Shampoo bar easy recipe

One of the most healthy things you can do for your hair, is to skip using commercial shampoo and make your own. This shampoo bar is very easy to make and it will last a long time.

The shampoo bar has a superfat of 3% making it perfect for any type of hair.

Soap Bar Quality

Soap Bar QualityRangeThis Recipe
Hardness29 – 5441
Cleansing12 – 2219
Conditioning44 – 6956
Bubbly14 – 4634
Creamy16 – 4837
Iodine41 – 7055
INS136 – 165157

Easy homemade shampoo bar

If you like to make your shampoo yourself and feel overwhelmed by the process, this easy recipe will be a good place to start
Keyword: beginner soap, Bubbly soap, Shampoo bar


  • 2 plastic, glass, or steel bowls
  • Microwave oven
  • Wooden or plastic spoon
  • Silicone molds
  • Stick blender
  • Safety gear
  • Scale (kitchen)
  • pH meter or test strips
  • Thermometer


  • 5 OZ Olive Oil 140 grams
  • 5 OZ Palm Oil 140 grams
  • 5 OZ Coconut Oil 140 grams (76 deg)
  • 3 OZ Castor Oil 84 grams
  • 6.84 OZ Water 192
  • 2.61 OZ NaOh 73


  • Read the soaping safely page, if you haven´t already
  • Dissolve NaOH in water by slowly adding the NaOH to the water and stirring gently with the spoon. Leave the mixture, now called lye, to cool down
  • Melt coconut oil and mix it with the other oils
  • Wait until the lye is between 86 and 104 degrees F (30-40 degrees C) and heat up the oils to approx the same temperature if needed
  • Mix the oils and the lye by slowly pouring oils in the lye
  • Use a stick blender for 1-5 minutes until trace
  • Pour your batter into a mold or molds as you prefer (I have used muffin molds for this one)
  • Check if the soap is firm enough to cut after 24 hours
  • Cut the soap bars (if you used a big mold) and trim the edges
  • Leave to cure eg in a paper bag for 4 – 6 weeks and check pH. Store it by room temperature

Soap characteristics

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