I’m a tiny bit obsessed with all things that come from that store that carries all handmade, naturally sources, non-animal tested personal care products and this DIY sea salt shampoo is no exception. I know that we’ve talked about this before. So I’ll make this part quick. I recently (like last month) discovered some pretty amazing hair products on a mission to pick up “just one thing”.
DIY Sea Salt Shampoo
But, I can justify trying to make it on my own! I happened to have an empty pot laying around, and so I figured “why not?”
Homemade shampoo is easy to make, thankfully. It literally took me a few minutes. I ended up putting my empty pot to good use and quickly, too! I made this recipe using an 11 ounce pot, but you could halve it to fit in something smaller.
DIY Sea Salt Shampoo
To make your shampoo, you just need a few common ingredients:
Obviously, sea salt is the main component in this recipe. This is because sea salt helps make your hair not only clean but also voluminous.
It is very important to add any base oil to homemade shampoo recipe for the main reason: sea salt has ability to dry out skin or hair, so base oil helps to avoid such effect.
Again, depending on your hair condition, you can choose variety of oils to your sea salt shampoo:
- MCT oil is helps ensure your hair is hydrated but won’t weigh it down. This is my preference as it’s closest to the “original” recipe.
- Olive oil is suitable for any hair type. It helps make your hair shiny and adds volume.
- is awesome for dry or damaged hair. It adds strength and promotes hair growth.
- Avocado oil is great if you have a sensitive scalp and can help restore damaged and brittle hair.
- Hazelnut oil has a thick consistency but works beautifully on oily hair. It actually removes excess grease helps make hair squeaky clean.
I also like to add essential oils not only because when you pick the right oils, they can actually help your natural shampoo work better.
If your hair is healthy and normal, opt for lavender, eucalyptus, rose, or geranium. If you’re like me with dry, damaged or color treated hair, you may want to consider sandalwood, patchouli, neroli (my favorite), or elemi.
If you deal with oily hair, citrus oils such as lemon or orange combined with tea tree are great. For thinning hair, consider sage or rosemary essential oil.
Make Your BIG Sea Salt Shampoo
Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, combine them in a glass mixing bowl and mix with a wooden spoon (do not use metal) until well combined.
As I mentioned, I use a “recycled” LUSH pot to store mine. Because your shampoo contains both lemon juice and salt, it’s naturally self-preserving. Just don’t sit it on the window sill.
Remember, sea salt naturally strips your hair of old gunk without stripping all the healthy oils. This means that there’s less weighing it down and your hair’s natural volume can take center stage.
That’s it! I only recommend that you add 100% therapeutic grade essential oils which you can easily buy online.