Shampoo bars are all the rage lately. But have you seen the prices of them? YIKES! You can buy the ingredients to make at least a dozen DIY Melt and Pour Shampoo Bars for the price of 2 of those “spa” bars. And they are so simple to make. I don’t use shampoo bars daily but I like them for camping and traveling (no spills to worry about). My husband likes them because they are quick and easy (truth be told he washes body and hair with the same bar).
These simple DIY Melt and Pour Shampoo Bars would make great little stocking stuffers or gifts for friends and family too. So make a couple dozen with the holiday season quickly approaching!
DIY Melt and Pour Shampoo Bars
Ingredients – DIY Melt and Pour Shampoo Bars
1 tsp Mango Butter
2 tsp Castor Oil
20 – 25 drops of high quality lavender essential oil (optional)
Small Spray Bottle with Rubbing Alcohol (Like this)
A double boiler or something to act like one
Instructions – DIY Melt and Pour Shampoo Bars
- Cut your soap base and melt on low heat (you don’t want it to burn or boil)
- Once melted add in the Mango Butter and allow that to melt
- Remove from heat and mix in the Castor Oil
- Add in the optional Lavender Oil
- Making sure mold is on a firm, level, surface – pour the mixture into your mold nearly level
- Spay with the rubbing alcohol to prevent air bubbles
- Let cool for several hours
- Gently remove from the mold
- Store in an air-tight container, they should be good for up to a year.
How to Use Your DIY Melt and Pour Shampoo Bars
Just like shampooing with liquid, get your hair wet, then wet the bar as well. Take the bar and either create a lather in your hands or use it directly on your scalp and hair. Work the soap into a lather and then rinse.
Easy peasy folks.
Now if you’re feeling like you want to go the extra mile and not use melt and pour base then I recommend looking at these recipes for a full DIY shampoo bar.