Homemade Coconut Shampoo Recipe

Homemade Coconut Shampoo Recipe


1/4 cup coconut milk (you can either make your own, or use store-bought)
1/3 cup liquid castile soap (like Dr. Bronner’s)
1 tsp vitamin E, olive or almond oil
10 to 20 drops your choice of essential oils (I used Ylang-ylang. Next time I think I’ll do something citrusy just for fun. :-)


Combine all ingredients in a shampoo bottle or jar and shake well to mix. (I bought the squeeze bottles above at the dollar store.) You can keep it in the shower for up to one month…just shake before use.

Use about a teaspoon every time you shampoo. (I used a little more, but my hair is pretty long right now!)

I loved pretty much everything about this shampoo. It smelled good…it lathered up nicely (which I feel strongly about)…and after washing, rinsing and drying…my hair felt soft and smooth. No fly-aways.

6 comments (Add your own)

1. Jerome Fortin wrote:
You shoul make also coconut milk bath soap too.:)

Wed, October 3, 2012 @ 10:33 PM

2. Kahuna-Guru Hunapuli wrote:
heyyyyy I just got that from my daughter...I guess she like me smell like one coconut.....KG

Wed, October 3, 2012 @ 10:34 PM

3. Kat Fraser wrote:

Wed, October 3, 2012 @ 10:35 PM

4. Karen Potter Fields wrote:
Oh holy cow. These will be dancing in my dreams, yummy!!

Wed, October 3, 2012 @ 10:36 PM

5. MeIssa wrote:
I was wondering if you use a " conditioner" after? I've been using this for 2 days now...my hair is super soft but it feels like I didn't wash it out.....any suggestions? I used the vitamin E oil, I wonder if that's it....hmmmm??? Thanks!

Fri, January 25, 2013 @ 1:25 PM

6. Maren wrote:
I was thinking of making this hair recipe, but stitching out the vitamin E for Jamaican black Castor oil. Supposedly awesome for growing hair, and adding luster.

Tue, May 14, 2013 @ 9:34 AM

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