Stimulating Tea Tree Shampoo Recipe

This stimulating tea tree shampoo recipe is made entirely of naturally derived ingredients. It uses our sulfate free naturally derived Coconut Oil Liquid Soap Base. We know the first thing people think of when it comes to sulfate free product is “does it create good foam and lather?”. As many oils as this recipe has, it still has a fantastic, and rich lather. As a matter of fact, make sure you notify your customers that a little goes a long way! Not only does this recipe make a great shampoo, but it makes a great body wash as well. A stimulating tea tree shampoo is great for those who desire the benefits of tea tree essential oil in a gentle wash. Learn how to make this stimulating tea tree shampoo recipe, as well as other variations, right here.

Stimulating Tea Tree Shampoo Recipe

  • Coconut Oil Liquid Soap 93%
  • Almond Oil 5%
  • Castor Oil 1%
  • Tea Tree Vitality Essential Oil Blend 1%


  1. Measure out all the oils into a container large enough to hold the full batch.
  2. Add the coconut oil soap to the mixture.
  3. Stir thoroughly to make sure that the oil and soap are completely mixed.
  4. As soon as everything is well mixed, fill your bottles into an air-tight container. Do not let the soap base sit out uncovered.

Tips and Variations

In place of the sweet almond oil, you can use any light oil such as fractionated coconut oil, avocado oil, or safflower oil. As long as it is not thick or in a solid form such as palm oil. The coconut oil soap base can take a very small amount of liquid colorant. However, if you add more than 6% of oils, the colorant may separate from the base. We recommend this natural oil to liquid soap ratio for a couple of reasons. First, it actually leaves the skin clean, We find that some sulfate-free products leave the hair and/or skin feeling not as clean. After testing this base as both a shampoo and body wash the skin was left feeling smooth, yet not greasy.

Packaging recommendations

We recommend filling this product into a squeezable bottle with an airtight dispensing cap, such as a press disk cap, for the best results. It is important to note that the bottle should be sealed after each use (press disc closed), as this base has a high glycerin content which will evaporate when exposed to air, causing the product to thicken into a thick paste over time.

Ingredient List

Ingredients: Potassium Cocoate, Sweet Almond Oil, Castor Oil, Essential Oil.


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