this one! This coconut shampoo recipe is super easy to make, the ingredients are readily available, and it's oh-so-good for your hair! No chemicals, no harsh cleansers, and no alcohol – just honest to goodness ingredients that your hair will just soak up. This recipe made my hair feel incredibly soft, shiny, and manageable. So here's how to make your own coconut shampoo.

How to Make Your Own Coconut Shampoo

You'll Need:

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup unscented castille soap
  • 2 tsp vegetable glycerin
  • 1 tsp jojoba oil
  • 15-20 drops essential oil of your choice

The Drill:

In a mason jar or clean, empty shampoo bottle, mix all ingredients except for the essential oils. Then, add 15 to 20 drops of your favorite essential oil and stir gently. Mix with a wooden spoon or shake the shampoo bottle. Now you're ready to use your coconut shampoo!

Below are some essential oil combinations that you can use for different types of hair problems.

Dry Hair:

  • 6 drops lavender
  • 6 drops geranium
  • 6 drops rosemary

Oily Hair:

  • 5 drops rosemary
  • 5 drops basil
  • 5 drops peppermint
  • 5 drops cypress

Dry Scalp:

  • 5 drops rosemary
  • 5 drops clary sage
  • 5 drops tea tree
  • 5 drops lemon lavender

For Shine:

  • 10 drops rosemary
  • 10 drops chamomille

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