DIY Cosmetica

Nutrition Shampoo Bar


Solid shampoo bars are environment friendly and are a part of the zero waste movement, not only you can easily travel with them, they last longer and they are plastic-free. So many reasons to make them yourself, you can adjust any recipe to your hair type and needs.

The base for the shampoo bar is a surfactant, you can try different kinds of surfactants and find what works best for your hair type. I personally prefer the SCI since it’s plant driven, very gentle on the hair but still cleans well.

The recipe here makes for one bar, so if you want to make two just double the amount.


Phase A

  • 20gr SCI (Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate)
  • 8gr corn starch
  • 7.25gr Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 1.25gr Citric acid

Phase B

  • 5gr Cocamidopropyl Betaine or coco betaine
  • 0.3gr Allantoin
  • 3.2gr Hyrolyzed wheat protein
  • 2.5gr Betaine natural
  • 1gr Vegetable Inulin

Phase C

  • 0.5gr Preservative Cosgard
  • 1gr Essential oil
  • Optional color (mica)


  1. In a beaker add the Phase A ingredients using a dust mask.

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  1. In a second beaker add the Phase B ingredients and stir to combine.

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  1. Combine phase A and phase B and mix.

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  1. Add the ingredients from phase C and mix.
  1. Add a small amount of color (start with the smallest amount and add if necessary).

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  1. Use a mold or your hands to shape the shampoo bar.

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  1. Let the shampoo bar harden for 24 hours, after 24 hours you can use the shampoo bar.

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Try the Shikakai shampoo bar recipe.

And if you are looking for some extra nourishing hair mask, try the Avocado hair mask.