01 Dec Why is Using a Shampoo Bar Environmentally Sustainable
Being environmentally sustainable is more than just planting trees. It’s more than turning the lights off to save energy. Each daily activity presents an opportunity to be more eco-friendly, and that includes washing your hair! Using eco-friendly shampoo is a simple, easy way to kick off your sustainability journey, while nourishing your hair with all-natural ingredients.
Why is sustainability important in the bath?
Think of all the products you use in the bathroom every day, multiple times a day. Everything that goes down the drain has a chance of becoming runoff in our oceans or rivers: microplastics, chemicals, and other contaminants that could then become a part of the food chain or marine environment. So as we detoxify ourselves in the shower, it feels right to use products that don’t add toxins to the environment.
How does a shampoo bar help with sustainability?
The Pause and Unwind Shampoo Bar is made of gentle, biodegradable ingredients that are healthy for your hair and for the environment. There’s nothing more calming than knowing that you’re helping the planet as you go about your shower routine.
Our plant-based oils and butters create maximum moisturization while still providing a thorough cleaning. Our light aromas, such as honey and lavender, are all-natural, not chemically-created scents. The shampoo bar’s main ingredients are:
Sodium coconut oil isethionate, amino acid, jojoba ester, amino acid, castor oil, peppermint hydrosol, rosemary hydrosol, soybean oil, soybean sterol, fucus extract.
- Plastic Reduction
Shampoo packaging is notoriously, and unnecessarily, reliant on plastic. But with solid shampoo, there’s no need for a plastic container. The Pause and Unwind Shampoo Bar comes in paper packaging, which can be recycled.
Our biodegradable shampoo bar is 80 grams, which is about the equivalent of a 15.5-ounce shampoo bottle. When you use a shampoo bar like this over the course of a lifetime, or even a year, just imagine how many plastic bottles you can save.
Our ingredients are ocean-friendly because they don’t include parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. You may have seen these scientific-sounding words on other toiletry or cosmetic products, but what do they actually mean?
- Paraben-free: Parabens are a type of preservative intended to make your product last longer. Unfortunately, water runoff containing parabens destroys coral. Coral is a beautiful and quickly-disappearing habitat for many species of tropical, endangered fish.
- Sulfate-free: Sulfates act as a foaming agent for shampoos. A study by the U.S. Geological Survey indicates that sulfates enter freshwater ecosystems as runoff, and contaminate fish populations. Thankfully, our plant-based oils provide enough lather so that sulfates are not needed!
- Phthalate-free: Phthalates are chemicals that have no place in shampoo. They are a hormone disruptor in both humans and fish. They are listed as a probable carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency.
By eliminating parabens, sulfates, phthalates, plastic packaging, and artificial ingredients, the Pause and Unwind Shampoo Bar minimizes its environmental impact. Plus, with no animal testing, it’s the perfect gift for your eco-conscious friend.
Reinvigorate your shower routine with this soothing shampoo bar. You deserve it, and so does the planet.