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Vegan Christmas Present Ideas

If you are looking for a Christmas present for a vegan, why not give them a solid shampoo and solid conditioner bar set. Our solid hair bars are vegan and contain only pure, natural ingredients. They are good for the environment, are waste free, have minimal packaging and are great value. A solid shampoo bar can last up to 80 washes (depending on the way you use it of course). The conditioner bar lasts much longer.

Don’t buy the synthetic ones from Lush – get a good, old fashioned shampoo bar from a local Sydney business. Lush make a bar called a syndet which stands for synthetic/detergent. These aren’t good for the environment and probably aren’t that good for your body either.

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What are syndet bars?

Some people have heard of a natural syndet soap like the ones that Dove or Lush make. However, there is no such thing as a “natural” syndet bar.

Syndet is a blended word made by combining the words “synthetic” and “detergent.” Technically it is a cleansing product made by the binding of different synthetic detergents.

Although the word syndet may be new to many people, the first syndet bar, Dove, was introduced in 1955.

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About solid shampoo bars

What Are Solid Shampoo Bars?

Shampoo bars (which I love) are natural conditioning shampoos in a solid bar form. Although they may seem new to many, solid soap shampoos were commonly used before liquid detergent shampoos became popular in the 1940’s.

If you are not used to solid shampoo bars, the concept may sound a bit strange, but they are WONDERFUL! They are super rich with loads of fluffy lather. Our natural shampoo bars are made in small batches using recipes carefully developed to naturally clean and condition your scalp and leave your hair soft, shiny, clean, and, most of all, healthy.

Why I Began Making Solid Shampoo Bars

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Pine tar solid shampoo bar

A popular Itch Relief solid shampoo contains 15% Stockholm pine tar.
Pine tar has been used for 100s of years to help with itchy, inflamed skin.
I used to use a solid shampoo for dandruff in the 70s called Cedel Soap and can’t seem to find the same product, so I’ve made my own!
This shampoo comes close to what I remember.
It is unfragranced but has a faint sweet, earthy smell and is made from olive oil, palm oil (sustainable), sesame oil, coconut oil, rice bran oil, castor oil, sunflower oil, beeswax and 15% Stockholm pine tar.

Great for treating dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, itchy and inflamed skin.

Also suitable as a dog shampoo to help settle itchy and inflammed skin and to help keep away fleas and insects naturally.

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About beeswax

Protectant

Acting as a surfactant, beeswax, when blended into cold creams and other skin lotions, forms a protective barrier on the surface of the skin. This barrier, according to Koster Keunan, a global organic wax supplier, provides a film of protection against irritants while still allowing the skin to breathe.

This barrier may also aid in protecting the tender skin on your lips. The Mayo Clinic recommends using a lip balm that contains beeswax during cold weather to reduce your chances of developing chapped lips.

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Skin absorbsion

In our increasingly polluted modern world, it is important to do all we can to avoid increasing the toxin load in our bodies. More and more people are choosing to eat organically grown foods and drink clean water, and many people choose to use all natural skin care products as well.

While it is easy to understand why we should choose organically grown foods, just how important is it to avoid synthetic ingredients in body care products?

An understanding of the nature of skin, and how ingredients in skin care products might actually penetrate the skin to be delivered into the blood stream, can help us see why it is imperative we avoid synthetic ingredients at all costs.

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SPF – sun protection factor

Some natural oils offer SPF protection from the sun that is better than protection found in any commercially produced sunscreen – and it’s chemical free!

Shea Butter – not an oil but derived from the fat of the shea nut. Shea butter melts at body temperature and absorbs rapidly into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling. It contains the antioxidants, vitamins A and E both of which enhance skin cell regeneration and promote blood circulation below the skin’s surface. Cinnamic acid in the oil provides vital protection against harmful UV rays. Its rich emoillient quality maks it excellent for very dry skin. SPF 6-8

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Psoriasis treatment

Psoriasis is an auto immune disease, and sufferers are often genetically predisposed to the condition.

It is an extremely annoying and persistent skin disorder which is difficult to completely eradicate.
AS OF JANUARY 2016 I’VE BEEN FREE OF SCALP PSORIASIS. I attribute this to my change in diet, use of my natural shampoos and conditioner, avoiding stress and practising yoga regularly. Yay!!!

There is no known cure for psoriasis and sufferers often are extremely debiliated by this disorder, restricting their daily lives in many ways.

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Natural sunscreen by beepure

Our sunscreen uses our basic skin cream with zinc oxide added to make a SPF20 product that is perfect for everyday use for the whole family.
Excellent as a facial moisturiser to provide mild sun protection from incidental sun exposure during the day.
Please note that this is NOT waterproof and must be reapplied after swimming, exercise or any activity that might remove it.

Great for the whole body – face, hands, arms, shoulders, legs.

Please note that exposure to the midday sun will result in your skin burning, especially in summer.
Avoid the midday sun and try to minimise exposure. Do not sunbake or use tanning beds.
The harmful UV rays of the sun damage the skin, cause premature aging and can cause skin cancer.

SKIN SENSITIVITY: Please review the ingredient list thoroughly. If you are unsure of how your body will react to the product, please perform a patch test before use.

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Solid conditioner bars by beepure

30g bar conditioner packed with natural ingredients to detangle, defrizz, condition and moisturise your hair.

Our solid hair conditioner is a pure, natural way to condition and nourish your hair. It is packed full of ingredients that will leave your hair feeling soft and rejuvenated. There are no nasty chemicals in our conditioner, only ingredients that are good for your hair and scalp.

This is also the perfect hair conditioner for the frequent traveller. Its solid form allows you to take it in your hand luggage without exceeding the liquids limits. It teams beautifully with our solid bar shampoos to provide you with 2 bars that can easily be transported without fear of spillage.

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