New Gentle Shampoo Bars

After so many requests from both my online clients and the lovely outlets and therapists who stock Organica J products, I took the opportunity in lockdown in 2020 to formulate and test on willing human volunteers and am delighted to now be bringing my first shampoo bar to launch this week.

Black Out

I have a number of products that I formulated and tested in lockdowns, but we were hit on Black Friday (very aptly named this year as all went dark!) with a massive storm which resulted in no power for 6 days and no internet for 10 days. A little challenging running the business at one of the most hectic time of year for orders. I found out just how much things I could do with no power! It was lucky that the storeroom was full of balms and soaps, and I could merrily make the Bath & Body oils, Pulse Points and wrap soaps to my hearts content – and did!!

I had to find a friend with power and internet connectivity (unfortunately at a distance to travel). I moved the office equipment on Monday, as it was obvious that this was a long haul. So after a time where my calming blends, energy giving blends, and meditation were much needed to see me through (along with much business support and otherwise from my daughter and other friends) all is smoother now – phew!

Shampoo Bar Launch

I am absolutely delighted to be now in a position to start launching my new products and I am proud to introduce my new Gentle Shampoo Bar.

The Gentle Shampoo Bar is suitable for all hair types. It is incredibly gentle, with extremely effective cleansing and also very nourishing for hair. You can enjoy this amazing cleansing without chemicals too, which I know is so important for you all (as it is for me).

The gentle shampoo bar is also ideal for those with sensitive skins and scalps.

Uplifting Essential Oils

The bar is very delicately infused with uplifting and calming sweet orange and mandarin organic essential oils, which are lovely on hair and widely enjoyed by many. I used to always say to my aromatherapy clients ‘the sunny faces’ of sweet orange and mandarin. They cheer up any day and bring brightness and uplift with their calming presence. So the gentle shampoo was always going to have them in it. From some of the testers, the feedback was that they wanted a stronger fragrance, which I understand totally, but with essential oils on a subtle level the ‘less is more” is one of my favourite sayings! Along with the restraints of cosmetic safety regulations, the levels of oils remain as they were.

How To Use the Shampoo Bar

To use the gentle shampoo bar – work up a gentle lather between your hands then apply to hair, then rinse as normal. Please note that the lather is creamy and light, not huge bubbles, as you would find with a chemical product. You can apply again to hair and then rinse again. Some of the testers replied that they wanted to finish with their hair conditioner, but not everyone by any means. So if you need to, apply your hair conditioner and rinse to finish. You will find the gentle shampoo bar Incredibly gentle and protective for your hair, not stripping out the naturally present oils with harsh chemicals.

I have been told my my hairdresser, Pauline (she is an amazing woman!) that my hair is so much better condition since I started using my own products and also reduced the amount of times a week that I wash my hair too (I have very dry hair – with very sensitive skin)

Vegan Friendly

The gentle shampoo bar is made with. 100% organic ingredients. It is suitable for vegans, and is a gluten free recipe. You will find no preservatives, SLS , GMO or petrochemicals in it. It is, of course, not tested on animals. I do not want to use, never mind make, any product that is.

To be fully supportive of our delicate environment, the gentle shampoo bar is in plastic free biodegradable packaging.

I found that different folk like different sizes of bar, so you can choose from 90g and 45g bars to see what fits with you best.

Only Organic Ingredients

Here are a list of the organic ingredients:

sodium olivate (olive), sodium cocoate (coconut), sodium castorate (castor), sodium shea butterate (shea butter), sodium almondate (sweet almond), sodium jojobate (jojoba), citrus sinensis (sweet orange), citrus reticulata (mandarin), limonene, linalool, citral (from essential oils)

I hope that you all enjoy our new Gentle Shampoo Bar – buy it here.

Win a Years Supply of Organic Soap

Our organic soaps are one of our best sellers. We are giving one lucky customer the chance to win a years supply!

Organic Soap - Win a years supply
Complete range or hand crafted organic soaps

The special hamper will be worth over £50 of organic soap bars from our collection. They are cruelty free, 100% natural and are made in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Our soaps are moisturising, conditioning and will leave your skin feeling silky smooth. The bars are free from preservatives, colourings, animal by-products and all (except our gardeners and cooks soap – with honey) are also suitable for vegans! Excellent for even a delicate, sensitive skin. Gently wash away your cares with the subtle but powerful effects of aromatherapy.

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Win an Organic Mother’s Day Hamper Worth Over 50

Win an organic Mother’s Day hamper worth over £50! All you have to do is LIKE our Facebook page and SHARE the competition post 👍

One lucky winner will be selected at random and will win this hamper full of natural products, handcrafted in the North East of Scotland.

The hamper includes:

  • Restful Evening and Nervous Exhaustion Pulse Point Roller Balls – relaxing, calming and to aid sleep at bedtime
  • Organic soap (natural, gardener’s and cooks, meditation) – our soaps create a rich lather leaving skin feeling soft and smelling great!
  • Reflexology foot balm – for tired and overworked feet, providing deep moisturising qualities.
  • Natural lip balm – provides a protective and soothing layer to give you soft lips.
  • Nervous Exhaustion Bath and Body Oil – to be used in the bath to help you wind down and relax.
  • Love essential oil blend – Soothe troubled emotions, calm frustrations and irritations. Use a couple of drops of this blend in an oil burner or diffuser, on a tissue by your bed, or diluted in a carrier oil of your choice for use on the body.

The competition closes at 5pm Monday 25th of March so we can get the prize to you in time for Mother’s Day 

This competition is open to UK residents only.

Good luck! 💚

Roman Chamomile – Top Ten Uses

Roman Chamomile

Welcome to another of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! This month we will be focusing on 10 helpful uses for Roman Chamomile essential oil.  Its one of the oils that we use in our Aromatherapy Bath & Body Oil Restful Evening which is ready blended for use on the body or in the bath/shower.   Working as a clinical aromatherapist, I often reach for Roman Chamomile to use in my therapeutic treatments with clients.  Here are what I think are its top ten uses.


Win a Years Supply of Organic Soap

win a year's supply of artisan organic soaps

the full range of organic hand-crafted soaps


We are giving away a special hamper worth over £50 containing our full collection of organic soaps which are hand made in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The soaps include: Lavender & lavender flowers, Geranium & Rose Petal, Peppermint, Frankincense & Orange, Meditation, Love, Rose Heaven and Gardeners & Cooks soap.