DIY Shampoo/Conditioner 2-in-1

This post is NOT for the faint of heart. We’ve been using our own homemade shampoo for over a month. And guess what? I’ll never go back. I’ve also been without deodorant for months… but now is nor the time or place. ;)

If you have never tried homemade shampoo, or natural shampoo, or the no-shampoo method… Washing your hair with this may be a shocker to your follicles. You pretty much have to let your hair go through a detox. Even using paraben-free shampoos isn’t all that great.. those typically still contain SLS and other chemicals that can pass as “natural” but are definitely not good for your blood. {Your body takes in everything you put on your skin & scalp.} That’s pretty much why we dropped store-bought shampoos.

Comes in… Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap.


This soap claims an 18-in-1 use. From cleaning your skin, to cleaning your sink… This soap does it. The best part? It’s totally good for you. It contains only water, organic oils, citric acid, & Vitamin E oil. You can actually just use this as is for shampoo. I didn’t like the feeling of just this. That’s when I found a recipe over at Wellness Mama that we adapted to suit us.

Adding coconut milk (canned or carton) adds the extra silkiness & moisturizing that you want in a shampoo and conditioner.


In a large bowl add in 1/3 cup increments of the Castile soap, followed by 1/4 cup increments of the coconut milk. You’ll run out of soap before you run out of milk. We buy the 8 fl oz bottle of soap. You can store the leftover milk in the fridge for other uses.

Whisk these together and let the bubbles (yes, bubbles in a natural shampoo) settle. Funnel the shampoo into some bottles. This recipe fills 2 travel sized bottles & about half of a large emptied shampoo bottle. Lasts our family of 4 about a month.


Squeeze a handful into your palm, lather it up, then apply mainly to your roots and massage in. Rinse, and repeat if you want! No harm being done here to your lovely locks. I also use this as an eye makeup remover… although, be ye warned: It does burn the eyes. That tear-free stuff you can get in the store? It has chemicals that actually numb your eyeballs. NO THANKS. I hope you give this a try.

Like I said, this is not for the faint of heart who want stripped “clean” hair. This actually nourishes your hair, so your hair will not feel like it did with chemical shampoo. Please let me know if you have any questions.. and if you actually try it!


2 thoughts on “DIY Shampoo/Conditioner 2-in-1

  1. I love this diy recipe. I am going to try it. I too, do not like buying store products. Tear free. (harsh chemicals) No thanks. Not for this family.

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