Rosemary cedarwood shampoo bars are easy to make and a quick DIY recipe that you can make for friends and family! This is a melt and pour shampoo bar so if you’ve been afraid to work with lye then this is the recipe for you! There is lye in the soap base, but you won’t have to work with it directly.
The best part about melt and pour shampoo bars is that that you can make in a flash! These rosemary cedarwood shampoo bars are quick to make and need no curing. I have found that men particularly love the natural, woodsy, scent of these rosemary cedarwood shampoo bars.
Easy to Make Rosemary Cedarwood Shampoo Bars
People love getting these shampoo bar recipes as gifts too! You can package them with just a little ribbon or put a soap bar box with a cute sticker.
Why Shampoo Bars Instead of Liquid?
Great question! Shampoo bars are first and foremost, portable. This makes them great for travelers (no worry on limited liquid size), campers and those who want less waste in package (these require none). These melt and pour shampoo bars last a long time and there is less waste than with a traditional liquid shampoo. Even if this shampoo bar doesn’t become your daily hair cleansing go-to they are great to have on hand!
Why Rosemary and Cedarwood Essential Oils?
Rosemary essential oil is said to aid in stimulating hair growing, promote circulation and ease dry and itchy scalps or dandruff. Cedarwood essential oil is said to help those with thinning hair and alopecia by stimulating the hair follicles and circulation.
Rosemary and Cedarwood Shampoo Bars for Hair Growth
- 1 lbs Organic Goat’s Milk Glycerin Melt & Pour Soap Base
- 1 tsp Mango Butter
- 2 tsp Castor Oil
- 15 Drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
- 15 Drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Rosemary optional
- 1 Small Spray Bottle with Rubbing Alcohol
- 1 A double boiler or something to act like one
- 1 Rectangular Soap Mold
- 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
- Gently stir in the chopped rosemary until fully incorporated
Making sure rectangular mold is on a firm, level, surface – pour the mixture into your mold nearly level
Using the small spray bottle with rubbing alcohol, spray with the surface 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
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