Friendly Soap Shampoo Bar – Lavender & Geranium


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Friendly Soap Shampoo Bar is made with vitamin E rich castor oil and combined with coconut oil and olive oil. This long lasting bar naturally nourishes, conditions and promotes healthy hair growth.

Friendly Soap – Beautifully luxurious soaps that care for you and the planet.

At Friendly Soap, an ancient cold-process technique is used to make biodegradable soaps. They have zero by-products therefore there is no waste. Everything gets used up and turned into Friendly Soap.

Friendly soap is made in the UK. Each bar is poured and cut by hand. They are packed in 100% recycled and recyclable cardboard boxes.

With Friendly Soap, a little goes a long way. These gentle soaps produce a rich, velvety lather that is kind to skin and nourishes hair. They won’t dry your skin because all the natural plant-based oils used to make them have their own unique qualities. They are all naturally nourishing and moisturising. Essential oils, flowers, spices and herbs are used for their aromas, colour and healing properties.

Friendly Soaps are made using naturally biodegradable ingredients instead of synthetic chemicals. No harmful preservatives or foaming agents are used either. At Friendly Soaps they never use Palm Oil. They believe, to protect the rainforests and its animals, the use of it should be avoided entirely. They buy their Shea Butter from a women’s worker cooperative in Ghana. The Coconut Oil used in their soaps is not produced using slave monkeys!

Friendly Soaps are cruelty free, vegan, free from plastic, Parabens, SLS, Phthalates or Triclosan.

Enjoy with a clean conscience!

Their Story

Rob Costello and Geoff Kerouac grew up in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, in the 1970s. A natural connection to nature and striving to find a fairer way to do things found them both working at Suma Wholefoods Co-operative. It was here they learned that it is possible to run a successful business where ethics come before profit.
Inspired and environmentally aware, they took the next step. They started their own ethically-based business!

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  • Run the shampoo bar over your head from front to back
  • Once there is a good amount of shampoo on your head, massage it into your scalp with your fingers
  • Rinse thoroughly with water until all the shampoo is out

The transition to natural shampoo, issues and tips
“The Transitional Purge”
There is a transition when you switch from the standard chemical shampoos to a natural shampoo bar, commonly called ‘the purge’.

At the start, your hair or scalp may become oily or dry or change between the two. Your hair may also feel frizzy or waxy like there is a residue still left in your hair. This is just your hair and scalp adjusting. It usually lasts about a week (depending on how damaged your hair is) however it will go away. Once your hair has adjusted to the natural shampoo product it will feel softer, cleaner and more manageable.

Shampoo bars clean and condition your hair and scalp without stripping it of its natural sebum.

Dandruff problems may also clear up because the scalp is not getting dried out and the body is no longer reacting to the chemicals.

Tips for an easy transition:

  • Rather than a conditioner, it is advised to use an apple cider vinegar rinse. It helps restore the pH balance of your scalp and remove old chemicals. (see recipe below). It will also protect the hair shaft and give your hair shine.
  • Gently brush your hair often, we recommend twice a day. Brush from scalp to tips to help redistribute your hairs natural oil.
  • Give your hair a few days in between washings to allow it to adjust
  • Rinse thoroughly after washing to remove all of the shampoo
  • If your hair is feeling oily, use a small amount of dry shampoo or corn starch. Rub into scalp then brush through
  • To calm frizz and tangles, use a little argon oil through your hair
  • If you have a lot of product build up, use the baking soda rinse below before washing your hair with the shampoo bar

Apple cider vinegar spritz

  • 1 part apple cider vinegar (use the type with the mother)
  • 4 parts water
  • A few drops of your preferred essential oil

Don't worry, once your hair has dried the smell of vinegar does not remain

Baking Soda Clarifying Rinse Recipe

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 – 2 cups warm water

In a spray bottle, combine the ingredients. Spray onto wet hair and work it through. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, then shampoo.


  • Sodium cocoate, sodium olivate, sodium castorate, aqua, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil contains linalool, limonene, geraniol, petargonium graveolens (rose geranium) essential oil contains geraniol, citronella, linalool


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