Cyril's Soap Shed Goat's Milk Soap
Award winning handmade natural goat's milk soap made using the raw milk from the company's own small herd of happy goats, who live on a New Forest smallholding, in Hampshire.
Solid Shampoo Bar - Lavender, Rosemary & Geranium
Cyril's Soap Shed have combined some amazing hair loving oils, along with their goat's milk to create this super shampoo bar.
Switching to a natural shampoo bar is probably the best thing you can do for your hair and the environment, but it can take time to adjust!
This can take anything from a couple of days to a few weeks, depending on hair length and how much chemical residue there is from your old shampoo.
As detergent shampoo strips away the natural oils that protect your hair, your scalp produces more oil to compensate.
As you change to a natural shampoo bar, your scalp needs time to rebalance oil production. It needs to realise that you are not taking the oils out, and it doesn’t need to produce more!
During this period, hair may feel extra greasy or heavy. Make sure you rinse extra thoroughly after shampooing. You may find using an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse, or mixing a tsp of baking soda in a little warm water and rinsing helps with the build up of oils during the transition period.
The secret to success with a natural shampoo bar is to not give up straight away! Cyril's Soap Shed use some amazing oils, and of course goats milk in their shampoo bars to really help nourish your hair, and not strip out the good stuff.
Cyril's Soap Shed
This wonderful business actually came about by accident - a few years ago Catherine bought two goats to live on her smallholding with the plan that they would provide milk for the family. The following year they kidded and started producing LOTS of milk. Despite Catherine not taking the kids away from mum, they were still providing over 8 pints a day! Catherine learnt how to make cheese, yoghurt, ice cream and butter, and still had lots of milk left.
She needed to find something else to make...which is where the idea of the soap started. Determined that she wanted to do it 'properly' and from scratch she decided that the traditional Cold Process method, although more time consuming, would produce the best soaps.
Their soaps are still handmade in her late grandfather Cyril's old shed (hence the name of the business!) and are now sold all over the UK, including in National Trust shops.