lol I can’t believe it is ALREADY the end of the first week of June….I really have no idea how we got here that fast and I’m like dang, I don’t have much to show for just yet lol oh well patience is a fruit of the spirit so I’m gonna keep on doin what I do ;o)
….so on to the next, I was sent a bundle of soaps and shampoo bar samples for review by an Etsy seller called Elegant Rose Boutique and you know I felt like Santa done came early!! lol! I am obsessed with natural soaps and shampoo bars, they just always make me so happy and they make something so routine a little bit more fun :o) I used to hate having to wash my hair because it was such a tedious process but not since I know what works for my hair, the technique, use great products, I actually love washing my hair! I know that sounds weird and I don’t mean it in a vain way. It’s just something I enjoy :o)
So, I plan to review the two shampoo bars— Rosemary Nettle and the Lavender Cypress— and possibly a couple of the other soaps (I will probably for sure review the Activated Charcoal soap since I read that it’s her most popular soap and amazing for your face! I love complexion bars too hehe, I’ve never used a shaving soap before so maybe that one too….we’ll see!!! lol). I have to find out if the other ones can be used as shampoos or not. If they are, then I will definitely review!
Ok, so I’m gonna start with the Rosemary Nettle shampoo bar. It retails on the Elegant Rose Boutique Etsy site for $6 for 5.5 oz bar. These are definitely competitively priced compared to some other brands I have tried. The thing about shampoo bars is they last forever if you keep them out of the shower and in a dry location until you need to use them. I still have some that I bought from last year! I only have the sample of this bar (you can see the size comparison to a business card in the pic above) and I will probably get about 6-10 washes out of it depending on if I lather up once or twice each wash.
Treat your hair to a handcrafted shampoo bar that not only cleanses, but also nourishes and softens as you lather. Most commercial shampoos contain harsh synthetics that ‘cleanse’ by stripping your hair of everything, including natural oils. That not only leaves your hair dry and unmanageable, but also dull-looking. This natural shampoo bar is created with hair-loving ingredients, turning an ordinary routine into an indulgent experience, and leaving your hair nourished and naturally beautiful! It can also be used as a bath soap.
The scent is rosemary, tea tree, lavender and cedarwood. A fresh clean scent to clean and moisturize your hair. This is a great bar for all hair types!
This bar also contains a unique combination of nourishing and softening oils and butters. Jojoba oil is a penetrating moisturizer that is similar to our hair’s own natural oils, and is rich in protein and minerals. Wheat germ oil is rich in vitamins A, B, E, and D, improving the health of your hair from it’s root, to it’s tip. A mix of olive and castor oil attracts moisture to the hair and is rich in vitamins, while cocoa butter and shea butter help to soften and moisturize. Coconut oil works to create an incredible lather, and palm oil ensures a long-lasting bar of soap.
distilled water, coconut oil, palm oil (organic & sustainably harvested), castor oil, wheat germ oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, organic cocoa butter, organic shea butter, nettle infused coconut oil, aloe gel, sodium hydroxide, rosemary, tea tree, lavender and cedarwood essential oils
I really, really, really like this bar! It may be one of the best i have tried so far, here’s why, the lather is amazing. It’s extremely luxurious. It’s so much creamier and thicker than any other shampoo bar I’ve tried. I am not sure which ingredient makes it feel that way but it was noticiably different. It cleansed very well and was able to cut through oil easily meaning that after one lathering, my hair felt slick and didn’t have that coating of whatever product I had on my hair still. So this meant I don’t have to lather twice if I don’t want to. I typically do just out of habit but sometimes if I am pressed for time or feeling lazy, I will lather up only once.
My hair felt left soft and really moisturized, I could tell this soap is very nourishing, I am sure the jojoba and wheat germ oils played a but part of that. This soap also contains nettle infused coconut oil and nettle helps strengthen the hair and give it more vitality so I am loving that! Nettle in addition to the rosemary (hence the name of the soap), tea tree, lavender AND cedarwood essential oils are an amazing mix of oils for the scalp and can stimulate growth so I made sure to scrub a dub dub that lovely lather all up in my scalp :o) It actually made me happy to see this exact combination because use these EXACT oils in my homemade growth oil for my scalp. I have all the oils in my medicine cabinet as we speak. They work! :o)
And finally….the scent. I really love the scent of rosemary and this definitely has high notes of it. The cedarwood really compliments it as well. It definitely makes the shower an aromatic (<—–is that a word? lol). Your senses will be stimulated! I followed up this wash with my Aubrey Organics GPB Rosemary Peppermint conditioner for an extra “aromatic” experiences ;o)
Love this shampoo bar and am really excited for the others!!