Shampoo Bar Soap
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I tried using shampoo bar soap before and it did not work. No one told me that you usually have to wait about 2 weeks for your hair to stop over producing oils from being stripped consistently with store bought shampoos. I am through the 2 weeks and I am seeing the difference. I’m going to do another baking soda rinse to help get rid of the last of the product residues and follow with apple cider vinegar, then wash. I’m really loving the shampoo bar and am glad that I went ahead and made the transition.
This is the wonderful recipe that I have been using. There are many options that you can try if you are making your own (add what you love). Here are 7 Homemade Shampoo Bar Recipes to choose from as well. You can also forgo that shampoo and wash with a rinse. Check out Shampoo Rinses and Herbal Rinses.
Shampoo Bar Soap Recipe
- 9 oz coconut oil
- 9 oz olive oil
- 5 oz castor oil
- 3 oz jojoba or sweet almond oil
- 2 oz shea butter
- 2 oz cocoa butter
- 1 oz beeswax
- 4 oz water
- 6 oz coconut milk*
- 4 oz lye
- Optional Essential Oils (.5-1 oz)
*I sometimes use 10 oz water instead of 4oz water + 6oz milk. You can also use other types of milk.
Follow instructions on soap making. Melt your oils, combine water milk and lye in a separate container. When both are 90-100 degree F combine and stir until trace. Add essential oils and follow one of the options below.
Option 1 (ti use immediately after cooling; texture and look of soap is lightly different): After bringing to trace, cook in crock pot on medium to low heat for 1 hour. Mixture will become more translucent (you’ll see the difference). Then spoon into mold until cool. When cool, take out and slice. Store in a lightly vented container.
Option 2 (cold process, must wait 4-6 weeks to use): After trace, pour into mold and incubate for 24 hours. Remove from mold and slice, let air for 6 weeks before using.