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Moisturizing Shampoo with Essential Oils


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


Moisturizing Shampoo with Essential Oils

  • Servings: Yield = 8 oz.
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl, and whisk until well combined. An immersion blender, BlenderBottle®, or regular blender may help with this step.
  2. Transfer shampoo to bottle.
  3. 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.

6 thoughts on “Moisturizing Shampoo with Essential Oils

  1. Hi, do you use the coconut milk in a can or a particular kind?


  2. Doesn’t coconut milk need refrigerated?


    • If you use the shampoo up pretty fast, it should stay good for a little while because it is mixed with the other ingredients. If you use it up more slowly, keep it in the fridge. If it really takes you a long time to go through it, you can even put it in an ice cube tray and freeze it, then pull out a cube as needed.


  3. Can’t wait to try this! Do you store it in the fridge or is it safe to keep out for a certain period of time?


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