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Why Use Suma Bodycare Shampoo & Soap?

Submitted by on July 15, 2010 – 2:04 pm54 Comments

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.

shampooflagCruelty free Suma soap and shampoo

images[3] 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.

shampooSuma Cruelty Free and Natural Shampoo

Take a look at our range of shampoos

Suma shampoos are available in several fragrances and are suitable for all hair types.

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
  • Phosphates
  • E.D.T.A. (Ethylene-Diamine-Tetra-acetic Acid): (This is sometimes used as a substitute for but also in addition to phosphates).
  • Enzymes
  • 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.

HandmadeSoapSuma Handmade Square Soaps

Have a look at the range of Suma handmade soaps.

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.

GlycerineSoapSuma *Award Winning* Glycerine Soaps

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.

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

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  • Rob says:

    Hi Dawn
    Thanks very much for your positive comments. We really like to get feedback on our products and it’s great that you like the shampoo and conditioner so much. You are not alone as based on our sales – a lot of other folk seem to like them too.
    Would you mind if we posted your comment on our social media sites too?
    Rob @ Suma

  • Dawn Cretney says:

    Hi Rob, you’re welcome to share my comments. Best wishes Dawn

  • Jo says:

    Which soap and shampoo is best advised for those prone to eczema out breaks.

  • Danny says:

    Hi Jo, i will ask our QC team to look into this for you. but in the meantime here is a comment from on of our customers.

    Three years ago I underwent a patch test to find out what was causing my eczema to practically devour my hands and arms, I was told my worst allergy was fragrances. Do you know how common fragrances are in products? Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, cleaners, sun lotion, toothpaste even! I’ve still to find a sun lotion that’s free of fragrance. But I did have success with shampoo, thanks to the recipe designers at Suma. Suma Clear & Simple is the only shampoo I have found that is: * Affordable * works on greasy hair * is fragrance free Thank you Suma designers! Please, please, always make this recipe available, without you I would have to shave my head or have greasy hair for the rest of my life.

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