Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI), Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSa), Kaolin Clay, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sunflower Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Emulsifying Wax NF, Fragrance, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
🧪 INGREDIENT BREAKDOWN 🧪
🌱 SCI NOODLES – SCI is a solid, gentle sulfate-free surfactant made from coconut oil. We use the noodle form of SCI which remains visible in the final product. With a pH around 4.6-6.5, SCI is a perfect surfactant for use in a hair product.
🌱 SLSA – SLSA is a solid, gentle sulfate-free surfactant derived from coconut and palm oils. With a pH around 5-7.5, SLSA combines well with SCI as co-surfactants for use in hair products.
🌱 COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE – CAPB is a sulfate-free liquid surfactant made from coconut oil. It is very mild and acts as a skin and hair conditioner leaving behind soft hair and a moisturized feeling after rinsing. With a pH around 5-6, CAPB is a perfect surfactant for hair.
🌱 SUNFLOWER OIL – Composed primarily of linoleic and oleic acids and rich in Vitamin E, sunflower oil has excellent penetrating and moisturizing qualities while displaying good spread ability on the skin. Sunflower oil is well-tolerated by all skin types.
🌱 KAOLIN CLAY – This naturally occurring clay helps to hold the bar together while keeping the pH in the optimum range for hair.
🌱 EMULSIFYING WAX – E-waxes prevent separation of the oil phase and the water phase of shampoo bars, so they are able to have both nourishing (oil phase) and hydrating (water phase) properties.
🌱 CETYL ALCOHOL – This is a naturally occurring waxy compound that helps thicken and solidify the shampoo bar
🌱 PROPYLENE GLYCOL, DIAZOLIDINYL UREA, IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE – Oil-containing products that are constantly wet or stored in a humid environment like a shower MUST have a preservative, because bad little microbes like bacteria and mold love those nourishing fats and oils just as much as our skin. Without a preservative, EVERY shampoo bar will risk unsafe microbial growth within a few days. Although they are beneficial for other reasons, antioxidants like Vitamin E and Vitamin C do not serve the same function as a preservative. This formulation uses Germall Plus (listed as “Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate”) as the preservative.
🌱 FRAGRANCE – All fragrances that we use in our lotions and creams are phthalate free.
🌱 PIGMENTS AND COLORING AGENTS – Small amounts of coloring agenting are added to help distinguish the fragrances by color. Dyes and lakes are listed as a color followed by a number. Mica-based colorants will have mica listed. Oxide compounds (titanium dioxide, iron oxide, etc.) are nature-identical colorants. In some cases, non-coloring agents (such as rose clay or green clay) will result in significant coloration.