This unique bar features food grade diatomaceous earth, the fossilized remains of single cell diatoms. DE is highly absorbent and almost entirely made up of silica which aids in the strengthening of hair and nails. We've added pink Himalayan salt dissolved in the water portion of the bar, making it super hard and excellent for oily scalps and skin. The Earth bar doesn't have the same amount of fluffy lather our other shampoo bars have, so it will feel different in your hair - but the finished product is super soft and silky. The scent reminds me of clean earth on a spring day. Very natural and fresh. If you have short or fine hair, this bar is fantastic. But because of the high amounts of silica from the DE, and the added salt, I don't recommend it for very long hair as you may get a few tangles. An amazing benefit from the inclusion of salt and DE in this recipe is that it can impart wonderful texture and body to the hair, this is of the reasons I recommend it for fine and thinning hair.
Ingredients: saponified oils of organic coconut, organic olive, organic sustainable palm, organic sunflower, mango butter, organic jojoba, and castor bean, diatomaceous earth, pink Himalayan salt, rosemary oil extract, and essential oils of lavender, palmarosa, petitgrain, juniper berry, organic tea tree, and patchouli.
All of our Shampoo, Body and Facial full sized bars are 5oz in weight, with dimensions of 2.75H x 3.4W x 1D.
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Other herbal, earthy bars include: Bamboo shampoo bar, Cucumber Lime face and body bar, Green Tea and Nettles shampoo bar, Grapefruit Patchouli shampoo bar, Rhassoul and Avocado shampoo bar, and Rosemary Lavender body bar.
Don't forget to check out our Citric Acid Hair Rinses or our Herbal Vinegar Hair Rinse - an important step when you are using shampoo bars (read more about that HERE). In addition, you'll want to enable your soap to dry out properly between uses. Try one of our soap mats!
I bought this because it was recommended for oily scalp/hair, and its absolutely amazing at that, but it did leave my hair feeling dry and frizzy (and slightly tangled) afterwards, so I would recommend it for very oily/greasy hair. If you have "average" greasy hair, I recommend pink lemonade its absolutely amazing! But the scent on this Earth bar is my absolute favorite scent! Its fresh, earthy, clean and sophisticated, something you would expect from a fancy candle at a fancy resort. And the scent lasts in your hair! I couldn't stop smelling it lol. Apple Valley please make a more moisturizing version of this with the same scent its AMAZING !!!
I have fine, thin hair which gets greasy pretty easily. With this new bar, I can go at least a day and a half if not two days without washing my hair! I seriously love this new bar.
For people with fine hair or teens with extra sebum production, this shampoo bar that makes your hair soft and fluffy is truly a find!!!! After almost 2 years of using AVNS exclusively for my hair and body needs I am happy to say that this for me is the best bar Natalie has come up with!! Because of my fine hair I have found that often the key is to wash my hair twice when I shower.... I am not sure why, but the difference between slightly wet looking and slightly stringy verses squeaky clean for me comes with that second application....