Easy Homemade Shampoo

I started making my own shampoo when I realized the ones I used had Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) in them. It’s the ingredient added to make a good lather. Check your toothpaste, it’s probably in there too. It can be a skin irritant at best, cell alterer at worst.

In an effort to go a little more natural and eliminate unnecessary chemicals from my life (lots that have never even been tested to know their long-term effects) I started making my own shampoo. It’s easy and smells good and lasts forever. We brought a big bottle of the Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap and a little bottle of Vitamin E Oil with us to Paraguay and we’re still going strong. And guess what SLS, this one has a great lather too!

Isaiah actually uses this more for a face wash than a shampoo. It’s versatile like that.

So check out my first recipe video (it looked so fun when Isaiah starred in our yogurt video) to learn how to make your own.

Easy Homemade Shampoo


Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap
Vitamin E Oil


1. Fill half your bottle with the liquid soap.

2. Add a few drops of the oil (more if using a large bottle).

3. Fill the rest of the bottle with water.

4. Turn bottle gently to mix together.

Oh – and by the way, the Dr. Bronner’s is sold at health food stores or Target and Vitamin E oil can be tracked down in health food stores or online at mountainroseherbs.com.


3 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Shampoo

    • Maybe I am growing up! Nah, probably not because Isaiah and I just made a video for our church (they’re doing a fundraiser for our Paraguay Emprende project) and there was plenty of giggling in the first few takes of that. Haha.

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