Shampoo Bar

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Enjoy clean, nourished hair with 3 scent options.

We are renowned for the quality of our bar soap, however our shampoo bar is some thing really special. If you think a shampoo bar might be your thing, or if you’re on the fence, our shampoo bars will convince you!

Made in BC Canada by our expert soap makers, our shampoo bar is a carefully selected blend of saponified oils, clays and natural / naturally derived colours. A combination of coconut and castor oils used in just the right balance create enough suds to rival any shampoo, leaving your hair naturally cleansed.

High suds, nourishing shampoo bar with Moroccan argan oil

High suds, nourishing shampoo bar with Moroccan argan oil

Enjoy clean, nourished hair with 3 scent options.

We are renowned for the quality of our bar soap, however our shampoo bar is some thing really special. If you think a shampoo bar might be your thing, or if you’re on the fence, our shampoo bars will convince you!

Made in BC Canada by our expert soap makers, our shampoo bar is a carefully selected blend of saponified oils, clays and natural / naturally derived colours. A combination of coconut and castor oils used in just the right balance create enough suds to rival any shampoo, leaving your hair naturally cleansed.

SPOT LIGHT ON INGREDIENTS

Our Shampoo Bars Contain Moroccan Argan Oil

Moroccan argan oil is packed with coenzyme Q10 (coQ10) a naturally occurring nutrient in the human body. Decreases in CoQ10 levels have been linked to aging.

There has been a number of studies associated with the use of argan oil in hair products, and specifically coQ10. Some evidence of the effectiveness in using argan oil is anecdotal, whilst there are also ongoing studies.

It is believed that argan oil, and coQ10 can have anti-aging effects on human hair.

For more information please see the following links:

coQ10 content in argan oil

coQ10 effects on human hair

Our Shampoo Bars Contain Moroccan Argan Oil

Moroccan argan oil is packed with coenzyme Q10 (coQ10) a naturally occurring nutrient in the human body. Decreases in CoQ10 levels have been linked to aging.

There has been a number of studies associated with the use of argan oil in hair products, and specifically coQ10. Some evidence of the effectiveness in using argan oil is anecdotal, whilst there are also ongoing studies.

It is believed that argan oil, and coQ10 can have anti-aging effects on human hair.

For more information please see the following links:

coQ10 content in argan oil

coQ10 effects on human hair

Made with coconut oil!

In shampoo bars coconut oil is an important ingredient! Shampoo bars which contain coconut oil typically have a more foaming lather, resulting in better hair cleansing performance than most other oil choices.

Coconut oil is high in fatty acids that are well known to have anti-microbial properties effective against bacteria and fungi. Studies have shown coconut oil to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which are great for the scalp.

Coconut oil has been found to be almost too good at cleansing possibly resulting in dry scalp & hair, this is why we combine coconut oil with a selection of other nourishing oils. Striking a balance between cleansing and nourishing results in a cleansing shampoo bar with a great lather, that doesn’t dry the hair or scalp & is nutrient rich.

Made with coconut oil!

In shampoo bars coconut oil is an important ingredient! Shampoo bars which contain coconut oil typically have a more foaming lather, resulting in better hair cleansing performance than most other oil choices.

Coconut oil is high in fatty acids that are well known to have anti-microbial properties effective against bacteria and fungi. Studies have shown coconut oil to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which are great for the scalp.

Coconut oil has been found to be almost too good at cleansing possibly resulting in dry scalp & hair, this is why we combine coconut oil with a selection of other nourishing oils. Striking a balance between cleansing and nourishing results in a cleansing shampoo bar with a great lather, that doesn’t dry the hair or scalp & is nutrient rich.

Contains Castor Seed Oil!

Castor seed oil is a humectant, helping to draw moisture to the hair & skin, for this reason it is often a must have ingredient for those with a dry scalp. We use significantly more castor oil in our shampoo bar than our regular bar soap, it creates a dense stable lather especially in combination with coconut oil, which looks much like that of bottled shampoo.

Specifically in relation to hair, castor oil is reported to help improve the health of hair follicles promoting hair growth, and to leave hair shiny and smooth with improved flexibility.

Contains Castor Seed Oil!

Castor seed oil is a humectant, helping to draw draw moisture to the hair & skin, for this reason it is often a must have ingredient for those with a dry scalp. We use significantly more castor oil in our shampoo bar than our regular bar soap, it creates a dense stable lather especially in combination with coconut oil, which looks much like that of bottled shampoo.

Specifically in relation to hair, castor oil is reported to help improve the health of hair follicles promoting hair growth, and to leave hair shiny and smooth with improved flexibility.

GREAT NEWS - PLASTIC FREE, RECYLEABLE PACKAGING!

Our shampoo bars are packaged in 100% FSC certified cardboard, they are printed with vegetable inks and are readily recyclable and biodegradable.

Experience hair that feels soft & clean, naturally!

Conditioning for hair & scalp

Apricot kernel oil and Moroccan argan oil are renowned for conditioning & helping to protect hair from daily damage.

Enjoy naturally clean hair

The combination of coconut and castor oils in our shampoo bar, promotes a long lasting dense foam to rival any shampoo & help to gently remove dirt and grease from the hair & scalp.

Can be used all over your body

Whilst our shampoo bars are specifically formulated for hair & shaving, the high lather makes them a pretty good body wash too. They are not quite as moisturizing on the skin as our hand and body bars, but are great for removing grease. 

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Refill Your Aromatherapy Room Spray

This natural aromatherapy room mist has been carefully formulated from natural but highly effective ingredients to enable you to refill your bottle, reducing the products footprint and saving you money!
 
Simple to refill

1. Purchase a 944 ml bottle of island essentials room mist unscented base.
2. Purchase a 15 ml or 30 ml bottle of island essentials essential oil blend.
3. Ensure bottle and trigger are cleaned thoroughly.
4. Add 236 ml of refill base (1/4 of 944 ml bottle).
5. Add up to the number if drops listed in the table below
6. Shake vigorously for 60 seconds.
 ml of Unscented refillAdd up to drops / ml of essential oil
Awaken Within236ml (1/4 of 944ml bottle)76 to 115 drops
2.4ml to 3.6ml
Bergamot Bliss236ml (1/4 of 944ml bottle)76 to 115 drops
2.4ml to 3.6ml
Cardamom Cream236ml (1/4 of 944ml bottle)76 drops
2.4ml
forThave's chai236ml (1/4 of 944ml bottle)76 to 115 drops
2.4ml to 3.6ml
Jasmine's Kiss236ml (1/4 of 944ml bottle)76 drops
2.4ml
Serene Dream236ml (1/4 of 944ml bottle)76 to 115 drops
2.4ml to 3.6ml
Smudging Sage236ml (1/4 of 944ml bottle)76 to 115 drops
2.4ml to 3.6ml
West Coast236ml (1/4 of 944ml bottle)76 to 115 drops
2.4ml to 3.6ml
If you are blending Island Essentials essential oils other than in the table above work to the lower numbers (76 drops / 2.4ml)

 

Please note some essential oils (other than our specified blends) may not stay solubilized, depending on purity and other factors. In our tests all of our blends stayed solubilized.
 
Shake each time before use.

 

 
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Switching to natural deodorant

 

Conventional deodorant and especially antiperspirants are known to block pores, in the case of antiperspirants aluminum is typically used to block the sweat ducts.
Initially when moving to a natural deodorant, you can find for the first few days that you seem to sweat more, this is due to the pores slowly unclogging from the commercial antiperspirants.

 

Once the detox period is completed you should find that your body adjusts and our natural deodorant keeps your underarm dry and fresh. The great news is that in our experience our natural deodorant works better the longer you use it.

 

Using the natural deodorant

 

Ensure that your under arm is clean and dry.
The deodorant applys best when warm, apply the stick to your under arm, allow to warm for a few seconds then apply a small amount with a single glide, repeat just once more if needed.
Applying too much will reduce effectiveness, and possibly result in staining on clothing. Trying to apply without warming can causing irritation due to the drag.

Reed Diffuser Usage

If scent needs increasing remember to flip the reeds, and swirl the liquid around.
Usage Option A:
  1. Pour 80ml of fractionated coconut into your container.
  2. Add 15 to 20 ml of your choice of essential oils (Check scent strength and increase as needed at this stage).
  3. Stir until the carrier oil and the essential oils are completely mixed.
  4. If you notice any separation, periodically swill around liquid.
  5. You can add 1 to 2 table spoons of everclear or vodka to increase diffusion.

Cautions:

Keep away from children and pets it goes without saying neither essential oils or grain alcohol mix well with children or pets especially in this concentration. When the scent drops, clean out and start again. Reeds can be used for around 6 months.  Ensure surfaces are protected.

 

Usage Option B:
  1. Pour 50ml of Everclear grain alcohol into your container.
  2. Add in a minimum total of 30 drops of your choice of essential oils (Check scent strength and increase as needed at this stage).
  3. Stir until the alcohol and the essential oils are completely mixed.
  4. Add in 50ml of hot water (around 40°C).
  5. If you notice any separation, periodically swirl around liquid.

Cautions:

Keep away from children and pets it goes without saying neither essential oils or grain alcohol mix well with children or pets especially in this concentration. When the scent drops, clean out and start again. Reeds can be used for around 6 months.  Mixing additional essential oils after the water has been added can lead to separation. Ensure surfaces are protected.