16 Homemade Shampoo Recipes

Want to move away from commercial shampoo? Here's a list of 16 homemade shampoos you can try!

Ditching shampoo. SO weird, right? I was completely averse to this idea at first – just very happy with my commercial shampoo, conditioner, leave in conditioner, volumizer, hairspray, gel…. Whew.

I eventually did give it up though, and truly, I haven’t looked back. Except for one time when someone gave me an olive oil shampoo, and I didn’t read the ingredients closely. Yep, there were sulfates and all that garbage in the shampoo, and I ended up having an awful allergic reaction. My ears, face and neck broke out into a hot, itchy, swollen mess for several days, and I learned the hard way: no more shampoo for me, and READ THE STINKIN’ INGREDIENTS.

Ever want to ditch the commercial shampoo? Try making your own with these 16 homemade shampoo recipes

I applied diluted lavender and helichrysum essential oil which took away the itching when even Benadryl wouldn’t. (Why didn’t I try that first? duh!!) Anyway.

Some no poo methods are very simple, such as a baking soda dilution and a vinegar rinse, but sometimes something more familiar is easier to transition to, and stick with. Here are sixteen homemade shampoo recipes for you to try.


16 Homemade Shampoo Recipes

DIY Honey Shampoo  from Empowered Sustenance

How to Make Natural Shampoo from The Wellness Mama

Homemade Shampoo from Life From the Ground Up

pH Balanced Shampoo Recipe for a Healthy Scalp from Thank Your Body

Not Ready for No-Poo? Try Sorta-Poo With Coconut Milk and Castille from Crunchy Betty

Aromatherapy Shampoo from Wellness and Workouts

Coconut Oil Shampoo Bars from Mommypotamus

Ancient Hair Care: Rice Water Shampoo from The Epoch Times

DIY Herbal Goddess Soapnuts Shampoo from The Hippy Homemaker

Problems with No-Poo or Low-Poo? Here’s the Holy Grail of Natural Shampoos from Almost Exactly

All Natural Homemade Shampoo for Kids from Living Well Mom

Soap Nuts Shampoo  from The Wellness Mama

Homemade Rosemary Peppermint Shampoo  from Homemade Mommy

Homemade Herbal Shampoo  from It’s A Love/Love Thing

Make Your Own Shampoo and Conditioner  from Life Sanity


Even though I enjoy making homemade stuff, I don’t always have the time, opportunity, or motivation to mix something up. When that happens, I will use Morrocco Method products (SUPER clean and healthy shampoos, conditioners, serums, etc.), and sometimes Shea Moisture products for ease when I’m traveling. They have both worked wonderfully for me.

My favorite Morrocco Method products are actually their conditioners. You can find those here.

Morrocco Method makes a Diamond Crystal Mist conditioner, which is a leave-in conditioning spray. What I love best about this conditioner is that it actually has liquefied quartz incorporated into the ingredients along with some nourishing oils. I just love stuff like that. It really nourishes my hair. They also have a Sapphire Volumizing Mist conditioner, which is very similar, and my hair loves it! You can also use both of these sprays as a natural deodorant, or a makeup finishing spray. Cool.

Try any of these healthier shampoos or products out, homemade or pre-made, and see which work best for you!!

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If you're thinking about ditching commercial shampoo, try one of these homemade shampoo recipes!

I hope that helps someone today.

Have a beautiful day,


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4 thoughts on “16 Homemade Shampoo Recipes”

    • Hi Vicky, I wish I knew, but I don’t have any experience with making shampoo bars – I bet there are some great tutorials online or on youtube though. Best wishes <3


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