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Oat & Calendula Shampoo Bar for sensitive skin

Oat & Calendula Shampoo Bar for sensitive skin

Are you looking for a gentle shampoo to cleanse your sensitive scalp without irritation? Look no further than our Oat & Calendula Shampoo Bar! Packed with natural ingredients like coconut milk, oat, and calendula extract, our shampoo bar is a kind and effective way to cleanse and nourish your hair without harsh fragrances or added colours. Plus, it's plastic free and lasts longer - perfect for sensitive skin, because naturally beautiful hair starts with a happy scalp!

75g bar - approximately 50 washes.

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Ditch the (shampoo) bottle once and for all with our shampoo bars. No transition time, no vinegar rinse, just a shampoo bar that works!

Key Ingredients

Oat Kernel Flour is full of essential fatty acids and has skin soothing properties. It is packed with antioxidants which make it nourishing for sensitive and damaged skin, relieving itching.

Calendula is well known as an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and soothing herb. It can help calm itchy, dry and irritated skin helping to soothe sensitive skin.

Sodium Cocyl Isethionate is a very gentle surfactant (cleanser) that is derived from coconuts. SCI produces great lather, is very mild and has a soft and silky feel in use. It’s perfect for sensitive scalps.

Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) is a strengthening and moisturising conditioner for the hair. It acts as a humectant, absorbing moisture from the air. It can improve resistance to mechanical stress. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which make it soothing for sensitive or irritated skin.

Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, Sorbic Acid is a broad spectrum preservative blend. We think it’s really important to include a preservative in all our shampoo bars. They are designed to get wet in your shower and could easily grow bacteria and mould – yuck! This preservative is ECOCERT and COSMOS certified, meaning it is natural / organic.

Why You'll Love Oat Shampoo

pH Balanced Our shampoo bars are pH balanced to suit your hair and scalp. You won’t find there is a transition phase with our bars! Just use them like a 'normal' liquid shampoo.

Sulfate Free We have chosen to avoid harsh sulfates. Instead we have selected gentler cleansers that are kind to your hair and skin. They are gentle on colour treated hair too.

Vegan We don’t need to add any animal products into our shampoo bars, so we don’t! They’re perfect for vegans, vegetarians and people trying to avoid animal products.

Cruelty Free We never test on animals, only ourselves and willing humans! Rest assured, all our shampoo bars are made with cruelty free ingredients.

Plastic free We’re helping you remove shampoo bottles from your haircare routine, one bar at a time! Instead we package our bars in aluminium tins that can be reused or recycled.

Refill option available You might not need the tin if you’re planning to use your bar straight away. We don’t recommend storing your bars in the tin when wet. So how about a refill option? We’ll package your bar in a glassine paper bag instead. Glassine is 100% paper without any coatings so is easy to recycle or compost.

Full Ingredients - English

Coconut derived cleanser, Oat Kernel Flour, Coconut derived cleanser, Coconut Milk, Carrageenan, Olive Oil, Pro-vitamin B5, Cocoa Butter, Broccoli derived conditioning agent, Citric Acid, Calendula Extract, Preservative Eco

Full Ingredients - INCI

Sodium Cocyl Isethionate (Coconut derived cleanser), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Coco-Glucoside (Coconut derived cleanser), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Powder, Carrageenan (Seaweed derived gum), Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Brassicyl Isoleucinate Esylate (Broccoli derived conditioning agent), Maltodextrin, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Benzyl Alcohol^, Citric Acid, Brassica Alcohol (Broccoli derived conditioning agent), Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower
Extract, Salicylic Acid^, Glycerin^, Sorbic Acid^

^Preservative Eco

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Who is Oat & Calendula shampoo suitable for?

  • Vegans
  • Dry hair
  • Normal hair
  • Eczema and psoriasis sufferers
  • Fragrance allergen sufferers
  • People looking to reduce the plastic bottles in their shower
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How do I use a Shampoo Bar?

Step 1: Get your hair thoroughly wet, then grab your bar and make sure that is also wet.

Step 2: Lather the shampoo bar between your hands.

Step 3: Apply the bubbles to your head, concentrating on the area around your hairline and on your scalp where the hair is thickest. Alternatively, rub the wet bar onto your hair.

Step 4: Just like you would a 'normal' liquid shampoo it's important to rinse well.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Nice one

A lot of shampoo bars on the market are just regular bar of soap that leaves a layer of scum behind. So pleased that this is actually a soap free and ph balanced bar(I tested it with a strip).

I am so fussy, I have allergies, skin conditions and disabilities that make it harder for me to clean my scalp properly. But this bar worked really well! Quick to lather abundantly, hair and scalp were properly cleansed, didn’t feel stripping and smell is quite neutral. No irritation either.

My only problem is that you have to choose between a brand new tin which is wasteful or a waxed paper which is most likely not vegan. So because of that I will probably not going to refill mine in the future.

Thank you so much for your review - we're really pleased to hear how you are getting on with your shampoo bar :)

Your comments about the packaging have sparked a discussion here about the wording we use on the website and it's also sparked a blog article ( about our different paper wrappings... The 'Glassine' paper we use for our shampoo and lotion refill bars are 100% paper, no added coatings. So you can rest assured they are suitable for vegans and are completely compostable or recyclable. Thank you for flagging this us - we appreciate our previous wording made it unclear.

Linda Carruthers
A treat for my sensitive skin!

My usual shampoo (big brand) must’ve changed formula and my eczema didn’t like it one bit. My face and eyes were particularly affected. I had to rethink what I was using. I am so impressed with this shampoo it leaves my hair lovely and doesn’t upset my skin at all. So far it is lasting really well too.

Amazing product

So well formulated. Great list of beneficial ingredients.Perfect for sensitive and itchy scalps. How many people (myself included) unwittingly use shampoo bars that have a high ph and further irritate our scalps? Glad I found boo cottage botanicals, wonderful artisan business. Conditioner bars would be great.

Great shampoo bar

I’ve been using this product for two weeks and my hair already feels thicker and healthier with no scalp irritation or itchiness, will be buying again :)

Evelyn Stewart
perfect hair treatment

Found this shampoo bar at a local Christmas market and I am so happy I tried it. When I use it I do not have any itchiness in my scalp. It cleans so well and leaves my hair feeling much thicker than with the shampoo I had been using.