Solid conditioner bars pack
Make your own solid conditioner bars. A wonderful way to get plastic bottles out of your shower.
Vegan and cruelty free.
Includes: All of the ingredients divided into two easy steps.
No mould and no physical instructions sheets. Instructions are below.
What you'll need: Spatula, moulds and the equipment to make a double boiler (large pot and smaller pot or heatproof jug).
Ingredients (makes approx 6 x 50g bars)
cocoa butter, deodorised, certified organic, fair trade
glycerin, certified organic
hydrolysed wheat protein
essential oil (The vanilla option may turn the bars brown. You may wish to cover this with some colour.)
If you wish to add colour then 1 - 2 tsps should do it. Just sprinkle in as you blend until you reach the depth of shade you desire. Colours are not included in the pack but you can purchase them separately here.
Make a double boiler by placing a heatproof jug carefully inside a pot of simmering water.
In the double boiler gently melt the conditioner pellets and the cocoa butter.
Once melted (but not boiling) take the jug off the heat and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Now is the time to add colour if you want to.
Pour into moulds and leave to set. Refrigerate to speed up the process. Once hard, remove from moulds.
Your conditioner bar is now ready to use!
To use, apply the bar to wet hair after shampooing and massage through. Rinse clean.
Leave the bar out to air dry, ready for its next use.
About the ingredients
We know some of these ingredients are unfamiliar so here's a quick summary of what they are and what they do.
Conditioner pellets - Often seen in recipes as BTMS-25. Derived from rapeseed oil and sustainably sourced RSPO mass balance certified palm oil, these pellets make a luxurious hair conditioner (the best we've ever come across) and hair detangler for leave-on and rinse-off products.
Hydrolysed wheat protein – derived from wheat germ it is used to increase hydration and elasticity, protect cuticles and strenghten hair.Because of its low molecular weight, it easily penetrates the hair shaft and absorbs into the inner fibers of the hair.
Organic glycerin - palm oil free, vegetable oil based, mainly soybean and coconut oil. Glycerin is a sugar alcohol which acts as a moisturiser (emollient) and humectant, meaning it absorbs water from the air. Most glycerins are palm-oil based, so please beware.
Geogard 221 - Ecocert approved preservative.