Many are now ditching shower gels, shampoos and conditioners and switching to the original soap bar in order to handle their cleansing needs and make a sustainable choice.
New Zealand-based brand Ethique offer palm oil-free, plastic-free and sustainable soap bars which fit a variety of household needs – from hair and beauty, pets to laundry.
All Ethique products use ethically sourced, naturally-derived and sustainable ingredients. They are also packaged in plastic-free and compostable packaging.
Each one of Ethique’s bars have been created to save on water and to eliminate plastic waste. For instance, one bar of Ethique is the equivalent of five bottles of liquid conditioner.
Ethique was set up by scientist, Brianne West, in 2012. She began making natural beauty bars, in her science degree lab, as an alternative to the 80 billion plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles thrown out globally each year.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea