Natural, plastic-free shampoo bar for all hair types
Description: This wonderful unscented shampoo bar has extra moisturising properties thanks to the abundant aloe vera juice, which was used instead of distilled water in the lye solution.
Aloe vera is great at moisturising hair without weighting them down, it therefore works best on hair types that are dry but have issues with very nourishing bars. Properties -Olive oil: Highly moisturising and hydrating, highly penetrable, does not clog pores -Aloe Vera juice: Gently hydrating without weighing the hair down or leaving them oily! -Coconut oil: Moisturising, it penetrates well into hair follicles, reduces inflammation and is antioxidant -Sweet almond oil: Nourishing, particularly good for dry itching skin -Castor oil: Highly moisturising, helps increase hair shine -Shea butter: Highly nourishing and moisturising, perfect for extremely dry skin Dimensions/Weight: Weight 100g
Materials/Ingredients: Sodium Olivate (Olive oil), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Sodium Cocoate (Coconut Oil)*, Sodium Almondate (Sweet Almond Oil), Sodium Castorate (Castor Oil), Sodium Shea Butterate (Shea Butter)* *Certified Organic Storage/Cleaning & Care: Store in a dry place
Packaging: 100% recycled cardboard box
End-of-Life Disposal: Packaging is recyclable and/or compostable
Ethics: Handmade in small batches in Cambridge, UK. Vegan & Palm-Oil Free
ARE ALL OF YOUR PRODUCTS 100% PLASTIC FREE?
Pretty much, but with a few exceptions which we’ll explain…
Yes, we avoid single-use plastic products and packaging like the plague. Single use is the type of plastic you use once and throw away, so obviously providing alternatives to single-use is our entire reason for being.
BUT, if we’re being radically transparent (which we are) a couple of our products do contain single-use plastic *components* - those being our Zao mascaras and eye liners. These items have single use PET plastic containers that fit inside the bamboo exterior. Once they’re used, they can be recycled but, by definition they’re single-use plastic. While not ideal, our Zao mascaras and eyeliners are SO much better because they use waaaay less plastic, they’re refillable and they’re free from petro-chemicals so they’re definitely a step forward, even if they’re not a perfect solution.
Also, even though most of our products are made from wonderfully reusable materials like glass, metal, organic cotton and bamboo, a few items do contain some element of plastic - i.e. our reusable sandwich bags that are made from cotton but have an interior plastic liner. In this instance, plastic is what allows the items to be reusable and perform its destiny of replacing plastic Ziploc-style plastic bag and single-use plastic cling film.
While it’s fairly obvious why we use plastic in the instances that we do, we still avoid sweeping statements like “we’re 10000% plastic free” because greenwashing is such a growing problem, so we want to make sure we give YOU all the information so you can make informed decisions as a consumer based on accurate information.
Also, if you want to see what a product is made of, just check out the “Materials/Ingredients” section in the product description so you can see exactly what the product and its packaging is made of. ARE YOUR PRODUCTS PALM-OIL FREE?
We are *almost completely* palm-oil free.
Avoiding palm-oil is HUGE for us, but even with that said the refillable mascara and liquid eye liners that we carry from Zao do contain Glycerin, which is a derivative of palm-oil. Zao sources only RSPO certified palm derivatives to ensure the greatest responsibility possible (yay!) but again, we still want to give you all the facts.
All other products are palm free. ARE YOUR PRODUCTS CRUELTY-FREE?
WHERE ARE YOUR PRODUCTS MADE?
First, we’d just like to say, we love our suppliers! We work with companies that share the same commitment to social/environmental sustainability and many are also small business owners too – yahoo!
The majority are UK headquartered, some of whom make their own products in-country, while others have manufacturing in China or India. If that’s the case, we ask them to provide info/certs on the factory conditions to verify social and environmental responsibility and they’re always happy to do so… again, this is why we choose to work with like-minded companies! In addition to UK suppliers we also work with a few companies from Europe or the US when we can’t find a specific item locally.
You can see where each product is made in the description section, under “Ethics.”
IS YOUR PACKAGING PLASTIC FREE?
Of course! We use recycled cardboard boxes, Kraft paper, paper tape and green Jiffy padded envelopes. We also reuse incoming packaging as often as possible with our outgoing orders to keep our processes as circular as we can!
Even though our packaging is recyclable, we encourage customers to reuse it if possible and keep the circular cycle going! WHAT ARE YOUR SHIPPING OPTIONS?
We offer a click-and-collect service for local, Edinburgh customers and shipping via Royal Mail for the rest of the UK and Europe.
Click-&Collect orders are delivered to the collection point the next day by 4pm and you have 5 days to collect your parcel.
Postal orders typically go out the next day Monday to Thursday. Orders placed Saturday/Sunday will go out Monday. We’ll keep you notified by email if there are ever any delays.
Shipping Costs Edinburgh: Click-&Collect: 75p payable upon collection - in cash
United Kingdom: Royal Mail Standard 2nd Class: £3.00 Royal Mail Tracked 24 Hours from Dispatch: £8.00 Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day by 1pm: £11.00
Europe: Europe Standard 5-7 Day Delivery: £10.00 Europe Tracked & Signed: £15.00
HOW DOES THE CLICK-&-COLLECT SYSTEM WORK?
We wanted to make it easier for our Edinburgh customers to access plastic-free products, even if they don’t live near a zero-waste shop, while also cutting down on our carbon footprint from local shipping…so we created our Click & Collect system.
The system itself is pretty simple; you purchase online, select the pick-up location from our list of partners and then we deliver your item(s) to that location by 4pm the next day. Just remember you’ll have to pay 75p (in cash) when you collect your order and you’ll need to show an official ID with a name that matches your order info. That’s it!
WHAT SHIPPING OPTION DO I CHOOSE IF I'M ONLY PURCHASING blue CARBON OFFSETS?
If you'll *only* be purchasing carbon offsets and you *do not* have any physical items that are in need of delivery, just select any one of our Edinburgh collection points so that you won't be charged a delivery fee. When you place your order you'll get a confirmation email to confirm your offset purchase and we'll see from your order that no delivery is needed. Any questions, just get in touch!