More and more there are different shampoo bars that are being sold here in the Philippines (hooray for locally made products!). As I write this article, these are the locally made shampoo bars that I have seen online (now, I may have missed some but do let me know so I can add them in my directory).

  1. eco bar ph
  2. daniela calumba
  3. tree maria ph

Shampoo bars, as I have learned, come in three types: cold-pressed (bars made from mixing natural oils and lye), glycerin based (bars generally made from glycerin) and solid surfactant (bars made with surfactant similar to lush shampoo bars). For every person, the type of product you use vary. As for me, I have learned that my hair and scalp tend to respond positively with solid surfactant-based shampoo bars.

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Although I listed three different shampoo bars, this review is purely dedicated to eco bar ph which are solid surfactant-based shampoo bars.


Eco bar ph

Eco bar ph is solely found on instagram. The shampoo bars that they offer are as follows:

shampoo bars:
detox + heal (tea tree, neem, dead sea clay, charcoal) = 150 php
thickening (gugo, polygala, rosemary, patchouli) = 150 php
hydrate (seaweed, oat protein) = 150 php

conditioner bar:
repair & nourish (coconut, sunflower, almond) = 180 php

I cannot tell you how excited I was when I found their instagram page. So I immediately ordered some. I ordered through DM-ing their instagram page, received a response quickly. The only thing is that the shipping fee (180 php) was quite pricey as they used LBC and it was shipping from Laguna. So I would suggest to order more than 1 product or share the shipping fee with friends who also want to order.

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Review

I ordered 3 of the 4 bars they were offering.

  • detox + heal (tea tree, neem, dead sea clay, charcoal) shampoo bar = 150 php

This smelled so good and it worked really well for my dry scalp!

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  • thickening (gugo, polygala, rosemary, patchouli) shampoo bar = 150 php

I bought this for my mom and she liked it as well. She too has transitioned into using shampoo bars!

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  • repair & nourish (coconut, sunflower, almond) conditioner bar= 180 php

this smelled so amazing that our bathroom would smell just like the conditioner bar (imagine it only coming from that small bar). Plus it does its jobs in conditioning the hair!

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TABLE 1

Rating: 5 being the highest, 1 being the lowest; based on the comparative results I get from my previous shampoo

Table 2

Here I did a short comparison between a Lush shampoo bar versus an Eco Bar shampoo bar!


Why I opted to buy this product

  • LOCALLY MADE!
  • competitive pricing (much cheaper than Lush’s shampoo bar)
  • no plastic packaging, although i wish there was no packaging to begin with
  • cruelty free
  • biodegradable
  • handcrafted
  • free of sulfates, parabens, silicones, & synthetic dyes

This is definitely a winner for me as I loved the Lush shampoo bar, yet I found locally made ones for an even cheaper price!

I already have ordered my second batch of shampoo and seriously still loving them bars.


HAPPY RINSING!


This review is purely based on personal experience and is not a sponsored review. Tables presented were a simple comparison of the previous blog post i wrote and the experience i have had with the eco bar’s shampoo.

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Posted by:phoebe

Hello there, Phoebe here. I have always wanted a platform wherein I can express myself therefore, I have decided to start this blog. I am a young adult living in the Philippines who wants to share her finds, adventures, passions, opinions and art to the world whilst fulfilling her dreams and purpose. Amidst all of this, I have chosen to document my journey into minimalism and living an environmentally conscious life.

9 replies on “Conscious living : local shampoo bars

  1. Hi. How long did you Ecobar really last? Mine is already 2/3 of its original size and I just used it 4 times! I don’t know if I scrub too much on my hair or if it really melts fast. Thanks!

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    1. Hello Grace, mine lasted 2 months. Oh no, there must be something wrong with the batch that you have. 😦 You should reach out to ecobar, maybe they can give you a new one.

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