This shampoo bar recipe creates a rich and foamy lather, and leaves your hair shiny and build-up free! It fits perfectly into either our Silicone Loaf Mold, or the 9 Bar Birchwood Mold.
This kit includes:
This kit is a little different than our other kits in that you can remove or get extra of each item in your shopping cart (and the price will adjust accordingly) before you check out. So you can just get what you need. Also please note that there are no printed instructions included with this kit, learn how to make this soap on the Soap Queen Blog here.
If you have never made soap from scratch before, please check out Anne-Marie’s four part series on cold process before trying this recipe. It is really important to understand how to work with sodium hydroxide (lye) so that you are soaping on the safe side.
This shampoo bar was very easy to make, The instructions were available on the SoapQueen blog, and I followed them to the letter. I waited patiently for 5 weeks for the bars to cure, and was able to use one last night to wash my hair, now I have very fine and long hair, and it really didn't seem to clean my hair very well.......it did bubble up and make a great lather, but just didn't impress me with the actual cleaning of my hair. Again, it definitely may be my hair that it didn't work well on, but I still loved making it and would recommend it to anyone.
The first time I used this recipe I made the soap using the hot process method. It turned out great and I love the soap. Yesterday I did it using the cold process method and it came to trace so quick that I had to spoon drop the soap into the mold. I had a 5% superfat with a 33% water/lye. I used a hand mixer for only 30 seconds until it came to a melted milkshake trace. As soon as I poured it into two different containers and added your burgundy oxide to one of the containers the trace was so thick I had to spoon it into the mold and wasn't able to create my design. I reviewed your directions and it doesn't say anywhere that this recipe will come to a quick trace. I've researched this and people say it is the high % of castor oil. Can you please provide feedback?
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Jacque! I'm so glad your first batch of our Invigorating Shampoo Bar Kit turned out perfectly! Though, I'm sorry you had problems with it in your second batch. When creating and testing this recipe we did not experience an accelerated trace as seen in the Invigorating Shampoo Bars tutorial. There can be other reasons for acceleration, like working with high temperatures. I will email you personally to help troubleshoot!
I started making cold process with this kit back in 2012. Since....I have been selling soap both retail and wholesale. For first timers a kit is the way to go. Brambleberry is great with helping both novice and experienced soapers. I highly suggest a brambleberry kit. You also get great customer service.
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