naturalviolet

Handmade Bath & Body

Charlottesville, Virginia · 2944 Sales

naturalviolet

Handmade Bath & Body

Charlottesville, Virginia 2944 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(717)

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Note from shop owner Natural Violet is taking a break to restock. I will post an open date once I have my stock back up again. Thanks everyone!

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Last updated on Apr 24, 2018

Natural Violet is taking a break to restock. I will post an open date once I have my stock back up again. Thanks everyone!

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5 out of 5 stars
(717)
Lori Beth

Lori Beth on Apr 25, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I've been using shampoo bars for a while now but I can't seem to find one that gives a good cleaning without weighing my hair down...until now. This bar suds up nicely with fluffy bubbles that clean the hair without stripping the cuticle. I workout a lot and I like to wash my hair every day (hot, humid climate). This bar is giving my hair the body and softness I've been trying to achieve. It has a natural, soft aroma that doesn't stay behind. Lastly, I very much appreciate the green packaging. Highly recommend this shop and it's products!

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About

Natural Violet Bath & Body Products

All of the products at Natural Violet are lovingly handmade by me. I make vegan bath and body care products with organic ingredients that nourish your hair and body. My products contain organic herbs and essential oils. I grow a lot of the herbs that I use in my bath and body products. I also love foraging for plant materials that I can use in my soaps. Dandelions, spring violets, honeysuckle, and goldenrod are some of my favorites.

Each product is lovingly handmade in small batches in my home in Virginia. I use organic herbs and mostly organic oils for my products. For soap making I use a traditional cold process method with lye or sodium hydroxide. Lye is mixed with water and oils to produce soap. During the saponification process the lye and oil molecules combine to produce soap and glycerin. The reaction is complete after about 48 hours and no lye is present in the finished bars of soap or shampoo leaving a mild and natural product. The soaps are superfatted and cured to make mild and nourishing bars.

I believe the best skin care products nourish your body, are kind to animals, and are environmentally sustainable. I make products that I feel good about using for myself and my family. I also try to make and package my products with zero waste in mind. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks so much for visiting my shop!

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  • Natural Violet

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    All of the products at Natural Violet are lovingly handmade by me. I make vegan and environmentally sustainable skincare products.

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Last updated on Mar 27, 2018
Frequently asked questions

What are shampoo bars?

Shampoo bars are a natural shampoo in a solid bar. They clean your hair with natural ingredients and loads of fluffy lather. The bars are a gentle way to clean your hair and scalp without removing your natural protective oils. The bars are detergent free and contain no sulfates, parabens, or phthalates. If you want a totally clean and natural shampoo, then these bars are great option. They are zero waste friendly and a great alternative to liquid shampoos in plastic bottles. They are also vegan, palm free, and environmentally sustainable.

How do I use shampoo bars?

• To use shampoo bars, simply wet the bars and run over your hair. You can also apply the shampoo to your hands first and then your hair.
• Make sure to develop a good lather on your hair. Add additional water if necessary. Hard water will decrease the lather and the shampoo bars may or may not work well in this case.
• Make sure to rinse your hair thoroughly. You can follow with an apple cider vinegar (acv) rinse after shampooing to condition and balance pH. Add 1 tablespoon acv to 1 cup warm water.
• You may have a short transition period where your hair is oily or dry when you first start using shampoo bars. This is a natural adjustment since your scalp may need to regulate oil production.

What are solid conditioner bars?

Conditioner bars are a rinse off hair conditioner in a solid bar. They nourish your hair with natural oils and gentle conditioning ingredients. The bars are zero waste and plastic bottle free. They condition your hair and scalp without removing your natural protective oils. The bars are detergent free and contain no sulfates, parabens, or phthalates. They are a great alternative to liquid conditioners in plastic bottles. They are also vegan and made with plant based ingredients.

How do I use solid conditioner bars?

• To use rinse out conditioner bars, simply wet the bars and run over your hair. You can also apply the conditioner to your hands first and then run through your hair. If you have fine or oily hair you can use the conditioner first and then shampoo your hair afterwards. You can also add the conditioner only where it is needed. A little goes a long way with these bars and in particular for fine hair.
• Conditioner bars can also be used for an intensive treatment. Add the conditioner to wet hair, wrap your head in a warm towel, and leave on for 20 to 30 minutes.
• Make sure to rinse your hair thoroughly after conditioning. You can also follow with an apple cider vinegar (acv) rinse after to condition and balance pH.

What is a hair and conditioning balm?

Hair and beard balm is a natural leave in hair conditioner that adds luster and shine while sealing in moisture. Made with nourishing ingredients, these bars encourage hair growth along with adding strength and volume. The bars are zero waste and condition your hair and scalp without removing your natural protective oils. They are a gentle conditioner and contain no sulfates, parabens, or phthalates. They are also a great alternative to liquid conditioners in plastic bottles. This hair conditioner is vegan, palm free, and environmentally sustainable.

How do I use a hair and beard conditioning balm.

• There are many ways to use this conditioner. I typically massage some in my hands and then run it through my wet shampooed hair. You can wet your hands to make it easier to apply. A little goes a long way with these bars and in particular for fine hair.
• This conditioning balm also makes a great intensive treatment. Add a larger amount of the conditioner to wet hair, wrap your head in a warm towel, and leave on for 20 to 30 minutes. Shampoo and rinse your hair afterwards if needed.
• You can also use this conditioner on your hair or beard when it is dry as a nourishing balm. It will keep your hair soft and frizz free between washing. Simply massage some in your hands and apply where needed.

Are all of my products vegan, natural, and palm free?

The soaps, shampoo bars and hair and beard conditioning balm are all natural, vegan, and palm free. The rinse out conditioner bars are currently vegan and palm free. They are not all natural since they contain plant based conditioning ingredients that are extracted in a laboratory. The conditioning and emulsifying ingredients used in the bars are Behentrimonium Chloride and Behenyl Alcohol. Behentrimonium Chloride and Behenyl Alcohol are plant based and derived made from Colza oil.