Make Your Own Shampoo

Hey everyone !

I hope you are all doing amazing.

Today is Wednesday and I am just beyond excited.

I love being back in Paris because I can shop and turn my home into a spa with my sister. She always takes great care of her hair AND has also recently decided to throw away all of her makeup and replace it with cruelty-free brands  which made me very happy.

I am glad that she read my article about it and I also recommended her a video that really shook me up : Gigi Hadid’s Beauty Secret . The video is under one minute and free of graphic content if you feel like checking it out.

Yesterday was a sunny day in Paris and we went to our favorite store to buy some well-deserved hair care products.

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Among the products, we also bought everything you need to build your own shampoos. My sister is definitely the expert and got every girl in the family into it.

I ended up making three shampoos for my sister and I with essential oils.

Here is what you will need :

A basic, natural & unscented shampoo base. I bought mine with Aromazone but after a quick look online, I can confirm that it is easy to find. If you still can not find one, the organic shampoo base can also be replaced with Castile Soap.

Essential Oils. No need to introduce them anymore.

The best essential oils for you hair are, in my opinion, peppermint, lemongrass, cedarwood & lavender. They smell super nice and each of them will bring something extra to your shampoo.

Your favorite oil.  Totally up to you. Avocado oil, coconut oil, castor oil. It depends of what you are looking for. Do you want to strengthen your hair ? Do you wish to grow it out ? Hydrate it ? There is an Oil out there for everything.

Optional. Plant sourced collagen & Maca Roots . You’re probably thinking : “What the heck is she talking about?”

I will have to write another article about the two products listed above at some point because they are magical. And 100% vegan & cruelty free.

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Now the fun part : Making the perfect shampoos

The Hair Growth shampoo :

  • Your bottle of organic shampoo (250 ml ) or Castile Soap
  • One spoonful of castor oil
  • 5 drops of Cedarwood essential oil ( if you do not like the smell, try Ylang Ylang essential oil ).

I Mixed everything together but decided not to add anything else as the castor oil I use is really dense and I did not want my hair to feel too heavy.

Treatment shampoo for Dry Scalp :

  • Your bottle of organic shampoo (250 ml ) or Castile Soap
  • One spoonful of coconut oil and 5 drops of lemon essential oil

My shampoo for Oily Hair : 

  • Your bottle of unscented organic shampoo (250 ml ) or Castile Soap. I did not add any oils this time as this shampoo does not really need it.
  • Add 5 to 10 drops of lemongrass essential oil.
  • Optional : Honey ?

You have to allow your hair to adapt. Like everything, every change you will ever go through, you have to be patient.

The results won’t show immediately especially if you went from using commercial shampoos two to three times a week to a completely natural shampoo.

My first two weeks with a homemade natural shampoo were not really convincing. My hair was stiff and really hard to comb through but I kept using it, changed it up and today, I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Like everything, the choice is yours. Like food & diet & lifestyle, choose what works best for you because only you know. Do what feels comfortable for you. Try different essential oils, different bases until you find the one.

If you have your own recipe for a natural and cruelty-free shampoo please let me know or share it in the comment section below !

What is Castile Soap ?

Where to buy your base ?

Essential Oils for your Hair


18 thoughts on “Make Your Own Shampoo

      1. I usually shower either every night or every other night and I will use conditioner (Its non-natural) every other time I shower to avoid extra oiliness-moisture. When I shower I use either a baking soda-water combination or Aussie shampoo. I only use Aussie shampoo when my hair is extra oily, because it seems to really get the oil out, but it only lasts for a day or so.


      2. Have you tried henna ? Try the organic and all natural shampoo before you add any essential oils . You don’t know how your hair could react. My bestfriend has oily hair as well and she uses the natural shampoo twice a week. She also uses dry shampoo and tells me it works quite well for her 🙂


      3. I tried the shampoo for oily hair last night and today my hair is super soft. I used 250 ml of pure castile soap, 1 and 1/2 tbsp of honey, and 10-15 drops of lemongrass essential oil.


  1. I absolutely love lemon, so the smell was great. My hair feels more voluminous and thick but is just a little oily. From the research I did, the oiliness is normal and should go away once my ph levels balance out. I really love how much it lathers and how soft and light my hair feels!


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