If you’re feeling as sorry as we are about how your beauty consumption is impacting the planet, listen up.
As the oceans fill up with plastic, marine life suffers at the hands of our SPF and landfill piles ever higher with our non-recyclable beauty bottles, we’re always looking for new, more sustainable beauty choices.
At the start of this year, the beauty industry’s ears were pricked when cosmetics company Lush announced that they would be opening the first UK plastic package-free store. While the trusty cleansing bar has been a staple in every eco-beauty-princess’s arsenal for years, Lush opened up our eyes to a whole new world of package-free beauty.
And we are HERE for it. Not only do the package-free substitutes appeal to our inner eco-warrior, but the average shampoo bar will last approximately three times longer than its liquid counterpart. LOVE. IT.
With solid options to foam up everything from faces to hair, there’s no need to compromise on our cleansing routines….but what about conditioner?
For many of us, smoothing the lengths of locks with a moisture-boosting balm has become an essential part of our hair routine. It’s true, many shampoo bars also boast conditioning benefits, but without that final hair-softening step, showering just feels incomplete.
Habitual or not, we’re craving conditioner. So, does this part two of hair bars exist?
YES IT DOES! With thanks to their eco-ethos, heavenly scents and easy-to-use nature, solid conditioners have wormed their way into our everyday haircare regimes and we’re not looking back. Scroll down below to see our pick of the best.
How to make your own conditioner bar at home:
Argan Oil itioner Bars
Tools and Ingredients
• Saucepan with 2 in of water
• Craft stick
• Pint sized mason jar
• Quarter cup of BTMS 50
• 1 Tbsp shea butter
• 1 Tbsp cetyl alcohol
• 1 Tsp argan oil
• 1 Tsp apricot oil
• 1/2 Tsp DL panthenol
• 1.25 ml phenonip
• Essential oil(s)
1. Mix the BTMS, shea butter, cetyl alcohol, argan oil, and apricot oil in the mason jar.
2. Place the mason jar in a saucepan and heat mixture on a low-medium setting.
3. Make sure all of the ingredients are melted before turning off the burner.
4. Quickly add DL panthenol and phenonip and essential oils.
5. Pour conditioner into the silicone molds.
6. Allow the conditioner bars to become completely solid and then remove them from the mold.
7. Place it in a cool and dry place for around 24 hrs.
Pots and pans aside, here are our five firm favourites.