Natural Balance Shampoo Bar for Oily Hair – The Soap People

Each soap bar weighs at least 115 grams.

Handmade in Lewes, Sussex.



These solid shampoo bars are the natural way to beautiful, shiny hair. This Eco Wave one by The Soap People uses only natural ingredients and has been especially formulated for normal to dry hair. Gently freshen and cleanse your hair with this shampoo bar packed full of gorgeous beneficial ingredients.

These natural shampoo bars are hand crafted using the cold process soap making method. They are free from palm oil and don't contain harsh surfactants that strip your hair of it's natural oils. No nasties, no SLSs, no preservatives, no artificial fragrances or colouring. Just 100% natural hair-loving ingredients!


Just natural hair-loving ingredients

The Natural Balance shampoo bar is packed full of fabulous ingredients.

Castor Oil
Has been used for hundreds of years as a scalp treatment.

Avocado Oil and Cocoa Butter
Nourishing and moisturising.

Lavender and Tea Tree Essential Oils
Help to restore your head’s natural oil balance by soothing and calming dry, flaky scalps and promoting hair growth.

Marshmallow Root
Acts as a natural conditioner and is a great detangler.

These shampoo bars also contain apple cider vinegar. So, if you  have been struggling with shampoo bars, have thick hair or live in an area with hard water, these shampoo bars are for you!


How to use your shampoo bar

Comb out dry hair before shampooing. Do not miss this step, especially if you use styling products.

Wet bar and lather in hands, before applying lather to hair. Or alternatively rub bar directly onto hair and lather well (this works well for me with my mid/long length hair). It is very important is to lather the soap up really well, and to use lots of lather when washing your hair. You need to work the shampoo into your hair with water so that you wash away the dirt and extra oils not needed by your hair.

If you are used to using normal commercial shampoo and shampoo twice, you will notice that the second wash produces a lot more lather. The first wash is mixing with the dirt and excess oil in your hair so the second wash is working on cleaner hair. The same is true for our shampoo bars. So lather up, once or twice.

Rinse out thoroughly.


Some tips for switching to shampoo/conditioner bars...

"When we started our plastic-free journey, our bathrooms were, like most peoples, full of plastic bottles. Switching to shampoo bars, conditioner bars, and soaps instead of commercial shampoos, conditioners and shower gels was a no-brainer.

However, like us, you might find you have to go through a bit of a transition period when switching to shampoo bars. Your hair may feel slightly tacky after washing to begin with, especially if it is long and thick. Please don't give up after one or two washes. It can take up to two weeks for you to rid your hair of the build-up of chemicals left over by commercial shampoos and conditioners. And, we promise you, if you persevere, you will be rewarded with the healthiest hair of your life.

There are a couple of things you can do to make things easier when switching to shampoo bars. Before using your shampoo bar for the first time, try giving your hair a baking soda cleanse to remove any chemical and product build-up. Just mix a few teaspoons of baking soda with a pint of water and pour over your hair while massaging in. Then rinse. This will unclog the pores that have been coated in silicone and synthetic waxes, allowing them to breathe and release the natural sebum."

Charlie & Colette, Vera-Bee

We also stock Botanical Hair Rinses for Normal/Oily and Dry hair which are a combination of apple cider vinegar and botanical oils. These will add shine and also get rid of any leftover soap, grease and product residue. Pour into an aluminium spray bottle and, after using your shampoo bar, spray liberally onto hair and massage/comb through from roots to tips. Leave on for about 20 seconds and then rinse out. Important: Vinegar scent will disappear as hair dries.

Our Conditioner Bars for Normal and Dry hair can also be used after shampooing or just through the ends of your hair.



Sunflower Oil
Coconut Oil
Avocado Oil
Cocoa Butter
Castor Oil
Apple Cider Vinegar
Lavender Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Marshmallow Root Powder
Wheatgrass Powder
Essential oils naturally contain: Linalol, Geraniol.

Each soap bar weighs at least 115 grams.

Handmade in Lewes, Sussex.


About The Soap People

Helen started The Soap People because she was horrified with how many plastic bottles of liquid hand wash and shower gel her family, including her three dirt-loving boys, got through. Finding supermarket soap too drying and even the "natural" soaps available to contain all sorts of nasties including SLSs, parabens and palm oil, she decided to create her own. She uses only natural ingredients that are gentle and nourishing including olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil and shea butter.

Here are the things that they say NO to at the The Soap People:

No Plastic Packaging
They are plastic free and only use recycled, biodegradable packaging.

No Palm Oil
Instead they include olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil and other nourishing ingredients like shea butter and clays.

No NastiesNo SLSs, No Preservatives, No Artificial Fragrances or Colourings
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a known skin irritant and it is harmful to fish and other aquatic animals as well as polluting our groundwater. Parabens are linked to health issues. Unnecessary chemicals on my skin? No thanks. Instead The Soap People use essential oils and plant-based ingredients that have known beneficial properties.

No Animal Testing
The Soap People soaps are vegetarian and most are vegan too. The Soothing Soap and Sensitive Soap have beeswax and honey in them, but the rest only contain plant and mineral ingredients.

The Soap People soap recipes have been approved by chemists and are officially registered.


Our Promise 

We only use 100% recyclable and plastic-free material in our Vera-Bee packaging. We also reuse as much as possible including the off-cuts from our fabrics and packaging from our suppliers.