Shampoo

Baking Soda Cleanse & Rinse (clean off chemical residues from other products)

Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with 3 cups water (this will make enough for several washings). Store in a plastic or glass container. Use to wash out old products

After this rinse with 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar (or regular white vinegar for a lighter smell).

Shake and apply to your scalp, scrubbing it in. After you’ve scrubbed your scalp with the baking soda, use 1 Tablespoon of vinegar mixed with 1 cup of water for a lighter mixture.

Tip: It might take two weeks or more for your hair to “settle in” to being washed with baking soda and vinegar. The reason is because right now, your commercial shampoo (and daily washing) strips your scalp of natural oils. When you go natural, your hair might feel greasy or thick as your body adjusts. Stick it out! It’s also best not to wash your hair every day, whether you’re using natural shampoo or not. Washing every other day will help keep your hair and scalp healthy.

Shampoo Recipes with castile soap

Shampoo with castile soap

  • 1/4 cup water (can substitute the water for coconut milk).
  • 1/4 cup liquid castile soap
  • 1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil (for dry hair, OPTIONAL).
  • 10-15 drops of essential oils

1. Mix together all the ingredients in a storage container. You can use an old shampoo bottle, foaming soap dispenser, or a mason jar.

2. After getting hair wet, apply a quarter-size amount to the hair and lather in. This shampoo is thinner than the typical shampoo, but it does lather up a ton! After shampooing follow with all-natural conditioner.

3. This shampoo will last for a month when stored in an airtight container.

Basic Shampoo Recipe

  • 7 tbsps castile liquid soap
  • 6 teaspoons coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil

1. Mix together all the ingredients in a storage container. You can use an old shampoo bottle, foaming soap dispenser, or a mason jar.
2. After getting hair wet, apply a quarter-size amount to the hair and lather in.
3. This shampoo will last for a month when stored in an airtight container.

Use apple cider vinegar diluted for after rinse if hair is greasy. Add fenugreek powder for detangling

Honey Shampoo

  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup castile soap
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 10 drops vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 5 drops essential oil (lavender, rosemary or geranium)

1. Mix the coconut milk and castile soap together in a small bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, stir together the olive oil and honey. Make sure it is well combined.
3. Add the oil and honey to the coconut milk and castile soap. Stir well.
4. Drop-in vitamin E oil and essential oils. Stir well.
5. This shampoo will last for a month when stored in an airtight container.

Use apple cider vinegar diluted for after rinse if hair is greasy