Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mixology || Coconut Milk Shampoo

Liquid castile soap is generally made from olive oil (and/or other oils) and water. Though some naturals have shied away from it with all the talk of pH, the reality is that other naturals have faired fine using it in their shampoo recipes. If you are interested in giving liquid castile soap a try, the following mixture involves the addition of organic coconut milk (for dilution and additional lathering), distilled water (for further dilution), and safflower oil (for moisture).

1/4 cup liquid castile soap
3 tbsp organic coconut milk
1 tsp distilled water
1 tsp safflower oil (add more if you desire)

1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bottle. Shake the bottle well before use.
2. Save the remainder in a closed bottle for future use (up to a few weeks).
3. Follow up with an apple cider vinegar rinse (if necessary) for pH balance.


  1. Can I use black soap for this instead of castile soap seeing as it's impossible to get where I live?

    1. Hi! Black soap might be fine. Also, I have a "Black Soap Shampoo" recipe you can try in this post: http://hairandhealth.blogspot.com/2013/04/mixology-african-black-soap-shampoo.html. :o)