DIY Vegan Shampoo

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Posted March 14, 2011 by peta2 staff

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Although I’ve become a pro at reading labels for all of my beauty products at the store (to avoid icky, toxic and animal-derived ingredients), nothing beats the satisfaction I get from making my own natural, vegan, and cruelty-free skin and hair care goodies from scratch. This particular recipe is one of my all-time faves:

Homemade Vegan Shampoo

  • 1 cup of pure liquid castile soap
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil or jojoba oil
  • 5 drops of your favorite essential oil (I like to use peppermint oil)

Mix all the ingredients together. Then grab an empty shampoo bottle (yahoooo for recycling!), and pour your DIY concoction in there. Don’t let the liquid consistency freak you out. This shampoo is super lathery, sudsy and wunderbar!

Enjoy!

Just keepin’ it real,
Sunny

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  • 1303 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is the best shampoo I’ve every had, including the synthetic stuff ‘normal’, un-dreadlocked people use! I’ve tried using just plain castile soap, but it never fothed up like I wanted, making it hard to get everywhere on my head. This, thought, with the oil, made it perfect!

    Note, Dr. Bronner’s peppermint castile soap as plenty of fragrance. Don’t add more!

  • 1402 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Another option to at least get off of the premade chemical shampoos/ crazy expensive premade totally natural ones (just my experience! $10 a bottle was too much for this art student!) is baking soda and water. Just mix about 3 tablespoons into a bottle of warm water and shake your heart out for a few mins. Pour it on and let it soak for about 3min, its not bubbly and all and may feel strange at first but it does wonders for me and everyone I’ve gotten to try it (about 15 friends and family freaked at my straw to silk hair transformation and tried themselves)
    Thus far great for thin and thick curly or straight hair. Not sure about African American hair as my friends with that hair type still aren’t quite won over yet.

    • 1369 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      ooh that sounds great :) i have to do that :) thanks

  • 1402 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    imma try this today!! now i just have to find some essential oils…

  • 1424 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    WHERE IN THE WORLD WILL I FIND PURE LIQUID CASTILE OIL?

  • 1474 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Where can I get this pure liquid castile soap?

  • 1490 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    do you know anyway to make your own soap? I’m broke and cant buy the pure liquid castile soap

  • 1505 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Try this for a conditioner 😀
    After using your regular shampoo and rinsing as usual, you can use this great homemade, totally vegan, organic conditioner to make your shiny and healthy. First you need:

    1 c. water
    juice from 1/2 lemon
    and 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
    massage into hair and scalp
    rinse w/cold water after a few min.

    The lemon cleanses your hair, and the vinegar balances your hairs natural ph balance.

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      642 days ago

      VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      Do you pour the whole 1 cup in your hair every shower?

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        642 days ago

        VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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        Hey! No, you actually do not. It works just like having regular shampoo after you mix it all together–just use whatever amount you need for your hair!

  • 1506 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Is there a conditioner too?

  • 1506 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Is there one for conditioner aswell? My curly hair gets extremely dry without conditioner! :)

  • 1506 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am going to try this!

  • 1506 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I was just curious at to how well this would be for a person that has dandruff? I use Peter Lamas shampoo and love it, but it is quite expensive for me.

  • 1506 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    oh, thanks, i will try it tonite. :)

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