Added July 29, 2020
Even after switching to commercial no-sal shampoos and conditioners, I still continued to lose my hair, which lasted a total of five years. After switching to only animal products on my scalp, the hair loss stopped within a week. I use a variety of tallow or lard soaps, in bar or liquid soap, and wash my hair everyday or every other day. I just rub the bar down my strands and suds up. I try not to over wash and strip out all the oils, so I don't need to use a conditioner afterward.
Besides my shower, I also have them at the sinks to wash hands.
The seller wraps them in a mesh bag, or shrink wrap (I got one bar of fragranced soap for my husband, so she shrink wrapped it). Next time I order from her, I will ask her to send them wrapped in paper, or even wax paper, to reduce plastic. Make sure you order the fragrance free bar.
Also, with Etsy, there is often free shipping if you order $35 or more. Soap is heavy, and not cheap to mail, so I ordered 10 bars and the seller sent them in a flat rate mailer, so I think it worked out for both of us to order a bit more.
Tallow makes a superior soap allowing for gentle cleansing and does not clog pores! This soap is 100 percent Tallow. No other base oil ingredients are added. This might be a better soap choice for you if you have sensitive skin and prone to allergies to nuts and seeds. Tallow has that gentle cleansing, preserving our natural skin oils. The higher the cleansing the soap is the more chance your natural skin oils will be stripped away causing dry skin.
Tallow is a environmentally friendly choice. Tallow comes from fat of animals. It is generally a waste product of the meat industry and by using this oil we help reduce this waste and make the most of the life of an animal that will be ultimately ended for consumption. I use tallow that is 100 % grass fed beef. This tallow has not been bleached, deodorized, hydrogenated, or altered. This also provides an economically sensible option for price competitiveness.
Tallow has oleic acid which acts as an emollient and moisturizer. Oleic acid is found in human sebum, which is an oily secretion that is excreted to provide lubrication and waterproof our skin. Tallow absorbs well due to similar cell structure of our skin.
Tallow produces a nice hard, long-lasting bar of soap (increasing shelf life).
All of my products do not contain the following:
* Unnatural colorants
* Triclosan (anti-bacterial)
* Titanium dioxide (a dye)
All of my oils are non-GMO, organic, and natural.
To preserve the quality and enhance shelf life of these handmade soap we encourage you to keep in a cool, dry place. Placing your soap on a dish that will allow drying between uses will also help maintain hardness of your soap.
The sodium hydroxide (lye) I use is food grade which contains few impurities. No lye remains after the soap bars have cured.
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