Friendly Soap - Lavender & Geranium Conditioner Bar
Friendly's handy little bar is kinder to the planet, gentler on your scalp, and leaves your hair super-duper soft and marvellously manageable.
For our conditioners we use a special blend of cocoa butter and castor oil to give you fabulous and frizz-free results with every wash.
We won’t go too geeky on you, but the bar’s cationic positive charges help leave hair softer, less tangled and altogether more manageable. At the same time, we’ve used essential oils of Lavender and Rose Geranium to add calming and anti-bacterial to its long list of benefits. It even comes in a nifty planet-friendly box, not a plastic bottle, which are recycled and recyclable.
To ensure that your Friendly Conditioner reaches you in perfect condition, your friendly conditioner bar comes sealed in a compostable cellulose-based wrap, ensuring it stays fresh until you are ready to use it, without adding to the plastic pile.
Bar or Liquid: Friendly Conditioner bars are easy to use as a solid bar, simply use you hands and warm water to create a creamy paste and tease through hair with your fingers.
However, if you prefer a liquid conditioner, here's how;
Mix your Friendly conditioner bar with 600ml of boiling water until dissolved. Allow the conditioner mixture to cool down to a safe temperature and pour the conditioner mixture into a sterile recycled bottle of your choice.
To keep the liquid conditioner fresh, use up within 7-10 days. If smaller amounts are preferred then simply divide the bar and water amounts accordingly.
Ingredients: Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Ricinus communis (Castor) oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender essential oil contains linalool, limonene, geraniol), Pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium essential oil contains linalool, citronella, geraniol).
*One of the natural ingredients that help these conditioner bars work so well contains tiny traces of auditable RSPO palm oil. Friendly are looking for alternatives as quickly as possible, so they’ll soon be 100% palm oil free.
Friendly by name, Friendly by nature
Rob & Geoff use the ancient cold-process method of soap making, which creates a biodegradable soap with zero by-products. There is literally no waste. Striving always to minimise their impact on the environment, as little energy as possible is used throughout production – every bar of Friendly Soap is poured, cut, stamped and packed by hand, here in the UK.
Friendly Soaps are all free from Palm Oil*, Parabens, Sulphates, Triclosan, Phthalates and Cruelty, as well as being boxed in plastic free, recycled (and recyclable) packaging. They are also registered with The Vegan Society, Cruelty Free International and have a 'Best' rating with Ethical Consumer.
Their story is all about what is left in as well as what is left out. Friendly Soaps won’t dry your skin because all the valuable, naturally-occurring glycerine is left in the soap, so you get a wash that is rich and moisturising.
Also, the soaps are all made using ethically-sourced natural plant-based oils – coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, shea butter and cocoa butter. Each has its own unique qualities and they are all naturally nourishing and moisturising.
Essential oils, flowers, spices and herbs are used for their scent and colour, their healing properties, and some – such as poppy seeds and hemp bran – will gently exfoliate the skin.
Friendly Soaps never use Palm Oil and believe the best thing for the rainforests, its animals and the earth is to avoid it entirely. Shea Butter is bought from a women’s worker cooperative in Ghana and the Coconut Oil is not produced using slave monkeys to pick the fruit. Yes, in some places, this actually happens!
By constantly scrutinising their production methods and working practices, Friendly take little steps towards their goal of producing a zero impact natural soap and business model that benefits the planet, its animals and its people.
The end result of all this thought and consideration? Beautifully luxurious soaps that care for you and the planet. Enjoy with a clean conscience!