- Plastic free
- Palm free
- SLS free
- No nasties whatsoever
- Add a few drops of INSTINKS essential oil blend to personalise your favourite scent or we can add for you at checkout, simoly select from the dropdown.
Ingredients: Filtered rainwater, Potassium soap made from certified organic oils of Coconut, Sunflower and Castor. Retained Glycerine
200ml in a compostable plant based and kraft paper bag. Refill your favouite bottle.
Our shampoo contains no preservatives, animal ingredients or synthetic detergents and is suitable for all skin types.
- 100% biodegradable
- No synthetic detergents
- No animal ingredients
- Not tested on animals
- No preservatives
- No Synthetic Foaming Agents
- No Thickeners
- No Palm oil
- Minimize chemical exposure in your home.
- Add your favourite essential oils.
- Care for the environment.
This shampoo base is free from the usual foaming agents used in the more commercial shampoos, like coco betaine, decyl glucoside, sodium laurel sulphate, free from detergents, thickeners, animal fats (making it suitable for vegans), and preservatives, all known skin irritants, making our shampoo non-allergenic and 100% biodegradable.
Unlike industrially made liquid detergents made from petrochemicals, or coconut derivatives, natural handmade liquid soap made from edible oils is always golden yellow to orange to light green in colour and it may appear “runny”. Do not let this thinner consistency trick you into believing your liquid soap is not concentrated enough, as it is usually foamier than most soap substitutes.
Our liquid shampoo base has its glycerine retained. Glycerine is a natural humectant or moisturizer, due to its water building capabilities, that allows it to draw and absorb water from the air. Chemically speaking glycerine is a by-product of the saponification (soap-making) process.
There is a modern misunderstanding that a chemically based soap substitute is safer & milder on the skin, as it has a lower pH and that a natural & traditionally made soap from vegetable oils is harsher because it has higher pH. The fact is that the pH has no bearing on the mildness or harshness of a soap.
This misunderstanding started with the incorporation of chemicals into the soap making process, when during and after the 2nd world war, vegetable oils and fats were scarce.
To create a marketing edge over the traditionally made soaps and as these chemicals were naturally acidic in nature, the myth was created that soaps with a lower pH were more gentle on the skin that those with a higher pH.
Soaps manage to cleanse the skin as dirt and oils have a tendency to migrate from a surface of a lower pH (the skin has a pH of around 7) to the higher pH of the soap and it is a fact that skin conditions of thousands of people have improved after changing over from chemical soaps to natural soaps.
Adjusting to our natural shampoo:
After many years of commercial shampoos, scalp and hair may require a few weeks before adjusting to the natural formulations of handmade shampoo base. For instance, it is normal that hair might appear greasier and feel heavier after the first few uses, this is an indication that the shampoo is slowly dissolving the buildup of "product" left by commercial shampoos and these symptoms will slowly disappear.
Adding a small amount (1 tablespoon) of apple cider vinegar to the last 250ml of the rinse water will quickly restore the ideal PH of the scalp, it also has tonic, restorative and detangling qualities, which will quickly contribute to shiny, strong and healthy hair. The scent will dissipate quickly.
With glycerine retained, our shampoo is a 2 in 1 with the need for conditioner minimized however we do sell conditioner for those that prefer.
IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS PRODUCT IS PALM OIL FREE
Want an essential oil blend added to your shampoo? Choose from
Breathe Lemon, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus
Calming Lavender, Patchouli, Bergamot
Carnival Grapefruit Ylang ylang Vanilla
Christmas Cheer Cinnamon, clove, frankincense, orange, peppermint
Citrus Spritz Lime Bergamot
Concentration Basil,cedarwood, grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, rosewood
Energy Mandarin, TeaTree, Cedarwood
Harmony Cedarwood, Lavender, Petitgrain
Inspiration Cedarwood, Clove, Ginger, Grapefruit, Orange, peppermint
Joy Grapefruit, Rosewood, Peppermint
Lavender Rose Lavender, Rose geranium
Log Cabin White fir, Cypress, Vetiver
Meditate Lavender, Cedarwood, Mandarin
Mountain Climbing Cardamom, Lime
Nurture Mandarin, Cedarwood, Rosewood
Relax Lavender, Cedarwood, Ylang ylang
Road Trip Juniper, Black Pepper, Orange
Romance Orange, Ylang ylang, Patchouli
Rugged Outdoors Cedarwood, Orange, Patchouli
Sacred Spirit Cinnamon, clove, frankincense, orange, peppermint
Sensation Basil, Bergamot, Lavender, Orange, Patchouli, Ylang ylang
Serenity Lemon, Cedarwood, Spearmint
Snow gums Cedarwood, peppermint eucalyptus, rosemary
Spiced Chai Latte Cinnamon, clove, frankincense, orange, star anise
Winter Comfort Clove, Eucalyptus, lemon, tea tree
Woodlands Cedarwood, Juniper berry, Sandalwood
OR OUR SINGLE ESSENTIAL OIL OPTIONS