Well, it's in the molds -my first official attempt at a shampoo bar! I've been asked several times in recent weeks if I make a "Shampoo Bar" -and I had to answer "No, but I've been thinking about it".
Thinking even more lately of shampoo bars, as I've watched Michele (Tierra Verde Soaps) and Amy (Great Cakes Soapworks) conduct their wonderfully captivating day-by-day hair experiments (until I couldn't stand it anymore & had to join them!)
Then the Soap Meister herself, my sweet & generous German soaping buddy Cocobong was kind enough to post her proven Shampoo Bar Recipe.....everything seemed to be pushing me to DO SOMETHIN' ALREADY!
So, today, after sifting through much info on essential oils, base oils, nutrients, blah-blah-blah I finally got busy. Now you know I'm a tweaker, and I hope I didn't inadvertantly goof up C'bong's recipe, but only time will tell.
I stuck with the basic base oil proportions....with one substitution......plus extra superfatting since I have dry hair......oh, and some EO's that are good for normal-to-dry hair & promote hair growth.....some beer....and some super-secret nutrients for good measure....(now is where you need to hear me laughing the "Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha" Mad Scientist Laugh! :)
It looks more golden and less yellow in real life -but I didn't want to risk tripping with a mold full of wet soap going outside to get a proper (flash-free)photo. I'll take better ones after it comes out of the molds...
Oh, and Day 6 hair looks pretty much like day 5....I'm getting used to this.....I think I could become a Shampoo Bar Convert 100%!