This homemade shampoo bar recipe is formulated with ingredients hair loves like argan, babassu and jojoba oils, cocoa and shea butters and even silk! It’s then scented with a ginger and lime fragrance oil to give your sunny summer mornings a bit of extra lift. Don’t feel restricted to just using this homemade shampoo bar on your hair and scalp though. It’s also great for your face and skin with ingredients that also include rosehip oil and apricot kernel oil both praised for their moisturizing and healing properties. Plus this homemade shampoo bar recipe is palm free for the eco-conscious.
Ginger & Lime Homemade Shampoo Bar Recipe
7.2 oz. apricot kernel oil
7.2 oz. argan oil
10.8 oz. babassu oil
7.2 oz. refined & deodorized cocoa butter
11.52 oz. refined 76°F melt point coconut oil
3.6 oz. sweet almond oil
7.2 oz. clear/refined jojoba oil
10.8 oz. pomace olive oil
3.6 oz. refined & deodorized shea butter
2.88 oz. rosehip (seed) oil
23.7 oz. distilled water
9.5 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
This homemade shampoo bar recipe yields approximately 20-24 homemade soap bars depending on how they are cut and uses two of my DIY wooden loaf soap molds. If you want to resize this recipe, I superfatted this recipe at 7% with water as percent of oil rate at 33%.
To make this homemade shampoo bar recipe you’ll need to follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions taking all safety precautions necessary.
Begin by weighing out the lye and water and pouring the lye into the distilled water, mixing until dissolved. Set aside to cool.
Next , using your digital scale, weigh out all of the soapmaking oils and butters and combine in a large stainless steel pot. Heat over medium on the stove until all of the ingredients have melted then remove from heat. Set aside to cool.
Once the oils and lye/water reach around 95°-100°F you can begin the soapmaking process. I generally add my dry ingredients to the oils before adding the lye/water but you can add the clay and silk when you’d like by either mixing into the oils before adding the lye/water or adding to the soap at a light trace.
Pour the lye/water into the oils and mix with a stick blender until you reach a light trace. Then add the fragrance oil along with the silk amino acids powder and French green clay if you did not add these previously. Mix well then pour into your prepared soap molds and cover. After 24 hours have passed you can unmold your homemade soap loafs and cut into bars.
Allow your fresh homemade shampoo bars to cure for 4-6 weeks before use, then package and label as desired.
Not ready to make cold process soaps that involve using lye? Then be sure to give my Natural Homemade Rosemary Mint Cream Shampoo Recipe a try! It starts with a natural Castile liquid soap base so no lye is needed on your end to create it!
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