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Camamu Hair Conditioner
Made with 100% natural ingredients.
3 oz/85 g
This conditioner bar is fully biodegradable and crafted with sustainable natural ingredients of the highest quality. And every purchase helps keep plastic out of the ocean!
Formulated with carefully chosen nourishing and conditioning plant-based ingredients, it replenishes your hair’s natural oils, improves elasticity, and leaves your hair deeply moisturized, silky, shiny, soft, and smooth. AND It melts into your hair, turns super-creamy, and smells delicious of cassia and chai tea. What a treat!
How to Use: After shampooing and rinsing your hair, wring it, and rub the conditioning bar from mid-shaft to the ends of the hair. It will turn creamy. Use a wide-tooth comb or fingers to distribute it evenly. Let sit for 2-3 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Babassu oil: moisturizing, conditioning, high in vitamin E, melts easily and penetrates hair quickly delivering key nutrients.
Hydrolized Oat and Lemon Shine Proteins: detangle, seal in moisture, repair hair, silkening and softening
Panthenol: improves elasticity and moisture retention, flexibility and strength
Plant-based silcones (yes, they are the natural version of dimethicone and cyclomethicone found in most commercial conditioners) which coat your hair shafts, and leave it silky without weighing it down.
Ingredients: Incroquat BTMS 50 (Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetyl Alcohol and Butylene Glycol)*, cocoa butter, babassu oil, cetyl alcohol, stearic acid, quaternized lemon protein, shea butter, quaternized honey, panthenol, hydrolyzed oat protein, Diheptyl Succinate (and) Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer(100% natural and biodegradable cyclomethicone and dimethicone alternative), cassia and chai tea.
* yes, despite the hard-to-pronounce synthetic-sounding name, this is a natural conditioning and emulsifying agent made from the salt of rapeseed oil.
This fall collection of botanical handmade little gems is a great way to try out some of our favorite soaps. They all offer luxurious skin benefits, and each is scented with a unique and delightful blend of essential oils and they make a great gift or treat to yourself as we intersect with the start of fall. Soaps are 100% natural, vegan and biodegradable. Each bundle comes wrapped in a recycled compostable paper and tied with natural Raffia. All ingredients are ethically sourced.
Soap Sampler Bundle includes: Coffee Kitchen, Elation (oh joy!), Man Cave, Camaccino and Black Beauty.
Coffee Kitchen: Coffee Kitchen Soap is one of Camamu's earliest and yummiest creations, made for use in or out of the kitchen. With a swirl of freshly ground coffee to help remove cooking (or other) odors from the hands (or other body parts!) and poppy seeds to remove the sticky bits, the addition of cocoa butter imbues the soap with a subtle chocolatey undertone and creates a hard, long-lasting and wonderfully moisturizing bar. Oils: olive, coconut, RSPO-certified palm & cocoa butter oils; annatto powder; freshly ground organic coffee; poppy seeds, essential oils of lemongrass, thyme, neroli, and peru balsam.
Elation (Oh Joy! ): Super-fatted soap with a generous amount of avocado oil for dry and depleted skin, this nourishing, replenishing soap is scented with an essential oil blend of clary sage, lavender, sweet orange and geranium. While these essential oils help to rebalance the skin, their main effect is to uplift, elate and lighten the spirit. We love using this soap year-round but really appreciate it in the winter when heaters blow dry air and moods tend to dip with the shorter, darker days. Oils: olive, coconut, RSPO-certified palm & avocado oils; annatto powder; studded with Camamu soap chunks.
Man Cave: A soap inspired by nature: cool, like a mossy river rock, and a deep green forest after a refreshing Spring rain. A moisturizing, sudsy soap with a mesmerizing aroma of vetiver, cedar wood, clary sage, amyris sandalwood, cypress, sage and black paper. It is fresh, deep cleanses your pores and clears your mind. Oils: coconut, palm, olive, and apricot kernel oils, charcoal, kaolin clay, spirulina, indigo.
Black Beauty: An activated charcoal soap with kaolin clay and a detoxifying essential oil blend of juniper, clary sage, lemongrass and ginger grass essential oils combine to create a nourishing soap that traps surface impurities, dirt, oils and environmental toxins, and washes them away without drying the skin. Excellent for gentle deep cleaning and oily skin conditions. Oils: olive, coconut, palm, apricot kernel & grape seed.
Camaccino Soap: Camamu's Camaccino Soap offers a brimming cup of skin-goodness. Loaded with freshly brewed organic coffee and scented with richly warming, spirit-uplifting essential oils of cinnamon, myrrh, balsam peru, sweet orange and cardamom, and topped with a creamy layer of kaolin clay. Coffee has a number of skin-care benefits. It helps to brighten the skin as the acids in coffee remove dead skin cells that dull the skin. It also helps with: clogged pores, exfoliates and smooth the skin. This soap is made with cocoa butter for deep hydration, while kaolin clay offers conditioning and gentle cleansing of pores. Oils: olive, coconut, RSPO-certified palm & cocoa butter oils; organic freshly brewed coffee.
**Handmade with love**
100% natural & vegan
Hand made in small batches
This dark, rich and smooth hand balm is crafted from rare butters cold pressed from the seeds of Amazonian Rainforest fruit trees. These trees grow in the wild and are not harmed by the harvesting of their fruits and seeds. They are fair traded and from sustainable and renewable sources.
Benefits: Moisture sealing properties and ability to penetrate into the deep layers of the skin make for an exceptionally nourishing balm. The skin feel of this balm is quite unusual: it melts upon contact with your skin, takes a moment to absorb, but dries to a powdery velvet finish and leaves your hands softer than you can imagine! It has a complex and unique scent: ancient, deep, earthy, smoky, with a woody balsamic undertone, a fresh spicy citrus top note, and a soft and creamy hint of vanilla.
Ingredients: Organic Babassu, Murumuru & unrefined Ucuuba butters, Camellia seed oil, Coco Caprylate Caprate (ECOCERT), Rice starch powder, Vitamin E, essential oils of Ginger, Orange, Frankincense, titch of Vanilla. Weight: 1 oz
Use: Very little - 1/2 pea size.
This is no ordinary lip balm! When 100% organic cacao, Stumptown coffee -infused sweet almond oil & beeswax meet, magic happens. Not only is the flavor divine, but along with it you are getting deep moisturizing, skin smoothing and softening, humectant, protective and healing benefits.
And YES, we spell Mocha, MOCA ;-)
The Players: organic beeswax, shea butter, coffee-infused sweet almond oil, 100% organic cacao, vitamin E, and essential oils of cacao and cinnamon, and natural vanilla extract.
$ 22.00 $ 19.00
Camamu Handmade Set for Dry Skin: Rosemary Nettle Shampoo, Black Beauty Soap, Argan Milk and Honey Soap
*Ideal for Winter Dry Skin*
Deliciously nourishing and rejuvenating 100% natural and biodegradable bar shampoo, facial soap & body soap for Dry Skin.
Please keep the bars in a dry place between use.
Rosemary Nettle Shampoo: Rosemary is an excellent tonic for hair and scalp which helps to strengthen the hair, stimulate the follicles and combat dry and flaky scalps, thus helping to reduce dandruff. It is also reputed to work against hair loss and greying. Nettles are prized for their health benefits when taken internally or used externally. In hair care, nettles help to combat dandruff, scalp pimples, scalp eczema and hair loss. High in vitamins and minerals, nettles help to gently support hair regrowth.
To use, just wet your hair, rub all over with the bar until a lather forms, put the bar aside and scrub as you like. Rinse well and then condition as needed.
Black Beauty Soap: Facial soap with detoxifying activated charcoal binds to toxins, dirt and grime deep cleaning the pores and surface of the skin. The kaolin clay swirls help absorb surface oils and condition the skin, making it also an excellent anti-acne soap. We augment this soap's detoxifying properties with an essential oil blend of juniper berry, clary sage, lemongrass and gingergrass which help rebalance the skin, clear and tone pores and energize skin and psyche. This soap leaves the skin feeling silky smooth and is not at all drying. Beautiful indeed!
Ingredients: olive, coconut, RSPO-certified palm, apricot kernel & aloe oils; activated charcoal & kaolin clay.
Argan Oil Milk and Honey: Argan oil, aka Liquid Gold, provides profound skin care benefits. Protein rich, full of anti-oxidants and carotenoids, it boosts the skin's elasticity, protects against premature aging and reduces skin irritations. The fresh goat's milk we use provides deep nourishment and moisturizing, while its alpha hydroxyl acids help the skin to shed its top layer of dead cells. For added benefit, we use local honey which acts as a humectant, attracting moisture to the skin as well as promoting gentle healing. We don't believe enough is ever really enough and so have added a restorative and regenerative essential oil blend to balance, soothe and restore the skin.
Ingredients: olive, coconut, RSPO-certified palm and argan oils; fresh, organic goat's milk; local honey. Scented with an essential oil blend of sweet orange, amyris sandalwood, geranium, cedar and frankincense.
Hello sun-drenched beaches with green seaweed strewn on the wet sand!
Seaweed has remarkable hydrating and anti-inflammatory benefits, promotes blood-circulation & boosts collagen production for supple skin. It pulls out toxins from deep inside the pores & helps with many skin ailments. Seaweed forms a synergistic blend with peppermint, ginger, lemon and Epsom Salt, which amplifies the detoxifying benefits and also relaxes your achy, tired muscles. Soak in it for 15-20 minutes and breathe in the marine scent swirling with lemon and fresh peppermint notes.
Suggested Use: Draw yourself a warm bath and add 1 cup of salt. Enjoy!
“You can’t, even for a million dollars, get a drug for the coronavirus - but your grandmother’s soap kills it…” from The Guardian
1. COVID-19, SOAP & DRY HANDS
Wash your Hands. It’s one of the best ways to prevent Covid-19.
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about which of our many soaps we recommend, and if soaps with anti-bacterial/anti-microbial herbs or essential oils are better. As much as we love them, essential oils and herbs have not been proven to be effective against Covid-19. The answer is ANY of our soaps and proper hand-washing will work to kill the virus.
Are your hands terribly dry from the constant hand-washing? Our soaps have the added benefit of providing deep nourishment, moisturizing, and reparative benefits. For dry skin we especially recommend our Nourishing and Moisturizing Soaps collection
2. DIY HAND SANITIZERS, the good the bad and the ugly.
In the current frenzy where it’s nearly impossible to find alcohol-based hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes, gels or creams, there are a lot of DIY recipes on the internet. Most of them won’t work, and they will trick you into a false sense of safety.
Please, DO NOT attempt to make your own hand-sanitizer!
We’ve done a lot of research looking at multiple articles by experts in the field, and they all agree that unless you are a chemist or pharmacist, your final product will not be guaranteed to kill the virus. There is TOO MUCH at stake: health and potentially life itself, for us to gamble with this.
So, why don’t DIY hand-sanitizers typically work? For multiple reasons. Here are the key points to know: hand-sanitizers need to contain at least 65-95% alcohol, and to be in contact with your skin for at least 60 seconds to reliably inactivate the coronavirus. Not all alcohols are made equal (drinking alcohol is not strong enough, some ethanol and very high percentage alcohols actually do not work!), alcohol evaporates very quickly, and aloe vera gel will disintegrate when mixed with 65% alcohol, unless it is thickened with polymers which you cannot make or get as a DIYer.
Basically, just stick with soap as much as possible, and when you are out and about, refrain from touching your face, keep your social distance and only use commercially made hand-sanitizers.
Watch & Read:
Stay home, stay safe, practice social distancing and wash your hands!
Camamu Soap Team
Blustery winter weather + cozy warm air indoors = dry, flaky, lackluster skin.
Exfoliation and hydration are the key to soft, smooth, healthy and glowing skin.
Slough off that layer of dead skin cells and stimulate some blood flow to the surface, so your skin can feel revived and rosy! Your moisturizer will penetrate more easily and your your skin will love it.
Try one of Camamu's featured products to exfoliate your body.
Lemongrass Luck Soap has a bright, citrusy, herbaceous aroma, teensy poppy seeds that feel oh-so-deligthful against your skin, and green clay that deep cleanses and tightens your pores.
Salt Mountain Soap is remineralizing, detoxifying and exfoliating all in one! It is a salt soap containing 84 (!) active minerals, and when you rub it on your skin it feels both creamy and gently scrubby. But wait, it gets better -- its scent is truly something else: sandalwood meets cardamom, juniper berry and cedar. Need I say more?
Handknit Hemp Washcloths are locally-made, anti-microbial, self-cleaning, they resist mildew, and they have a lovely soft and scrubby texture.
*Stay tuned for the next blog on facial winter care*
The Camamu Team wishes you a Happy Holiday Season.
We are SO grateful for all of you who have become part of our Camamu Family, showing your love for our Blue Planet by choosing 100% natural, ethical and biodegradable products made in small batches with lots of love and intention.
Our plans for the Holidays? Rest (!) after a hardworking bountiful year, smile, spend time with our families and friends, go skating, bake yummies, meditate, make cashew milk eggnog, go snowshoeing under the moonlight on Mt. Hood , various arts and craft, read by the fire, play with our beloved furry friends, laugh, and most of all, be grateful everyday for being ALIVE.
Happy Holidays and see you in the New Year!
s + a + j + r + k
P.S. We have some *very* exciting NEW products to unveil in 2019, tee hee hee! So hold your horses ;-)