What’s in our shampoo bars

All of our shampoo bars contain:

Cocoa Butter Unrefined

Cocoa Butter

We use Certified Organic Unrefined Cocoa Butter which is produced by the cold pressing of the whole cocoa bean. It is rich in natural fats and has rich antioxidant properties so is great for all skincare products.

We love cocoa butter! It readily absorbs into the top layer of the skin and you will find it in our Bath Bombs, where it will leave your skin feeling amazingly soft. You will also find it in our Shampoo Bars, where it nourishes your hair and scalp. And cocoa butter is also one of the raw ingredients in our soaps, adding firmness and moisture to the bar. During saponification this becomes sodium cocoa butterate; the sodium salt of the fatty acids in the cocoa butter, hence ‘cocoa butterate’ is what you will see on the ingredients list of each soap.

CERTIFIED ORGANIC
INCI: theobroma cocao seed butter
Origin: Ivory Coast / Ghana

Found in: Shampoo Bars; Bath Bombs and used in the making of Soap

Shea Butter Unrefined

Shea Butter

We use unrefined organic shea butter which is known for its luxurious moisturising and emollient properties. It is a great moisuriser for hair (and you’ll find it in our shampoo bars). Shea butter is also a great addition to cold process soaps as it makes the soap super creamy and moisturising, which is why it is also one of our raw ingredients here. During saponification this becomes sodium shea butterate; the sodium salt of the fatty acids in the shea butter, hence ‘sodium shea butterate’ is what you will see on the ingredients list of each soap.

CERTIFIED ORGANIC
INCI: butyrospermum parkii butter
Origin: Ghana

Found in: Shampoo Bars and used in the making of Soap

Argan seeds

Argan Oil, expressed

Argan Oil is an excellent antioxidant and a lovely nutrient-rich ingredient in hair care products where it performs as a conditioner. Argan Oil is rich in Omega-6 fatty acid and helps provide moisture and protection to hair.

CERTIFIED ORGANIC
INCI: argania spinosa kernel oil
Origin: South West Morocco

Found in: Shampoo Bars

Sunflower Wax

Sunflower Wax

This sunflower wax is produced from sunflower oil via a chemical-free hydrogenation process. We add sunflower wax to our shampoo bars, to add hardness and structure.

INCI: helianthus annus seed wax
Origin: France

Found in: Shampoo Bars

Olives

Vegetable Squalane

Squalane derived entirely from Olives. This is a lovely emollient with a very light and non-greasy after feel. It is colourless, odourless and suitable for use in skincare, haircare and colour cosmetics. Vegetable Squalane can help to ‘soften wrinkles and lines’ and rejuvenate tired skin and it also imparts shine and dry emolliency to hair care products.

ORGANIC
INCI: vegetable squalane ex olive
origin: Spain

Found in: Shampoo Bars

Marshmallow Root Powder

Marshmallow Root Powder

Marshmallow root is traditionally used in herbal medicine and is said to have wound-healing and emollient properties as well as analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The whole plant, but especially the root, is high in mucilage, a thick substance made up of protein and polysaccharides. The texture of this mucilage makes marshmallow root an effective detangler.

INCI: althaea officinalis root

Found in: Shampoo Bars

Decyl Glucoside

Lactic Acid

We source a non-dairy lactic acid. It is important than skincare and haircare products have a pH that is aligned to the pH of our skin and hair. We use Lactic Acid to regulate the pH of our shampoo bars.

INCI: lactic acid

Found in: Shampoo Bars

Sprig of Rosemary

Rosemary Antioxidant

The oils and butters used in our products are prone to degrade over time due to oxidation. We use this pure and natural Botanical CO2 Extract to act as an extremely effective antioxidant to extend their active life.

ORGANIC
INCI: helianthus annuus seed oil, rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract

Found in: Shampoo Bars

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

In our quest to create a solid shampoo bar we needed to find a solid palm-free surfactant. We have chosen to use this mild and gentle surfactant which is also referred to as SCI or babyfoam. It is derived from coconuts and other vegetable sources. This has proved to be tricky to source, with a number of manufacturers altering their processes and using Palm Oil. Thankfully we use an amazingly helpful supplier who we trust to track down palm-free brands.

INCI: sodium cocoyl isethionate

Found in: Shampoo Bars

Decyl Glucoside

Decyl Glucoside

Decyl Glucoside is a mild and gentle surfactant. It is made from renewable raw materials, combining derivatives of Coconut Oil and Glucose. It is palm-free, biodegradable and safe for the environment.

INCI: decyl glucocide

Found in: Shampoo Bars

Biogreen Surfactant

Bio Green Surfactant (CosmeGreen ES1822+)

Ok, so this wins the prize for having the longest INCI name. This Bio Green Surfactant (CosmeGreen ES1822+) is a 100% biosourced, COSMOS Approved UPCYCLED cationic surfactant system with superior smoothing, strengthening, color retention and detangling benefits. It is Allergen-free, Preservative-free, Biodegradable, Non-Hazardous, Sulfate-Free, Naturally Derived, Solvent-Free, Non-GMO and Palm-Free.

INCI: arachidyl/behenyl betainate esylate (and) arachidyl/behenyl alcohol
origin: France

Found in: Shampoo Bars