A cold process shampoo bar with additional clay to assist with cleansing and conditioning.

A cold process shampoo bar that is great for travelling.

Many thanks to Nicole Churchward for supplying this recipe.


  • Avocado oil 40g ( 4%)
  • Castor oil 150g (15%)
  • Coconut oil 250g (25%)
  • Hemp oil 20g (2 %)
  • Jojoba oil 10g (1%)
  • Olive oil 330g (33%)
  • Palm oil 200g (20%)
  • Sodium Lactate 10gm
  • Water 345gr
  • Lye 140g


  • Clay pink 5gr
  • Rosemary eo 5g
  • Lavender eo 5g


Always wear protective goggles, gloves and other safety clothing when handling caustic materials.

  1. Measure water into container. measure lye into a separate container.
  2. Slowly pour the lye into the water while stirring slowly and consistently.
  3. Allow to cool to 40ºc. add sodium lactate.
  4. Heat oils until just melted. allow to cool to 40ºc. Pour lye mix carefully into oils and stir well. stick blend until light trace.
  5. Add clay and essential oils and stir well.
  6. Pour into prepared mould/s.  Insulation should not be required as this heats a bit more than most.
  7. Unmould after 24hours.
  8. Allow to cure for 4 weeks minimum.


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comments (10)

  • Kerry Pearson

    Jenny Radcliffe – If the qualities of rhassoul meet your needs it will be a good option

  • Jenny Radcliffe


    I’m thinking of replacing the pink clay with Rhassoul Clay. Would this be a good swap? TIA

  • Kerry Pearson

    Hi Glenna,
    This is a little bit of uncharted territory. I am not sure what the outcome would be with this scenario but it is worth trying just once to find out I think.

  • Glenna Ibay

    Hi. Can I add BTMS if I want to make this conditioning? If yes, how much and which part of the process do I add it in? Thank you.

  • Kerry Pearson

    Hi Greg,
    You could take out the palm oil and run it through a lye calculator to make the necessary adjustments. Plan B would be to up the olive oil to compensate for the volume loss and put that through the calculator for the new lye and water amounts.

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