Full Ingredients List (for Labelling):filtered rainwater, potassium soap made from oils of coconut, sunflower and castor. retained glycerin.
Naked Press Liquid Castile Shampoo offers an ideal alternative to ordinary chemical based shampoos. Proudly Hand Made by traditional soap making methods in Australia, our shampoo has been formulated from the following purest unrefined vegetable oils:
• Coconut Oil
• Sunflower Oil
• Castor Oil
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
• Incredible value
• No Synthetic Foaming Agents
• No Thickeners
Why you Should Use This Product:
• Buy in bulk for you home and save money.
• Minimize chemical exposure in your home.
• Add your favourite essential oils.
• Care for the environment.
• Make your own retail products from our base.
Description:Our shampoo base is a potassium or liquid castile soap and a natural surfactant (surface active agent), made from vegetable oils.
This shampoo base is free from the usual foaming agents used in the more commercial shampoos, like cocobetaine, decyl glucocide, sodium laurel sulphate, free from detergents, thickeners, animal fats (making it suitable for vegans), and preservatives, all known skin irritants, making our base 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 color and it may appear “ runny”. Do not let this thinner consistency trick you in to believing your liquid soap is not concentrated enough, as it is usually more foamy than most soap substitutes. You may find some essential oils e.g rosemary and eucalyptus can thicken your base, and some oils like citrus essential oils can thin your base.
Our liquid shampoo base has it's glycerin retained. Glycerin is a natural humectant or moisturizer, due to it's waterbuilding capabilities, that allows it to draw and absorb water from the air. Chemically speaking glycerin is a by product of the saponification (soap making) process.
To get a bit technical: In a way it is a “refuse” of the chemical bonding between the three fatty molecules of oils with the alkali molecule (potassium hydroxide), which leaves the fourth component of the oil molecules (glycerol) unbound and easily extracted from the soap. In industrial soap making, glycerin is reclaimed from the soap paste, purified and sold as a separate product. Natural handmade soap contains all the available glycerol molecules (glycerin), which contributes to it's mildness and skin friendliness.
Suggested Uses- Essential Oils:We suggest an addition of 1 to 1.5% of essential oil. The base will still stay clear, or will clear after a day or so. If you buy a 1L unit of either of our bases then for easy blending add a 12ml bottle of essential oil and mix well.
A note on our 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 left by commercial products and these symptoms will slowly disappear.
Adding a small amount (1 or 2 tablespoon) of apple cider vinegar to the last rinse 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.
With glycerine retained, our shampoo is a 2 in 1 with the need for conditioner minimise
WowBy: Annette on 24 March 2019After having surgery and stitches on top of my head, I was told not to use shampoo etc because of all the chemicals. I’m so glad I had this shampoo, I added some lavender and frankincense to improve healing - this has happened over 2 days. My hair feels fantastic too.
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