How to Make Hair Products

Cream Shampoo

For a natural, gentle, effective shampoo, mix this simple cream formula.


  • Measuring cup
  • Saucepan
  • Mixing spoons
  • Quart jar with cover


  • Water
  • Soap flakes
  • Glycerin
  • Borax
  • Perfume

Yield: About 1 quart

Measure 2 cups of water into a saucepan and heat it. Add 1 cup of soap flakes to the hot water and stir to dissolve. Remove the pan from the heat and add 11/2 cups of glycerin and 3/4 cup of borax; if desired, add a few drops of your favorite perfume. Stir the mixture thoroughly. Pour it into a quart jar and cover it; let it cool completely before using.