Solid shampoo with nettle and keratin

Solid shampoo with nettle and keratin

Formula: CS1167

Phase Ingredients % Quantity for a 130 gr mold
A Sodium cocoyl isethionate 50 65 gr
A Sodium coco-sulfate 20 26 gr
A flat water 10 13 gr
B black cumin seed oil 8 10,4 gr
B vege-keratin 5 6,5 gr
B nettle powder 5 6,5 gr
B clary sage essential oil 1,3 55 drops
B rosemary essential oil 0,7 30 drops

Sanitize the dedicated containers and utensils you will work with, details in the general safety guidelines.

Preparation method:
If you have a mortar on hand, crush the Sodium coco-sulfate beforehand to make it as smooth and homogeneous as possible. 
Add the surfactants and the water to a Berzelius beaker or another heat-resistant container (be careful not to inhale the surfactants!). Place the glass in a water bath, mix slowly, thoroughly, until a homogeneous paste is formed.

Remove from the water bath and add the rest of the ingredients one by one - phase B - mixing after each.
The composition thus prepared is transferred as quickly as possible to the prepared mold, before solidification begins.
Leave to cool and harden on a flat surface for at least 4 hours. Remove from the mold and place on a napkin or small grill. After 48 hours it can be used.

The result is a good foaming shampoo, with a pleasant smell, enriched with ingredients that contribute to the healing of the scalp. Washes well without being stripping and has an extra conditioning effect given by keratin. It is suitable for any type of hair, especially for greasy hair, hair affected by dandruff or a scalp with problems.

Options and explanations:

  • black cumin seed oil can be replaced with another beneficial oil for the hair and scalp, such as laurel berry, jojoba or avocado oil
  • floral waters or herbal infusions can be used instead of flat water
  • instead of the proposed essential oils, others can be used, chosen according to their properties and preferences for smell


  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced/experienced
  • Utensils: precision scale, heat-resistant container, optional: mortar with pestle
  • Mold: Soap mold, "Garden"
  • Shelf-life: 6 months, kept in a dry and cool place

This formula was developed by Elemental's qualified staff. The recipes are intended to exemplify the use of products marketed by Elemental and are believed to be accurate, however, Elemental assumes no liability or risk associated with the use of its products for the preparation and evaluation of the recipe as the conditions of preparation and use are beyond its control. The Elemental customer must ensure that the reproduction of the formulation does not infringe any intellectual property rights and that it complies with the specific rules and regulations in force. The person who prepares the recipe must refer to the safety data sheets to ensure the safe handling of all raw materials and bears full responsibility for ensuring the safe and correct use and storage of all materials procured and used. Assessments of the safety, stability, regulatory compliance and suitability of this recipe, methods and the finished product are the sole responsibility of the user and/or the legal entity placing the product on the market. Elemental is not liable for any damages resulting from the use of this information, and assumes no responsibility for misuse of selected materials, formula or method, in whole or in part.

Posted on 11/06/2015 Shampoos, Personal Hygiene recipes 0

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