This coconut & lavender soap creates loads of bubbles and smells of lavender for a peaceful washing experience. It's one of my fav top to toe soaps, I've even used it on my face. If you're keen to lower your plastics use this is a super easy switch.
Ingredients: Saponified coconut oil. Lavender essential oil.
Weight: 100g (e)
Directions: Rub bar onto wet hair or use hands to create lather and apply. Rinse well and repeat if desired. Optional (instead of conditioner): Mix 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar or plain white vinegar in one cup of water and rinse through hair. I like to leave mine in for a few minutes then rinse well.
Transitioning: If you haven't used shampoo soaps before it can take some trial and error to find the soap that works for your hair. There can be an adjustment period where your hair may feel greasy or waxy due to the build up of chemical laden shampoos and conditioners. Some people adjust without any issues and for others it can take weeks. The important thing with shampoo soaps is to wash the soap out THOROUGHLY, more so than you would your regular shampoo. You may also benefit from an apple cider vinegar rinse using 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water. You can also use white vinegar, some prefer this. Rinse through hair, leave for a few minutes then wash out THOROUGHLY. For more tips on transitioning type "transitioning to a shampoo soap" into google and you'll be met with heaps of tips and tricks.
How to care for soap: handmade soap is different from some of the chemical laden store bought soaps, and so needs a little extra care. Keep soap on a well drained soap dish where as much of the soap is off the surface as possible. This will allow the soap to fully dry and help it to last longer.