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Old 12-29-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default Shampoo Bar - Thanks Lindy!!

I've never been a fan of CP shampoo bars because immediately they'd leave my hair all dried out & straw-like. So I only used Syndet bars and never looked back.
But a post Lindy made here http://www.soapmakingforum.com/f19/h...-recipe-30757/ helped me see the error of my ways.

So, I just want to thank Lindy for giving me that "duh" moment so I could create a shampoo bar that I've only used once, but I love it already. I imagine that after some cure time, it's going to feel so much more lovely.
I used it this morning and there was absolutely no "stripping" feel to it & it felt so conditioning that I used it on the rest of my body as well My brush went right through my hair and now it feels so silky & smooth.

I'm feeling so good about it, I'm going to share the recipe I created:
Water as percent of oil weight: 35%
Superfat: 6%

Avocado Oil: 30%
Castor Oil: 10%
Olive Oil: 40%
Shea Butter: 10%
Soybean Oil: 10%

I infused chamomile in all my oils, not in the shea though. Plus I use a TBSP of sugar in my water for added bubbles.

For scent, I used Tea Tree EO, Peppermint EO & Lavender EO at a 1:1:1 ratio.

If anyone decides to try it, please let me know how you feel about it.



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Old 12-29-2012, 06:27 PM   #2
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That looks very interesting. I love the high conditioning factor.

You will have to let us know how the bar does after cure! I have been thinking of trying my hand at a shampoo bar, and have some nettles infusing into olive oil for that purpose at the moment.


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I've been waiting for an enthusiastically endorsed recipe. Thanks for that!!
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where do you buy your Avocado oil, and how's the price? I've been looking for an alternative to shampoo....
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I'll have to give this a shot! I'll let you know.
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where do you buy your Avocado oil, and how's the price? I've been looking for an alternative to shampoo....
I get mine at soapers choice. It's $18.35 for 7 lbs.
http://www.soaperschoice.com/cgi-soa...nge=0&cart_id=
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Genny I am so thrilled that you tried it again and like it! It's one of those "ah hah' moments isn't it. Especially once you've used it for awhile. I sold out of all my shampoo bars a week and a half or so before Christmas and Save-On Foods has sold out of the beer shampoo bars already too.

Congrats on your new recipe!
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Genny -

It's so nice of you to share this recipe! I've never been interested in making a shampoo bar because I have fine, thin hair. However, I might try a really small batch and see if my niece would be interested in trying it. She's one of the lucky family members who has thick hair.
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Thanks you guys, I hope everyone who tries it likes it.

Wow, Lindy, glad to hear you sold out

Hazel ~ I have really super-fine, thin hair as well. My kids all have super thick hair though. Once the shampoo bar cures I'm going to let my oldest daughter use it to see how she likes it.
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Then I'll have to try it myself. Thanks again for sharing!


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