DIY Natural Shampoo

August 15, 2018

This DIY natural shampoo recipe from the Whole Beauty book by Shiva Rose is really easy and really works. It smells really beautiful, too.

DIY Natural Shampoo Recipe

This DIY natural shampoo recipe is amazing and so easy. Most commercial shampoo formulas foam up because they contain sulfates which can strip your hair of its natural moisture and nutrients and can irritate your skin. This natural shampoo contains just four natural ingredients and can be stored in a glass jar and will last for a couple of months.

This natural shampoo recipe comes from the Whole Beauty book by Shiva Rose. Shiva and I have been friends since we went to UCLA together. She is such a lovely, generous, inspiring person. In her amazing debut book, she shares the daily rituals and natural recipes for beauty and wellness that keep her balanced and healthy and looking so gorgeous.

This book is exquisite, and has so much fantastic information about wellness practices, rituals, beauty treatments, beauty foods, and essential oils.

Shiva opens the book giving the lowdown on the touchstones that she turns to such as Ritual, Kundalini, and Ayurveda (Doshas of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha).

Then, in Chapter One: Making Space & Time For Daily Rituals she shares her tips for creating a sacred space, making your own alter, candle colors and their meanings, space clearing, saging, salt, incense, prayers, mantras, simple ritual openings and prayers, honoring nature with the seasons and the phases of the moon, using crystals, and morning and evening rituals.

Yoga is a huge part of Shiva’s life, and she shares Kundalini practices such as guided meditations, the seven chakras, breathing techniques – breath of fire and alternate nostril breathing, mantras, tuning into your body, yoga poses, yoni eggs, and tea ceremonies. And then Ayurvedic practices such as tongue scraping, oil pulling, dry brushing, self massage, bathing and bath recipes, facial steaming, and earthing.

Then, there are all of the incredible natural beauty treatments that she has become known for. Shiva’s pantry is her beauty counter, and she shares her go-to ingredients for making food-grade skincare and beauty products with recipes such as: Plumping Goddess Nectar Mask, Avocado Moisture Mask, Exfoliating Luscious Island Mask, Cooling Milk & Spice Mask, Chaga Power Mask, Calming Mineral Mermaid Mask, Blissful Beetroot Lip Balm, Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse, Chickpea Face Mask, Revitalizing Body Scrub, Nourishing Face Oil, and Shimmering Body Oil, The recipes are incredible.

Shiva also shares all of the best oils for the face, body, and hair such as almond oil, argan oil, camellia oil, castor oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, kakui oil, rose hip oil, sea buckthorn oil, sesame oil, shea butter, sunflower oil, and tamanu oil, and how to source and use them.

She also provides information on her favorite beauty foods such as almonds, aloe juice, avocado, cacao nibs, chia seeds, coconut, dates. Hemp seeds, oil, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, sweet potato, whole grains, amalaki fruit, ashitaba, ashwagandha, astragalus, chaga, chyawanprash, cistanche, cordyceps, ho shou wu, maca, mucuna pruriens, reishi, shatavari, tocos, and triphala.

Some of my favorite food recipes in the book include the Rejuvenating Tonic, Restful Radiance Tonic, Celestial Pumpkin Seed Milk Eggnog, Libido Enhancing Tonic, Summer Love Tonic, Immune-Boosting Tonic, Golden Milk, Daily Detox Tea, Nettle and Red Clover Tea, Skin Nourishing Spice Mix, Bedtime Tea, and Skin Ambrosia Tea.

I really love the chapter on essential oils. They are so powerful and smell so incredible. Shiva’s faves include Frankincense, lavender, lemon, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood, and tea tree oil. She shares how to use them and includes natural recipes to use them in. She shares seasonal hydrosols, toners, and essential oil perfumes, and tips for using essential oils to activate your chakras and doshas. There is also wonderful information for using oils to make homemade deodorants, toothpaste, insect repellent, dishwashing liquid, surface and floor cleaner, and bleach alternative.

If you want to live a more natural life and try something different, this book is a beautiful guide. Start with this natural shampoo and go from there. I’ll share some other recipes from the book later in the year.

Get your copy of Whole Beauty and learn more about Shiva Rose.


DIY Natural Shampoo

This DIY natural shampoo recipe from the Whole Beauty book by Shiva Rose is really easy and really works. It smells really beautiful, too.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Tess Masters



  1. Combine the coconut milk, castille soap, olive oil, and peppermint oil in a glass jar. Secure the lid, and shake well to combine. Shake well before each use, and use as you would any conventional shampoo.

Recipe Notes

Excerpted from Whole Beauty by Shiva Rose (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2018. 
Photo by Trent Lanz and styling by Alicia Buszczak