The Shampoo Bar


A sustainable take on a traditional shampoo, this waterless bar cleans without stripping. AminoSensyl™ HC rehydrates and conditions hair. LexFeel™ N5 MB provides combability with the benefit of silicone-free.

This novel format reduces the shipping carbon footprint and requires no packaging.

The Shampoo Bar


Item Trade Name Ingredient (INCI) (w/w)%
1 AminoSensyl™ HC* Brassica Alcohol (and) Brassicyl Valinate Esylate 10.00
2 SustOleo™ BA* Brassica Alcohol 6.00
3 LexFeel™ N5 MB* Diheptyl Succinate (and) Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer 4.50
4 Cocoa Butter Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter 1.20
5 Jojoba Oil Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil 0.50
6 Argan Oil Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil 0.40
7 Tapioca Natural 9096 Tapioca Starch 14.50
8 Bio-Terge® AS-90 Beads Sodium (C14-16) Olefin Sulfonate 29.00
9 Pureact I-85E Flake Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate 29.00
10 Lexgard® O* Caprylyl Glycol 1.00
11 Deionized Water Water 2.40
12 Coconut & Green Tea Fragrance 1.00
13 FD&C Yellow No. 5 (1% Solution) Acid Yellow 23 (CI 19140) 0.50

Processing Procedure

  1. Combine Items 1 – 6 main batch and heat to 80 °C while gently anchor mixing.
  2. Maintaining temperature, slowly add Item 7 to main batch with moderate speed anchor mixing.
  3. Combine Items 8 and 9 and gently anchor mix until uniform, then slowly add to main batch.
  4. Combine Items 10 – 13 and add to the main batch while anchor mixing. Remove from heat.
  5. Continue mixing while cooling. Once the dough cools to 50 °C to 65 °C, lightly dust a mold with tapioca starch and press into shape.
  6. Lightly dust a mold with tapioca starch and press into shape.

Physical Properties

Solid shampoo bar.

pH @ 25°C (10% in DI water) = 6.30


45°C (12 Weeks), 50°C (12 Weeks), F/T (3 cycles)


Preservative Efficacy Testing: EP-B, PCPC, USP

Ingredient Function

LexFeel™ N5 MB: Natural lightweight dimethicone alternative. Improves shine and softness in hair without build-up or greasiness.

AminoSensyl™ HC: 100% natural, quat-free hair conditioning system. Adding this novel cationic system to shampoos creates a moisturized, non-stripping formula such as a co-wash or 2-in-1 product.

SustOleo™ BA: Brassica-derived structuring agent, contributes to the hardness of the bar.

Lexgard® O: Multifunctional component for alternative preservation.

Natural Origin Content

ISO 16128, includes water: 64.94%