This herbal shampoo bar is made from homegrown rosemary and wild harvested nettle in all organic nourishing oils.
Stinging nettle and rosemary both stimulate blood circulation and are rich with antioxidants, promoting hair growth and a healthy scalp.
This bar is suitable for all hair types and has a refreshing minty scent.
It is highly encouraged to follow use of a shampoo bar with an apple cider vinger rinse to restore pH levels of the skin as well as to help remove soap residue. Some people will experience a "transition period" when using shampoo bars for the first time. See below the ingredients for my recipe for an infused ACV rinse and tips for using a shampoo bar with long hair or check out my infused rinses:
- Lavender & Rosemary
- Calendula & Chamomile
What about conditioner?
Personally I find the oils in the shampoo bar function as a 2-in-1 formula and following my hair with a conditioner makes it too heavy and greasy. I only use a shampoo bar and an ACV rinse and love the feel of my hair as a result. My hair reaches my lower back so you can believe I am a recovering conditioner user and don't miss it at all when using this shampoo bar!
My soaps are made first with real plants and then a small amount of essential oils are added to enhance fragrance, aromatherapy and therapeutic properties.
Approximately 4 oz bar.
Ingredients: Organic olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic castor oil, organic sunflower oil, organic jojoba oil, sodium hydroxide, distilled water, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) plant and oil, urtica dioica (nettle) plant and extract, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil.
ACV Rinse Recipe:
- 1 part ACV*
- 3 parts water (can also do 4 parts water if your hair is more dry-type)
Mix in a pump or squirt bottle and spread all over hair. Massage into scalp and rinse out thoroughly. A word to the wise...don't open your eyes during this process (I made that mistake once).
*Can be infused with lavender, rosemary, or other herb of your choosing for added scalp benefits. Instructions for infusing ACV:
- Fill a glass jar with 1/2 full with dried herb and pour in ACV to the top of jar. Cover and let infuse for 2 weeks before use.
- You can also add up to 5 drops of essential oil per 8 ounces of straight ACV before mixing with water.
Tips for washing long hair with a shampoo bar:
Long hair can make it harder to remove soap when rinsing and is more likely to experience a transition period. I work a lather from the soap in my hands and then massage only on the hair on my scalp and let the soap run down the rest of my hair during rinsing. I follow with ACV on both scalp and the rest of my hair. (ACV alone is enough to cleanse and restore hair, but personally I love the added cleanliness and benefits from a shampoo bar).
It can take some time to figure out the best amount of soap for the length and type of your hair! Shampoo bars can also act differently on hair depending on ify ou have hard or soft water. I found that the texture of my hair felt different overall when switching from chemical-based shampoos and conditioners, which normally strip away natural scalp and hair benefitting oils as well as are chock full of carcinogens.
Feel free to reach out to me via the contact section if you have more questions about making the switch to my shampoo bar!