Rhassoul Clay, mined from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, has been used for over 1400 years as a soap, shampoo, and skin conditioner. It contains a high percentage of silica, magnesium, potassium, and calcium, and its extraordinary ability to absorb oil and impurities from both the skin and hair makes it more effective than other clays for cleansing. Avocado oil and avocado butter have a nutritive, soothing, softening effect on the skin and are especially beneficial for very dry, aging skin as it increases the production of collagen. Avocado is a natural humectant which locks in moisture, while fatty acids give hair shine and silky texture. Avocado oil is a natural solution to replenish chemically treated hair with the nourishment it needs to recover and flourish. Frizzy hair also benefits from avocado oil, as it relaxes chaotic strands.
We also decided to add some aloe to this bar, why? Well, Aloe vera contains something called proteolytic enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. It's fabulous for skin because it's rich in vitamin C, E and beta carotene which nourishes skin and scalp deeply. Also, due to its antifungal and antiviral properties, it prevents itching and reduces dandruff and flaking, it also has very potent anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce redness and inflammation. As for the essential oils in this shampoo bar, they start with a juicy, invigorating, citrus blend with a hint of old world bergamot to give it a mature ending. Needless to say, put that all together and you have a wonderful shampoo and body bar!
Ingredients: saponified oils of organic coconut, organic olive, castor bean, organic sustainable palm, avocado, organic jojoba and organic unrefined shea butter. rhassoul clay, organic aloe, rosemary oil extract, and essential oils of pink grapefruit, organic Litsea Cubeba, lemon, lime, orange, lavender, bergamot.
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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Bars made with clay are silky and make excellent bars for shaving. Other bars made with clay include the White China Silk shampoo bar, MAN 2.0 shampoo, body, and shaving bar, Thieves body bar, Acne Battle Bar, Rosemary Orange shampoo bar, Bella Rose shampoo bar, and Grapefruit Mint shampoo 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 am absolutely in love with my shampoo bar!! This was the first time I tried shampoo bars and I did so much research to find the cleanest brand. There was no question AVNS won that category by a long shot. Then they won because they offer 5oz bars instead of 2oz like most others. Then they won on the price. I have very oily hair and struggle to find hair products so I was nervous and kind of negative about whether or not it would work. Well, I used it ONE time and I was never turning back. My hair has never lasted so long without being oily. It doesn't have any residue or waxy feel leftover after showering, it smells amazing, feels great, and moisturizes my scalp- which usually flakes with other shampoos. I was shocked and amazed and I have recommended AVNS to everyone I know. I also used the baking soda trick (I love that they offer so many blog posts and tips, especially since I was a first time user) and the Lavender Mint hair rinse. Another amazing product I highly recommend. I was getting so many compliments on my hair and people asked what I was doing. I was happy to say "only AVNS!" If you're on the fence, just go for it. It's worth it. Thank you AVNS for making clean products that actually work.
AWESOME , GREAT SMELL, WILL BUY AGAIN
This was the first shampoo bar I tried from this company and I loved it so much! I had been trying out other shampoo bars from other companies and they just weren't cutting it for me, and they were pretty expensive. This one was amazing! It had a pleasant scent and did wonders for my hair, even though my hair is thin and gets oily quickly. I only need to wash my hair every 2-3 days with this bar, and it leaves my hair super soft! It even helps out my rosacea on my face a little thanks to the rhassoul clay! I will be trying a different bar though to see how it works on my hair, just so I can try out a lot of different kinds! :)
I have tried low poo, no poo, and even famous brand shampoo bars before, and sadly, it just wasn't happening for me. Or so I thought. Then I discovered, quite by accident, AVNS. Their descriptions of their soaps seemed so tempting, I just couldn't resist one more try to see if I could finally do this thing I so desperately wanted to do - switch over to using soap and ditch the shampoo & conditioner forever! I won't lie, it has been a TOUGH transition. Fortunately it's only lasted about 2 weeks, but at first my hair felt like straw and it was so tangled and awful. However, I promised myself that I'd stick it out for 1 month solid and then I could go back to my regular routine. I just want to thank you, Rhassoul soap, for being my very first soap on my journey to being poo-free. You have liberated me from my wastefulness - I used to use a shampoo bottle per week and a conditioner bottle every 2 weeks. My scalp itched ALL the time. I had little bumps on the backs of my thighs and arms and butt that I thought would never go away. I had chronic athlete's foot for which I tried EVERYTHING to make go away - I wondered if I would continue having it for the rest of my life. You, Rhassoul soap, immediately began to relieve all these skin problems, and you made me feel clean for the first time in years. My pits are even free from BO, which I thought was a permanent thing too! It was tough love, RS, but we got through it, and it's just getting better all the time. Now I'm hooked on soap for hair and body for life. I'll never go back to s&c, thanks to you! Rhassoul soap, I'm so glad I found you and I'm so glad I found AVNS!!
I have been using natural products for several years now, this shampoo bar is by far the best I have tried.
This ended up being a free sample in my last order and I LOVE it. It works great on my fine hair. It is nice and soft but not weighed down. My husband is not going to be happy that I will be buying MORE shampoo bars.
When my last order of soap, etc. arrived there was a free sample of Rhassoul & Avocado soap. I immediately washed my hands with it and fell in love. Can't wait to try it as a shampoo. I've been reading up on rhassoul and think it might be the perfect thing for my face. My husband used it for his shower today and was very pleased. I will definitely be ordering this with my next order. My bar is much darker in color than the one in the picture, though.
I have used this bar exclusively all winter. When I read that it was useful for helping with dry skin on the face, I tried it. The dry patches are almost gone, due to the nutrients in the clay and the mixture of oils. The rosemary extract and the mix of citrus oils gives the bar a clean, fresh-smelling scent.
This shampoo bar was a nice surprise. I didn't know if I was going to like it because I have fine hair and some of the AVNS shampoo bars weigh my hair down leaving it dull. This one did a remarkable job of leaving it soft and clean.
I LOVE this soap! I ran out of it and used up others I had on hand and when it was time to stock up again, I ordered more. During that time I had a new love...the orange chamomile bar. While I still love that bar, it wasn't until I started back up using the Rhassoul and Avacado that I realized just how much I missed that bar. It makes me feel pretty when I come out of the shower knowing I smell both natural and feminine in a healthy way. My husband uses it too, so no fear for the guys, it works for them but not with an overpowering feminine scent. It's not too girly of a scent, just perfect for our family. This recipe is absolutely amazing, will not disappoint male or females. Thanks AVNS!!!!!***would LOVE LOVE this in a perfume scent***
Lightly scented, great lather! Great for problem scalps as well.
I absolutely love this shampoo bar! I have dermatitis and thinning hair I know the avocado and the clay are helping it and the clay makes my hair look thicker, which is what I desperately need with this thinning hair mess! NEVER DISCONTINUE THIS GEM!! Thank you!! Also my sister who doesn't have scalp issues hair feels and looks much better too!
I have hair with a good amount of wave. This works good for my hair, but I have to use the vinegar as a rinse with our hard water. The scent is a favorite of mine. Even my husband like the scent!
A while back, I went "no-poo", then stumbled on shampoo bars. My hair has always been stringy, greases easily, and becomes lifeless. I tried a few of the suggested bars for these issues, plus I have over active sebum glands that cause all sorts of problems, and this bar is the best! The life is back, I can go 2-3 days w/o feeling totally nasty, and my scalp issues are better! Thank you for a wonderful product!
My first order of AVNS arrived today and I'm already in love! I tried the Rhassoul and Avocado shampoo bar first (with a vinegar rinse) and I'm thrilled with my hair so far. Previously, I had been washing my hair with super diluted Baby Mild Castile soap, but I'm officially a convert now. This soap gets my hair clean without leaving it feeling like crunchy doll hair. And the shine is fantastic. I do imagine that if I hadn't already ditched commercial shampoos that there would be more of a transition for me, but even still, this product is a great one. Not too heavy, not drying, just right.
Really like this one too! Smells great and lathers great! Hair is shiny and soft and scalp is very happy!
I gave this bar to hubby to use. He is happy, and says so! (he usually doesn't have a definitive answer regarding opinion). We both like the idea of dumping all the bottles and such out of the bathroom .... finally.
This is the third shampoo bar I've purchased to use for myself.. and I LOVE it. It is by far my favorite. It smells AMAZING, so clean and lovely. I particularly love the way it makes my hair look and feel. MY scalp which is usually dry and flakey, feels amazing, and did I mention it smells DIVINE?!
When I ordered this, I didn't really know what to expect. It sounded like an interesting bar and today I tried if for the first time and wow am I glad I did. It lathered up like they all do and had a citrusy smell to it. I think this is my new favorite.
I think this scent has become my new favorite! I always make sure to get a bar or two every time I place an order!
Use this for my hair only and absolutely love it. I've tried 3 bars so far and this is my favorite. Hair feels really clean and my frissys are under control.
I've used all sorts of shampoos, but this bar is one that I really love. It leaves my hair squeaky clean and shiny! I plan to continue to use this wonderful product.
I received a 'sliver' sample of this bar with a previous order, and it's now on my wish list. I was surprised at the lovely scent and the great moisturization that didn't leave me feeling greasy. VERY nice bar, and nice on the hair, too.
I got this bar because of the clay that's in it and I fell in love! The scent is amazing and it's very moisturizing. I haven't used it for a shampoo but hope to try it once I put in another order.
I love this bar! I use it only for shampoo and it is one of the few products that helps my severe dermatitis without making my hair oily...one of many products from Apple Valley that I adore!
I have thoroughly enjoyed my Apple Valley soaps. I used the Rhassoul and Avocado bar primarily as a shaving bar in the shower. I noticed less flaky skin on my legs (I have very dry skin, especially in the winter). My skin oils did not feel depleted as they normally did after a shower. The scent was pleasant and earthy. I am sensitive to smells and it was not too overpowering, and while it would be a good masculine scent, it did not seem TOO masculine for me to comfortably use.