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The Easiest Homemade Shampoo Bars You’ll Ever Make

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Homemade shampoo bars are great for your hair, easy to make, and better for the environment! Give these easy DIY shampoo bars a try and see what you think!

These easy DIY shampoo bars are made with essential oils so you get the benefits of quality essential oils along with clean, beautiful hair. 

Homemade shampoo bars are great for your hair, easy to make, and better for the environment! Give these easy DIY shampoo bars a try and see what you think!

The Easiest Homemade Shampoo Bars You’ll Ever Make

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What do I need to make these homemade shampoo bars? 

  • 1 pound glycerin soap base
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea or Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 15 drops rosemary essential oil. 
  • 15 drops clary sage essential oil. 
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil. 
  • 3 mica coloring powders (optional)
  • 1 large microwave safe bowl or measuring cup
  • 3 smaller bowls to separate for coloring
  • Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
  • Massage soap mold
Homemade shampoo bars are great for your hair, easy to make, and better for the environment! Give these easy DIY shampoo bars a try and see what you think!

Are these shampoo bars good for my hair? 

There are quality ingredients in these homemade shampoo bars, the essential oils I’ve chosen are there for a specific reason! 

Rosemary oil has been shown to strengthen hair, improve circulation to the scalp, which leads to healthy hair and helps with dry scalp issues. It also helps soften your hair.

Clary sage oil has been shown stimulates the scalp and promotes hair growth.

Lemon oil is great for people who tend to have oily hair. It clarifies, removes build up, and helps with dandruff.

Homemade shampoo bars are great for your hair, easy to make, and better for the environment! Give these easy DIY shampoo bars a try and see what you think!

Does it matter what kind of essential oils I use to make these DIY shampoo bars? 

Yes! In my opinion you can’t go wrong with doTERRA essential oils. They’re quality product that is responsibly sourced and extensively tested through non-biased, 3rd party labs. 

I use only doTERRA essential oils in my home and in my recipes, that being said you can make that decision for yourself. If you want to learn more about doTERRA oils, how to save money buying them, or just have questions about their products I’m happy to chat! 

Homemade shampoo bars are great for your hair, easy to make, and better for the environment! Give these easy DIY shampoo bars a try and see what you think!

How do I make these DIY shampoo bars? 

  1. Cut the soap base into squares and place into a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup.
  2. Heat for 30 seconds. Repeat, stirring after each, until melted. Add coconut oil to the bowl.
  3. Add baking soda, salt and apple cider vinegar to soap base mixture.
  4. Whisk in quickly or small lumps may form. If they do, break up with a spoon or just scoop out.
  5. Add the essential oils.  
  6. Evenly divide your soap mixture into the 3 bowls. Mine came out to be about 4 cups, and I used 1/4 cup for each layer. 
  7. Add the first mica coloring to the soap mixture in bowl #1. 
  8. Blend coloring in well.
  9. Spray the mold with the rubbing alcohol and pour the mixture into each mold. 
  10. Spray the top with the rubbing alcohol. This prevents bubbles from forming. Allow to harden at least one 30 minutes to one hour. To test if the soap is ready for the next pout, blow on it. If you see ripples, it is not ready. 
  11. Repeat for the next two colors.
  12. Allow to harden at least one hour.
  13. Gently pop out and store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag until ready to use. 
Homemade shampoo bars are great for your hair, easy to make, and better for the environment! Give these easy DIY shampoo bars a try and see what you think!
Homemade shampoo bars are great for your hair, easy to make, and better for the environment! Give these easy DIY shampoo bars a try and see what you think!
Homemade shampoo bars are great for your hair, easy to make, and better for the environment! Give these easy DIY shampoo bars a try and see what you think!

Why are homemade shampoo bars environmentally friendly? 

Most shampoo products come in plastic bottles. They’re also full of chemicals. Not only is that not great for your hair and your skin and your body…it’s also not great for the environment. All of those chemicals end up getting washed down the drain. 

These shampoo bars are a much more environmentally friendly option and you aren’t paying for packaging or unnecessary ingredients! 

Homemade shampoo bars are great for your hair, easy to make, and better for the environment! Give these easy DIY shampoo bars a try and see what you think!

How do I use homemade shampoo bars? 

If you’ve never used a shampoo bar before it can be a little confusing. It’s easier than you think so don’t stress out about it, I’ll fill you in 🙂 

Wet your hair and then slowly work up a lather in your hand with the shampoo bar. You can also do this directly on your hair if you have shorter hair.

Massage the later through your hair and scalp and then you can rinse and repeat as necessary. 

Homemade shampoo bars are great for your hair, easy to make, and better for the environment! Give these easy DIY shampoo bars a try and see what you think!

Tips for storing your DIY shampoo bars: 

Store the bars you are not using in a plastic bag or in a reusable plastic or glass container. Pyrex or Glad containers work well. 

The bar you are using can be set on a shelf in the shower where it won’t be constantly wet, it needs to dry between uses. You can use a traditional soap dish or something like this cool DIY soap sponge

Homemade shampoo bars are great for your hair, easy to make, and better for the environment! Give these easy DIY shampoo bars a try and see what you think!

Can I use these shampoo bars as body wash? 

You can! The essential oils I’ve selected are great for your hair but they’re also nice for your skin and there’s nothing in these shampoo bars that will be bad for your skin. Feel free to use them as an all in one shampoo, body wash bar! 

Homemade shampoo bars are great for your hair, easy to make, and better for the environment! Give these easy DIY shampoo bars a try and see what you think!

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Monday 18th of May 2020

In this article we come to know about easiest home made shampoo bars and the advantage we gain from it. We come to know that how it helps during selection. So, anyone searching for same topic may find their shelter over here. Thanks for this wonderful content.

NMP

Thursday 7th of May 2020

Could you maybe tell me how many bars you got out of this? I really want to use shampoo bars, but store-bought ones are pretty expensive - and glycerin seems to be as well, even though I can't properly judge that if I don't know how much this recipe actually produces. Thanks!

KG

Monday 30th of March 2020

Could you make this without coconut oil? It's a pore clogger for me :(

Michele Brosius

Tuesday 31st of March 2020

That's a good question. I've never made it without but I am pretty sure it would be fine. Thank you!