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, 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 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!
I would love to buy Ethique products, but the customs duty fees are too expensive.
That’s a real shame Nikki! Where are you based?
Can I buy your products in UK please?
Hi Veronica, I believe Ethique has a flat shipping rate worldwide, so you can purchase directly from their website. Hope that helps!
You can buy from Holland and Barrett in the uk.
Thank you for the update Stacy – I totally forgot to do so! I was excited to see they launched in H&B earlier this year, along with some other great zero waste beauty ranges too.
You talk about the product, but no mention of if you liked/disliked (and why), how it performed, etc…
Hi Joann, I did say the cleanser and deodorant were brilliant to use! Truth be told, my favourite has to be the Heali Kiwi Shampoo Bar – I took it to a festival and found it lathered up really well in the shower, cleaned my hair and smelt fresh too. The box came in handy as well – I could pack it away into my bag after showering, making it the perfect companion for travelling/festivals/even at the gym.
If you have a specific question about them, do let me know!
Hi Besma, I’m currently working on an article about bar shampoos, but never tried the Ethique beauty bars. I’m really amazed at the variety and quantity available on the market :O
Enjoyed reading your post 😉
Hi Ana, I’m glad you enjoyed my post! I got into shampoo bars with Lush’s ones, and found they sometimes use SLS so switched. I hope the article goes well! x