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How to Make DIY Soapnut Shampoo: A Step-by-Step Guide

Updated: Mar 27

In an older blog post, you could read all about what soap nuts are and you have seen me use them for laundry as well but in this blog post, we will be using soapnut to make an eco-friendly gentle shampoo. Soap nuts are a very gentle cleanser making them great for people with sensitive scalps or eczema-prone skin. You can use them to wash your hair but they are also great to use as a body wash.

What do you need

To make soap nut shampoo, you need a few things. Luckily, most of these things you will likely have already in your kitchen. The only thing you may need to purchase is a preservative. Some don’t use a preservative in their soap nut shampoo but I strongly recommend that you do. Bacteria love water and will grow in an environment with lots of water. As this shampoo has lots of water is very prone to develop bacteria growth and spoilage. To make sure your shampoo lasts until you run out, you use a preservative.

Lots of preservatives are available nowadays. I use an eco-certified one that is both gentle for my skin/scalp as well as for the environment.