How to Make African Black Soap Shampoo - Clarifying Shampoo Recipe

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by Golden Rootz
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10 Minutes

I am here to show you how to make African black soap shampoo. There are different ways of making this soap out there; I am going to share with you the recipe that I like to use.

If you’re looking for a natural shampoo that you can make at home and that’s very beneficial to your hair, you have to give this a try!

African black soap shampoo is very clarifying, especially from the apple cider vinegar. Peppermint oil helps to promote growth, and tea tree oil is an anti-bacterial.

African black soap is antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial. So this is really beneficial for the scalp, and it also promotes hair growth.

Tools and materials:

  • 500ml bottle (17 fluid ounces)
  • 100g African black soap (3.5 ounces)
  • Knife
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Peppermint oil
  • Tea tree oil
  • Castor oil
  • Measuring beaker
  • Distilled water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Bottle for the shampoo
  • Funnel
How to make African black soap shampoo

1. Combine the ingredients

Chop up the African black soap into small pieces and place it in the mixing bowl.

Add 100ml (3.3 fluid ounces) of apple cider vinegar to the bowl and three tablespoons of castor oil. Castor oil is good for helping the mixture to bubble up and get that shampoo-like consistency.

Mix those ingredients and then add about five drops of tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is a good antiseptic and antibacterial, and that will help with anything to do with the scalp; it’s just a good cleanse for the hair.

Next, add one teaspoon of peppermint oil. Then measure out 200ml (6.75 fluid ounces) of distilled water and add it to your other ingredients.

African black soap shampoo DIY

2. Wait for the soap to dissolve

The next step is to wait for all the black soap to dissolve. As it dissolves, you will get to see more of the color. Mix the ingredients to help this process.

Pouring the homemade black soap shampoo

3. Pour into a bottle

Now the black soap will have all dissolved. If you still have small particles, you can go ahead and sieve the mixture. The consistency will be watery, but that is what we want.

Place the funnel on top of the shampoo bottle and pour the mixture in.

Easy black soap shampoo recipe

How to make African black soap shampoo

Here I present to you the finished homemade natural shampoo using African black soap.

This was very easy to make, and it contains so many wonderful natural properties that if you need a deep scalp cleansing, this is a very safe and effective shampoo to use.

Let me know your thoughts on this African black soap shampoo DIY in the comments below.

Make African black soap shampoo
Suggested materials:
  • 500ml bottle (17 fluid ounces)
  • 100g African black soap (3.5 ounces)
  • Knife
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  • LunaR1776 LunaR1776 on Mar 04, 2022

    My skin’s favorite soap is African black soap, I have eczema. My skin also loves tea tree and peppermint! I’ll have to try this out, I’ve never made my own products before.

    Thank you!