Shampoo RecipesLooking to ditch the shop bought, chemical powered stuff? You've come to the right place! Whether you prefer bar or liquid shampoo, I've go you covered.
Why make your own shampoo?
Did you know most shop bought shampoos are basically just dish washing detergent? Ugh.
How to Make Soap
Natural shampoo is basically soap, so you’ll need to learn how to make it! Don’t worry, it’s not hard 😉
Want to make liquid shampoo?
Liquid shampoo is made a bit differently than bar shampoo, so you’ll need to learn how to make a soap paste than you can dilute down to shampoo.
I’m so excited to share this with you; it’s something I’ve been working on for almost a year! This particular recipe has been in testing and tweaking since July. I’ve had a lot of requests for a surfactant-powered shampoo bar (as opposed to a...read more
Prepare to feel like you’re sudsing up in a lagoon in Neverland with the mermaids; these seriously beautiful Mermaid Silk Shampoo Bars are just the sort of thing I imagine mermaids would use (do mermaids wash their hair? A question for another day, perhaps.)....read more
These pretty, citrussy Coconut Aloe Shampoo Bars are utterly lovely—between the fresh, summery colours and the bright, citrussy scent I’m quite smitten. It occurred to me a few weeks ago that it’d been ages since I’d made a straight-up shampoo bar. I...read more
I am so excited about this wonderful Silk & Cedar liquid shampoo. It’s loaded with all kinds of goodies for your hair, and once you’ve got your liquid soap paste softened, it comes to together in just a few moments. If you prefer liquid shampoo over...read more
This request came to me from Kylee, who uses a similar one by Avalon Organics for her dreads. She says “this shampoo has the ability to clarify, which is what I need, and the aloe and citrus work wonders on cleaning/tightening dreads.” The ingredient list...read more
I seem to have a thing for turning my favourite beverages into soaps. Café Latté, Gin and Tonic, and now a Chai Latté. This wonderful, rich soap is scented with ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and vanilla. I blended kaolin clay with milk powder, ground cloves,...read more
A couple months ago my friend Tanvi got in touch. She’d been reading my blog and wanted to get in on natural hair care, and she wanted my help. She says her hair is dry and brittle, and she wants to get away from commercially made hair products. So, we worked...read more
When I first started making soap, this was one of the first bars I tried. I saw a similar bar at a farmer’s market in Manitoba and thought it was a pretty cool idea, and I set out to do it myself as soon as I got home. Those original bars are long gone, but...read more
Sadly, I don’t get out to the ocean all that often. It is, in my defense, nearly 1000km to the nearest one, and that would make for a very long bike ride, so I feel like I’m not exactly slacking in the ocean department. Anyhow, this shampoo smells like the...read more
I’m not a big fan of having my shower crowded with two dozen bottles. I’ve had friends with roommates that had so many shower products there was barely room to stand in the shower! Their showers were crowded with a different shampoo and conditioner for...read more
If you’re going to wake up and smell the coffee, you might as well go all out and incorporate the coffee into every aspect of your morning. I know you’ve got the drinkable coffee bit handled (and if you don’t I’m afraid I can’t be of much...read more
This is the second batch of soap I ever made, and it’s become one of my favourites over time. The long curing time is definitely beneficial because I used shea butter as my hard oil (and as far as hard oils go, it’s not very hard). I also used avocado oil,...read more
I’ve been making my own shampoo bars for about a year, and I love them. There’s really very little difference between a shampoo bar and a bar of plain ‘ol cold processed soap. Shampoo bars tend to be a bit more gentle and more lathery. That’s...read more
I’ve written before about my super easy, all natural dry shampoo recipe. It’s pretty great. It has two ingredients, and that alone is amazing, before you consider that it works. However, it has been brought to my attention that it’s not ideal for...read more
This is the easiest way possible to make your hair look clean when it isn’t. It’s also cheap. And smells like chocolate. What more could you want? This is best for brunettes and dirty blondes. Just mix equal parts cornstarch and cocoa powder. Apply it to...read more