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Homemade Coconut Lavender Shampoo

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Many store-bought shampoos contain ingredients that are difficult to pronounce and potentially harmful to health. Thankfully, homemade shampoos, like this coconut lavender shampoo, can keep your hair shiny and clean without those unwanted substances.

This easy and fast homemade coconut lavender shampoo recipe cleans hair naturally without stripping natural oils. Try it, and see the benefits for yourself!

Key Ingredients

The main players in this homemade coconut lavender shampoo are — you guessed it — coconut and lavender. This particular recipe calls for coconut milk, but you can also coconut oil for hair as well.

Coconut benefits hair in several ways, including:

Lavender essential oil, meanwhile, is one of the best essential oils for hair. It may help strengthen hair follicles, soothe the scalp, and treat dry skin and hair.

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The final ingredient is Castile soap, which helps cleanse and protect hair as well.

How to Make Homemade Coconut Lavender Shampoo

This homemade shampoo is about as simple as it gets. All you have to do is:

  1. Mix the Castile soap, lavender oil and coconut milk well in a bowl.
  2. Pour the resulting mixture into a BPA-free plastic dispenser bottle.
  3. Shake the bottle well before applying to your hair and scalp, and rinse.

That’s it!

If you’re looking for more homemade shampoo options, try the following:

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Homemade coconut lavender shampoo - Dr. Axe

Homemade Coconut Lavender Shampoo


  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 2 min
  • Yield: 30 uses 1x

Description

This easy and fast homemade coconut lavender shampoo recipe cleans hair naturally without stripping natural oils. Try it and see the benefits for yourself!


Ingredients

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  • 1.5 cups (1 can) coconut milk
  • 1.5 cups liquid Castile soap
  • 40 drops lavender essential oil
  • BPA-free plastic dispenser bottles

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl well.
  2. Pour mixture into a bottle.
  3. Shake bottle before each use.
  • Category: Hair Care
  • Method: Mixing

Keywords: homemade shampoo, coconut lavender shampoo

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17 Comments

    • Dr. Josh Axe on

      I have not tried it. The coconut milk in a can is only coconut milk while the one in the container has other ingredients added so the effect won’t be as good.

  1. Marty on

    I was so excited to make this shampoo! BUT…I’ve got a question. We used Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild Unscented Liquid Castile Soap and a can of GOYA Coconut Milk purchased at a local health food store. When these two were combined there was a HORRIBLE FISHY smell. My friend and I were sharing this recipe. In my HALF, I ended up adding 30 drops of a Purification Blend, 20 drops of Lavender, 10 drops of Grapefruit, and 5 drops of Cedarwood (high-quality expensive oils, btw) and it STILL has a fishy undertone. I’m not sure that I will be able to even use it. Neither the liquid soap or the coconut milk smelled like this until they were combined. QUESTION: Any idea what happened? Is this normal? I watched a YouTube video of someone making a similar recipe and their “coconut milk” (different brand) was VERY think and had to be removed from the can with a spatula whereas ours was a pretty thin liquid that poured out of the can. Any ideas?

  2. Andee on

    This is what I make to wash my hair! Affirmation that I’m doing something right. :) Well, this is -almost- the same… I use the lavender castille soap, and add rosemary essential oil for super scalp and hair health. As a bonus, I find that the combination of lavender and rosemary smells heavenly!

    • Melissa on

      How much Rosemary oil do you suggest using with the soap, and lavender oil? Would you split the amount of drops between the two oils? Thanks in advance!

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