Easy Shampoo bar recipe without lye

Hempseed oil shampoo bar

So a lot of you guys have asked me make a easy shampoo bar recipe without lye and too many ingredients as it was difficult for you to find a lot of complex ingredients

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Shampoo bar recipe

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Shampoo bar recipe

So here I am sharing the easy shampoo bar recipe without lye and with the simplest of necessary ingredient without any fancy additives.

This recipe is great for the people who have just started trials of shampoo bars and would like to use minimum ingredients for the trials

So following are the must have ingredients in a easy shampoo bar recipe

Gentle cleanser

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate aka SCI in powder form

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate aka SLSa

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Moisturizing and hydrating agent

Glycerine or some kind of humectant

Liquid oil

Emulsifying agents


Cetyl Alcohol

A must ingredient


Optional ingredients

Fragrance or essential oil

Colouring agent

I will be making a detailed article about each and every ingredient for future reference.

So now that I have accomplished the ingredients which I want in my easy shampoo bar recipe without lye

Lets get to formulation

Recipe in percentage for this easy shampoo bar recipe without lye

60% – Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI) powder

8% – Cocomidopropyl Betaine

10% – Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate aka SLSa

5% – BTMS 50

4% – Cetyl Alcohol

5% – Glycerine

5% – Hempseed oil

2% – Fragrance

1% – Preservative

Recipe in grams (50 grms)

30 grms – Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI) powder
4grms  – Cocomidopropyl Betaine
5 grms – Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate aka SLSa
2.5grms – BTMS 50
2 grms – Cetyl Alcohol
2.5 grms – Glycerine
2.5 grm – Hempseed oil / Argan oil
1 grm – Fesh Cut Bamboo Fragrance 
0.5 grm – Preservative

Before starting any project I highly recommend to sanitize the work surface and equipment with bleach or alcohol to maintain highest grade of GMP.

Equipment that we will need for this project

A scale that measures in 1-gram (or smaller) increments

– A large glass, microwave safe or heat-proof measuring cup or bowl.

– Spoons and rubber spatulas in varying sizes

– Spray Bottle with alcohol

– Latex gloves.

– Molds to shape your bars

– A mask

– A Microwave 

The method remains more or less same as for oil hair but with a few tweaks.

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Easy shampoo bar recipe method

Step 1

Measure SCI powder and SLSA into a bowl and set aside. Make sure you wear a mask as the powders have a tendency to disperse into air.

Step 2

Measure hempseed oil, cocomidoproply betaine, glycerine, preservative, fragrance and keep it aside

Step 3

Measure BTMS 50, cetyl alcohol,  hempseed oil or argan oil, capb, glycerine into a microwave safe cup or bowl.  Melt it in a microwave with 3o seconds bursts.

Step 4

First add all the powder ingredients from step 1 and the add all the ingredients from step 2. Stir well.

Step 5

Make sure everything is mixed in properly. Knead it like a dough.

Step 6

Check the ph of the dough here is the how to check your ph video.

If need be you can add a little bit of distilled water or 60% solution of citric acid in distilled water (to lower the ph)

Check the temperature of the mixture it should be lower than 50 degrees. Then add preservative and fragrance oil and Vit E.

Step 7

You can mold it into a silicon mold or a moon press like I did.

Step 8

Allow the bars to dry for at least another 3 day. I usually put mine onto paper towels. Cover loosely with more paper towels tso keep dust and humidity off.

The recipe in this blog is given in grams as well as percentage. Feel free to scale it up or scale it down as per your requirement.

I f you would like to watch me making this please head over to my youtube channel you can click the link of Shampoo Bar Recipes.

If you have any questions feel free to write in the comments section below I would be happy to answer it and help out.

If you are looking for substitution let me know what would you like to substitute and I would be happy to help you out with that too.

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