Because just soap didn’t clean my hair thoroughly, I came up with this natural soda & soap shampoo recipe. It cleans the hair just like store-bought shampoo, and because it’s thickened with starch, it’s easy to distribute in the hair. And it’s naturally green! 😀
- 1 tbsp grated olive oil bar soap (castile or aleppo soap)
- 1/2 tbsp baking soda
- 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/2 cup water
Dissolve starch in cold water. Simmer water, soap and starch till the soap is dissolved and the shampoo has thickened. When it’s cold, add baking soda, and the shampoo is ready for use.
To use the shampoo: Distribute it in the still dry hair, then rinse thoroughly with cold water. The shampoo has an unobtrusive, natural scent.
Here’s another homemade shampoo with bran and egg which I liked even better than this shampoo.
7 thoughts on “Homemade Natural Green Soap & Soda Shampoo Recipe”
Sound like a great DIY shampo. I love DIY soap and products. I never used store bought conventional shampoo. Visiting from #WasteLessWednesday Have a healthy, happy & blessed day. Tweeted!
Thanks, Marla! 🙂 What do you use as shampoo? Thanks for tweeting!
I mostly use Dr. Bronner’s unscented liquid soap. Sometimes I use a little essential oils usually Neem but just a drop with the soap. I also put Henna in my hair about every 8 weeks or so.
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Thanks for stopping by, Kileen!
I have tried hair shampoo bars and they are too waxy. I would love to try this. I have very thick naturally curly hair , so shampoo that make the strands silky is a must to get my fingers through it. I love all the things you have been sharing at Home Sweet Home! Thanks for coming!
Thanks for your lovely comment, Sherry! 🙂 I think the Victorian bran & egg shampoo or the easy egg shampoo is better to get silky hair. Or you could try the Indian hair oil treatment before using the shampoo. I follow this Indian/ Ayurvedic hair care routine for a while now and my hair is healthier and silkier. You basically massage the scalp with some vegetable oil – sesame, olive, jojoba etc. – at least one hour before shampooing the hair.