How to Make Shampoo

How to Make Shampoo

how to make solid shampoo bars first thing you’ll need is distilled
water i’m using ten ounces of distilled water so, measure out your water and then you also need to measure out
some lye (NaOH) i’m using 4.5 ounces of life in this recipe mix you lye into your distilled water thoroughly and then set it aside it will
get hot and caution there may be some fumes as
well that you don’t want to breathe in next is the scent the scent blend that I am using is thirty ml green tea fragrance. 7 of zucccini flower 3 ml of lavender essential oil and 9 ml of lettuce I will put this information down below and links where you can get it or use between 1 and 1.5 ounces of any scent mixture of your own next up is carrier oils starting off with eight ounces extra virgin olive oil weigh that out.. Olive oil lends to the mildness, hardness and lather of the bar and next will be eight ounces of coconut
oil coconut it’s a really bubbly oil when its
made into soap and it also makes the bar nice and hard so your shampoo bar will have a good long lasting firmness and also eight ounces of almond oil almond oil in the shampoo makes your hair feel silky and smooth and it rinses out in a very moisturizing way so that it feels silky and not dry.. moisturizing it’s a very nice oil i highly recommend
using almond oil sweet almond oil can be purchased at any soap supply wholesale supply and the last oil for a carrier oil is eihgt ounces of castor
oil castor oil does two very important things
for your shampoo when formulating a shampoo it
provides an outstanding bubbly lather and it also helps the hair the lather rinse out of the hair very well and then last is super fatting oil
I’m using zero point seven ounces of golden jojoba oil It’s very moisturizing. The closest oil to the natural sebum of the skin so that it’s the best to put in your shampoo. It’s really great. So, bring your oils to about 110 – 120 degrees (F) and your lye should be cooled down close to room temperature pour your lye into your oils starting the saponification reaction during this reaction your oils and lye are combining into soap and glycerin give it a little mix. This shampoo bar recipe does set up quicker than the average cold process soap so just be aware of that also i don’t add any colors to my shampoo because some hair types including bleached hair
types and some blonde hair types maybe porous and therefore would tend to absorb any pigments or colors so don’t
use any colors in your shampoo this is the jojoba oil I just love the jojoba oil
technically it’s not oil it’s a wax and it is just a great moisturizing conditioning oil to add to your shampoo this is the scent blend adding into the soap giving a little blend now we have a trace which means we can pour it in the mold just making sure that everything is
fully incorporated the scent and jojoba oil for conditioning and I’m getting ready to pour it into the mold just mixing it gently to keep it fluid so the process of making a shampoo is the same process of making a cold process soap it’s just the oils that we choose
different for their qualities of high lather and rinsing out clean and not being too greasy so now i’m just putting the finishing
touches on in going to shows a rounded top method which can be done when soap is at a thicker trace so i broke up the soap a little bit to
make it more easy to mold and now i a m separating the side from the soap mold on the side of the soap mold with the back side of the spoon with short strokes and then I will try to even that out more on both sides and make some longer strokes smoothing it and out making it look a little nicer and then a few back and forth I just love how this shampoo turned out. The scent turned out fabulous and the quality of the shampoo is very good as well it definitely works for my hair type but
there will be different needs for different hair types and you may want to
tweak the recipe to suit your own individual and unique needs so after your soap has reached a full gel phase and the next day when it’s all nice and hard and you can cut your soap into whatever size bar you want.. or your shampoo rather, “hair soap” there we go you’ll notice that shampoo bars are slightly more transparent look than regular cold processed soaps and that is
due to be high castor oil content and now i’m just cleaning the bars up a
little bit just giving them a nice clean edge so that they look nice and i’m taking all those edges in
rolling it into a ball so that i can do and lather tests than a ph test
(Our water on the farm is Self-Sufficient rain and artesian water.) you really should have lab grade professional ph testing strict
(Our water is from a Self-Sufficient supply) there’s the lather hits big in fluffy and soft i’m really
happy with how this shampoo turned out (Please note this is from our water supply, not from a city water supply. I left the water on to show the lather.) and i’m reaching for ph testing
strips based on the color it’s about ph of 8 that’s great for very new fresh soap and the next part will be a four week
cure for your bars and set for four weeks and then you’ve got yourself a bunch of shampoo
(Again, this is a self-sufficient water supply we have on the farm. Please conserve water..) To use, rub it on your head or foam in your hands and wash with the lather thanks for watching and have fun making

100 thoughts on “How to Make Shampoo

  1. Hey Bonnie, i have a question tht i've been dying to ask, ok i am a soap maker as well, however i have not been doing this as long as you, so, sometimes when i make a soap loaf and i use the bar it may have a slimy stringy substance that may come off of the bar when its wet, when i wet the bar i' take my hands and lift up from the soap and theres a slimy substance that comes of of the bar…now all of my loafs DO NOT do this …i was told that it could be the temp difference between the oil and lye but thats NOT it, i still use these bars, i just dont sell them..Bonnie help..<3

  2. Hello Bonnie and thanks for all the information and your videos.
    On your list of essential oils you mention 9ml of ???? liss???? Sorry I can't make out what you meant

  3. THANK YOU!!! For your time and kindness of showing folks how to make their very own, Natural shampoo bars. I am a Soap Maker and appreciate the kindness and patience of others posting their videos. You are better than I am as I could NOT take some of the comments and nonsense that some people post as I would lash out. You have made a beautiful, hair loving bar. Yes, cost effective as they last long and are not full of the chemical nasties that most people are so numb to in their daily routine of commercial products. People need to educate themselves on the crap they are slathering themselves in for vain sake.

  4. Hello bonnie, i wanna try to make this bar but i dont have jojoba oil, can substitute it with shia butter or would that not work as a replacement? i also feel the need to mention that we have very hard water running through our pipes..


  5. I just made it and can't wait until I see the cut and wait to try it in 4 long weeks…lol… Thank you so much.  I used Almond FO and it smells devine 🙂

  6. Your voice sounds like Julia Roberts 🙂 This is my 3rd time watching this video.  I am taking careful notes, got all my materials – yikes, I think I'm ready to do this! 

  7. Happy to know that this can be used as a shampoo & body soap in one! I have two questions though. What type of hair is this good for? Dry, oily, normal? Also, I want to make this to bring to our tropical country vacation. Will this shampoo bar not melt in hot country?

  8. Hi I dont see the exact ingredients here. I could not hear everything very well, is it possibly to post the ingredients ? Thank you in advance…

  9. Hi. Can you please educate us more on when the saponification is going to reach the trace point? Also, can u recreate the jr liggettes shampoo bars? Thanks !!

  10. Hi Bonnie, thank you so much for sharing this.  What type of hair would benefit from this recipe?  Thank you!

  11. Hi! I made this recipe – had more or less these ingredients – but the loaf was very brittle the next day, I could hardly cut it, half of it is in tiny pieces. Should I let some bigger chunks cure for 4 wks, or do what with the rest or all of it? Thanks!

  12. Very helpful.  Thank you.  I hope you are wearing goggles! I would like to learn to make a bar soap from liquid castile soap. Have to do some research.

  13. Thanks for this shampoo soap recipe, I will certainly try it. I love to hear your soft voice, I cannot stand all those yacking donald duck accented ladies that goes ummmm, aend, hummm, and a lot of bla bla bla. None mentioned, Some are from Texas I think. Greetings from Sweden! 🙂

  14. Hi,  making thi at this very moment, and I notice that my lye has twait fr awhle, while the oil is still hot..does the lye mixure get cold? And  also use canola instead of cator oil…

  15. Sorry, but it's my first time of making soap, and the way it's being presented looks so easy, but I burnt my tongue today because the soap that I made is not cooked well, therefore it was a little bit iter than yours, so I cooked it at medium temp for 1 hour! This is the danger of cold process soap making for the first time!

  16. Can I know if I have oily scalp after 2 days and my hair is greasy due to hair coloring, what recipe do you recommend coz I am very new but would love to do my own shampoo. Thanks in advance.

  17. Hi Bonnie…I love your shampoo recipe. It works great for my hair. I need to make some more but am out of jojoba oil. Is there something I can use in it's place? Thanks, Mary

  18. I want to make this for my hubby but he has dandruff. What could I add to help with that? Also he's allergic to most perfumes including those in commercial shampoo, so I hope this works for him.

  19. I made this recipe and the soap ended up gelled completely even after 2 days in the mold… I had to take it out of the mold and cut it..then after 24 hours it started turning darker in color.

  20. Thank you, it looks so rich! If I were to substitute say sunflower for the jojoba oil, would I need to adjust the lye? Im still learning…:)

  21. hi bonnie thank you for all your videos just wanted to say how gentle and calming your voice is you should do professional voice overs – I should listen myself to sleep you're brilliant thank you.

  22. I made this, and ended up uing he "soap" for dishwashing, even thouh it'sso OILY, because the soap shampoo was not fully cooked, and it made a lot of "DANDRUFF" to my scalp!!! NEVER AGAIN!!!

  23. hello mam i see your video thanks for this informatin but can you give me more knolge how to make home made shampoo lok like sunsilk shampoo because yo have knolge about it thanks i will wait your messege

  24. thank you so much for the recipe! I had a two questions: firstly, if i were to make this soup at home, how would i come about handling the lye? cause i've heard its fumes are dangerous… and second, this is probably an obvious answer, but this product is completely biodegradable right?

  25. Beautiful demonstration and very good explanation of the ingredients! Do you think that is possible using murumuru butter instead of jojoba oil? Thank you very much!

  26. How would you go about reducing the PH level of this soap and how would it be effected if the soap was reduced down to say 2 or neutral ?

  27. I ordered the ingredients and expect them soon, so will finally be trying out your intriguing shampoo! 🙂
    I'll need a month to make and cure batch…so will get back to you with my results. I'm actually excited to do this one. I make my own recipes in recent months, but this one sounds appealing…thanks again!

  28. Can I just omit coconut oil and double the olive oil or castor oil instead? I don't like how coconut oil makes my hair and scalp feel. Thanks for responding in advance 🙂

  29. been looking around the internet and books, this seems the easiest and safe method.

    Awesome video short and to the point. Thank you so much for taking your time to teach people.

  30. Apricot Kernel Oil could take the place of one of the listed carrier oils since it is great for skin and hair :-). I will be making this recipe soon, I'm very excited!! Thank you for such a wonderful and easy to follow video Good Earth Spa!

  31. Thank you so much! Can't wait to try your recipe for these shampoo bars! I also make beer soap as a shampoo bar and a shaving soap for hubby. He has been asking for a good shampoo bar so I will be making soon! <3

  32. Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive see something like this before. So good to search out someone with some authentic ideas on this subject. realy thank you for starting this up. this youtube video is one thing thats wanted on the youtube, someone with slightly originality. useful job for bringing something new to the internet!

  33. i've tried using almond oil at 15% and it makes the bars waaay too soft and sticky…and it dissolves very quickly – -so I can only imagine using 25%..yikes.

  34. Hi! Love your videos. Please can you tell me if is possible to make the soap without lye? What replacement can I use? Lye is controlled where I live and the only way to get it is with a special permission that takes to long. Thanks! Xoxo from Ecuador 🇪🇨

  35. Loved your video and thanks for the recipe! I tested my soap ph and it was an 8. I’m new to soap making and I absolutely love it!

  36. I love to see your videos.. how long I can use the soap …Does it have any expiry date…If I add vitamine e …Does it work as a preservatives.

  37. Hi I'm a little confused. Do we weigh out the water or can we just measure out with a measuring cup?

  38. Thank you for the tutorial. I was practicing changing recipe, using, and I couldn't fined the amount of oil for Super fat. What is a better side, or you you calculate it yourself? Thank you.

  39. Why do you call it a shampoo. Isn't it a bar soap which can be used to bath. In my country shampoos comes in liquid form only.

  40. You're tutorials are normally great but I wish you would both do more research on the chemistry of what hair needs and rename this video as you did not make shampoo but soap. Soaps pH is far too high for normal hair usage without running a very big risk of damage. And anyone who has hard water should never use soap in their hair… unless you want soap scum in your hair…no amount if castor oil can get that to rinse out. Once hair is damaged it cannot be repaired, it simply has to grow out. So I strongly encourage everyone to research options of low-poo and no-poo (the natural shampoo community considers this OH-poo) before using anything in your hair that hasn't been tested and approved by cosmetic chemists.

  41. Saying there is a debate on if soap is good to use for you hair is like saying there is truly a debate on the whether climate.change is real. Science is science. Your length of hair also has nothing to do with it as hair length is also determined by the individuals DNA. Hair growth, whether on the head or body, happens in four stages. The stage that determines how long hair is is going to be a little different for each person. For the hair that stage can last any where between 3-7 years, possibly longer for some people.

    Also, you are not doing correct pH tests as you should be creating a 10% solution and testing that. Obviously your soaps are safe and you are successful, but I cannot stand silently by while people continue to teach these things when there is such a large risk of damage to other people's hair

  42. odd it is how folks will shout over something like your water running as a problem… while Nestle has taken all of the water rights away from the US [part of the national debt repayment] and as the skies are laden with toxins from geoengineering…. it is .. cute….. how egotistical many folks' arguments or protests really are about… let your water run… thats not why there are shortages …love the vid by the way!

  43. great tutorial wow!! thank you, however I have to ask you: the PH seems way too high, our scalp is acidic at 5.5 , how can i convert this recipe to a lower PH? is like Mr Browner's natural soap its way too acidic, brakes the hair.

  44. ok im familiar with testing strips but when you're testing the soap, won't that also test your water's ph as well?

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