If your shopping through our site, at the market, or in one of our partnership stores you may notice that a few of our products contain a little something called Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLSA). On first pass, nothing about SLSA could possibly sound natural, or good for the body so you may be asking; what the hell is that and why would we use it!?
What is SLSA?
SLSA is derived from coconut and palm oils and is classified as a safe skin-friendly surfactant for both skin and hair. It is 100% Natural. This mild plant-derived surfactant creates a lather that effectively removes surface oil, dirt, and bacteria, without stripping or drying sensitive skin. It is used in products such as Bath Bombs, Bath Truffles, Bath Teas or Soaks, Soaps, Scrubs, and Shampoo. We use SLSA in our Bath Bombs, Truffles, and Soaking Salt Shots.
Where to buy
If you are looking to make your own shampoo bars, this may be your golden ingredient. If you are into DIY projects, looking to expand your business, or you are into homemade natural care products for your family this right here will be worth getting your hands on. LUSH Cosmetics (a company originating out of the UK) has several retail stores in northern Washington State, USA all specializing in handmade beauty products using only natural ingredients. Their shampoo bars are almost entirely Sodium Lauryl Sulfate held together with a small amount of glycerin or some sort of watery infusion. And where do they get all that Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLSA) from? That's a great question, yet it is one that I don't know the answer to. For my products, I use retailers such as Brambleberry.com which is a DIY soap maker supply company out of Northern Washington State, yet any Soaping supply company will carry it. You can also find smaller quantities on eBay and Amazon for a decent price yet please remember to only purchase ingredients from reliable, tested, and revised sources. This is for your safety and the safety of anyone who may use your products.
To give SLSA a try, follow the recipe below to make your own Rainbow Bath Truffles on Brambleberry.com