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Basic Homemade Baking Soda Shampoo

Basic Homemade Baking Soda Shampoo

Easy Homemade Shampoo That Works!

This homemade shampoo is another very basic, very simple, and very effective homemade experiment. You can literally whip up a batch of homemade baking soda shampoo in one minute, it’s that easy, and fun too.

This Experiment take: 1-2 minutes


baking soda shampoo ingredients

1 tablespoon baking soda
1 cup of water
2-3 drops essential oil

1 cup water

Get a glass of water

Measure out one cup of water. You can either poor it straight into whatever you going to be storing the shampoo in, or if you’re mixing up a big batch, you can you a large bowl.

1 tablespoon baking soda

add in your baking soda

Add in your 1 tablespoon of baking soda. It’s important to measure it out because to much baking soda can result in dried out hair, while too little can be ineffective at getting you hair grime free.

Then just give it a good shake or a stir, and you’re all done. Easy as pie, well easier actually, I’m terrible at making pie!

Optional Sweet Smells

You can also add in a few drops of essential oils if you want to spice things up a bit!

Just drop in 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oils. Personally, I like adding a little peppermint essential oil to my baking soda shampoo.

Using The Finished Product

The shampoo will be very thin when you are finished. It doesn’t lather either, but don’t worry, it’ll still work. Just keep adding shampoo to your hair until you can feel that its all been coated, it will feel slightly slippery when it is.

Everybody’s hair is a little different, so you might have to tweak the recipe a little bit to make it just right for you.

Storing your new Homemade Shampoo

I’ve opted for a large recycled beer bottle, with an olive oil topper.
You can use an old soap pump, or pick one up from amazon.
You can reuse an old shampoo bottle too. Me, I’m sticking with the beer bottle because it looks cool, and gets the job done!

How’s It Work?

It works great, honestly I’m amazed at how good this simple shampoo actually works. I’ve noticed that since I’ve begun using this shampoo my hair has noticeably had more volume. This homemade shampoo doesn’t leave my hair feeling stripped or dry. Awesomely though is that I can easily go two days without washing may hair, and it never feels oily and gross. Water and baking soda, who knew.

Basic Homemade Baking Soda Shampoo

Homemade baking soda shampoo

Here is a quick recipe for how to make your own quick and easy homemade baking soda shampoo. This recipe only uses a few ingredients and is ready in minutes.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes


  • 1 tbsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2-3 drops essential oil


  • Storage Container (maker's preference, I used a beer bottle with olive oil topper)
  • Large Mixing Bowl (optional)
  • Spoon


  1. Get a glass of waterMeasure out 1 cup water.
  2. add in your baking sodaAdd 1 tbsp. baking soda.
  3. Add 2-3 drops essential oil (optional).
  4. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Homemade baking soda shampooPour into desired container and hop in the shower and wash hair with your new homemade shampoo.


Tuesday 16th of July 2019

it really works

Lance Shroyer

Thursday 18th of July 2019

Thank you so much! Glad it worked for you!


Saturday 6th of September 2014

i used baking soda and lemon juice


Friday 10th of January 2020

Thanks for the comment Patricia! How did that combo work for you?


Friday 9th of August 2013

I just started this today actually - been wanting to try for a while but never had the nerve. Or the time. Anyway, we'll see how it goes. The other resources I've found do say to follow up the shampoo with a vinegar rinse; it helps keep the hair shiny and more supple.

I'm also curious how often you use it. I've heard once to three times a week, but I guess everyone would be different.

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