What’s the best thing to cure a beauty junkie’s need for buying out the beauty aisles at Target, or any other store, for that matter? A good ol’ DIY recipe!

Nothing beats the convenience of being able to make just about every beauty product you’ve ever needed. You never have to worry about the company discontinuing your product and best of all, DIY recipes are almost always a cheaper alternative to store-bought products.

One DIY product that you need to try is homemade shampoo. Have a hard time trusting anything other than your salon-grade products? Turns out, using a DIY shampoo can be much safer for your strands — and if you take proper care of them, you’ll see and feel the difference!

A DIY shampoo recipe will help you avoid toxic chemicals that are found in many hair products found on store shelves. No more searching for SLS and SLES, parabens, fragrances, and other scientific terms that make you feel like you’re reading a CAPTCHA message. Just natural ingredients that you can find in your kitchen, garden, local health-food store, or organic grocer. Best of all, any DIY recipe usually takes about 5 or 10 minutes to make. Which is faster than you can drive to and from the drugstore.

lavender honey shampoo

via Homemade Beauty

While there are many DIY shampoo recipes out there, our favorite one of the moment is this lavender and honey shampoo found on Homemade Beauty. With just five natural ingredients, this gentle, creamy product is suitable for all hair types, including the most sensitive scalps. Calendula oil is added to repair and heal from roots to ends, while jojoba oil has strengthening and moisturizing properties that will further revitalize any dry, dull hair. As it turns out, honey and lavender aren’t just there for making it smell great — the honey is another moisturizer and lavender oil is a known agent in reversing the effects of hair loss.

Give your locks a break from all the damaging chemicals found in your everyday products and try out this DIY shampoo. If nothing else, your hair will smell amazing!


  • ½ cup of organic honey
  • ¼ cup of castile soap
  • 3 teaspoons Jojoba oil
  • 2 teaspoons calendula oil
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Place the shampoo in a sanitized bottle of your choice — like an empty shampoo or soap bottle, or even a glass jar if you’re feeling crafty. However, if you decide to use a jar, it’s important to make sure you use a spoon to take out the shampoo so you don’t get any water into the container.

You can store the shampoo in a cool, dry place for up to 5 months.

Will you try this lavender and honey DIY shampoo?