Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A New Shampoo- made with soap nuts!

The soap company, Pectolite LLC has been working hard on their latest invention:  A truly coconut-free shampoo with no weird chemicals.  

It is called Coconut-Free Probiotic Shampoo and yes, it lathers!  Pectolite sent me a free sample and I have been trying it on and off for a week and want to share my opinion.  

My first response when using this in the shower is "OOPS I think I got it in my eyes!"  This shampoo really stings and I think I am really an in-shower eye-rubber.  So I don't suggest using it on kids. 

When I consciously worked hard to NOT get it in my eyes, the next time, it was okay.

I have medium-length fine hair and it did have a decent lather.  Not like bubble bath or anything, but better than other coconut free shampoos I have tried.  It smells like plain yogurt or kefir.  Not a bad smell, and it washes out so my hair just smelled plain afterward.

The shampoo did a remarkable job at getting my scalp clean and my hair was very clean afterward.  I am not sure this could be an every day shampoo because it felt like it did strip my hair more than usual.  I felt like I needed to use some conditioner with it.  

I highly suggest trying it for yourself. Here are the ingredients: 
INGREDIENTS: Artesian Spring Water, Wildcrafted Soap Nut (Sapindus saponaria), Makrut Lime (Citrus Hystrix), Elephant Apple (Dillenia indica), Wildcrafted Indian-Laurel Leaf (Calophyllum inophyllum), Wildcrafted Amla Fruit (Phyllanthus Emblica), Pineapple (Ananas comosus), Probiotics (Lactobacillus casei, Rhodopseudomonas palustris, Saccharomyces cerevisiae)

It also has a warning that people who are sensitive to latex might have sensitivities to soap nuts.  

Test it out and let Pectolite know what you think!

PS:  If you are already planning on buying some soaps, etc: 
Use the promo code 1211LIVE  if you purchase $60+  to get $5 off your shampoo order. 10 oz full size is $22 or 2 oz sampler is $5. So essentially, you can use it to get a free sample until January 31, 2020.