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Home Remedies for Dandruff Homemade Shampoo

Homemade Dandruff Shampoo

Of the home remedies for dandruff we have come across, this homemade dandruff shampoo takes the cake. It works great, is moisturizing, and simple to make!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 11 ounces
Author Katie Vance



  1. Measure out castile soap and water in a seal-able container. (You can use a bottle with a squirt-top - I used a recycled glass seltzer container.)
  2. Add sweet almond oil and shake to combine.
  3. Melt coconut oil and shea butter in the microwave or in a double boiler.
  4. Add coconut oil/shea butter mixture to your shampoo container while still melted.
  5. Cap and shake well to combine. (You may have to do this a few times to get everything combined.)
  6. Add essential oils and shake again to mix.

To Use

  1. Shake bottle well before each use, as oils may separate.
  2. Pour or squirt a handful of shampoo directly onto hair and scalp.
  3. Lather, taking care to avoid the eyes.
  4. Allow shampoo to sit on hair and scalp for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Rinse out thoroughly.


This home remedies for dandruff shampoo recipe is much thinner than store-bought shampoos and has slightly less lather. It just means that a little bit will go a long way! Use caution around the eyes as this recipe can be irritating to them.

Rosemary should not be used by pregnant mothers, epileptics, people with blood pressure issues, or children under 10. Do not use eucalyptus on children under 10.

If you fall under one of the categories in the warning, omit the rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils and add lavender instead. It doesn't work quite as well, but it will help soothe the scalp.