Homemade Coconut Milk Shampoo Recipe
March 17, 2013 in Homemade Bath & Body Products
Crack open a coconut! We’re gonna make coconut milk shampoo! What? . . . Shampoo? Believe it or not, coconut milk does wonders for your hair. It is not only organic, but it is also rich in proteins and nutrients. If you want a natural way to boost the health and sheen of your hair, then this homemade coconut milk shampoo recipe does the trick.
For many years, coconut milk has been used to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss. In fact, natives of the Pacific Islands have enjoyed the healing properties of coconut milk for centuries. Why not bottle some of that natural goodness yourself? Whether you have dandruff, a dry scalp, or you simply want silkier, smoother hair, you’ll enjoy the results of this shampoo.
All-Natural Coconut Milk Shampoo
Of course, as with everything on this site, it’s an easy recipe. The basic ingredients that you’ll need include for homemade coconut milk shampoo include:
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Milk
- 1/3 Cup Liquid Castile Soap
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Vitamin E Oil (or a Few Capsules)
- 20 Drops of Essential Oils (Your Favorite Scent)
- Optional: 1/2 Teaspoon Olive Oil or Almond Oil (For Dry Hair)
Brand-Name Isn’t Always Better
Bear in mind, your DIY homemade coconut milk shampoo recipe will not look like the shampoos in the store, but it will work just as well . . . if not better. Most of those store-bought shampoos have artificial colors as well as chemicals that prevent the solution from settling.
Who knows? With all of the strange ingredients in them, it could probably strip paint off your walls too. We don’t want harsh shampoos in your hair. Let’s make something smoother and better.
Easy-to-Make Homemade Coconut Milk Shampoo Recipe
Combine all of your ingredients in a container with a top and shake it up. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s important that you experiment with the measurements to make a product that’s right for you and your hair. Also, you can find liquid castile soap at Mountain Rose Herbs. It’s only $6 for a 16 ounce bottle. Remember, a small amount of shampoo goes a long way.
Make sure to add your favorite essential oils. That’s what gives your coconut milk shampoo it’s stunning personality. There are many great oils available to choose from. After you’ve mix everything together, pour your shampoo into an old shampoo bottle. Before each use, you’ll need to shake it too. Now, you can enjoy beautiful, clean hair the way nature intended.
Not to Spoil the Fun
Since coconut milk will spoil eventually, it’s best to finish using your homemade shampoo by the 2nd or 3rd week. Sometimes, it lasts as long as the 4th week. If you need to, keep it in the refrigerator, but that could make for a chilling shower experience.