I love shampoo bars, and have been using them for years. So they are not new to Mountain Farms Soap, but I have changed my recipe slightly to make them a bit harder, and PH Balanced, which is important.
Our shampoo bars will last you a very long time. I have been using the Lavender Lemon one since early January, and wash my hair every second day, and I’m not even half way through. I put it on a shower rack in our shower so that it can dry completely between uses. It leaves my hair, soft, clean and manageable. For my hair I do have to use a conditioner afterwards, but you may not have to. My hair is a bit longer, and quite fine.
Here is a photo of my PH meter after testing our shampoo bar in a 10% solution, using distilled water. This is a great reading for a hair care product. Proving that it is very mild. Made with SCI (Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is a sodium salt ester, or a fatty acid derived from coconut oil.), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (is a 100% coconut oil derived surfactant), Behentrimonium Methosulfate is a vegetable based conditioning emulsifier. Behentrimonium Methosulfate is a quaternary ammonium salt derived from the natural plant oil Colza, or what is commonly known as Rapeseed Oil. It offers excellent detangling and conditions without the build-up often seen with other conditioning quaternary conditioning agents. Virgin Organic Cococnut Oil, is excellent for hair. It’s a non toxic natural moisturizer, that can help condition the hair, allowing it to grow faster and making it shinier. Sodium Lactate is an excellent emollient, Panthenol Pro-Vitamin B5 is used to help retain moisture in the hair and protect the hair from the elements. Phenoxyethanol & Caprylyl Glycol & Sorbic Acid is preservative that is approved world wide which is formaldehyde-free. Rosemary and Peppermint or Lavender Lemon essential oils for their lovely scent and hair care benefits. These ingredients are very gentle and mild. Not like some commercial shampoos, which use harsh ingredients, that leave your hair stripped of its natural oils.
These are bit rustic looking though, as they can not be pressed. When making them, the product is kind of soft, so I have to push them into the molds, and try to get all the little air bubbles out, so make them as smooth as possible. So if you see little pockets, it’s just that I couldn’t get the product into the mold tightly.
To use, simply either rub into hair until you have the desired amount of lather, or rub into your hands, and rub your hands into your hair. Then rinse and dry as usual. These are designed more for normal to dry hair. You will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of lather these shampoo bars produce.
I hope you will give them a try! Thanks for reading~Darlene