Janni Bars

  • Date: May 11, 2022
  • Time to read: 8 min.

What Are Janni Bars

Janni Bars are the creation of Janni Sjostrand, a Swedish girl living in Ireland, who has developed a fantastic range of natural products that are made from all-natural ingredients, kind to the planet and cruelty free.

The range includes cold processed soap bars for face, body and hair filled with rich nourishing oils, natural plant butters and essential oils. They contain only natural ingredients, no nasties, are palm oil free and are never tested on animals.

As well as bars, Janni Bars also make bath salts, natural deodorant and balms so you can replace most of your daily skin and hair care products with 100% natural alternatives that are better for you and the planet.

How Janni Bars Started

Janni Bars started when Janni, who at the time was breeding and exporting horses, discovered her first shampoo bar. It was a difficult year for horse sales but Janni saw an opportunity. When she started looking for a shampoo bar for horses and couldn’t find one in the Northern hemisphere she decided to teach herself the art of soap making.

Janni Bars started to fill a gap in the market for plastic free grooming products for horses and dogs. However, they quickly expanded into personal care products as well.

Why We Love Janni Bars!

There are many reasons to love Janni bars. From the production process to the products themselves.

We love that Janni Bars are made with carefully selected natural ingredients, chosen to be kind to the planet as well as your skin. All their products are palm oil free and they don’t contain any parabens, silicones, SLS or other nasties. Not only are the ingredients natural but they are chosen for their benefits to your skin or hair and every bar is packed full of nourishing oils and butters as well as carefully selected essential oils and other natural ingredients.

As well as being made from natural ingredients we love the fact that all the products are hand made in small batches. No two bars will ever be quite the same and every single one has been made with love and intention.

Janni Bars are also a really great eco-friendly option. None of their products are packaged in plastic making them great zero waste options for your bathroom. If you were to collect up all the shampoo and conditioner bottles you use, plus the face wash, hand soap, shower gel, deodorant roll ons you might be surprised just how much waste you create keeping yourself clean.

Not only are Janni Bars products not packaged in plastic but because they are solid bars they contain much less water which means less weight to be transported. Not only are they better from a production point of you but they are also perfect for travelling light.

Janni Bars Face Care

Janni Bars Face Care

Janni Bars are an amazing Irish made brand of natural products including soaps and bath products, shampoo bars, conditioner bars, lotion bars, deodorant and a great range of facial products that will leave your skin feeling deliciously nourished.

All their products are hand made with 100% natural ingredients, they contain no SLS, parabens or synthetic fragrances, they are never tested on animals and they don’t have any plastic packaging.

Janni Face Wash Bars

Janni Face Wash Bars

Janni face wash bars are the perfect alternative to liquid face wash. They are solid face wash bars that come in cardboard packaging so no plastic.

They are made with gentle natural ingredients so they are ideal for sensitive skin.

There are three different bars available so you can choose the one that is best for your skin type.

Peachy – A luxurious gently exfoliating facial bar that contains natural oils to cleanse and balance your skin as well as ground orange peel, safflower petals and chamomile flower extracts to gently exfoliate, as well as fantastic smelling essential oils. This is a great bar for all skin types.

Satin – This gorgeous gentle bar contains goats milk to calm and soothe irritated skin, redness and acne, as well as sandlewood to boost skin regeneration and combat signs of aging. This silky bar glides over the skin and leaves your skin soft and nourished.

Magic – This bar harnesses the magic of natural ingredients to gently draw impurities from the skin. It is formulated with charcoal, tea tree and shea butter to purify, heal and moisturise the skin. Perfect for acne.

Solid Face Serum

This solid serum smells amazing and does wonders for the skin. It contains rose which calms any inflammation and raspberry seed extract which powerfully fights free-radical damage and ageing, plus cocoa butter to sooth and repair the skin. It is light enough for everyday use and soaks in quickly to leave skin soft, moisturised and delicately scented.

Honey Glow Rejuvenating Face Balm

This luscious face balm is packed full of healing ingredients. It is rejuvenating, anti ageing and great for soothing acne prone skin. It is heavier than the serum and best used as a night balm or a day cream if you have dry skin.

Janni Glitter Bar

This shimmering solid face moisturiser with pomegranate oil will leave your skin soft and moisturised with a delicate shimmer. It’s perfect for highlighting or can be used as an all over tinted moisturiser.

Janni Bars Hair Care Range

Janni Bars Hair Care Range

The Janni Bars haircare range is a great range of shampoo bars and conditioners that are handmade, 100% natural and plastic free.

The range includes 5 different shampoo bars and 2 conditioner bars perfect for all hair types. And they are suitable to use immediately without any need for a transition period.

Their shampoo bars are all made with 100% natural ingredients including SCI powder. This is a natural surfactant derived from coconuts. It’s composition means that there is no need for a transition period from using regular shampoo, making it a perfect choice if you are new to shampoo bars, or unsure about making the switch. Plus, it means the shampoo bars are already perfectly PH balanced for your hair with a PH of between 5 and 5.5.

Using SCI also means that the shampoo bars react in the same way regardless of the hardness of your water so you don’t need to worry about not getting a good result if you live in a hard water area as can be the case with some other natural shampoo bars.

As well as SCI powder, also known as baby foam, the bars each contain a combination of natural oils and butters to nourish the hair and scalp as well as ingredients carefully chosen to work for your hair type.

Each bar weighs just 75g but lasts for around the same number of washes as 2 regular bottles of shampoo. Meaning two less plastic bottles in landfill and a lot less weight to be shipped to you. Solid shampoo bars also take up a fraction of the space of a bottle of shampoo and so they are perfect for travel.

The Shampoo Bars

Their haircare range has 5 different shampoo bars for you to choose from depending on your hair type. They are:

Apollo – This gentle bar is perfect for sensitive skin and scalps. It contains castor oil and goats milk to help with dry scalps, sensitivity and dandruff.

Athena – Contains shea butter and pink clay to gently cleanse and restore shine, as well as raspberry seed oil to protect against damage. Ideal for coarse hair whether dry, oily or anywhere in between.

Dagda – This shampoo bar is great for oily hair, helping to regulate oil production and also stimulate hair growth. It contains Baobab oil and is rich in vitamins A, D and E.

Freya – This is the perfect bar for styled hair, dry or damaged hair that needs a little more care. It’s made with shea butter, argan oil and lavender.

Lir – Is great for dry hair and scalps and also for boosting volume. It helps soothe itchy scalps, repair damaged hair and is great at moisturising.


Janni Bars conditioner bars are the perfect partner to their shampoo bars. They are long lasting and will ensure you have shiny, nourished, tangle free hair with no build up or nasties at all.

How Do You Use Janni Bars Shampoo Bars

Janni Bars shampoo bars are a great eco-friendly natural alternative to liquid shampoo. They are packed with high quality natural ingredients carefully selected to nourish your hair and scalp and each bar has different properties so you can pick the best bar for you depending on your hair type.

Each bar weighs approximately 75g and will last you roughly the same amount of time as two standard bottles of shampoo so they are great value and great for the environment. Switching from liquid soap products to solid bars is one of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce your environmental impact.

And one of the best things about the Janni Bar shampoo bars is that they contain Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI), a natural surfactant derived from coconuts. SCI also known as baby foam ensures the bars give great foam regardless of water softness and means there is no transition period when you are switching from regular shampoo so you don’t have to transition and detox to a natural shampoo. Plus it means the bars are perfectly PH balanced for your hair.

Using a Janni Shampoo Bar

Using a Janni Shampoo Bar

Using a Janni Bar shampoo bar is very simple and easy to get used to regardless of your current hair care routine.

Simply rub the bar into wet hair until you have a rich lather, then massage into hair from root to tip as you would any other shampoo.

Start by applying shampoo to the hairline and work your way around the rest of your scalp, parting hair to make sure you get the shampoo everywhere, not just on the top layer of your hair. This is especially important if you have long hair. Once you have a good lather put the bar away and work the lather in washing from root to tip then rinse thoroughly.

It is important that you rinse the hair well as shampoo bars contain lots of nourishing oils and butters that are great for improving the condition of your hair but can leave it feeling a bit greasy if you don’t rinse them off properly.

Using warm water will improve the performance of the bar so if you are a fan of cold showers we recommend you wash your hair with warm water first and then turn to cold.

Once you have rinsed your hair you can apply the conditioner bar for added moisture and shine leaving your hair feeling silky soft and smooth.

To care for your bar you should make sure you allow it to dry out between uses as this will help make sure it lasts longer. The tins are great for travel and storing the bars when they are dry, but you do need to make sure the air is able to circulate around the bar and dry it out after use.

If you have never tried shampoo bars before, or you have and didn’t get on with them because your hair felt waxy or greasy then Janni bars are a great option. The naturally derived foaming agent makes them both incredibly gentle and incredibly easy to use.