DIY Bridesmaid Gift: Castile Soap Shampoo

DSC_0051A few weeks ago, I shared a tutorial on making organic coconut milk conditioner and today I thought I’d share its sister tutorial: organic castile soap shampoo! If you thought the conditioner was easy-as-pie to make, you’re going to fall over when you see how easy the shampoo is. And this shampoo/conditioner combo would make the cutest addition to bridesmaids’ beauty boxes or welcome baskets for guests!



– 1 part Castile Soap (I used Dr. Bronner’s in Lavender scent)
– 2 parts Water
– Dash of Baking Soda
– Container(s)
– Ribbon and tag(s)

Optional: To make your shampoo more moisturizing, you could add a teaspoon or two of your favorite oil (jojoba would work well!).



Step 1 | Fill your bottle half-way with castile soap.

DSC_0038Step 2 | Optional: Sprinkle in a dash of baking soda. The baking soda is said to help create a sudsy lather.

DSC_0039Step 3 | Top off with water and give a shake. Voila! You have homemade organic castile soap shampoo, my friend!

DSC_0045Step 4 | If you’re making these as gifts for your bridesmaids or wedding guests, tie a piece of ribbon (that coordinates with your wedding colors) around with a shipping tag and pen a sweet note. Alternatively, you could create custom sticker labels. I attached a rock candy stick with washi tape for added texture and appeal.

DSC_0053 DSC_0041More DIYs:

– Coconut Milk Conditioner
– Organic cranberry lip balm
Glittered Skeleton Key necklace
Cinnamon Bath Salts
Organic Bath Fizzies

Photography and styling by Sarah Darcy of Classic Bride blog.


  1. Lauren
    May 7, 2015 / 4:08 PM

    I love how simple it is to make! Thanks for sharing this “how-to”.

    • May 7, 2015 / 5:09 PM

      Yes! I don’t think it gets easier than this, Lauren 😉 Glad you enjoyed it.

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