Portland General Store
thick paraben-free & sulfate-free Shampoo
Portland General Store began in the tiny kitchen of Lisa and Troy’s Portland, Maine, townhouse in 2007. The couple had relocated from New York to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
After years of experimentation with formulas inspired by the early twentieth century, the PGS line was launched. Lisa & Troy's dream was to offer people the highest quality toiletries without sacrificing efficacy.
In 2010, they moved the business to an old fruit warehouse in the Old Port, where they are headquartered today. Lisa, a.k.a.. "the nose", still makes a handful of products, including fragrance, shaving soap, and candles. Troy continues to bring innovative ideas in design, sales, and strategy to the team.
The current goal of Portland General Store is to prune down the line to a line of essentials for everyone. Using what they've learned over the years, they have improved formulations; all ingredients are natural, organic and vegan when possible, and Whole Foods approved; no pesticides or tetrasodium EDTA; no synthetics. The new line has a new package design, and PGS is now Leaping Bunny certified.
In addition to the toiletry and fragrance line, they will release some limited edition home goods. Look for their son Ptolemy's backyard honey in the spring of 2017. As passionate beekeepers, they also donate a percentage of sales to organizations such as the Maine State Beekeepers Association, a small way to give back to the natural world that gives us such beautiful ingredients.
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) hydrosol water*, Helichrysum italicum (helichrysum) hydrosol water*, Melaleuca Alternifolia (tea tree) hydrosol water*, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) hydrosol water*, decyl glucocide, laurel glucocide, vegetable glycerin, sodium alginate, amber extract, (gluten free) oat protein, silk amino acids, panthenol DL, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, lactic acid, propanediol (naturally derived preservative), ethylhexyl glycerin, potassium sorbate, essential oil blend of: basil, laurel leaf, peppermint, ginger root, eucalyptus, ravensara, lemon.
*denotes certified organic ingredient
This product is vegan
pH = 5.5
Because of the natural ingredients, please shake the bottle before using.