11 May The best eco-friendly soap bars for a plastic-free beauty routine
The emergence of the zero waste lifestyle has led to a rise in the popularity of eco-friendly soap bars which help to reduce waste compared to conventional hand soap, haircare and bodycare products in disposable plastic packaging. The versatility of plastic-free soaps has been one of the keys to its success with a range of eco soap bars emerging from the traditional hand soap to shampoo and facial soaps.
In this blog post we highlight some of our most popular environmentally-friendly soaps which are handmade by our UK natural beauty makers and brands. Like all our products on Wearth, all of these soaps are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free and are delivered in minimal zero waste packaging.
Soap On A Rope by Soap Daze
We start off our tour of plastic-free soap bars with Soap Daze’s soap on a rope. Made by hand in small batches in Devon, these large soap bars are crafted with natural ingredients. They are designed to nourish the skin and body with a handy soap that you can hang in the shower.
There are a range of scents to choose from, including coffee & raw cacao, black pepper & ginger, and tea tree & spirulina. The latter has anti-microbial and skin enriching properties. You can use as either an eco-friendly hand soap or as a body soap. It comes with two packaging options: with the branded paper sleeve, or save £1 and can buy them unwrapped.
Face Soap Bar by Baburu & Blake
This zero waste soap is made in Surrey with mineral rich French Clay and jojoba beads. These provide a natural and micro-bead free exfoliation, making this a great natural exfoliating soap.
It is unscented and suitable for all skin types, including oily and acne prone skin. Although those with oily skin will particularly benefit from the clay’s ability to absorb excess oil.
Dish & Bar Soap Set by London Bathers
For the added bonus of a beautiful soap dish, this zigzag dish and bar soap set is a popular option. This soap rejuvenates the skin and is ideal for oily, combination or blemish-prone skin. Plus, the design of the soap dish means that only a small part of the soap touches the dish, avoiding excess sticking.
There are two options available: a green clay soap bar or a charcoal soap bar. Both are great for lifting toxins from the pores of the skin. Whilst the essential oils, which are blended in the soap, bring nourishing and antibacterial properties.
Natural Shampoo Bar by Atlas & Ortus
Solid shampoo bars are an easy way of replacing the disposable shampoo bottles in your bathroom with a plastic-free alternative. We have a range of shampoo bars on Wearth, one of the most popular is this natural plastic-free soap bar made with nourishing coconut milk and shea butter.
To use, you simply stroke the bar onto wet hair and lather the suds into the hair and wash as usual. For more information on transitioning to solid shampoo bars, read our guide to shampoo bars.
Solid Conditioner Bar by Hairy Jayne
A recent addition to our biodegradable soap collection is this solid conditioner bar by Hairy Jayne. Handcrafted in Brixton, London, these zero waste conditioner bars soften and nourish dry hair with wheat protein, mango butter, and other plant oils.
Each bar is scented with essential oils and the paper packaging again makes this conditioner an effective low impact alternative.
Handmade Soap Bar by Soap Daze
If you have sensitive skin and suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, acne or psoriasis, then this gentle soap bar made with oatmylk is a good option.
Oats have been used for thousands of years to help soothe and heal sensitive skin and this bar also helps to moisturise the skin whilst removing dead skin cells.
Pamper Trio Soap Gift Box by Baburu & Blake
If you are looking for soaps to give as a gift to a friend or loved one, then this set of three environmentally-friendly soap bars by Bubble & Blake is perfect.
You can mix and match from a range of soaps. The gift box includes a cotton sachet with lavender buds adding another sensory element to this beautiful gift box.
If you are looking for more eco soaps, as well as other natural and vegan bath and body care products, check out our body care department here.