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Homemade Shampoo

Several years ago, I started getting interested in making some of our cleaning products as well as laundry detergent. I know we have save a lot of money by doing this. Lately, I have been interested in making personal care products, as well. I’m going to show you how to make homemade shampoo that is effective and takes pennies to make!

So, a back story to my journey into using more natural products starts several years ago. I realized that most conventional products are laden with toxins and irritating chemicals. I decided to make it a goal to replace as many cleaning and laundry products as possible with homemade varieties. We’ve been using the laundry detergent for years now. It is highly effective and costs hardly any money to make! I also replaced dryer sheets with dryer balls. I ventured into making things like toothpaste and deodorant, as well as lotions. However, I never tried to make shampoo.

bottle of castile soap

A few weeks ago I noticed my “all natural” shampoo was getting low and decided it was time to start making my own! Turns out, you only need 2 ingredients! (Not counting essential oils if you choose to use them).

I keep a large bottle of Castille soap for making hand soap and dish soap, but, never considered making shampoo with it.

Why would you want to make homemade shampoo?

Store bought conventional shampoos contain a plethora of ingredients. Most of which I can not pronounce. There are ingredients that have been proven to be hormone disruptors in some brands! YIKES! That should be enough to make you want to make your own! It was for me!

Making any product at home allows you to know exactly what is in the product. No unpronounceable ingredients in homemade shampoo!

castile soap and soap dispensor

How effective is homemade shampoo?

Castille soap is a highly effective cleanser. When mixed with sweet orange essential oil, it is great at controlling oil.

orange essential oil

How to make homemade shampoo

Brace yourself, this will take one sentence, ha ha! Mix 1/2 cup liquid castille soap, this is the one I use: https://amzn.to/3Ef0JqW with 1/2 cup of water. DO NOT SHAKE! Gently stir with a wooden spoon and pour into your choice of dispenser. I use these: https://amzn.to/3K99Ey4 they are foaming dispensers. I choose to add 15-20 drops of sweet orange essential oil. That’s it! Use a small amount of shampoo. It suds up nicely. Finish with an apple cider vinegar rinse and you are all set!

I hope you will give this shampoo a try!

See you soon!

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  1. Hi Mary,
    I’m enjoying your bread so much. I have a question for you
    : Can I use butter instead of olive oil?
    Can I put Agave in there for a little sweetener?
    If anyone else asks these questions I’m sorry that I’m asking it again but I didn’t notice.
    Last night I put my sourdough starter out, It did rise, but when I got to it, it dropped. Can I still use that sourdough or do I need to make a new batch?
    2 months ago a friend gave me a sourdough starter. I have been enjoying making my natural yeast to put in my bread, also I want to learn how to make pizza, so many more with the sourdough. Thank you
    P.S. I just purchased Nutrimill Artiste mixer. Please let me know what speed you are using at different stages of mixing the dough and this would be through all your other classes too. It
    will truly help me to understand my mixer.
    Enjoy your day!

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