June 13, 2018
Shampoo Bars. It's what the cool kids are all talking about these days. A bar... for your hair? Does it work? Is it just for short hair? How is it even good for the earth?
You may have seen some shocking information circulating about how much plastic waste shampoo and conditioner bottles create. Like literal TONS and TONS. Think about it-- if every family in the USA uses 4 shampoo bottles a year (which is a super low amount... but for the sake of this example, we will go with it).
Families in the USA : 82.83 Million (Census Bureau 2017)
Shampoo Bottles per year: 4
That is 331.32 MILLION bottles of shampoo used a year! And that's not taking into consideration conditioner or the daily mini bottles of shampoo and conditioner used by hotels...
While plastic can be recycled (and I love that more and more attention is being brought to effectively recycling plastic, instead of just making more), what if we could completely eliminate the need for plastic for an entire product group? Enter SHAMPOO BARS.
Here are ANOTHER 5 reasons shampoo bars are good for the earth:
Since it is not a liquid, one bar has a concentration equivalence of multiple shampoo bottles. Mileage however may vary depending on washing habits, but typically you get 3x more from a shampoo bar compared to a liquid shampoo. (But remember, the longer a bar is exposed to water the faster it will break down!)
Did you know that in most liquid shampoos, one of the FIRST ingredient is water! Yep. So by eliminating water as an ingredient, we can make a much more dense and concentrated product! Because they are more concentrated, more bars can be shipped to shops and warehouses at a time... so less fuel for transport vehicles (less of a carbon foot print!)... it may all seem like small amounts of "better", trust me, it adds up!
No liquid means TSA approved! I wrote more about skin care traveling tips in this post. Plus, with this being an all in one bar, it means less to pack (and cary around!)
Washes face, hair and body (truly a minimalists dream :) Our shampoo bars are specially formulated (different than our other bar soap) to have a very rich lather, so this makes this bar ideal for shaving as well as washing hair. The sea salt and clay also help pull impurities from the skin and scalp. These bars are so rich!
We don't have to use chemical preservatives. Not all shampoo bars are created equal. Our bars are specifically made without using any petroleum products, parabens, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, or sulfates. We love creating shampoo bars that are full of organic ingredients and pure essential oils. Check them out!
Peppermint Shampoo Bar · Grapefruit, Lavender, Rosemary Shampoo Bar
And if you have more questions, check out the FAQ section of our shampoo product page.
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