shampoo bar basic
"(Formally called Shampoo Bar Unscented) Our 'shampoo bar basic' recipe is based on our popular regular shampoo/soap bar, but without the essential oils. We never use fragrances, but some people are sensitive to essential oils so we made a basic bar, with only the delicious base oils. This simple scent bar, scent free, lathers beautifully and has a velvety feel, caressing the skin while cleaning both hair, scalp." Earth To Body
Our shampoo/soap bars can be used as often as needed. As a shampoo, as a soap, or both. After use, make sure the bar does not sit in water. Place onto a dish that has some air circulation, and away from the shower waters.
Distilled water has virtually all of its impurities removed through distillation. Distillation involves boiling the water and then condensing the steam into a clean container, leaving nearly all of the solid contaminants behind. Distillation produces very pure water.
Olive Oil (olea europaea) is a very valuable ingredientl used in shampoo and soap making. Olive oil is beneficial in soap as it is an excellent moisturizer, attracting external moisture and holding it to the skin, helping prevent loss of internal moisture.
Castor Oil (ricinus communis) is soothing and lubricating as it is quickly absorbed by the body. Castor oil is a natural humectant that attracts and holds moisture in the skin.
Kukui Oil (aleurites moluccana) is a rich source of linoleic acid, essential for healthy skin. It is an anti-aging and moisturizing oil that also acts as an excellent skin conditioner.
Coconut Oil (cocos nucifera) adds additional moisturizing properties to soap and helps to harden soap. It is THE most important ingredient for rich full lathering. Coconut oil lathers so well, it will even lather in salt water.
Sweet Almond Oil (prunus amygdalus dulcis) is rich in minerals, vitamins and proteins. It is an excellent lubricant that is softening, revitalizing and nourishing to all skin types. Sweet almond oil brings relief to dry itchy skin.
Palm Oil (elaeis guineensis) is the primary contributor to soap. It increases the hardness of the bar. This is extremely important as many other oils used in soap have a tendency to create a soft bar of soap.
Lemonseed Extract (citrus medica limonum) is a bio-citrus extract used as our natural preservative.
“I am so sensitive to all scents. I know your company does not use any synthetic fragrances but I sensitive to everything. Thank you for making this totally scent free shampoo bar. It lathers beautifully and feels silky on my skin. I love it” - Halifax, NS
Our cold Process soaps are labour intensive; require a curing time of over three week and a hand cutting method. Our soaps are of superior quality as we use only natural ingredients and allow the soap to age slowly, at its own speed. Please ‘air dry’ them when finished using, as they do soften if left to sit in water. Without the chemical hardeners added, this is normal for a natural soap.
Cold processed soaps are made with lye (sodium hydroxide). Don’t worry. This is the way your grandmother made soap, and true soap cannot be made without lye. The finished product CONTAINS NO LYE, only what is called saponified oils. Therefore you will not see lye on the labels.
*the unscented shampoo bar contains only the base oils; Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Kukui Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Palm Oil and Lemon seed extract. There are no essential oils in this bar.