Who Says Shampoo Can’t Rock?

Shampoo bars (aka Solid Shampoo) that help to reduce waste and water usage, and offer a new hair cleansing experience are starting to raise consumer interest. We have what you need to create exciting shampoo bar products, let’s start here:


WOW Visual Appeal: Piece of Nature

Responsibly sourced in collaboration with growers, Piece of Nature’s petals, flowers and leaves will differentiate your shampoo bar for both, their visual appeal and delivered benefits in formulation. Think of rose petals with anti-aging and hydrating benefits, and that are hand sorted and harvested in Iran, a Marketing story your consumers would want to know about!

Piece of Nature




Hair Care Active Plant Cell: HealthyShine Lilac

Born from the lilac shoot, which despite its small size it can live for up to 40 years,  this nature loving ingredient has a multifunctional effect, acting on all three parts of the hair: The root, the scalp and shaft. It reduces inflammation and irritation of the scalp, reduces the formation of free radicals (including after exposure to UVB), and restores hair shine.





We’ve Raised the Bar, Come Join Us Up Here with This Formula

Erase the dirt with this luxurious dense foam and condition on top of that with naturally derived combination of ingredients!

Sequence Trade Name INCI Name %

Plantaren® 818 UP



Dehyton® PK 45

Cocamidopropyl Betaine






Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride


Lamesoft® PO 65

Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate


Jordapon® SCI Powder

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate


Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter



Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid


Lanette® O

Cetearyl Alcohol


Sodium Hydroxide (50% solution)

Sodium Hydroxide






1. Heat Phase A to 75-80C. Mix well.

2. Add Phase B ingredients one by one in a separate beaker. Mix and melt to 75-80C. Add sodium hydroxide soln (crystals will form).

At 80C combine with Phase A.

3. Add Phase C ingredients around 70C and fill samples.

Final pH will be around 6.0


In the Name of Saving Water, Get inspired by Ingredients from the Water, Check out our Marine Ingredients Post!



What’s on the Market?

Shampoo bars’ product positioning and benefits:

  • Long-lasting: Claimed to last between 60 and 80 uses.
  • Biodegradable packaging or packaging-free: Less waste
  • Can be multi-use for hair and body: Appealing to the Men’s grooming market
  • Good for active, on-the-go lifestyles: No spills!


Bar None - Hydrating Shampoo Bar

Claims: Vegan, condition and hydrate the hair, cruelty-free, zero-waste, easy to use


Sodium cocoyl isethionate, stearic acid, behentrimonium methosulfate, Cocos nucifera (coconut) butter, decyl glucoside, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), sodium coco-sulfate, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) butter, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, fragrance


Lush - #Be Cruelty-Free Shampoo Bar

Claims: Soothe irritated scalp, make hair shiny and soft, no animal testing


Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Nettle and Peppermint Infusion (Urtica dioica, Mentha piperita) Fragrance, Eugenol Glycerine Nettle Absolute (Urtica urns), Rosemary Absolute (Rosmarinus Officials), Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia Caryophyllus), Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum), Cinnamon Cinnamyl, Alcohol Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool Red 30

J.R. Liggett's Herbal Shampoo Bar

Claims: Makes hair shiny and soft, for sensitive skin, vegan bar, no build-up


Saponified Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Sunflower Oil, RSPO Palm Kernel Oil, Vit. E

K-Beauty: FUN Block Shampoo Bar

Claims: Provides nutrition to scalp, daily deep cleansing shampoo 


Formulated with milk protein, lemon, white soybean, coconut.