Balmonds Natural Shampoo & Body Wash is a mild, unperfumed, soap and SLS-free, all-purpose cleanser for hair and body. After years of Balmonds customers begging them for non-irritating natural hair care and a body wash for sensitive skin, they formulated a two-in-one product that would care for hair, scalp and body without aggravating eczema or scalp psoriasis, and which could be used as a gentle body wash as well as a shampoo!
- Cruelty Free and Vegan
- SLS, SLES & ALS Free
- Free from Parabens, PEGS & Phthalates
- Free From Perfumes
- Gluten Free
- Palm Oil Free
This natural shampoo and body wash doesn’t contain any of the irritating synthetic nasties those with allergy-prone skin might want to avoid, and it's suitable for all ages, anywhere on the body. You can use it in the shower, as a soap-free hand or face wash, or as a super-mild body and hair wash for little ones with sensitive skin.
It features Balmonds special blend of biodynamic herbal tinctures - nettle, calendula, chamomile and chickweed - and uses natural herbal extracts and essential oils as preservatives - honeysuckle, sweet basil, clove and lemongrass - which give the product its sweet, fresh, citrus scent.
It's based on some really gentle, plant-based cleansers: biodegradable, non-ionic surfactants derived from sugar, corn, soy, castor oil and coconut. These gently lift dirt and grease from the hair, without stripping the natural oils from the skin or irritating the scalp, avoiding the flakiness and dryness associated with synthetic detergents.
They’re all made from sustainable raw materials of natural origin which respect the Earth as much as they care for your hair, and also mean that our two-in-one shampoo is at least 99.9% natural!
It doesn’t contain any of the irritating synthetic nasties those with allergy-prone skin might want to avoid, and it's suitable for all ages, anywhere on the body. You can use it in the shower, as a soap-free hand or face wash, or as a super-mild body and hair wash for little ones with sensitive skin.
Whether you're using it as a body wash or a shampoo, you only need a small amount! Because this product is made with extremely high quality natural ingredients, without any cheap fillers to bulk it out, a little goes a very long way.
A top tip is to add more water rather than more product to get the coverage you need!
Biodynamic herbal tinctures of calendula, nettle, chickweed and chamomile: used in traditional herbal medicine for centuries for their antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, regenerative properties
Japanese Honeysuckle extract 100% natural biodegradable antibacterial preservative
Lemongrass essential oil potent anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal essential oil
What Balmonds don’t use in our Natural Shampoo & Body Wash:
Soap: soap-based detergents can strip the scalp of its natural oils, causing flakiness or irritationSLS: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (commonly known as SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) or Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS): harsh synthetic cleansing agents which can irritate and damage skin and can cause flaky scalpsCoalTar: often used for scalps prone to eczema or psoriasis but can irritate broken skinPerfumes/parfum: artificial scents which can cause stinging, irritation or itchinessParabens: preservatives which can cause reactions and rashesSilicone: synthetic coating which can render hair heavy and dull, preventing conditioning agents from reaching the hairPhthalates: synthetic gelling agents associated with toxicityPEGs(polyethylene glycol): petrochemicals associated with toxicityPhenoxyethanol: associated with irritation to skin, eyes and lung
Because it is so pure and natural, Balmonds Natural Shampoo & Body Wash is also suitable for those prone to allergies, eczema, scalp psoriasis, dermatitis and other itchy or flaky skin conditions.
Suitable for all ages (from 6 weeks) and all skin types.
Aqua (water) Decyl Glucoside* Coco-Glucoside* Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Soy Protein* Oryza Sativa Extract (rice bran) Heyptyl Glucoside* Cellulose Gum (vegetable-derived) Sesamum Indicum (sesame) seed oil Cymbopogon Citratus (lemongrass leaf) essential oil Stellaria Media Extract (chickweed) extract** Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (chamomile) flower extract** Urtica Dioica (nettle) extract** Citric Acid (nature-identical) Lonicera Caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract Calendula Officinalis (calendula) flower extract** Ocimum Basilicum Extract (sweet basil) extract Eugenia Caryophyllus (clove) bud oil Lonicera Japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) flower extract Glycerin (plant-derived) Alcohol (trace from tinctures) Citral, Eugenol (from essential oils)
*gentle, biodegradable, plant-based non-ionic surfactants derived from sugar, corn, soy, castor oil or coconut **biodynamic ingredients
Balmonds products are handmade using natural ingredients; as such the product may vary in appearance from time to time but this will not affect the quality of the product.
This product does not contain nuts, gluten, lanolin or palm oil. Balmonds Hair & Scalp Range is entirely free from synthetic perfumes and colours, petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, SLS/SLES, PEGs, methylisothiazolinone (MI) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI).
How to Use
You only need a small amount!
Because Balmonds Natural Shampoo & Body Wash is a genuinely natural product which hasn’t had synthetic ingredients added for cosmetic reasons, expect it to produce less foam when massaged into the hair or lathered on the skin; it will have just as effective a cleansing effect, without build-up of product or toxins. It may take a couple of weeks of use to get into the swing of using a natural SLS-free shampoo, so give it time! And remember: a little goes a long way.
Thoroughly wet your hair with warm (not hot) water before applying Natural Shampoo & Body Wash, so that it can be well distributed over your hair. Use your usual amount of shampoo or less: although our Natural Shampoo & Body Wash doesn’t lather as much as conventional shampoo, it is still effectively cleansing and clarifying your hair. Experiment with what amount works best for you. Apply more water, instead of more product. Key point here! If you’re struggling to get as much lather as you expected when washing your hair, apply more water instead of more product. Massage the shampoo thoroughly into the scalp and hair. Rinse thoroughly and repeat. Without so much foaming action, it can take a bit more work to remove the dirt and oil from your hair. The second shampooing really lifts it out and cleans your hair but also allows the botanical nutrients to get to work effectively on your scalp. Rinse your hair really thoroughly.
For the occasional deeply-conditioning and moisturising boost use Scalp Oil every few weeks: just massage the all-natural blend of nutrient-rich antimicrobial oils into your scalp before bed, cover the pillow with a towel and wash off in the morning with the Natural Shampoo & Body Wash.
Allergy Advice We recommend customers patch test on an unaffected area close to the affected area before use (leave for 24 hours) as some people may be allergic even to the very gentle ingredients we use in this product. Do not use if you are sensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients in this product.
Keep cool. For external use only.
This body wash is extremely mild and helps with my eczema. However the scent could be better, it's not unpleasant, just strong and herbal for me.
Why We Love Balmonds
Balmond’s offers a natural and effective alternative for skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and rosacea in adults and children.
So what makes Balmonds different?
Their award-winning products are perfume-free and use high-quality natural ingredients like shea butter and hemp seed oil. These ingredients help to soothe, dry, sensitive and sore skin. They nourish sensitive and allergy-prone skin without synthetic and harmful ingredients. Their ingredients are all sourced in an environmentally conscious and sustainable way. They believe in sourcing ingredients fairly and ethically from local and organic sources.
Balmonds are revolutionising the way people manage and treat their skin
71% of the global population suffer from sensitive skin and eczema affects over 20% of the world’s children. Yet we still hear the phrase, ‘I’ve tried everything but nothing seems to work!’ That’s why Balmonds goal is to innovate natural skincare and provide help in every way we can.
All Balmonds products are entirely free from synthetic perfumes and colours, petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, SLS/SLES, PEGs, methylisothiazolinone (MI) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI).