You know me, I love to try the newest ethical and eco items out there. It’s what this blog is all about – being curious to try to new ways to be more mindful to myself and the planet. So when the opportunity to try out Ethique Beauty‘s range of face, hair and body bars, I jumped at the chance!
Ethics of Ethique
In French, éthique is quite simply “ethics” or “ethical”. It’s a nice name, and works well for a brand that’s producing natural beauty bars. Since trying them, I’ve found that not only do they have simple, natural ingredients, they also last longer, and their compostable cardboard packaging reduces waste too.
The four beauty bars that I selected from their range are their Bliss Bar* for face cleansing, Glow solid deodorant*, Heali Kiwi shampoo bar* and The Guardian solid conditioner*. Truth be told, I’m saving the shampoo and conditioner bars for an upcoming festival, but the cleanser and deodorant have been brilliant.
Just add water
As the bars are all dry, the require water to really activate them. The cleanser can be used akin to a gentle soap bar, which I love – I only ever use soap in the shower so it’s nice to “upgrade” my face routine too.
The deodorant may seem a little more tricky to use, but if you’ve tried a salt rock deodorant, it’s exactly the same. In the morning, try applying the deodorant as soon as you’ve washed, and then there’s no mess! You can also do so after washing at the gym, and the bar remains in a good state to be packed in a bag and used again.
A bar for everything
So, you’ve probably already heard of shampoo bars (Lush introduced me to them years ago), and you’ve probably seen a deodorant bar, but Ethique have gone a few further with their range. I was impressed to see that they also make a men’s shaving bar, a baby massage bar, a self-tanning bar, a laundry bar – even a dog shampoo bar! It’s like they’ve looked at loads of different items in a shop and asked “Can we make that into a bar?” and amazingly, the answer has been yes!