Friendly Soap - Peppermint & Eucalyptus Shampoo Bar
Banish those bathroom bottles with Friendly's all natural shampoo bar
An invigorating shampoo bar that’s good for your skin, scalp and hair, and which uses naturally conditioning organic argan to help you win the war against unmanageable hair.
Friendly Soap reckon if those clever clog ancient Greeks and Romans used medicinal mint, there’s got to be something in it. As well as smelling great, relieving itches and having mild anti-fungal properties, there’s a school of thought that says putting peppermint on your perm could help promote healthy hair growth.
Meanwhile, eucalyptus is already well known as a natural disinfectant that even unblocks your nose. As for the argan, it’s a wonderful natural conditioner, leaving your lustrous locks stronger, healthier and a doddle to style and manage.
Each Peppermint & Eucalyptus shampoo bar is handmade with Argan Oil, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Peppermint & Eucalyptus essential oils. And nothing else.
A long-lasting and compact alternative to plastic-bottled liquid shampoos, one Friendly Peppermint & Eucalyptus shampoo bar will last as long as three bottles of liquid shampoo. And it loves to travel!
Ingredients: Sodium cocoate, Sodium olivate, Aqua, Sodium castorate, Argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil, Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil contains limonene, Eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) leaf oil contains limonene
How to use: Just run the shampoo bar over your head in one direction, from front to back. This will help you to avoid creating any pesky knots. Once you’ve a good amount of shampoo on your head, massage it into your scalp using your fingers. Now rinse your hair with water until every drop of shampoo is out. That’s it – you’re done.
A note about hard water: The effectiveness of natural shampoo is greatly affected by hard water. Hard Water is water with a high mineral content, usually calcium and magnesium, these minerals cause a chemical reaction with traditional soaps that prevent them from working as effectively. The sodium salt component in traditional soaps changes into their calcium and magnesium salt counterparts, thus resulting in an insoluble white-grey residue.
What can be done? This residue is very difficult to rinse out of hair using the hard water from your tap or shower so it is for this reason that you hear of the apple cider vinegar, baking soda or washing soda rinse being advised. All of these solutions, soften the water chemically. The first two are perfect for removing the mineral build up, but it doesn’t solve the problem of hard water, as you then re-applying the minerals when you rinse your hair from your supply.
To actually soften your hard water from your water supply, you can use Sodium Carbonate (washing soda) which binds to the minerals in hard water, changing their chemical makeup and thus making them insoluble.
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!