Easy DIY Shampoo Bars


Have you jumped on the shampoo bar bandwagon yet? If not, I highly suggest giving them a try! Not only are they eco friendly as they cut down on single use plastics, but they also help with product waste(I know I have squirted a big glop of shampoo into my hand on more than one occasion) but they are also travel friendly as they are TSA compliant since they aren't a liquid and there is no chance of a shampoo bar spilling in your luggage.


Also, now that Stephenson's has developed a melt & pour syndet base, they are easy to make. The great thing about a syndet base over a traditional melt & pour soap base is that it is ph neutral which is healthier for your hair than using a traditional soap on it.


For this recipe you will need:

8oz Syndopour base

Colorant of choice

30 drops Rosemary essential oil

30 drops Peppermint essential oil

Silicone mold

Microwave safe container



  1. Heat your 8oz of Syndopour base either in the microwave or on a double boiler until completely melted.

  2. Next stir in approximately 1/8 tsp of your colorant of choice. I used Savage Garden from Nurture Soap.

  3. Now stir in your 30 drops each Rosemary & Peppermint essential oils. These two oils are both great for scalp and hair health. Some other combinations that work well for shampoo bars are Lavender, Lavender & Sage and Cedarwood & Orange

  4. Stir until well combined and then pour into your silicone mold and allow to cool completely. It took approximately 1 hour for mine to cool.

  5. Store in a cool dry location when not in use.

I apply the shampoo bar directly to my hair and then lather. You could lather in your hands first and then apply the bubbles to your hair if you prefer. Then shampoo as you normally would. I love how these bars left my hair feeling and can't wait to make more.


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