Why Use Suma Bodycare Shampoo & Soap?
Suma is a workers’ cooperative – a radical and progressive business managed and owned by its workers. We sell a wide range of products, all of which reflect our commitment to customer satisfaction.
We strive to promote a more responsible lifestyle by supplying 6000+ ethical, ecological and socially responsible product lines. From recycled paper products to cruelty-free toiletries, every one of our products has been carefully selected to help you choose a sustainable lifestyle which balances your needs with the needs of our planet.
The Suma Shampoo and Soap range are all made in the UK, are vegan and are completely free of artificial preservatives, colours and fragrances (we use essential oils to scent our products) and we guarantee they have not been the subject of animal testing by Suma or our suppliers. Our entire bodycare range displays the leaping bunny symbol, which is the certified cruelty free mark as awarded by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics.
Suma is against animal cruelty of all types and is pleased to be licensed by The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV). We fully support their campaign to end animal experiments. Visit the Go Cruelty Free website for more information about this campaign.
Suma shampoos are available in several fragrances and are suitable for all hair types.
- Suma White Lavender Shampoo
- Suma Grapefruit and Aloe Vera Shampoo
- Suma Rose and Geranium Shampoo
- Suma Clear and Simple Shampoo
They are supplied in large recyclable family sized 500ml bottles and 5 litre refill sizes to reduce packaging waste and environmental impact.
The scents are a match for the Suma range of glycerine soaps, the “Clear and Simple Shampoo” is a match for the Hemp and Vitamin E Soap.
Suma Shampoos also contain none of the following:
- Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
- E.D.T.A. (Ethylene-Diamine-Tetra-acetic Acid): (This is sometimes used as a substitute for but also in addition to phosphates).
- Petroleum-derived Additives: (commonly known as parabens)
The better option for colour treated hair?
“The detergent sodium lauryl sulphate is a big killer of hair colour,” celebrity hairdresser Daniel Galvin says. “So make sure you use a gentle shampoo.” To read more about sodium lauryl sulphate see The difference between SLS and SLES on this site.
Our soaps are manufactured locally, using an energy efficient, waste-free, low temperature method.
They are packed loose in display boxes with simple brown envelopes as the packaging. Each box contains 24 individual soaps. The bars are all hand cut and therefore vary slightly in weight, but are typically 75-80g each.
Take a look at our range of glycerine soaps here. We supply 4 fresh smelling fragrances, all of which are suitable for vegans, as they are not tested on animals or contain any animal by products.
- Suma White Lavender Soap
- Suma Grapefruit and Aloe Vera Soap
- Suma Rose and Geranium Soap
- Suma Hemp Oil and Vitamin E Soap
Our Rose and Geranium soap was voted the ‘Best Non-food Product‘, in the Natural Products Awards in 2006. We think this is down to the beautiful smell, which leaves your hands clean and lightly perfumed.
Glycerine Soap recipes
Grapefruit & Aloe Vera Glycerine Soap
Aqua, Vegetable Glycerine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propelene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Sucrose, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Xylene Sulfonate, Stearic Acid, Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus Grandis Oil), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis).
Hemp & Vitamin E Glycerine Soap
Aqua, Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propelene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Sucrose, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Xylene Sulfonate, Stearic Acid, Hemp Oil (Cannabis Sativa Oil), Triticum Vulgare (Vitamin E).
Rose & Geranium Glycerine Soap
Aqua, Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propelene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Sucrose, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Xylene Sulfonate, Stearic Acid, Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium Graveolens Oil), Rose Petals (Rose Petal Powder).
White Lavender Glycerine Soap
Aqua, Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propelene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Sucrose, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Xylene Sulfonate, Stearic Acid, Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula Augustifolia Oil)
For all Varieties of Soap
All of the following are from a non-animal source
Propylene Glycol: A petroleum by-product used as a humectant that stops the soap drying out. It is food safe grade and is also used in medicines, dyes, food and confectionaries.
Sodium Stearate: Derived from Tall Oil extracted mainly from Pine Trees.
Stearic Acid: Derived from Vegetable Oils and Cocoa Butter. Also used in the making of vegetable-based candles.
Please feel free to contact us for details of your local stockist.
t: 01422 313845