Detoxifying Syndet Shampoo Bar

Detoxifying Syndet Shampoo Bar

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Detoxifying Syndet Shampoo Bar

Rub shampoo bar over wet hair or in the hands to create a lather. Rub the lather over your scalp and hair then rinse off and condition as required.

Stage 1: (above 75°C)
50% SCI Solid Surfactant (ground to a powder in a coffee grinder)
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22% Beta T
9% Emulsifying Wax
5% Tomato Seed Oil (or any vegetable oil suitable for hair use)
3% Cetearyl Alcohol

Stage 2:
5% Comfrey Glycerol Extract
2% Activated Charcoal Powder
 
Stage 3: (below 40°C)
1.1% Preservative Eco Plus
1% Lemon Essential Oil
1% Tea Tree Essential Oil
0.9% Rosemary Verbenone Essential Oil
100% Total
 
Method:


Please make sure you wear a suitable face mask when using SCI Solid Surfactant.
 
Melt Stage 1 ingredients in a double boiler / bain marie. Add to ground down Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate and stir in well until fully combined. Mix the melted ingredients in thoroughly but try not to make much SCI Solid Surfactant fly when doing so. You can keep this on the heat but don't worry if the powdered SCI Solid Surfactant does not melt completely, you just need everything too be well combined. Remember to wear your face mask!

Remove from the double boiler and add Stage 2 ingredients. Stir well to fully combine. You may find you need to work the ingredients together firmly to get them properly mixed in.

Add the Stage 3 ingredients and mix in thoroughly. This may take some time as the other ingredients cool quite quickly and form a thick mouldable putty like mixture. Squishing the ingredients with the back of a large spoon works well when making small batches.
 
Press firmly into suitable moulds, refrigerate until set. Release from moulds and allow to harden in a safe place. Turn your fresh shampoo bars every day so that each side gets exposed to the air and hardens evenly.
 
Wrap and label. Allow to dry between use.


15 Responses

Aromantic Team
Aromantic Team

September 03, 2020

Thank you for your enquiry.

Please see the below response from our Research and Development
Team;

“We don’t sell a palm free Emulsifying Wax and we don’t sell Cetyl Alcohol either so we don’t know how they would react in that recipe and the ingredients are different than the ones listed on the website. There are so many variations of emulsifying wax. You would be best to ask the company you have bought them from for how to use them.”

ruth casaletto
ruth casaletto

September 03, 2020

Hi I’m trying to avoid palm oil derived ingredients – I’ve found a palm oil emulsifying wax so can I use a total of 12% of this and leave out the cetyl alcohol? Thanks

Aromantic Team
Aromantic Team

August 25, 2020

Thank you for your enquiry.

Please see the below response from our Research and Development
Team;

“Unfortunately (or should that be fortunately?) the samples were so well loved by our staff that there are none left to test! We expect the pH of this to be between 4.5-6.”

Aromantic Team
Aromantic Team

August 25, 2020

Thank you for your enquiry.

Please see the below response from our Research and Development
Team;

“SCI chips are very difficult to crush with a pestle and mortar which is why we recommend using a dedicated electric coffee grinder. However if you managed to get the chips small enough they should still dissolve when you wet the bar.

If you are not including the Activated Charcoal you could add 1% to the Emulsifying Wax and 1% to the Cetearyl Alcohol. This will also help it to set up more firmly. Don’t worry too much if your mixture is a little warmer than 40C as it does cool down fairly quickly so the Stage 3 ingredients aren’t exposed to a higher heat for very long."

Amanda
Amanda

August 25, 2020

Hi
Thanks for a great website and products (and helpful staff at the end of the phone:-) )
I have just made the shampoo bar but it’s not set. I found it difficult to get a full powder for the SCI (used pestle and mortar) and by the time it got to 40 degrees it was difficult to mix in the oils. Also if I don’t put the charcoal powder in, how do I fill in the percentages? Thanks in advance. Amanda

Aromantic Team
Aromantic Team

August 04, 2020

Thank you for your enquiry Sarah.

Please see the below response from our Research and Development
Team;

“Not at the moment. We have formulated one but are currently testing it for stability and effect. When we are happy with it, we will publish it on the website.”

Aromantic Team
Aromantic Team

August 04, 2020

Thank you for your enquiry Lisa-Jane.

Please see the below response from our Research and Development
Team;

“The best alternative for the comfrey glycerol extract is glycerin which is an humectant. The Beta T and SCI are completely different ingredients and have no similar function to glycerin at all. If you change the percentages of those, you are changing the recipe which may or may not work depending on your recipe.”

Sarah
Sarah

August 03, 2020

Do you have a recipe for a conditioner bar to be used alongside the shampoo bar please?

Lisa-Jane Meates
Lisa-Jane Meates

August 03, 2020

Hi there,

Can you suggest a baby/pregnancy-friendly substitute to Comfrey Glycerol Extract? Would it be possible to add more Beta T or SCI instead?

Aromantic Team
Aromantic Team

July 21, 2020

Thank you for your enquiry.
Please see the below response from our Research and Development Team;

“No we haven’t experimented using just oils (assuming you mean these instead of stages 2 & 3 ingredients?)
Emulsifying Wax & Cetearyl Alcohol help to make the bar set up as well as being beneficial for the hair. Without them the bar would not set up well at all and would be far too soft. Also the amount of oil would adversely affect the foaming properties of the SCI and would leave the hair feeling heavy and greasy looking.
As for Grapefruit Seed extract, is an antioxidant not a preservative. The preservative is included in the shampoo bar recipe as the bars come into contact with water during use so are protected by the inclusion of the preservative. An antioxidant is useful when oils used are more delicate and prone to rancidity, none of the oils you have listed are delicate or need any antioxidant protection.”

Trish
Trish

July 20, 2020

Hi ,

I’m wondering if your team has experimented / it’s possible to make shampoo bars with just oil using

appropriate proportions of any of the following

Virgin olive oil
Coconut oil
Palm oil
Castor oil
Sweet almond oil
Jojoba oil
An essential oil or 2
and some grapefruit seed extract for preservation perhaps

Thanks

Trish

Aromantic Team
Aromantic Team

June 12, 2020

Thank you for your enquiry.

Please see the below response from our Research and Development team;

“The shelf life will be determined by the preservative that you use. As long as you use your ingredients within their individual best before dates the preservative should then give your product an expected shelf life of 12 – 18 months.”

Renata
Renata

June 12, 2020

Hi, how do I find out what is the shelf life of this product please (shampoo bar)?

Aromantic Team
Aromantic Team

May 05, 2020

Thank you for your enquiry,

Please see the below response from our Research and Development team;

“We created several different shampoo bars using the same surfactant combination and a variety of hair appropriate active ingredients.

This particular shampoo bar has a pH in the range of 5-6 which is appropriate for the hair.

We also tested several different essential oil blends in the shampoo bars and found that the final pH was always within the 5-6 range."

Caroline Lee-Smith
Caroline Lee-Smith

May 05, 2020

hi what’s the final pH of this bar please?

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