This shampoo bar by Zero Waste Path is perfect for sensitive scalp, as the oils moisturise the skin. The rosemary essential oil protects your hair and can stimulate hair growth, peppermint provides a nice cooling and awakening effect. 5% of the oils contained in this shampoo bar are unsaponified, making it extra moisturising. This bar can also be used for hands and body.
100% natural and vegan, made in Cambridge using cold press method preserving the properties of all ingredients.
Sodium Olivate (Olive oil), Aqua, Sodium Cocoate (Coconut Oil)*, Glycerin, Sodium Castorate (Castor Oil), Sodium Almondate (Sweet Almond Oil), Sodium Jojobate (Jojoba Oil), Mentha Arvensis (Peppermint) Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil.
Essential Oils: Linalool, Limonene
5% superfat: 5% of the oils contained in this shampoo bar are unsaponified, making it extra moisturising.
Package in paper label made of recycled unbleached paper, glued with a natural almond-based glue. Recyclable and/or compostable.
Olive oil: Highly moisturising and hydrating, highly penetrable, does not clog pores.
Coconut oil: Moisturising, it penetrates well into hair follicles, reduces inflammation and is antioxidant.
Castor oil: Highly moisturising, helps increase hair shine.
Sweet almond oil: Nourishing, particularly good for dry itching skin.
Jojoba oil: Helps with moisture retention and damage repair, easily absorbed.
Glycerin: Naturally occurring in soap-like shampoo bars, as it is a byproduct of saponification, it has great moisturising properties
Advice on switching to shampoo bars
When you first switch to a natural shampoo bar, your hair may feel more oily than usual for a short while as it may produce excessive sebum. Conventional shampoos and hair products often contain silicones that coat your hair to make it feel soft and look shiny. These substances leave residues that are hard to remove with natural gentle products. This transition won’t last long and your scalp will adjust quickly to your new hair washing routine.
Due to the presence of rosemary essential oil this shampoo should by avoided when pregnant or nursing, and by people who suffer from hypertension.
Keep this bar on a soap dish and let it dry evenly to make it last longer.
The coconut oil is certified organic.
Commercial shampoos are made of up to 80% water. As well as thickeners, flagrances and preservatives, they contain surfactants often derived from petroleum or hydrogenated fatty acids that can strip the oils from your hair and scalp. Synthetic conditioners, such as silicones, compensate for the striped away oils, coating the exposed and fragile hair cuticle with chemicals that not only can make your hair dull and heavy, but also accumulate and persist for years in the environment.
Zero Waste Path Shop was founded in 2018 by a young Italian couple, Bianca and Giulio, who studied sustainability in the UK and are now established in Cambridge. Since February 2018, they have put their values into practice with ZWP Shop by creating home-made, natural, vegan, palm-oil-free, zero waste soap bars in small batches,using the traditional cold-process method, while keeping sustainability in mind in every aspect of the production process.