Soothing Dry Scalp Shampoo Recipe

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This Soothing Dry Scalp Shampoo Recipe is another addition to our DIY recipes with essential oils. This one features scents of Tea Tree, Lavendar, and Jojoba oils.

*Disclaimer: This is not a remedy or treatment. I am not a medical professional and this DIY post does not substitute for any medical advice.*

If you read our last DIY for the Streak Free Glass Cleaner, you may have noticed we use a metal funnel or measuring cups for these recipes.  For this one, it's not required since we are just adding the Essential Oils at the end. You can also use a plastic shampoo bottle or one you have recycled.

If re-using a container, be sure to label your new homemade shampoo! 🙂

Jojoba Oil isn't one of the Young Living oils but you can find this great organic oil here on Amazon. Jojoba is in a lot of hair products and is a great natural product to add for DIY shampoo.  You can find Unscented Castille Soap here or at a department store like Target.

My Essential oils for this recipe are Tea Tree and Lavender.  Tea Tree is one of my favorite oils to add to shampoo…  It's very refreshing.

Mix all your ingredients in your container and add essential oils at the very end.  As you can see the oils are actually a small part of this recipe, and will separate out naturally from the soap.

Immediately before each use give it a good shake to mix the ingredients again.

This shampoo has a nice opacity I love and has plenty of lather.  For an average hair wash you can use 1 Tablespoon, and can use more if needed.

Any shampoo with tea tree oil does have a strong, refreshing feel on your scalp, so be sure to use it yourself before applying to hair for kids or babies.  🙂

I hope you enjoy this natural living DIY!

Yield: 4 oz

Soothing Dry Scalp Shampoo Recipe

Soothing Dry Scalp Shampoo Recipe

Not a food/edible recipe. Make your own DIY Soothing Dry Scalp Shampoo!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • ¼ cup liquid castile soap
  • 6 Drops tea tree oil
  • 5 drops lavender
  • 1 tsp. Jojoba oil


  1. Add all ingredients together in shampoo container. Shake well to combine. Shake well before each use. To use, simply wet hair, lather with a Tablespoon of shampoo and rinse well.

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  1. Yaaay! Thanks a lot for sharing this DIY! What’s more to love is that it uses lavender as essential oil! I’ll whip this up and let you know how it worked for me.


  2. Hi what can i Use to replace jojoba oil? I have sweet almond oil, and coconut oil.

    My daughter has a bit of eczema on scalp sometimes. I hope this is useful for her?

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