How to Make Coconut Shampoo

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Coconut shampoo has a pleasant fragrance and, when made with coconut oil, help moisturize your hair. While you can purchase coconut shampoo at the store or salon, making it at home allows you to choose what ingredients go into your shampoo so that it remains free of scalp irritating chemicals.

How to Make Coconut Shampoo
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Things You'll Need

  • Bowls
  • 2 oz. dried chamomile
  • 2 oz. dried comfrey
  • Strainer
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. liquid castile soap
  • Wooden spoon
  • 4 drops coconut essential oil
  • 10 drops grapefruit seed extract
  • Plastic bottle with cap

Steep the dried chamomile and comfrey in 1 1/4 cups boiling water, in a bowl, for 20 minutes. Pour the herbal tea through a strainer, into a second bowl, so only the liquid is in the second bowl. Discard the dried chamomile and comfrey.

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Pour the coconut oil and liquid castile soap into the herbal liquid. Stir the ingredients together with a wooden spoon. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.

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Drop in four drops coconut essential oil for a pleasant coconut fragrance. Add 10 drops grapefruit seed extract and stir.

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Pour the mixture into a plastic bottle with a cap. Shake the coconut shampoo before each use.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Substitute rosemary essential oil for the coconut essential oil or dried lemon verbena for the herbs to alter the fragrance of your shampoo.


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