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When you think of a precious little baby you definitely don’t want to use any items on their soft, new skin that have harmful chemicals. Products with harsh chemicals, detergents, or synthetic fragrance can irritate baby’s skin. There are organic items you can buy, but they are usually more expensive than their chemical counterparts. This homemade baby shampoo recipe can be made very inexpensively, and you only need a little bit for each use. It can also be used as a body wash and isn’t limited to babies’ use.

Only Natural Ingredients for Your Homemade Baby Shampoo

The basic ingredients – and the very basic way to make this homemade baby shampoo – is a 1:1 ratio of castile soap and water. Some other ingredients make it more fun (glycerin for bubbles) and helpful for the body (essential oils). Plus a few gentle oils like lavender and roman chamomile will help boost that sweet baby smell we all love!

Homemade Baby Shampoo With Natural Ingredients by Mama Z

Ingredients for DIY Baby Shampoo Recipe

  • 1 cup organic castile soap
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 10 drops of essential oils – lavender essential oil or chamomile essential oil
  • 1 tsp glycerin [optional for more bubbles]

Optional ingredients for different skin types

  • organic aloe vera gel – start with 1 tablespoon
  • Vitamin E Oil – start with 1 tablespoon
  • herbal infused oil – start with 1 tablespoon

Instructions for DIY Baby Shampoo Recipe

  1. Mix the ingredients together
  2. Store in a bottle or jar. If you add essential oils it’s best to use a glass container for storage.
  3. Use as needed.

This homemade baby shampoo recipe can – and should – be adapted to your children’s skin type and what works best for them. Other ingredients you can add in various amounts are an herbal oil, organic aloe vera gel, or Vitamin E.

If you like to make your own natural products for your baby check out this homemade diaper rash, and this DIY Baby lotion.

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