Palm Free Irish Soap Co Shampoo Bar - Thyme
Palm Free Irish Soap Co Shampoo Bar - Thyme

Palm Free Irish Soap Co Shampoo Bar - Thyme

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Product Description

Palm Free Irish Soap Co Shampoo Bar - Thyme & Lavender - Zero Waste

Our summary: we love this company's ethos - they help protect the rainforests by not using any palm oil, they instead use gentle, natural ingredients that work, and they are passionate about minimal packaging so they make all their gorgeous products zero waste without any plastic packaging. We love the new thyme and lavender shampoo bar for your zero waste bathroom or travel bag. It may take a while for your hair to get used to it, particularly if you live in a hard water area, follow the instructions below for rinsing with apple cider vinegar to restore PH balance while you transition.  

Scented with an invigorating blend of lavender, geranium and clarifying thyme to revitalise the hair and awaken the senses. A unique shampoo bar that is mild enough for everyday use, yet long lasting and hard enough to cope with the rigours of travel.

The Palm Free Soap Co use an extremely high percentage of Fair-trade, organic shea butter, with the addition of panthenol and zinc oxide which together, helps lock in moisture, strengthen hair and soothe sensitive scalps.

The addition of organic apple cider vinegar helps create an even milder bar and balance the skin’s pH. No expense has been spared in creating these long lasting moisturising bars, which are the most competitively priced on the market today.

Due to its mild creamy texture, this also makes an excellent shaving soap. It may also be used as a normal soap for those with sensitive skin.

Benefits for you and your family:

  • Panthenol and zinc oxide hydrate and heal, while strengthening hair strands. 
  • Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother) balances pH of hair, reduces frizz and adds shine. 
  • Anti-inflammatory organic marshmallow root & comfrey soothes sensitive skin and speeds healing. 
  • Free From SLS, parabens and synthetic fragrances.
  • Made with 100% pure coconut oil, organic shea butter and fresh filtered rainwater.
  • Ideal for travel as it takes up very little space.


Apply sparingly to wet hair to create a creamy lather and massage into scalp. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Repeat if desired.

Important Note:

Some hair types can go through what is known as a Transition Period. Hair may feel oily and ‘unclean’ for the first few washes. This is the hair adjusting from exposure to potentially chemical laden products and after a handful of washes, your scalp and hair will begin to produce its own healthy, protective oils.

An Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinse is particularly beneficial for this problem as it helps restore the natural pH of the scalp and leaves hair feeling softer and shinier. Create your own by mixing 1 tbsp of ACV to 250ml of water, apply to scalp & hair and massage in for a few minutes before rinsing off.


Sodium Cocoate (Coconut Oil), Organic Sodium Shea Butterate (Shea Butter), Sodium Oliveate (Olive Oil), Fresh Filtered Rainwater, Sodium Castorate, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Panthenol (Vit B5), Organic Carrot Puree Extract (Daucus carota), Organic Arrowroot Powder (Maranta arundinacea), Organic Calendula Petals (Calendula officinialis), Organic Chamomile Flowers (Matricaria recutita).Essential Oils of: Lavender (Lavendula hybrida), Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis).Naturally Occurring Constituents of Essential Oils: Geraniol, Citronellol, Citral, Limonene, Linalool.

The exquisite range of The Palm Free Irish Soap Co visually stunning soaps will grace any bathroom. These beautifully scented bars of goodness contain pure filtered crystal clear Irish rainwater and are nourished with exotic oils of Shea nut, Cocoa Butter and Olive oil to gently cleanse, moisturise and perfume your skin.

All soaps are genuinely handmade, they are mixed, poured, cut & individually stamped by hand and are very modestly priced.  Palm Free Irish Soap believe that “Beauty Shouldn’t Cost the Earth”.

Based on the beautiful shores of scenic Lough Derg in East Clare, Palm Free Irish Soap was born out of the first Handmade Soap Company in Ireland, Gallunac (est’d 1996). They are now at the forefront of producing luxurious handmade Irish soap without the use of Palm Oil or any Palm Oil Derivatives, they pride themselves as being totally Rainforest Friendly. Being a Natural Product, these Soaps DO NOT CONTAIN any Artificial Fragrances, Preservatives, SLF’s Parabens, G.M.O’s or preservatives, they are preserved only by their Pure Essential Oils and Vitamins A, C & E.

Palm Free Irish Soap use minimal packaging, all soaps are sold in a simple recyclable brown paper bag, and all ingredients and products are completely GMO Free and free from any form of animal testing. 

Caring for your shampoo bar: 

To gain maximum benefit from your soap/shampoo bar use within 6 months of purchase, if you intend to keep it for longer, please store in a suitable cool dry & dark area such as a drawer. After using your soap, leave to drain on an appropriate soap dish, soap rest or even an upturned nail brush, this will help preserve the life of your Natural Soap.

Why no palm oil?

There is nothing actually wrong with Palm Oil itself, in fact Palm Oil is an excellent source of vegetable oil. It is the method by which it is farmed and grown, also where it is planted, that causes the problems. For instance, vast swathes of precious rainforests in Indonesia and Malaysia are being lost on a daily basis, as much as the size of 300 football pitches an HOUR are being cleared to make way for the Palm Oil plantations. It’s not just the wildlife that are suffering, it is also the indigenous people and their heritage that is being lost, their home is made up of over 20,000 flowering plant species, 300,000 animal species and don’t forget about the trees.

Given the current rate of clearing, within 12 years the Rainforest as we know them, could be all but a distant memory.

The demand for Palm Oil is also responsible for river pollution, land erosion and air pollution. In fact, it has been found that Palm Oil production is the second largest contributor to Greenhouse gases.

Although Palm Free Irish Soap won’t be able to change the world’s opinion and habits, they are doing their bit by finding a suitable alternative, Palm Oil is not a necessity, it is widely used because it is very cheap to produce. Even the use of Palm Oil from so called Sustainable sources is questionable. That’s why we don’t use ANY Palm Oil or Hidden Derivatives in our soaps and are proud to call ourselves “Rainforest Friendly”, you can read more at these links:

Delivery & Returns

Order by 2pm for next day delivery

Place your order with us before 2pm and we will pick and pack your order the same day for next day delivery with DPD nationwide.

FREE DELIVERY in the Republic of Ireland on orders over €75!!!

We use the following providers to get your order to you as quickly and cheaply as possible:

DPD Couriers: €4.99 for next working day delivery up to 21kgs within Ireland.

Most orders will arrive with you the following day. Sometimes deliveries may take 2 days depending on what time you place your order. 2pm is our cut off for next day delivery but sometimes we can still add your order to the collection after this time. On rare occasions orders may take more than 2 days to deliver and we will let you know what the hold up is if this is the case.


We aim to use the least amount of packaging possible so we reuse the boxes and packaging we receive from suppliers so don't be alarmed if your new bubble bath arrives in a baby wipes box!

Click and Collect Orders:

Your click and collect orders are usually ready to collect within minutes of placing your order. We're open for click and collect from 10-5 Monday to Friday.  (If you need urgent breastfeeding items etc outside of these hours, please get in touch with and we'll try our best to get them to you).

1. At the sliding gates entrance to 49 Grange Avenue, turn left into the parking spaces nearest the back building. Follow the pedestrian walkway behind the yellow rail. If you've a little one in the car or want to maintain more social distance, give us a ring on 01-8397637 and we'll bring your order to your car. 

2. On foot, please stay left behind the yellow lines on the pedestrian walkway and don't cross the working forklift yard. 

Please do not drive or walk into the working yard/forklift area. 


Turn into the industrial estate from Grange Road. 
Take a left at the first T junction
Number 49 is the last building on the right hand side (Brown building with sign for Heterochem at the front). Turn left at the gated entrance and around the corner for our parking spots. 

Northern Ireland
We do ship to Northern Ireland with DPD at a cost of €4.99. We do not offer free shipping to NI.

Europe Deliveries:

Shipping to Europe costs from €7.50 and takes 2+ days depending on your location - we ship through DPD Couriers & An Post. 

UK Deliveries:

Unfortunately since Brexit we cant ship to you in the UK without setting up a UK VAT number and as a small business its not an option for us, so we can’t ship anything unfortunately.

Worldwide deliveries:

We can use An Post Registered Post to ship around the world. Get in touch to discuss prices. 

Returns Policy:

You may return new, unopened items within 14 days of delivery for a full refund.

We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within one week of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (2 to 4 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (1 to 2 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

You may return unworn garments like Modi Bodi Period Underwear or Boba baby wraps only in original unopened packaging for a credit or refund within 30 days of your purchase.

If you need to return an item, simply send us an email telling us what the item is and why you wish to return it. We will then email you instructions on how to return it to us to get your refund. Alternatively call us on +353 1 839 7637.

Customer Reviews (11)
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11 Reviews:

Wonderful everything soap
20 December 2022  | 

With incredibly sensitive skin and having to be careful with all liquid soaps, having always too being wary of soap blocks. I'm also sick of the plastic waste of liquid soap. This product works for my skin, works as both shower gel, shampoo and shaving. Truly excellent product. Great that it's produced locally.

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Softest hair
28 August 2021  | 

My husband is using this as a once a shower wash and his hair is lovely and soft. He decided to try a second washing in his last shower and found it left his hair too oily. Lesson learnt, one wash is enough!

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Smells beautiful
05 January 2021  | 

Does what its meant to and smells lovely!

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Love this one bar for everything!
18 February 2020  | 

This palm free shampoo/soap/shaving cream is great and eliminates bottles in the shower.

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Thyme and Lavender Shampoo bar
02 October 2019  | 

This is a lovely product. My hair feels thicker and really nice.

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Shampoo bar
31 August 2019  | 

What can I say? I love, love, love, this shampoo bar. It's gentle and it smells gorgeous. My hair feels soft after using it.
Would highly recommend

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Shampoo Bar
17 August 2019  | 

Service was speedy and polite. Excellent product.

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27 July 2019  | 

I've used this for my hair, instead of shower gel and to shave my underarms. Very happy.
I cut off a quarter chunk to bring them when I went travelling - No bother.
Would definitely recommend.

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All rounder
25 July 2019  | 

We're enjoying using this bar for hair, body and shaving. It feels good not using plastic and cutting down on the amount of products in the bathroom. I've used it for shaving my legs and it did a good job, better than foam I'd been using before.

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15 July 2019  | 

I have been using this for 2 weeks now and my hair is already feeling much healthier. It lathers beautifully and is perfect for shaving as well.

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