Monday, April 19, 2010

A clean hippie is a happy hippie!



Cam's son Dylan Before ↑ & After ↓ trying Happy Hippie Soap



Here is a testament to Soul Flower's latest natural body product - The Happy Hippie Head to Toe Shampoo Bar - by Heart of Iowa Handmade Soaps. Thanks to Cam & her son Dylan for trying out the sudsy, yummy, patchouli scented goodness...

It's getting warmer outdoors, so our family is always on the go. At the end of the day, it's nice to just jump in the shower & have a bar at your disposal that can do the entire job of getting you squeaky clean. When I first got the Happy Hippie bar, I took it out of the package, and sat it on the tub. I came back a couple of hours later and noticed that the entire bathroom had a nice patchouli scent to it. Not overwhelming, just right. I thought about ordering several bars and hiding them throughout my house!

I was a little worried about trying a shampoo/soap bar because I have naturally curly hair that is prone to tangle. Awhile back, I went on a mission to rid my house & family of exposure to toxic chemicals, and found that an ingredient in almost every shampoo & soap, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, has been linked to several serious health concerns. Basically, this ingredient (and all the ones closely related/closely named) is NOT a healthy hippie's friend. I was shocked that every single shampoo & soap I picked up at department stores had this ingredient listed. I decided to check out brands claiming to be 'Natural', and still found this sneaky little chemical hiding in the label. The organic/homemade shampoo that I did try just dried my hair completely out. It was the closest experience to dreads that I've ever had. My hair almost never came untangled. So, going into this new experience, I had some lingering trust issues with a shampoo bar.

I used it on the first night, and thanks be to Iowa, my hair did not dry out! SCORE! It lathered up, and got the job done without stripping my hair. And, I did not smell overly perfumed after drying off. It leaves only a light scent behind. My guys used it after me, and immediately swiped it! It has since been claimed as their own. They find it very convenient to use one bar head to toe, and they like the way it smells. I must admit, my husband now smells very earthy & hippie dude-ish, and I really like it!

If you plan to be on the go this summer, it's great to pack just one bar to get you clean. Think of all the bag space you'll save! If you're into saving money, you get your soap & shampoo combined at a steal of only $6.50. And, if you're a healthy hippie, the only ingredients in this bar are Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Water, Coconut Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Sodium Hydroxide(lye), Jojoba, & Patchouli Essential Oil. No scary and unnatural names there!

So, buds, I give The Happy Hippie Head to Toe Shampoo Bar two squeaky clean thumbs up! Thanks Soul Flower!

2 comments:

  1. I was just looking at shampoo bars this weekend! I discovered that my well known (and recently purchased) "natural" shampoo and conditioner was riddled with unhealthy ingredients! I think I'll have to give this bar a try!

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  2. Sounds perfect for kids! No more waste and much healthier.

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