The team at realplasticfree.com choose our pick of the best plastic-free soaps!
What is plastic-free soap?
Why does a simple bar of soap need to be wrapped in plastic? It doesn’t. At realplasticfree.com we have a range of household products – including health and beauty department that is completely void of plastic.
This is great news as by now, you’ve probably heard of micro-plastic. Soap bars are just one area of your life where you can avoid accidentally supporting teeny tiny bits of plastic going down your bathroom drain that eventually live within the delicate ecosystems of our oceans.
The following soaps are all wrapped in cardboard or paper and made with exceptional ingredients using traditional soap-making methods. What’s more, they are all free from the chemical nasties you will often find in mainstream soap brands.
Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.William Osler, Canadian scientist
Faith in Nature Orange Soap
We love the Faith in Nature brand for its range of gentle bodycare products, and especially love its orange handmade soap. This was the brand’s first vegetable soap and it produces a wonderful lather despite having no SLS (sodium laureth sulphate) or parabens in it. You can happily sniff the refreshing scent of the 100% natural orange oil, and it is a perfect way to start the day.
Nova Scotia Fisherman Sea Fennel & Bayberry
From our friends over in Canada, the fragrance of Nova Scotia Fisherman sea fennel, bayberry and kelp soap is unique and delightfully refreshing, with overtones of happy summer days spent at the beach or the lake. Completely free of any artificially colours, fragrances, preservatives, parabens and phthalates, this is a solid soap that lasts for ages. Plus it’s from a solid company with great credentials. What’s not to love?
Alter/native by Suma Rose & Geranium
We love the new Alter/native range by British brand Suma, and especially love their palm oil-free, paraben-free and SLS & SLES-free handmade soap. The rose and geranium bar boasts a gentle, floral scent and is ideal for relaxation after a long day or for lazy weekend and pamper days. We especially love that the soap is speckled with real rose petals!
Friendly Soap Lavender & Tea Tree Shampoo Bar
For a natural healthy shine, experience Friendly Soap’s refreshing lavender and tea tree shampoo bar, which you can use all over your body – including in your hair and scalp, making it our favourite all-in one cleansing product! Did we mention that it lasts for ages too?
The main ingredient in this handmade soap is castor oil, which gives a lovely creamy and conditioning lather to it. Whether you choose your daily wash in the morning or evening it doesn’t really matter: this soap is great for either! That’s because it has both bedtime-relaxing lavender and the wake-you-up fresh scent of tea tree (which always makes you smell clean).
Dr Bronner’s All-One Hemp Peppermint Pure Castille Bar Soap
One of the originals, Dr Bronner’s has been a family soap-making business since 1858 and the quality recipes haven’t much changed. Featuring certified fair trade ingredients all the magic soap bar give back to the community and guarantee a fair wage. We love the All-One Hemp Peppermint soap with its organic oils of coconut, palm, hemp and jojoba, the is truly farm to shelf to shower goodness. We love just how minty fresh it is, ideal for receiving a healthy dose of get-up-and-go morning vibes!
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