Homemade Shampoo for Dry Scalp

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Homemade Shampoo

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I had been struggling for some time now to come up with a recipe for homemade shampoo. Plus, I really needed something for dry scalp. I had developed a bit of dandruff and I’ve been trying to treat it naturally. This recipe for homemade shampoo for dry scalp seems to be doing the trick. It was created by accident – thanks to my sister-in-law. Funny story.

My sister-in-law came for a visit a couple of weeks ago. After taking a shower, she asked what was in the squirt bottle in the shower, was it shampoo? She said I assumed it was shampoo because the other bottle was labelled conditioner. I laughed and proceeded to explain that it is homemade shaving cream. Then we were both laughing. Oops (typically I do label the bottles)! Once we gained our composure, she said that her hair was incredibly soft. I shared the ingredients in the shaving cream and explained that it is no problem that she used it on her hair. I asked if it lathered well and she said that it did.

Well, I had to try this myself. I had noticed that it makes my legs incredibly soft when I use it for shaving. I found that it makes my hair soft as well and it certainly does lather well. However, the ingredients were not quite right for shampoo. So I kept the ingredients but I just adjusted the amounts (not too much oil, etc).


After some research, I found that two of the main ingredients in this homemade shampoo – aloe vera gel and olive oil – are very helpful in treating dry scalp. Aloe vera gel has tremendous healing properties and it has traditionally been used to treat dry skin. Olive oil is very moisturizing.

I switched out the essential oils for those that are effective in treating irritated, dry skin. Tea tree, cedarwood and lemongrass essential oils are anti-fungal and thus adept at treating dry scalp and skin irritations. (source).

Cheers to my sister-in-law for accidentally discovering and inspiring this recipe for homemade shampoo for dry scalp!

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  1. Combine aloe vera gel, castile soap and olive oil to a small dish. Mix well.
  2. Add the essential oils and mix again.
  3. Pour the mixture into a BPA-free squeezable container or a pump.
  4. Squirt or pump a few times into your hand (or directly into your hair) and lather.


* If you do not have a dry scalp, feel free to use whichever essential oils you like in this recipe.

Please share if you know someone who might love this recipe. Thanks! 🙂

Have you made your own homemade shampoo? Do you have a natural, store-bought shampoo that you like? Share your comments below.

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