Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe

Every soap maker must, at least once, try to make solid shampoo.
Most people are amazed that have options other than the bottles of
commercial hair products that line the shelves of salons and pharmacies.
True, it is really more of a favorite among people with short hair. The
secret is to allow you hair to air-dry. Then, you really feel how soft and
silky your hair can be from a simple bar of soap.

13 oz. coconut oil
12 oz. castor oil
2 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. jojoba oil
16 oz. olive oil
13.2 oz. water
6.1 oz. lye
1 oz. lavender essential oil
2 oz. rosemary essential oil
15 drops chamomile essential oil (optional)
1 egg yolk (no whites)
follow standard soap making instructions


More about Solid Shampoo

A solid shampoo is basically the same thing as regular bottled shampoo. The main difference is the high water content. Solid shampoo differs from regular bar soaps because of the types of oils that are used to create them. Almost always, you will find jojoba and castor oil in solid shampoo recipes because the hair just loves these two oils.

Solid shampoo is also easier to use when traveling due to the regulations for carrying liquids on airplanes. To make a simple natural conditioner for your solid shampoo, simply take 5 parts water to one part apple cider vinegar and rinse through the hair after shampooing.

It takes a little time getting use to solid shampoo bars. But once you do, you’re hooked. People who do a lot of hiking and camping can make a special batch of solid shampoos and use citronella and lemon eucalyptus essential oils in the blend. This will help keep away ticks while camping. Also easy to cut off a small piece of solid shampoo and slip it in a baggie for a quick weekend trip.