Do It Yourself: Homemade Natural Shampoo

by Liliana Santos

Having healthy and shiny hair is something we all want. However, many hair care products contain chemical ingredients that can damage your hair and scalp. Fortunately, making your own homemade shampoo with essential oils is easy and can be a healthier, more natural option for your hair.

In this article, we will share a simple and effective homemade shampoo recipe with essential oils.

Before you start making your homemade shampoo, it's important to understand that every hair is unique . Therefore, you may need to adjust the recipe to suit your hair's needs. Some hairs are drier than others, while others can be oilier. Some hair may need more hydration, while others may need more deep cleaning. Feel free to experiment with different essential oils and ingredients to find the best combination for your hair.

Homemade shampoo recipe with essential oils



  1. In an empty shampoo bottle , place the liquid castile soap and water. Shake gently to mix well.
  2. Add the essential oil of your choice. Start with 10 drops and experience the smell and go up to 50 drops of essential oils (total) for every 100ML of shampoo. Add a few more drops, if necessary, until you reach your desired fragrance.
  3. Shake again and it's ready to use!

This homemade shampoo is gentle and can be used on all hair types. It gently cleanses, leaving hair feeling smooth and hydrated.

Liquid castile soap is a versatile ingredient that cleans your hair without stripping your hair of its natural oils.

You can also add fractionated coconut oil and jojoba oil are excellent for moisturizing the hair, while the essential oils add fragrance and benefits to the hair.

Remember that essential oils are very concentrated, so use them carefully. If you have allergies or sensitivities, consult your physician or aromatherapist before using essential oils.

Additional Tips:

  • If you have oily hair , try adding a few drops of peppermint or rosemary essential oil to your homemade shampoo mixture.
  • If you have dry hair , try adding a few drops of lavender or ylang-ylang essential oil to your base shampoo mix.

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