Solid toiletries are fantastic for a number of reasons, but many people are still completely unaware of them. This is undoubtedly at least partially due to the mainstream shopping industry’s general failure to make them easily accessible. At present, solid toiletries are still seen as something of a novelty, and are rarely (if ever) found on the supermarket shelves. If you know where to look, there are many options available, but if you don’t it can be really hard knowing where to start!
One of the biggest selling points of solid toiletries is that they are almost always more planet friendly than their counterparts in bottles. They tend to come in plastic free packaging, and the products themselves are often made to be vegan friendly and free of harsh chemicals. Despite this, there are a small number of companies that have started producing solid toiletries to jump on a trend, and are guilty of ‘greenwashing’. These products can usually be identified by reading the packets and ingredients closely – if there are lots of chemicals included then the products potentially aren’t that great for the planet and it might be worth doing a quick google to find out more.
In addition to being a more planet friendly option, solid toiletries often work out as a much more economical way to buy what you need. It’s always worth checking out online reviews of products to see what other people say, but many solid toiletry products last a lot longer than products in bottles. They also make great travel companions, negating the need to buy miniature travel toiletries for your travels. If you have a big bar of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, moisturiser, deodorant, or any toiletry, it’s a very simple process to carefully cut a smaller bit off to take with you when you’re on the go.
If you want to find out more about where to look for fantastic solid toiletries and where to start, you can take a look at this post we wrote to get you started!