You can melt 13 ounces of olive oil with 10 ounces of palm kernel flakes, 5 ounces of sweet almond oil, and 5 ounces of castor oil; this should be removed from heat and cooled to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. In a separate container, while wearing protective gear such as a mask and gloves, you should pour 4.4 ounces of lye into 12.5 ounces of water. This should also cool to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. These two mixtures can be combined by hand or with a stick mixer until they reach what is known as trace. You can add essential oils and blend, then pour into molds and allow to set for 24 hours. After 24 hours, it can be removed and allowed to cure for 4-6 weeks.
- These shampoo bars are made in the same manner as any hot processed lye soap.
- When switching to shampoo bars, your hair will break the cycle of being stripped of its natural oils.
- Once it adjusts, your scalp will produce enough oils to create its own hair shine.
“The difference between these bars and other soap bar recipes is that they are made with a number of more expensive oils (though a batch is still cheaper than what you would spend on organic shampoo) that are very nourishing and healing to your hair.”