How to Make Coconut Shampoo

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You can't walk far down the hair-care aisle without spying dozens of coconut-scented shampoos. With one wash, the delightful coconut fragrance sends your mind on a vacation to a tropical locale. If you bristle at the thought of spending several dollars per bottle, though, try making your own coconut shampoo. When you do it yourself, you can make a custom blend that suits your strands perfectly. These shampoos condition as they clean, so you'll spend less time in the shower.

Dessert for Your Hair

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Pour 3/4 cup distilled water into a ceramic bowl. Microwave the water until warm, or for about 45 seconds.

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Mix 1/4 cup shampoo concentrate or 1/2 cup unscented shampoo with the warm water. Stir until the water and shampoo are completely blended.

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Add 1 teaspoon of table salt to the mixture of water and shampoo concentrate; if you used unscented shampoo instead of concentrate, add 1 1/2 teaspoon table salt instead.

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Add to the mixture 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 2 teaspoons jojoba oil, 10 drops vanilla fragrance oil and 10 drops coconut fragrance oil.

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Whisk the ingredients together until the mixture turns into a smooth liquid.

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Pour the mixture into a squeeze bottle or old shampoo bottle.

Mint Condition

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Pour 1/3 cup distilled water and 2/3 cup liquid castile soap into a large bowl. Mix until the water and soap are fully blended together.

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Add 1 teaspoon of sea salt, then mix the combination until the salt has dissolved.

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Add to the mixture 3 teaspoons jojoba oil and 1 teaspoon coconut oil, stirring well.

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Pour the mixture into an empty shampoo bottle with a lid. Add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil, close the bottle and shake well. Shake the bottle before each use for best results.

Coconut Milk: It Does Your Hair's Body Good

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Add 1/2 cup liquid castile soap to a bowl. Use unscented soap, if desired, or coconut soap for a richer fragrance.

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Pour in 1/4 cup coconut milk. Whole coconut milk works well for dry hair. If your hair is oily, opt for light milk instead.

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Stir in 10 drops of your favorite essential oil. Lavender and orange oils work well.

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Pour the mixture into a plastic squeeze bottle. Shake well before every use.