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Shampoo Base is Here!
This shampoo base is made especially so you can customize it. We have worked closely with our chemists to create a sustainable base using the most natural yet effective ingredients we could source. This shampoo base is designed for you to customize by adding up to 8% additional ingredients (this includes fragrances, essential oils, or other natural oils). As is standard with natural based foaming agents, this shampoo base is a little thinner than one using standard surfactants, but it feels great in your hair and provides copius amounts of bubbles!

Our surfactants in this shampoo base are:
Sodium Cocoyl Alkyl Esters (coconut derived)
Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine (coconut derived)
Coco-Glucoside (coconut based)
Glyceryl Oleate (naturally derived from coconuts and sunflowers)
Cocoyl Monoethanolamine (coconut derived)
Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate (natural)

Hair treatment ingredients are:
Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5)
Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids (naturally derived from oats)
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower (Chamomile) Extract
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Organic Licorice) Root Extract
Argania Spinosa Kernel (Organic Argan Oil)
Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Seed Oil)
Glycerin (Kosher, Vegetable based)
Sodium PCA (natural)

Thickening agents are:
Sodium Chloride (all-natural)
Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (natural)

All-natural preservatives are:
Citric Acid (natural)
Benzyl Alcohol (natural)
Dehydroacetic Acid (natural)
Suggested fragrance level for shampoos is 1-2%.
Excellent hair and scalp ingredients are natural oils such as organic argan oil, organic jojoba oil, Oregon hazelnut oil, wheat germ oil, meadowfoam seed oil, organic castor oil, and apricot oil.
Excellent essential oils that can be used in shampoos/shampoo bars/conditioners/conditioning bars are tea tree, lavender, rosemary, cajeput, ginger root, peppermint, eucalyptus, cedarwood. Any essential oil can be added, these are just some that have excellent hair/scalp benefits. Any of our natural fragrances can be used in the shampoo base.
When you are working with the shampoo base, always test each additional ingredient, including your scents, as some ingredients can change the viscosity of foaming bases. Some will make it thicker, some can thin it out. Start out small and make your test batch before making al large batch. Shay and Company is not responsible for your finished formula and there are no returns/refunds.
Shampoo base is sold in 16-ounce, half-gallon, 1-gallon, 5-gallon and 55-gallon sizes. Please email for 55-gallon+ pricing.
Storage: Keep in sealed container.
Best Used By: Two years from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: One year from manufacturing date.

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