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Moisturizing Aloe Honey No Poo Recipe

Updated on March 30, 2013

Easy DIY Aloe Honey Moisture "Shampoo"

Mix up a batch of this ultra healing aloe honey shampoo for shiny, soft hair and a healthy, clean scalp. Helps to shorten your transition phase when used in-between No Poo washes. No vinegar rinse needed.


1. If you make a big batch, it will only keep in the fridge for up to 3 days - so only make what you need.

2. Can be used in between No Poo's.

3. I have never used store bought aloe gel since I grow my own, but Forever Aloe Vera Gel is supposed to be the closest to fresh as you can get).


Feels kinda like real shampoo (kinda)

Is really good for adding moisture to your hair

Makes hair shiny

Can help shorten your transition phase if you are dealing with cotton/strawlike hair

Cook Time

Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • 1/4 cup of homemade aloe gel or store bought
  • like Forever Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 TBS Honey


  1. 1. Combine all in your mini-food processor or blender. Make as smooth as possible. You don't want any aloe chunks left in your hair.
  2. 2. Take straight to the shower and shampoo. Leave on for a few minutes (the longer the better) than rinse out completely with water. That's it.
3 stars from 489 ratings of Aloe Honey No Poo "Shampoo" Recipe

Supply Round Up


9GreenBox - Aloe Vera
9GreenBox - Aloe Vera

Grow your own aloe vera for a free, never ending supply of aloe gel.

Dutch Gold Honey 100% Organic Wildflower Honey 12 oz.
Dutch Gold Honey 100% Organic Wildflower Honey 12 oz.

Any honey will work for this application.


What Makes This A Great Recipe for a No Poo Shampoo

Let's Break It Down

If I'm going to go to the effort to make something I want to know why it's good for my hair. That way I can adjust the ingredients and understand the reason for the results I get after I wash. Knowledge is power - that's what momma always said.

Aloe Honey Shampoo
Aloe Honey Shampoo

Why Aloe Vera Is Good For Your Hair and Scalp

The Green Goodness Explained

  • Relieves Itchy Scalp
  • Reduces Redness & Imflammation
  • Adds luster, shine and strength
  • Promotes new hair growth
  • pH balacing
  • Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial
  • Natural humectant
  • Help with dandruff, psoriasis and seborrhea

Aloe Vera Promotes Hair Growth

Aloe contains enzymes that are able to slough off dead skin cells and sebum (the oil your scalp naturally produces) on the scalp that could be clogging your hair follicles. By clearing the follicle of this debris your new hair is free to grow! Aloe is also alkaline and helps to bring your scalp into a more balanced pH - which also creates a happy environment for new hair growth.

Aloe Relieves Itchy, Dry Scalp, Dandruff and Scalp Psoriasis

There Is Science To Back This Up

Aloe vera gel helps retain moisture and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities, in addition to the exfoliating abilities mentioned above. This makes it a great weapon against the very things that cause itchy, dry scalp, dandruff and psoriasis. Simply put, it helps to exfoliate the dead skin and sebum build-up that bacteria and fungus like to feed on it. Any "beasties" left on your scalp are then usually destroyed by aloe's anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. In a study reported in Archives of Dermatology more than 80 percent of the patients treated with aloe vera showed improvement in their scalp psoriasis. If you are suffering from itchy, dry, no poo scalp aloe will help!

Aloe Vera Nourishes and Conditions Hair

Aloe Vera Nourishes and Conditions Hair

Aloe gel has a similar chemical composition to keratin (that's the protein in hair cells) which enables it to penetrate the hair shaft (root to tip) more easily, according to Diane Gage, author of Aloe Vera: Nature's Soothing Healer .

Aloe's essential amino acids give your hair luster and strength.

It only stands to reason that the longer you leave the Aloe Honey shampoo on your head, the more time it will have to work it's natural magic on your scalp and hair.


Aloe Vera: Nature's Soothing Healer
Aloe Vera: Nature's Soothing Healer

Learn all about the healing properties of this easy to grow plant.


Why Honey Is Good For Your Hair

Why Honey Is Good For Your Hair
Why Honey Is Good For Your Hair

Promotes new hair growth

Natural humctant

Anti-bacterial (some Native American tribes were known to put honey on wounds to help prevent infection)

Excellent source of vitamins and minerals

Relives itching and scaling

Tastes good (okay, not really a concern for your hair, but instead the person with the hair who likes to lick the spoon)

Honey Promotes Hair Growth

Honey promotes hair growth in much the same way aloe vera gel does. It creates an anti-bacterial environment where the beasties that feast off of your dead scalp cells and sebum cannot thrive. Excess buildup of skin cells and oil can clog the follicle and prevent new growth from reaching the surface.

Honey Is Hydrating

A natural humectant, honey provides great hydrating effects for your scalp. This helps relieve dry, itchy, flaky scalp. A 2001 study held at the Dubai Specialized Medical Centre had patients who were experiencing hair loss, scaling and itchy scalp rub honey onto their scalps for 2 - 3 minutes per day. The results were the same for every patient; they all experienced relief from the itching and less hair fall-out.

The Power of Aloe and Honey Combined

The one-two punch of aloe and honey provide help to create a happy scalp for happy hair (not to mention all the great things aloe does for your hair as well). What is noteworthy is that the exfoliating abilities of the aloe gel became evident during my personal No Poo journey. It wasn't until after I started using my Aloe Honey No Poo Shampoo that I noticed white, waxy, cylindrical shaped "flakes" in my hair. I can only assume it was the aloe breaking down the years of build-up from long term product use and commercial shampoos. This lasted about a week. Once all the gunk had "broken free" from my hair - my days in the transition phase were numbered. No Poo nirvana was right around the corner.

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      4 years ago


      Very nice tip. Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful tip.

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      4 years ago


      Very simple and easy tips and remedies. Thanks for sharing these tips.

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      4 years ago

      Can this be used if your not doing the no-poo method? I'm trying to find a natural shampoo to help my dry hair and scalp. Thanks!

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      4 years ago

      Hello... pove your blog... just recently jumped in the no poo and been also using a honey shampoo... but i love the idea of adding aloe gel to it... would help with the itchy scalp im experiencing; maybe an extra boost... Also is it okay to use my aloe plant and if so how do i get the gel form the plant?


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