Rosemary, Lavender, Moringa, and Mint Shampoo/body Bar


When I first starting washing my hair with baking soda I really liked my hair.  However, as time has gone on I started developing a very dry scalp which I have never had before.  I then switched to my shampoo bar (which I used off and on) but it didn’t seem to help the dry scalp.  There is quite a bit on the internet now about how using baking soda is bad for the ph of your hair and scalp and will lead to dry scalp.  I don’t know all the science but knew it wasn’t working for me any more.

I found a recipe for a spray of rosemary and lavender for dry scalp and  it was helping.  So, I was excited when I saw a recipe for a hair soap on the Frugally Sustainable website for a rosemary and mint shampoo bar that was for dry scalp.  Andrea always has such great recipes.

I read recently that the beauty industry has discovered moringa flower oil and is beginning to put it in some of their products so I decided to also add some flowers to my infused water.

The recipe has several ingredients that can be used. These are the ingredients I used.  I used a recipe calculator to figure out the amount of lye needed.


  • 8 ounces coconut oil
  • 8 ounces olive oil
  • 8 ounces organic, sustainably-sourced palm oil – I purchased mine from Tropical Traditions
  • 4 ounces shea butter
  • 2 ounces cocoa butter
  • 3 ounces castor



  • 1 teaspoon rosemary powder, I ground my own rosemary
  • 1 ounce peppermint EO


I used this shampoo bar immediately after I made it and REALLY liked the results.  The smell is also great.  I hope this continues to work for my scalp.  Right now it looks wonderful.

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