I recently purchased the shampoo bar and have used it 4 times. Unfortunately it makes my hair feel really greasy and dull so I don’t like it:( maybe my husband will like it, thanks anyway 😊
Recently re-purchased the Lovely Rita shampoo bar for curly hair. I am Black and wear my hair naturally curly, and have found that this shampoo bar works great for me. If you're like me and don't wash your hair every time you shower -- or, if you have roommates who also use the shower but don't share shampoo -- I would suggest that you don't store the bar in the shower, even on a wire rack. Even just a little water getting on it during each shower will dissolve it faster. With my second bar, I've been storing it like this (https://bit.ly/2Rt9oOg), and I can already tell that it will last much longer this time.
This bar cleans well, doesn't dry my hair and smells fabulous. But smell doesn't linger and isn't overwhelming. Love it. My hair is dead straight and I live in the desert SW. This shampoo bar works great for me. Plus, it's not encased in plastic and the little box it's shipped in is recyclable.
I tried shampoo and conditioner bars from Lush several years ago and hated them. They made my hair feel like straw and I was mortified when I realized how much artificial dye was in it! I avoided shampoo bars after that, but finally decided to give them another shot when I got tired of buying shampoo in plastic bottles that are full of sulfates, artificial coloring and fragrances, and who knows what else.
These shampoo bars are amazing!! I’ve been using the Lovely Rita Super Condition bar and my hair is so soft, moisturized, and shiny. My scalp used to be super dry, but since using this product, my scalp couldn’t be happier! Good for the earth, good for my body. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to conventional shampoos again.
I bought the eucalyptus & shea butter soap and it smells amazing! It's effective but not drying as a body soap. The corners/edges do make it a little difficult to apply to your body at first but I'm sure they will round off after a little more use. I can't wait to buy more!
The sweet orange + ginger is particularly great.
I love these soaps! They smell amazing! They suds up so well so a little goes a long way and they last longer than liquid soap so they are good for my wallet! I especially love the natural ingredients that are good for my skin and the environment.
Overall feels and smells nice, doesn’t diminish in size too quickly(so far) the only thing I wish was different is the shape since I like to rub the soap on my body and the square hard edges are a little rough.
Great soap and nice scent!
This was my first attempt at a plastic free dish washing tool. It took a few tries to kind of soften the loofah a bit and figure out how to use it, but overall I'm satisfied with how it cleans my dishes. It's definitely different from a kitchen sponge - it won't be super useful for wiping off surfaces but it does have more scrubbing power in my opinion. And it still holds onto soap. I'll probably buy one of the wood handle dish scrubbers when my loofah starts falling apart, but I'll happily compost it when that day comes :)
Good quality loofah & feels great to exfoliate my body with
I use mine as a shower loofah and it exfoliates wonderfully! Highly recommend.
This works great for cleaning dishes. I didn't like it as much for the shower but I will definitely be buying again for the kitchen.
Let me count the ways that I love this sponge. I bought two, one for the shower and the other for dishes. It lathers up so well and is the perfect size. I prefer it more for the shower than dishes but it gets the job done.
For the shower, it’s a soft exfoliant and the holes in the middle are perfect for putting soap that is reaching its end.
For dishes, it’s really good but if you’re like me and tend to not rinse their dishes from time to time, then it tends to break down quicker. To extend its life, I use the wooden dish brush for stuck on food and finish with the sponge. Regardless, it gets my dishes way cleaner than my silicone sponge.
This shaving "soap" bar is excellent! It foams up enough to feel a bit like shaving cream, and it leaves my skin softer than any shaving cream out of a can ever did! Plus container left behind!
I'm so glad I bought this after reading the reviews. My hair is shoulder length, curly and quite thin. This is PERFECT for it! I finally have hydrated, voluminous locks that lasts for days. All those barely used bottles of shampoo and conditioner I no longer need will be repurposed as shaving cream until the end of time because I've finally found my holy grail hair care products. Thank you Eco Collective!!!! Also, I'm so elated to see it's local :)
Okay, so here's the deal... I have been on the lookout for a new conditioner bar. My hair is fine, straight, shoulder-length, but THICK. All of the bars I have tried...static. Static! So I did some research and found this one. I am soooo glad I did. Oh my gosh. Wonderful. Awesome. Such great moisture, no static, and great body. Did I mention, I live in New Mexico? Yeah, so there's that.
I am so pleased. Thank you.
I have tried many conditioner bars and this is the first time that actually gives my thick, wavy hair enough moisture. It's great!
I use this exclusively as my conditioner. I have very long tangly hair and this stuff does a great job keeping my hair hydrated and shiny. Lasts a really long time. I like that this bar doesn’t start crumbling and dissolving like other bars I’ve used. Smells good. Well-made product!
I'm really pleased with how well this bar conditions. My hair feels great--much nicer than with my previous, mass-produced conditioner, though I'd been happy with that before.
The one thing I'd note is that I disagree with the description of having a "subtle scent of cocoa butter." All I smell is the geranium essential oil, to a moderately strong degree (based on an earlier review I wonder if the product has changed, or maybe scents are really that subjective!). If you're looking for an unscented or low-scent product, this probably isn't it. But for a scented conditioner this really works wonderfully.
Used it with my favorite leave-in conditioner on my 2c-3b hair and it left a nice cast with way less product than I normally use. I made a thicker gel by very gradually adding in water and then sprayed more water into my hair to help distribute. Definitely recommend trying to break up the solids before adding water since my mixture ended up a little chunky, but still worked well.
Overall really great product that I can see myself permanently replacing my old gels with once I've used them up!
I am SO happy I decided to purchase this product a few months ago! I am always looking for ways to simplify my curly hair care routine and as I am a frequent traveller who had plans to go abroad for 3 months, I needed something that worked and that I could bring a bulk amount of with me in my backpacker's pack. And this product is everything I could want and more! I have 2B/2C hair and this product paired with the Eco-Collective organic cocoa butter conditioner bar are a DREAM together! My hair has never looked better - no crunch, just non-frizzy curls that hold! I have a tiny jar with the solid gel powder and another with a small amount of the gel I've made while abroad as well as 2 tins with my shampoo and conditioner bars and BOOM - The ultimate zero-waste minimal travelers hair care routine. I will praise this product forever! Thank you Eco-Collective and Salon Solids!!
I was skeptical at first but this gel makes my 2b/2c hair look awesome without weighing it down. It even refreshed well on day 2/3 with a little water.
I have 3b curly hair and it works just like cantu’s Curling cream. I just use less water than suggested to make the gel thicker.
I was really excited for this product and I think it works well but there are a couple of things that could be added.
My first thought was the powder was really hard to measure because it had been mashed so much it came out like a sheet of paper and I cut it then tried to break it up into a powder. THe boiling process was easy, but I think that I didn't make it strong enough (too watery) because it didn't hold very long.
Love the idea but I need more instruction maybe? I felt a little dumb in my kitchen like hohoho let me make my hair mask.
Also does it go in the fridge? I have been keeping it there haha
Love this shampoo bar! It's an easy lather and will last a long time.
At first I was worried it smelled to strong but my washed hair smelled amazing when I got out of the shower. It dried super clean and soft. The shampoo even had a nice satisfying foam to it
This has been great for my husband's skin. He's had problem combination skin his whole life, and this has definitely reduced his breakouts and made his skin tone more even. Love that it is zero waste! We bought the soap stone to go with the soap bar, but the liquid soap dripped off the stone too easily and stained our white bath tub. Our solution (taken from another reviewer) was to take an old mint tin, strum rubber bands in a cross hatch across the lip of the tin, and then rest the soap bar on top of the rubber band. The tin offered a lip to catch any soap drippings, and prevented future stains.
When I wash my face and body with this, it leaves a moisture barrier that keeps my skin from getting dehydrated.
I was very excited to try out a zero waste face wash from Eco Collective. The design and ingredients are great. However, after the first couple of washes, I discovered some sort of plastic inside the soap bar. It seemed to be in the middle of the bar and had pieces sticking out that would scrape my face. Not sure if it was just an error bar but I was pretty disappointed. Hopefully the rest are not like this one!
Love this face wash. It doesn’t irritate or dry out my skin.
I love this soap! It soaps up really easily, and you don't need much to get a thick lather. Doesn't dry out my skin
This is the face wash my dry skin was looking for. Such a gentle cleanse, pleasantly faint smell, and seems like it will last me a long time as the bar hasn't even changed shape after two weeks of using it. Super excited to keep using this!
A lot of facial soaps (bar and otherwise) can feel like they strip the skin of everything- dirt, bacteria, and oils. With this bar, I feel like it is cleansing without stripping away moisture that I need to replace right away with face lotion and the like. I can't speak to the UV protection, inflammation reduction, or redness reduction that the description holds, but so far have been very satisfied with my purchase- which is great, since this seems like it will last me a long time!
I've been using this face wash every day for a few weeks, and the block still appears as large as when it arrived. It is going to last me a long time,and was well worth the 10 bucks. I love the zero waste aspect. My skin feels smooth and looks clear. This has been working great during hormonal or stress-related breakouts.