In a time where our fragile planet calls for sustainable practices, one way we can help protect it is by reducing our wastes and leaving no trace of our carbon footprints. Luckily, several companies have been trying to do their part by having zero packaging for their products, and one of those products is the lovely shampoo bars. A lot of these companies are proudly local, too!
Normally, liquid shampoo comes in plastic packaging of various sizes, and a bottle would usually last a person up to a month. With the sustainable shampoo bars, however, a single bar can outlast THREE bottles of shampoo, and they come with zero packaging. Most of these shampoo bars are packed with essential oils and natural ingredients so you don’t have to worry about whether or not they’re too strong for your delicate hair.
Compact and efficient, shampoo bars not only eliminate plastic wastes, they also serve the purpose more effectively as you can literally just slip them in your pocket and take it wherever you want!
Here are several stores in the Philippines where you can get them:
Paralúman’s product is perfect for those on-the-go because they have both shampoo and conditioner in one bar! All bars are 100% natural and chemical free, and is “a secret mix of a shampoo base with glycerin, jasmine, and ylang-ylang (using real flowers) and conditioning hibiscus-infused olive oil, golden jojoba oil, argan oil, macadamia nut oil and shea butter.” Sounds fantastic.
You can never go wrong with the company who’s been providing natural and eco-friendly products since day one. Lush Philippines arrived with their SOS Shampoo Bar this year, and it is made with the plant Moringa, ensuring your hair purifying benefits, as well as moisture. You can check out some of the available shampoo bars by Lush here.
These bars are made with cinnamon, rosemary, and peppermint, which are “therapeutic-grade essential oils [that] promote hair growth, prevent dandruff and smell so amazing! This shampoo bar thoroughly cleans the hair and won’t leave it dry and sticky and it actually gives nice volumizing effect.” We’re sold.
Easily sold-out amongst customers, Daniela Calumba’s handmade shampoo bars are ordered by batch due to its careful process of organic growing in her family’s farm in Bukidnon. Calumba shares that her products are made with a “3 months-long oil infusion of homegrown rosemary and neem,” and are “naturally moisturizing, rich in antioxidants, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, strengthens hair + roots, and increases hair growth.” Plus, it’s made with premium vegan ingredients!
Naturally made with organic virgin coconut oil, oatmeal, and essential oils like citronella and cedarwood, Giga’s shampoo bar is your best friend. It is detergent-free, and it ensures that you get rid all the nasty odor and dirt that your hair might have after a long day. You can check out their products here!
Eco Bar PH
Eco Bar currently has three kinds of shampoo bars: Thickening, Hydrate, and Detox + Heal. They also have a conditioner bar that is formulated to repair and nourish your hair, while promising no product build up. All bars are also sulfate-free, paraben-free, and silicone, synthetic color, and plastic-free!
Tree Maria PH
Tree Maria provides rosemary shampoo bars that are anti-dandruff. As a company committed to zero-waste and sustainable living, you can assure that your shampoo bar is made only with the best natural ingredients.
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