|Striking a blow for herbal power|
The base liquid is a mix of 2 floral waters: Rosemary (INCI: Rosmarinus Officinalis) and Lavendar (INCI: Lavendula Angustfolia). These 2 combined creates a cocktail that both soothes and envigorates while cleansing. The liquid is added to 'one of my regular soap-based mixtures' (all of the soaps I use are sourced from coconut and/or palm oil and incredibly gentle, effective and non-irritating).
The Active Ingredients
For active ingredients, I've added panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5 which is beneficial to both skin and hair) and a mix of different plant-based skin and hair fortifiers sourced from corn and wheat proteins, brown algae and a few other plant-based goodies.
The Scent (and Additional Active Ingredients)
Finally, I did a mix of essential oils that are all good at promoting healthy hair, scalp and skin, not really trying to compose a scent so much as to boost the effect of the active ingredients. The result? It's powerful, refreshing and has a scintillating scent that is neither feminine nor masculine. It reminds me a little of being in a forest. Almost everyone (male and female) I've asked to take a whiff of it has remarked "that's refreshing, what is it?"
On me, it's a winner. After using it non-stop for 3 weeks in a label-less bottle, I finally found a fitting name for it: the Herbal Energizer. It does need to be tested 'on other bodies and heads' before it gets a go-ahead, but from the way it's been behaving so far, it may just be the stuff that superheros are made of.