A solid shampoo for your beard and hair.
(approx. 3.5 oz per bar - delivered in keepsake linen bags)
A solid shampoo is just what it sounds like. It is shampoo for your hair, but in a solid soap form. What are the advantages of our solid shampoo?
First, our solid shampoo is handmade from all natural, high quality ingredients. Most common shampoos on the market contain harsh chemicals such as ammonium lauryl sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate and cocamidopropyl betain, which actually strip the natural oil from your hair, leaving it dry and brittle. This is why most people need to use a conditioner after shampooing, and why many hair experts advise not to shampoo every day. Our solid shampoo, by contrast, is made from ingredients that are gentle on your hair and skin.
Second, shampoo in a solid form comes in handy! It's great for travel to avoid the issue of liquids on an airplane. It's great for camping, too. You can leave it in your travel bag and not have to worry about the cap popping open and spilling shampoo on everything you own.
WHAT'S IN IT
Saponified oils of coconut, castor, olive, jojoba and cocoa butter, egg yoke (from one of our own free-range hens), and essential oils.
IS THERE LYE IN IT?
Lye is used in the soap making process. It is what transforms the natural oils into soap. However, all of the lye is consumed during the process, so no lye remains in the finished product.
HOW TO USE IT
If you've never used solid shampoo before, you might be confused. But there is nothing magical or complicated about it. Just rub a few times over your beard or hair, then work it in with your fingers until you get a good lather. Rinse it out, and you are all done!
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Given the variables involved (how often you shampoo, how many people in your household are using it, how much lather you like to use, how you are storing it, etc.) it's impossible for us to say. On average, for a single user, assuming you store the soap properly, a standard size bar should last 4 to 6 weeks.
HOW TO STORE IT
To get the most life out of your beard bar, please keep it in a soap dish or shower caddy that is either vented or ribbed to allow the soap to dry between uses. Do not let it sit in water.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS AND YOUR BODY BAR?
The beard bar contains a few more luxury ingredients that give it a richer, creamier lather more suited for a shampoo. You may certainly use our beard bar as a soap for your body if you like.
- ENERGIZING BLEND: Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint. A scent designed to increase alertness and energy. It is a very fresh, crisp, cool scent. (Bonus feature: these three essential oils also act as a natural insect repellent!)
- AUTUMN SPICE: Orange, Cinnamon, Patchouli and Clove. A warm and spicy blend that calls to mind autumn leaves, bonfires, and mulled apple cider.
- PATCHOULI MINT: Patchouli, Cedarwood, Spearmint, and Eucalyptus. This is a bright and refreshing take on the popular patchouli scent. Something magical happens when patchouli and mint come together that you simply need to smell to believe.
- SCOTCH PINE: Scotch Pine, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, and Rosemary. A clean, fresh scent that is like strolling through a grove of evergreens after a spring rain.
- GHILLIE: Vetiver, Orange, Rosemary and Lavender. This organic, earthy smelling blend is named after those Highland men who worked closest to the land, the ghillie. Subtle and masculine, this is the sent of a day spent stalking the deer through the damp heather, with dirt under your nails, with the threat of a thunderstorm on the breeze.
- VILLAGE BAY: Bay, Orange, Clove, Allspice. A rich, masculine scent reminiscent of bay rum. Named for the largest bay in St. Kilda.
- SUNDAY MORNING: Frankincense, Myrrh, and Coffee. Our holiest scent! It smells like that moment when the incense at High Mass wafts into your mustache and blends with the remnants of that morning's cup of Java... in other words, heavenly.
- SANCTUS: Frankincense, Myrrh, Cedarwood, Orange. A crisp, light scent with notes of cedar and citrus. "His beauty will be like the olive tree and his fragrance like the cedars of Lebanon" (Hosea 14:6).
- EXSULTET: Frankincense, Patchouli, Myrrh, Balsam, Lavendar. A rich, heady scent reminiscent of the sacred chrism used at baptisms.
- TABULA RASA: From the Latin for "blank slate." This unscented version is perfect for men who don't wear a scent, or who don't want anything that would compete with their cologne. Tabula Rasa contains no essential oils and so is especially recommended for those with very sensitive skin.