Carley’s Abyssinian Shampoo Bar (2 bars)
For Hard Water
Unless you have a whole house water softener, you most likely
have hard water. A shower filter likely isn’t doing anything more than taking
Our Dream: We’ve been dreaming for a long time to introduce a shampoo
bar everyone would love. That is the problem with dreams. They almost never
come true. But we believe we have come up with two that a great many people will like and will make a nice
travel companion too.
There are 2 Unique oils in these shampoo bars that make
Abyssinian oil and Black Castor Oil. More about them
But it is how we use Coconut Oil in this soap for hard
The Problem: Hard water is what most people have in
this country. And most of the world. Most municipal water comes from deep
wells. The cities chlorinate it and run it through a sand filter and send it to
you. So even though it is mostly safe, it is loaded with minerals. Which makes
it hard. It also makes natural soaps hard to lather. That’s why most people use
shampoos that are actually closer to detergents you cleanse your clothes with. These
shampoos/detergents are good at cleansing but not so good for your hair. They
are harsh. They can strip your hair of color and make your hair dull.
The Solution: Like I mentioned natural soaps don’t
lather very well in hard water. We believe it is how much coconut oil is used
is the answer. Coconut oil is what makes soaps lather. But the problem is
coconut oil is also very drying. We added more coconut oil, which makes this
soap lather better in hard water and then added more Abyssinian Oil to compensate
for the drying effects. Simple idea yet it has been trying to come up with the
right balance. From your comments we'll see how well we did.
Ingredients are saponified:
Coconut oil; 76 degrees coconut oil is essential to
this soap. As it adds the lather we all need to feel clean. Yet it is drying.
Black Jamaican Castor Oil is cold-pressed extracted
from the roasted seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. Due to the seeds being
roasted prior to extraction, the oil carries a dark burnt orange to
reddish-brown appearance and carries a nutty aroma unlike a standard Castor Oil
extracted from unroasted seeds. The roasting of the seeds raises the pH level
of Organic Black Castor Oil which results in a preferred ingredient in various
hair and cosmetic formulations. Organic Castor oil has long been sought after
throughout the cosmetic industry due to its natural moisturizing and emollient
properties and beneficial results when used in a wide array of topical
Reverse Osmosis purified water. The first time we
made a batch of natural from this water instead of just purified, I was
astounded at how creamy it was as it poured. It is one of our secrets to
spectacular soap. It is the gold standard when making soap or just about any
skin care product. Most big companies don’t use it due to cost.
Abyssinian Oil. If you search this oil for hair you
will be amazed and the number of links. It is renown for improving the strength
of the hair strands. It's extracted from the seeds of the Ethiopian-native
Brassica Abyssinica plant, to be exact. So, what exactly makes Abyssinian oil
so special? Abyssinian oil is loaded with omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, as well
as vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, and E.
TYPE OF INGREDIENT: Hydrator, strengthener, and may also be
MAIN BENEFITS: Protects hair from heat and pollution while
also decreasing frizz and adding shine and moisture.
WHO SHOULD USE IT: Anyone looking to add some hydration and shine
to their hair while reducing frizz and flyaways. Those who have fine hair
should use sparingly.
HOW OFTEN CAN YOU USE IT: Once daily or some use it less often.
May help hair growth: The fatty-acid profile of Abyssinian
oil allows it to condition split ends, soften hair, and boost shine. The
plethora of minerals, including the Omega-3 fatty acids, may help promote
healthy hair growth, however more studies are needed to verify this.
Tussah Silk: We use silk to add silkiness to the hair as it does for the skin. We were reluctant to add silk to our soaps since it doesn’t have a good reputation
for animals. Most silk is not what you would call animal friendly. In fact, with
most silk, the silkworms die after making the silk. With this particular silk (Tussah)
they do not kill the worms.
These bars are between 4 and 5 ounces in weight each.
No time limit guarantee.