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 ocean side, but… nicer. Less rotting seaweed, more bright lemongrass with mellow, organic undertones of seaweedy goodness. It’s like going for a swim in the sea, minus the sticky ocean water.


Seaweed contains vitamins A & C, as well as lots of beneficial minerals. Seaweed is also a natural moisturizer, and it has great detoxing properties. It’s great for the skin and is said to help with dandruff. And, perhaps best of all, seaweed is said to help with hair growth, by encouraging thick, lustrous hair. Awesome!


Lemongrass & Seaweed Shampoo

35% olive oil (pomace) (USA / Canada)
25% refined coconut oil (USA / Canada)
15% lard
15% unrefined shea butter (USA / Canada)
10% castor oil (USA / Canada)

Per 500g (1.1lbs) oils:

Follow my standard soap making instructions, calculating for lye with a 6% superfat. I divided the batch into two parts after adding the essential oil and clay, and stir the seaweed into one half to get the layered effect.