Rosemary and Nettle Shampoo Bar
This shampoo bar was actually the first soap we made with any consistency here at the farm. My husband Kevin has psoriasis and often struggles with shampoos full of chemicals and alcohol.
Our shampoo bar is made with skin nourishing jojoba, castor and sweet almond oils, blended with our usual base of rapeseed, coconut and shea butter. This makes it an extremely moisturising bar. We also use the skin-beneficial botanicals of nettles and rosemary to calm inflammation and aid skin repair.
If you are new to using a shampoo bar, your hair may go through an adjustment period. Commercial shampoos are full of waxes and emolliants that your hair and scalp will need a bit of time to detox from. Just stick with it
All of soap starts with our beloved herd of Saanen Dairy Goats. Led by Queen Dasha, our goats spend their days browsing the fields, forest and hedgerow here at Gartur, picking the best leaves, grass and whatever Kat’s most precious plant in the garden may be at any given time to turn into gorgeous, creamy milk.
At the heart of our recipes is our passion for growing. Wherever possible, we grow and forage the main botanicals in our soap. Our small-scale farm uses regenerative practices that seeks to improve the soil, sequester carbon and leave the farm better than we found it.
Rather than overseas grown olive or palm oils, our soaps use organically grown Scottish rapeseed oil. Grown just 30 miles from the farm, rapeseed oil gives our soaps their signature creamy lather, slightly yellow base colour and deeply moisturising properties. As a result, the soap may be slightly softer than many you will be used to, but its skin nourishing properties make it worth while.
Our packaging is completely plastic free and made from post-consumer recycled papers. Simply compost or recycle in your paper bin.
Ingredients: Sodium Rapinate (Rapeseed Oil), Sodium Cocoate (Coconut Oil), Sodium Shea Butterate (Shea Butter), Sodium Jojobate, Aqua/Goat’s Milk, Sodium Castorate, Urtica dioica (nettle) extract, Salvia rosmarinus (Rosemary) essential oil, Glycerine*
* naturally occurring