This helpful guide will show you 'How To Make' Shampoo using simple steps for beginners.
Create a work space that is clean of filth and of a size that prevents contamination from outside sources. Select an area that is not accessible to children and pets. We recommend wearing protective clothing such as an apron, goggles, gloves and a hair net.
2. Prepare The Base
Using a pre-made shampoo base designed for handmade shampoo base, measure 16 oz in a clean glass pyrex cup. Note: 16 oz of base will make approximately (2) 8 oz bottles, (4) 4 oz bottles or (8) 2 oz bottles of shampoo base.
3. Incorporate Additives
Fragrance - You can incorporate 1 to 2 teaspoons of fragrance oil per 16 oz of shampoo base. Stir well. Notice that the more fragrance you add the more likely it is that your shampoo will thin from the fragrance oil. If you want to add essential oils you can add 1 to 2 ml of essential oil per 16 oz of lotion. You will need a plastic dropper to measure small amounts such as milliliters. Stir well.
Color - After you have scented your shampoo base it is time to add the color. You can add as much cosmetic color to your base as desired. Stir well. Note: Do not add so much color that the skin is stained. The shampoo should always remain white when being rubbed into the skin. If it is colored then too much color has been used.
Measurement Notes: 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
Pour your shampoo into bottles and close with a shampoo pump, disc top or cap. If the shampoo is thicker you may find a jar with top easier to fill and use. If your shampoo is thick and you wish to use a bottle you can slowly heat to 130º and pour into the bottles. Heating much higher than this risks degrading the preservative system and may allow your shampoo to grow mold, bacteria or yeast.
If selling your shampoo you will need to label it with the product name, your company name, contact information, ingredients, directions for use, and product weight.
6. Caution Statement
This product is intended to be crafted by those 15 years or older. You are expected to take full responsibility for your own personal protection and safety including but not limited to the use of protective clothing such as an apron, goggles, gloves and a hair net.