Key Ingredient: Shikakai
Shikakai comes from the Acacia concinna, a shrub-like tree that grows in the tropical rainforests of southern Asia. It grows long ridged fruit that look like dark brown pea pods. When dry, these pods are ground into a fine powder similar in color and texture to ground cinnamon. While not abundant in Western hair and skincare products, Shikakai powder has been used as natural soap in traditional Indian hair and body care products for millennia. The word “Shikakai” itself literally translates to “hair-fruit” or “fruit for hair.” Shikakai has a natural low pH, is extremely mild, and does not strip hair or skin of natural oils.
Can be used anywhere — hands, face or body. Dr. Bronner's lotions are highly emollient, so start with a small amount. Apply a pea-sized amount after hand washing. Put it on right out of the shower, before skin dries. Just a few squirts will cover the whole body and absorb quickly into skin.
To wash hair work one pump of Organic Pump Soap into wet hair until it lathers, then rub and rinse. Repeat for thicker or longer hair.
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|Product type||Liquid Soaps|
|Country of origin||USA|
Organic Sucrose*, Organic White Grape Juice, Organic Coconut Oil*, Organic Palm Kernel Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Olive Oil*, Organic Shikakai Powder, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Lavender Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol.* Certified Fair Trade ingredients.
** None remains after saponifying oils into soap & glycerin.