This bar is our bestseller, particularly popular with those of you who like a bit of exfoliation and a bit of charcoal to truly feel clean. Pumice scrubs, charcoal cleanses and tea tree, spearmint and ginger oils smell fab.
Not only does solid bodywash use less packaging and require less water to produce, they are also one of the easiest eco swaps to make. Like all Ethique products, our bodywashes are made of biodegradable, sustainably sourced, naturally-derived and palm oil free ingredients. Does this impact the effectiveness of the wash? No way! Our bars are still deliciously bubbly and non-drying and we just know you’ll love them.
Pro tip: we use ground pumice in this bar, which is a light and porous volcanic rock, so can be abrasive, we recommend that you apply the product onto skin gently or apply with a loofah.
Pro tip: to keep them in tip-top shape, our hardy bodywash bars need to be kept out of pooling water, somewhere dry. Note that these do not fit our In-Shower Containers.
- pH balance of 5.5
- Creamy light lather, super hydrating
What impact do you and this product have?
Giving up the bottle is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
- Get yourself wet in the shower and slide the bar down your skin.
- It won't lather like soap, but it will leave a nice layer of lotion behind and yes, you will be clean!
- Massage the product into your skin, leave for 1-2 minutes and rinse.
Ingredients: Sodium Olivate, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Stearate, Aqua (Water), Charcoal Powder, Pumice, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Limonene*. *Component Of Essential Oils
About the Company
The journey of Ethique
It all started back in 2012 when Brianne started mixing formulas up in her kitchen at her Christchurch (New Zealand) home. Back then, plastic-free wasn't the huge concern that it is for many today. Solid beauty bars weren’t a ‘thing’ and they definitely weren’t available from your local supermarket - or even Amazon.
We’re here to put a bar in every shower and revolutionise the cosmetics industry
“I started Ethique out of frustration for the abhorrent amount of waste created by the cosmetics industry, and in particular, the amount of plastic and waste created by our bathroom essentials. I figured out that up to 95% of your bottle of conditioner is made up of water - which is just ridiculous considering you have water in your bathroom! I have always been deeply passionate about the environment and science and so I set about learning cosmetic chemistry (I was completing my Bachelor of Science at university at the time), and looked to formulate a solid shampoo. I figured that switching to a solid product would be the answer not only to the water waste issue, but also plastic waste”.
“I used to create small, 1kg batches of shampoo with the help of my Mum, Janette, (who still works alongside me today as part of our wider R&D Team), selling them online on a website I built myself (which is embarrassing to look at now), and surprisingly, there was huge demand! From there on, we’ve been steadily growing and putting more and more bars in showers around the globe”.
In 2012, the first Ethique solid shampoo bar, Mintasy, was made as an alternative to the 80 billion plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles thrown out globally every year. Since then, so much has changed, but sustainability is still at the heart of everything we do. Our ingredients remain: cruelty free and vegan, palm oil free, ethically and fairly sourced, we still pay staff a living wage, donate 2% of sales and are 100% plastic-free.
We don’t just make shampoo bars now either. We’ve ventured into skincare and products for your home and pets, with plenty more exciting products in the pipeline. All with the goal of preventing plastic bottles from being made and disposed of in landfills around the world.