Easy DIY Shampoo Bars at Home

I used to think shampoo bars were not for me. Boy, was I wrong! It’s all about the ingredients! Read on to see how I made shampoo bars at home.



What you need:

Soap making kit

  • Made of eco-friendly materials, which are better for the environment
  • Ideal for small batches of soap
  • Get $4 off with the code $4offSMK (First 10 customers only!)


Melt & pour glycerin soap base

  • A natural emollient, draws moisture out of the air to benefit skin health
  • 100% vegetable-based, SLS and surfactant free formula
  • Rinses clean and leaves no soapy film behind
  • Cleanses without stripping or upsetting the delicate natural pH balance

Castor oil

  • Stimulates hair growth
  • A natural hair conditioner
  • Combats hair loss and reduces dandruff


Shea butter

  • Highly moisturizing
  • A natural hair conditioner
  • Contains vitamins A and E


Lavender essential oil

  • Promotes hair growth
  • Fortifies scalp
  • Has conditioning properties


Rosemary essential oil

  • Discourages hair loss
  • Nourishes the scalp and promotes hair growth
  • Increases hair thickness


Peppermint essential oil

  • Promotes hair growth
  • Discourages hair loss
  • Helps to strengthen hair roots


How to make:

1 - Fill a pot halfway with water and place on medium-high heat

2 - While the pot warms, cut 2 lbs of soap base into smaller pieces

3 - Place soap pieces into a heat-safe mixing bowl & add 2 teaspoons of Shea butter

4 - Place mixing bowl on top of the pot of water until melted

5 - Once melted, remove from the heat and add 4 teaspoons of Castor oil

6 - Next, add 25 drops of Lavender essential oil, 15 drops of Rosemary essential oil and 10 drops of Peppermint essential oil

7 - Stir well to combine. If you see clumps then it's not ready. If you don't see clumps then it IS ready.

8 - Pour soap mixture into soap mold

Optional (but recommended) Tip: Spray mold with alcohol to prevent air bubbles

9 - Allow to cool for 24 hours

10 - Once set, remove from mold and cut down to size

All done!

Watch My Video To See How I Use It

  • Saturate hair
  • Wet shampoo bar
  • Rub shampoo bar onto hair to create rich, foamy lather
  • Rinse and repeat as needed!
  • Need a conditioner to finish the job? Try this one out!
  • Allow shampoo bar to dry out between uses
  • This recipe made 12 good-sized bars

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