Create the perfect gift set for yourself or someone special. Choose one soap, shampoo bar, lip balm, and deodorant. Soap and shampoos are approximately 4.25 - 5 oz and will ship naked, or packaged in a biodegradable cellophane bag upon request. Shampoo bar instructions are included. Two made in the USA cedarwood soap decks are also included in this set. We pack the items neatly in a kraft gift box with kraft crinkle paper. Leave a comment at checkout to include a gift message.
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no palm oil/ orangutan friendly
no SLS or surfactants
no synthetic ingredients
no animal testing
handmade, hand-cut, hand-stamped
works well with soft or moderately hard water
no synthetic ingredients
ships without plastic
I have previously tried using powdered deodorant formulations made by others with baking soda and have found them to be irritating. This balm form helps balance the baking soda with conditioning Cocoa Butter and Olive oil. A small percentage of people may still experience irritation from baking soda. Based on feedback from customers we think that micro-traumas from shaving or waxing may predispose the skin to sensitivity to baking soda. Therefore, use with care after shaving, for example, shave at night and apply deodorant in the morning. If you would like to test this deodorant in a smaller container, you can find it in the samples section of my shop.
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How to wash hair with a shampoo bar: Washing with a shampoo bar is pretty simple. First, you wet your hair, then rub the shampoo bar in a few patches in your hair. Work up the lather with your hands. Make sure the lather goes through all your hair and down to your scalp and scrub. Give your hair a complete cleaning. Rinse your hair with fresh water making sure to get out all the shampoo. Rinsing your hair with bathtub water that already has soap mixed in with it will not give you a clean rinse. You can wash with the shampoo bars every 2 to 3 days, or more often as needed.
Transitioning to Shampoo Bars: For some people, it takes longer than others to adjust to shampoo bars. This depends on a lot of factors including if there is buildup from other products in your hair. If your former shampoo has stripped your natural oils, then your scalp may seem to overproduce sebum when you switch to milder shampoos such as ours. Read this blog post if you need help transitioning. http://aquarianbath.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-give-your-hair-fresh-start-or.html
Incompatible products: Do not use shampoo bars with salt hair sprays.
Hard Water: We formulated all our shampoo bars to work with soft water and moderately hard water. They may create build-up for those with extremely hard well water.
Swimmers: After swimming in a chlorinated pool or saltwater, wash your hair twice for the best results. This is also the best practice when using traditional shampoos.
Bleached and highlighted hair: Our formulas work best with natural hair types, henna dyed hair, and dyed but not bleached hair. Bleached hair has a rough surface area that traps conditioning oils. This makes it difficult to get a residue-free rinse with bleached hair. Results vary with the level of damage from bleaching. Using a diluted vinegar rinse may help remove residue after washing with the shampoo bar. Use 1-2 Tablespoons in 1-quart water. Bleached hair that has also been dyed requires a strand test to make sure vinegar does not alter the hair color.