How to Make Your Own Solid Shampoo
Shampoo bars are gaining more and more in popularity, as they are easy to make using natural ingredients. This feature gives them properties that enhance your hair’s beauty and health. Since they don’t require plastic containers to be stored, they are also environmentally-friendly.
5-Minute Crafts teaches you how to make your own shampoo bar at home so you can try it out. This simple, basic recipe is moisturizing, antioxidant, and gives your hair softness and volume.
- 1 lb (½ kg) of glycerin base (the kind used to make soap)
- 0.5 oz (15 g) of beeswax
- 7 oz (200 g) of coconut oil
- 15 drops of the essential oil of your choice
- Soap colorant of your choice
- 1 soap mold
1. Cut the glycerin into cubes and place them in a microwave-safe bowl.
2. Melt the glycerin by removing the bowl every 30 seconds and stirring with a wooden spoon until the product has reached a liquid state (you can also do this step using a double boiler). It is important that the glycerin does not boil, as this will damage its important properties.
3. Meanwhile, heat the coconut oil to make it more manageable. Add it to the melted glycerin and stir until fully mixed.
4. Add a few drops of the colorant of your choice and mix well until the preparation is uniform. Remember that the more drops you add, the more intense the color will be.
5. Melt the beeswax in the microwave (like you did with the glycerin) and add it to the previous preparation, mixing very well to integrate it.
6. Finally, pour in the essential oil of your choice. It can be rosehip, lavender, jasmine, or whatever you have at home.
7. Pour the preparation into the soap mold. Let it stand until it has cooled completely and is solid.
8. Remove it from the mold, cut it into slices, and place it in a soap dish. You can store the rest wrapped in paper or in a cardboard box.
How to use shampoo bars
1. Rub the shampoo bar between your hands or directly on your head to create a lather, as if it were an ordinary bar of soap.
2. Massage the lather into your scalp and hair. Then rinse.
3. Once you have finished using the shampoo, leave it in the soap dish, away from water. It should be able to dry for the next use.
4. Dry and style your clean hair as you always do.