Living Naturally are completely nuts - soapnuts that is! Soapnuts have endless uses, and this company, founded in 2009, is making it their mission to get the word out about soapnuts, with their lovely products! Handmade in small batches in the UK, their cruelty-free products are natural, organic and the ingredients ethically sourced. They are free from SLS, parabens, mineral oil and artificial additives or fragrances. From shampoos and soaps to natural laundry stain removers, there's a soapnut product for everyone!
After featuring it in a wish list, I was kindly sent this soapnut shampoo to try out recently. This product is 100% vegan and is housed in a recyclable bottle. The formula is quite watery, so I apply to small sections of my hair at a time to reduce the chance of wastage. This foams up pretty well and needs to be worked into the hair well to ensure it is evenly distributed.
With botanical extracts of rosemary, nettle, chickweed and marshmallow, this shampoo has a pleasantly refreshing scent. Soapnuts are known for their softening and anti-bacterial properties and they are perfect for those of us with sensitive skin. This product is actually multi-functional as it can also be used as a body and face wash - although I am reserving it solely for my hair.
I fell in love with this shampoo after the very first use! My hair feels so clean and refreshed after using this. It leaves my hair super soft and smooth, reducing frizz and adding shine. It's a really wonderful product. I use a conditioner on the ends of my hair as they are currently quite dry, but I think you could omit this from your routine if your hair is in good condition. You could probably get away with just a weekly conditioning treatment. I can see this shampoo becoming a staple product in my haircare routine, although I bet I'd love the other variety even more - bergamot & ylang ylang! They also sell a variety of shampoo bars, which I'd love to try, but I've heard that shampoo bars don't perform well in hard water areas?
Aqua, Organic Stellaria media (Chickweed) Extract, Organic Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract, Organic Sapindus Mukorossi (Soapnut) Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Flower Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Mipa-Laureth Sulphate*, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine*, Decyl Glucoside*, Coco Glucoside*, Glyceryl Oleate*, Aloe Barbadensis*, Benzyl Alcohol & Salicylic Acid & Glycerin & Sorbic Acid**, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Linalool***, Geraniol***, Limonene***
*Sourced from coconut and other plant derived sources.**Eco-friendly preservative. ***Occurs naturally in essential oil.
Have you discovered the world of soapnuts yet? I'm really eager to try their laundry products!
*items kindly gifted to me; all thoughts and opinions are, and always will be, my own.