As you could have already register, we are now stocking up shampoo bars from Giulio and Bianca from Zero Waste Path Shop, our neighbors just across the sea.
I have been following ZWP for a good while now on Instagram and I cannot even remember how I found them. Probably, when looking for some inspiration for this site. But. I fell in love with their products straight away. They are all handmade, vegan, contain natural ingredients only and they are made using 100% renewable energy. This company is also fully transparent. Whatever trash they produce, whatever they have to buy for the little factory, they share on their social media.
Making soaps, soap bars and deodorants, however, is not their full-time job. They are pursuing their degrees in Environmental Sustainability and Environmental Policy in Edinburgh & Cambridge.
They opened only in February this year, but they are growing quickly. Currently, we are stocking up the following shampoo bars, but we are planning to spread the product range from ZWP very very soon.
- Coconut milk
- Rosemary & mint
We wanted shampoo bars rather than liquid shampoos for our site because:
- they are easy to travel with
- no unnecessary packaging included
- will last longer than a regular shampoo
- natural & simple
How to use shampoo bars:
Using shampoo bars is very easy and does not differ from using a normal soap bar. Simply just create a lether with your hands and apply on your hair.
Instead of a conditioner, guys also suggest to use and bring a recipe for an acid rinse spray, which helps balancing the alkaline PH of the shampoo, leaving the hair soft, clean & shiny. You will need
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
- 5 drops of essential oil (optional)
- now mix it all in a spray bottle, apply evenly and rinse.
In every shampoo bar description, you can have a look at the list of ingredients used and their properties. For example:
- olive oil is highly moisturizing and hydrating
- sweet almond oil nourishes and is also great for itchy skin
- jojoba oil helps to repair damaged hair …
The products came in a reused cardboard box with reused filling paper. The labels are made of recycled brown paper which can be composted too. They wrote a kind massage on an old label.
Which product will you go for? What do you personally prefer – shampoo bars or liquid shampoos? Have you tried any of these soap bars yet?
Checkout ZWP online: