Catherine Marion Earth Clay Cleansing Shampoo
We believe in cleansing using the earth. The Earth Clay (No Lather) Cleansing Shampoo contains wonderful natural ingredients such as clay, soap berries, and essential oils to cleanse the hair and scalp. Clay has been used as a cleanser since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians, Aztecs, Greeks, and Romans used clay not only as a hair cleanser but also for bathing, as a natural internal medicine, and for many other therapeutic uses. Another amazing ingredient is soap berries, which are fruits plucked directly from the soapberry tree (Sapindus Mukorossi), create a natural soap that has been used in India for thousands of years to cleanse hair, skin, fine silks, and wools.
Soap Berries (Sapindus Mukorossi Aqueous Extract), Aloe Vera, Water (Aqua), Bentonite Clay (Natural Cleanser), Moroccan Rhassoul Clay (Natural Cleanser), Xanthan Gum (thickener and stabilizer), Optiphen (paraben-free and formaldehyde-free), Pure Vegetable Glycerin (Natural Moisturizer, Peppermint Essential oil.
Why does the shampoo not have a lot of suds (Lather) when I use it? Our shampoo produces low suds because it does not contain foaming agents like sodium laureth sulfates or sodium dodecyl sulfate. These drying harmful chemicals are added to many soap/shampoo items because they are cheaper and can produce all the excessive suds now expected in soap items. They strip the natural oils from the hair, which is harmful to the scalp/skin and what causes dry brittle hair. Our Catherine marion shampoo uses a mixture of rhassoul clay and bentonite clay along with an infusion of soap berry liquid. The clays have a negative charge and cleanse hair by attracting the positive charge of buildup. This powerful charge does not strip the protective oils our scalp naturally produces on its own. The soapberries add another dimension to cleansing power of the shampoo by using the natural saponin (cleansing agent) it contains to clear build up. This alternate natural method of cleanings was the clear choice for us as opposed to sulfates.