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March 5, 2012 12 Comments
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January 5, 2019 at 8:34 am
I’m gearing up to try this one with a few modifications : Lavender and peppermint instead of TTO. Bar will be ~60% white with ~20% each purple and green ITPS. Questions : in order to smoothly mix the micas (using zinc oxide for white as I don’t have titanium dioxide…. Will report back on how that works), I need to disperse them in a Tbsp of oil…. Is this extra oil or taken from the liquid oils in the original recipe? I’m a bit worried about adding 3 Tbsp of unaccounted liquid oils. Thanks for any advice!
Terah with Bramble Berry says
January 6, 2019 at 7:21 pm
We normally use extra of a lightweight liquid oil to mix our colorants with and count it as a little extra superfat, 3 tbsp should not be too much.
Though if you are concerned or would be using a lot more colors than that for a different recipe you can use some of the liquid oil amount called for, like the Olive Oil.
April 9, 2018 at 10:39 pm
I made this as a HP soap and wow… I love it! I was considering using the base recipe & switching out the tea tree with lemon & sage essential oils. Will swapping out the tea tree for lemon & sage EO’s change how the hair feels after it dries? I really love how my hair feels with the recipe as is but sometimes I like to switch it up.
Kelsey with Bramble Berry says
April 10, 2018 at 11:46 am
That’s awesome, glad you’re loving this recipe. You can switch the essential oils, the recipe will feel the same it will just affect the scent.
Find out how much to add with the Fragrance Calculator: https://www.brambleberry.com/Pages/Fragrance-Calculator.aspx
And learn more about blending essential oils here: https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/how-to-blend-essential-oils-safely/
October 8, 2014 at 6:51 pm
I made this shampoo bar as my first foray into soap making and it is AMAZING! I changed a few things for my own personal prefrence and hair color. Instead of water I used camomile tea. I added lavendar and a little ylang-ylang at trace for their benfits and scent. And lastly added a little bit of color and activated charcoal for pop. I have to be honest and say that I couldn’t wait more than 4 weeks for it to cure and the middle was still a little soft but it worked great anyway. My hair looks awesome!
October 9, 2014 at 9:09 am
That sounds awesome! Using chamomile tea sounds like an interesting touch. 🙂
-Kelsey with Bramble Berry
October 27, 2014 at 6:34 pm
Yes it is! It’s still my favorite shampoo to use. I used the chamomile tea because it is supposed to bring out the highlights in blonde hair, as I’m sure you already know. Since I have “bronde” hair this worked well for the summer. I’m going to try a black tea for brown hair next and see how that works on the lowlights in my hair. Thanks again for the great recipe!
October 28, 2014 at 9:23 am
What a fun idea! Let us know how it goes. 🙂
Rebecca Berman says
June 14, 2012 at 4:46 pm
Do you have the recipe for this I’ve been wanting to make a shampoo bar for us to try
June 14, 2012 at 5:31 pm
Here’s the link to the recipe. It’s amazing! http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/invigorating-shampoo-bars/
Courtney from Bramble Berry
KELLEY HOLMAN says
June 14, 2012 at 9:29 am
DO YOU SELL YOUR SOAPS?? LIKE THIS ONE?
Becky with Bramble Berry says
June 14, 2012 at 11:01 am
We normally sell our soaps on our Etsy store, but unfortunately Otion sold out of these within a matter of days!
-Becky with Bramble Berry
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