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A natural and cheap shampoo made from nuts

washing nuts Washing nuts have been in my home for quite some time, but I have only been using them in hair care for some time. Previously, they mainly served as dishwasher tablets or for washing clothes. Organic cleaning is my passion, since I moved from my family home, I started to consciously approach not only what I eat, but also what I buy. In this post you will find a recipe for an effective and cheap shampoo with nut nuts.

Minimalism and ecological approach to life

For cleaning, I use only organic and harmless to cleaning products, and since I went on a vegetarian diet - I also pay attention to what I eat. Awareness also affected cosmetics. I eliminated many products (especially cosmetics from SLS) and went for natural care. The next step will be the elimination of unnatural coloring and looking for health-friendly substitutes for mascara or eye shadows. Fortunately, the market is not so poor anymore, so I will definitely find something. The problem will probably only be with the foundation, because my BB Dr G cream is reliable.

Why washing nuts as shampoo?

I came across the idea of ​​using shampoo from washing nuts some time ago, but I never had the courage to test them. My scalp is allergic and is often irritated by even very delicate products. However, the day came when my beloved oatmeal shampoo Sylveco ended and I had to manage somehow. I will just mention that it was a Sunday evening and no store where I could buy my shampoo was no longer open. I remembered washing nuts and even thought it was the perfect time to test them.

Nut decoction

I found a simple recipe for decoction of washing nuts, which you can use as a shampoo from washing nuts - 8 to 10, boil the washing nuts in two glasses of water (500 ml) for 10 minutes. The recipe is very simple, so I started cooking. What surprised me and disturbed me was the fact that it was nothing like the shampoo I am used to - thick and foaming at least a bit.
With amla on my hair (and quite a large amount) I had to risk it. I won't go out with oil on my head. To my surprise, I was able to wash the oil from the amla, and in addition, the hair after washing was very soft and fluffy (I did not want to achieve this effect, but let's stay silent).
After this event, shampoo, or rather a decoction of washing nuts, came to me for good. My curls liked him a lot, but not only because my wallet too. A kilogram of washing nuts cost about 30-40 PLN. with the package. Of which 500 ml decoction for hair we make from 8-10 shells. This decoction is enough for about 4 use. In fact, we only need 2 glasses of water and an empty shampoo bottle to enjoy cheap and natural hair shampoo.


  1. Avatar Anonymous 9 May 2020 / 17: 54

    How long can such a Shampoo stand?

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl
      10 May 2020 / 14: 46

      I usually use it during the week. I keep it in the fridge.

  2. Avatar Natalia 20 April 2020 / 11: 25

    Thank you for the entry! I admit that I have terrible problems with washing my hair with washing nuts ... I have been washing it for about 2 weeks but no matter what I do and how much shampoo I pour and massage for a long time - my hair remains greasy after washing. I do not want to get discouraged and fight yet, but maybe someone has any advice about this washing? : / I will add that my hair is very thick, curly to shoulder length (i.e. short). For each wash I take about 800ml of decoction of nuts, which I always mix before washing to get as much foam as possible. Nuts I have some wrong or my hair is up to

    Best wishes!

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl
      20 April 2020 / 14: 53

      Washing nut shampoo never foams somehow great, but I will test the patent with mixing (I did not know it!). Rather, I would describe it as a gentle rinse with decoction.

      Do you use any unnatural hair styling products? For me, the decoction of washing nuts even flushes out the oil after oiling the hair. But when I use something for styling (not aloe gel but something in the form of a cream), I use Biovax ankle shampoo, because the decoction fails and I also have greasy hair.

      • Avatar Natalia 20 April 2020 / 21: 49

        I can't imagine without mixing 😉 I recommend pouring the cooled stock into the blender and mix for a few minutes at high speed. Wonderful foam! But I run with it immediately to wash my hair because it slowly turns back into a watery decoction.
        I also recommend spraying and rinsing the hair after washing with a solution of apple cider vinegar and water - it smooths the hair wonderfully, after drying it is smooth, loose and shiny 🙂

        I don't use anything but natural conditioner (without parabens, silicones, etc.) and it's rare, so it's hard to imagine what would happen when oiling hair! 😉 Hmm .. maybe I should go all the way and make a decoction of 50 nuts per 500ml of water? 😀 because I am currently scrubbing, massaging, washing 3x in a row, rinsing with hectoliters of water, and my hair remains greasy in spite of it 😉


        • dpblogpl dpblogpl
          21 April 2020 / 09: 48

          You can definitely increase the amount of nuts. See what works out for you (actually what hurts you: D).
          I love apple vinegar (except for its smell ...), and actually my hair - in addition to its wonderful properties that you wrote out, beautifully raises the curl on the second day 😉

          • Avatar Natalia 21 April 2020 / 10: 29

            Well, the smell is heavy, unfortunately 😉 and with this twist it's even better for me to spray my hair with water with lemon - I recommend it!

            I'm going to make a turbo decoction of nuts in that case, I'll call you when better results appear! 😉

            Thank you for the advice and best regards :))

          • dpblogpl dpblogpl
            21 April 2020 / 13: 17

            What is your hair color? Doesn't your hair lighten with lemon? Because I know it's blondy, but it's not necessarily dark 😀 Hahahah good luck with decoction. Yes, be sure to let me know what happened to you 😀

  3. Avatar Viburnum 10 February 2020 / 10: 57

    Recently, I have been testing nuts as a shampoo and detergent. And I must admit that they are GREAT !! :) :)

    I did the test with washing my hair after oiling. Nuts did a great job. The basis is a good massage into the hair and skin, because it does not foam - it requires some practice.

    Preparing a decoction according to your recipe. I add dried nettle leaves and / or horsetail. After cooling, I add 1,5 tablespoons of lemon juice. Then, after straining through gauze, your favorite essential oils. (I love the combination of tea tree and a little rose essence - my hair smells amazing). And finally, I don't have irritated and dry scalp, and my hair is soft and shiny.


    • dpblogpl dpblogpl
      10 February 2020 / 12: 31

      Ooo! I didn't add dried nettle or horsetail! Thanks for the info, I will test 🙂 It's true - using a decoction requires some practice, but this decoction perfectly cleanses the hair (only when I use occasional hairspray, I use ordinary, natural shampoo).

  4. Avatar Gosiekso 6 November 2019 / 08: 42

    I recommend washing in nuts, and additionally homemade rinse aid. Nuts alone can sometimes not cope with clothes after "intense training". I will try the shampoo - I haven't had the chance yet 🙂

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl
      6 November 2019 / 16: 53

      I take my word for it - I practice yoga and, after class clothes, washing nuts were doing great. Shampoo at first may seem strange, because it does not foam like shampoos that most people are used to, but I assure - it cleans perfectly 🙂

  5. Avatar little_k 23 August 2019 / 18: 54

    I have a question - I did the washing with washing nuts (7 halves in a bag thrown into the drum, washed on 30 degrees) and I didn't smell sweat from T-shirts, and here's the question: too few nuts or too low temperature?

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl
      23 August 2019 / 20: 54

      Hmm, it's weird, I've always given 2-3 nuts whole and that was enough. Do you have fresh nuts? How do you store them?

      • Avatar little_k 31 August 2019 / 12: 49

        is it possible that I got stale? I keep them in a plastic box, locked up

        • dpblogpl dpblogpl
          1 September 2019 / 08: 01

          It can be like that. I also got a defect once, because they didn't want to foam at all?

  6. Avatar Beata 24 January 2019 / 13: 09

    We have been using washing nuts for 10 years and I love this fragrance. Nuts do not damage clothing, the environment or our skin. I admit that he can not understand how you can not like this smell, maybe we are just so used to "fragrant" chemistry that you need some time to love the smells of nature.

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl 24 January 2019 / 14: 36

      Washing nuts have a wide range of uses. For me, unfortunately, they did not work so well for washing (I use ecological washing gel) or for washing dishes (I am faithful to Frosch dishwasher tablets).

  7. Avatar Beata 24 January 2019 / 13: 07

    We have been using washing nuts for 10 years and I love this fragrance. Nuts do not damage clothing, the environment or our skin. I admit that I can't understand how you don't like this smell, maybe we are just so used to "fragrant" chemistry that you need some time to love the smells of nature.

  8. Avatar Ewela 8 May 2018 / 13: 25

    She made a decoction. At night I put coconut oil on my hair. Unfortunately, the nuts did not manage 🙁 I have greasy hair 🙁

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl 8 May 2018 / 15: 20

      Have you made a decoction of my recipe? 🙂 The oil itself is difficult to wash off even with shampoo. You need to use a lot of decoction to wash the oil thoroughly 🙂

      • Avatar Aga 9 June 2019 / 18: 51

        I came across a nut shop by accident.
        I just did one washing and made a decoction for washing. Only the decoction is like water, so it didn't work well in the shower.
        Should you thicken it with something?

        • dpblogpl dpblogpl
          10 June 2019 / 10: 00

          No, add a little more nuts at most. I also bought nuts once - I did not foam very well, and another time I found a few nuts and it foamed great. I don't know where it comes from, maybe how the stores store them.

  9. Avatar Laura LR 27 April 2017 / 10: 32

    I'm shocked at the tonsils, I haven't heard of such a way, I was very curious ir

    • Avatar [Email protected] 27 April 2017 / 11: 12

      Washing nuts are universal. They are used for washing dishes and washing, but they can also be shampoo 🙂

  10. Avatar Natalia 26 April 2017 / 06: 34

    I am very happy that there are more and more aware people around. Cordial greetings!

    • Avatar [Email protected] 26 April 2017 / 06: 51

      My consciousness appeared a few years ago. I gradually rejected chemistry from home and at the same time rejected chemical cosmetics and switched to natural care. I can't say that my care is 100% natural, but the vast majority are eco.

  11. Avatar Ola Wołkowska 26 April 2017 / 05: 53

    I often work, but I'm not mistaking my hair with nuts?

    • Avatar [Email protected] 26 April 2017 / 06: 54

      Olu, do you use fragrance oils? I don't like the smell of washing, that's why I'm testing washing balls. You used?

  12. Avatar I am an ordinary mother 21 April 2017 / 13: 36

    To be honest, I hear about washing nuts for the first time. I am allergic to chemistry: /. I must finally break down and take an example from you and others. And start using natural cleaning products. greetings

  13. Avatar Seaside Stories 21 April 2017 / 13: 25

    Interesting 🙂 I've never heard of washing nuts! 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 21 April 2017 / 14: 44

      I am very happy that thanks to our blog you could learn about a new thing 🙂

  14. Avatar Magda 21 April 2017 / 12: 46

    Wow! It sounds great! I am also looking for eco and economical solutions. I think I will try. I just have to check if washing nuts are available in the Netherlands, because that's where I live. Greetings:)

      • Avatar Julia 18 February 2018 / 13: 37

        It can also be stationary. I once bought washing nuts in Kaufland 🙂

        • dpblogpl dpblogpl 18 February 2018 / 14: 20

          Oh great, they are already available somewhere! When I wrote this post, unfortunately they could not be found anywhere stationary 🙁

      • Avatar Ania 12 December 2018 / 09: 00

        Stationary in Poland are in Auchan 🙂

        • dpblogpl dpblogpl 12 December 2018 / 09: 22

          Good to know! Thanks 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 21 April 2017 / 10: 38

      That's the truth 😀 Brushed curls are not the effect I wanted to achieve. Fortunately, I was able to offset this effect thanks to the Kallos mask, which put too much weight on my hair. In this case, it worked perfectly 😉

  15. Avatar Madzia Rębowiecka 21 April 2017 / 07: 15

    You have intrigued me 🙂 I have never heard of this use of nuts before 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 21 April 2017 / 10: 37

      Washing nuts can be used in many ways - for washing, for the dishwasher or just as a hair shampoo. There are probably some ways to use them that I don't know about 😉

  16. Avatar Anonymous 21 April 2017 / 07: 14

    I have to try it out! I like such experiments 🙂

  17. Avatar Mrs.Rose 21 April 2017 / 04: 54

    I have already heard about this way of using washing nuts, but I have not yet tried myself. Apparently, the medical soap dish dobrze works well when washing your hair

    • Avatar [Email protected] 21 April 2017 / 10: 33

      I didn't use soap dish, but I'm ready to test it. I am looking for solutions that are ecological, cheap and effective 🙂

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