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The World's Most Sustainable Lifestyle Brand

Ethique started as a reaction to Brianne's frustration with the waste produced by the cosmetics industry. She learned cosmetics chemistry while getting her science degree, and set out to develop a product in her lab that didn't contain plastics. Brianne decided that switching from liquid products to solid ones would help respond to the plastic waste and wastewater problems. The result? A line of sustainable and solid beauty bars that are good for you and the planet.

Ethique is a New Zealand beauty brand founded by biochemist Brianne West in 2012. It's a zero waste company that makes and sells shampoo bars and conditioner bars, nappy rash creams, as well as spray concentrate bars for kitchen and bathroom use. They also have shower bar containers made from 100% biodegradable materials.

At Hello Charlie, stocking Ethique is an easy choice because it has a lot of good things we're looking for. We do extensive research about these brands and products, so we're sure on what to recommend.

Ethique’s products come in easy to use solid forms that are vegan, plant based, cruelty free, palm oil free, and plastic free. They're sustainable in almost every way and are one of the world's most sustainable cosmetics companies. So far, Ethique has prevented over 13 million plastic bottles from being used and thrown away!

An Award Winning International Brand

Ethique is sustainably good that they've received the Public Good Award and the Sustainable Product Design by the Designers Institute of New Zealand. The successful brand has shown that it can address environmental problems while providing helpful eco solutions that best serve its customers.

Time Magazine was so impressed that they included Ethique concentrates in their list of the 100 Best Inventions of 2020. Many of the items we use are water based. But Ethique eliminated the need to use water to create their products and came up with a solid line that you can use for your hair, face, and body. Just mix it with hot water, and you're ready to go.

What Makes Ethique Sustainable and Eco Friendly?

Ethique isn't just good for people, it's good to all living creatures on this planet. The brand is certified cruelty free and vegan by Cruelty Free International (Leaping Bunny), Choose Cruelty Free (CCF), and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). This means they never test their shampoo bar and other products and ingredients on animals.

Ethique is certified by the Orangutan Alliance as palm oil free. By going palm oil free, the Orangutan Alliance is able to support programs that counter the devastation caused by non sustainable palm oil production, such as orangutan rescues projects and reforestation activities.

Ethique's paper packaging is certified by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), a non profit organisation that promotes sustainable forestry. This means Ethique's paper comes from sustainably managed forests.

As a certified BCorp, they also respect and protect the environment, seek fairness with employees and partners, and pursue an ethical economy.

Sustainably Produced Ingredients and Materials

Ethique's products are free from petrochemicals, palm oil and derivatives, synthetic dyes and fragrances, parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), ammonia, PEGs, and other toxic chemicals.

Ethique uses natural, plant based ingredients like coconut oil, cocoa butter, flaxseed, oatmeal, and essential oils. They also have low to zero preservatives, so you can feel good knowing they're safe and non toxic.

Compostable Packaging - 100%

Plastic Free! Ethique uses paper packaging that has no plastic, chlorine, or laminates. You can be sure there are no harmful chemicals in their products that could leach into your skin care and home care essentials.

From Ethique's solid shampoo bar to their laundry bar soap, you can be sure that they're packed in cardboard boxes (never in plastic bottles) that are certified home compostable.

Shop The Best Ethique Shampoo Bar, Conditioner Bar & Other Ethique Products

Ethique's handcrafted solid shampoo and conditioner bars are perfect for those looking for an alternative to traditional liquid shampoo and conditioners. The Ethique shampoo bar for kids smells delicious and is perfect for keeping little locks clean and healthy. The Ethique conditioner bar is also great for little ones, as it's easy to use and doesn’t leave any residue on their hair. And finally, the baby bott balm is a godsend for nappy rash. Just apply a thin layer to the affected area, and it'll instantly soothe the skin.

For your home care needs, Ethique has an eco friendly cleaning range that you'll love. For a green way to clean your kitchen, check out Ethique's kitchen spray concentrate. Made with sweet orange oil, it's perfect for cleaning countertops and other greasy areas. Ethique's solid laundry bar & stain remover flash works well with hand washing delicates, scrubbing stains, and cleaning dishes. And their bamboo & cornstarch soap container is super durable and long lasting. It even lasts up to five years!

The Best Baby Essentials

Ethique Shampoo Bars - Oaty Delicious

Ethique's solid shampoo bar for kids is made with moisturising coconut oil and calming lavender oil. Not only does it leave your baby's hair and skin soft and clean, but it also leaves a sweet, refreshing scent. It's a sustainably made liquid shampoo alternative that's gentle on the environment and your baby's delicate skin.

Ethique shampoo bars come in handy when you're travelling as there's no liquid to spill.

Ethique Kids Solid Conditioner Bar - Untangled

Made with moisturising ingredients like cocoa butter and coconut oil, this vegan hair conditioner bar is perfect for curly or super fine hair prone to tangling.

This kids conditioner not only helps condition and untangle the hair but also doubles as a gentle all over body wash for sensitive skin. Your baby will love the soft feel of their hair after using the Ethique conditioner bar, and you'll love how gentle it is on their body. Its light citrus scent will leave your baby smelling clean and fresh, too.

Ethique Baby Bott Balm - Solid Nappy Cream

When it comes to nappy rash cream, you want something easy to apply and will not cause a mess. This is where Ethique Baby Bott Balm Solid Nappy Cream comes in. It applies like a balm but dries like a powder, which means it's mess free. It's easy to use, so it's perfect for nappy changes on the go.

This cream contains zinc and shea butter, which work together to calm and soothe red, irritated, or inflamed skin. It's also made with natural ingredients, so you can feel good about using it on your child's delicate skin.

The bott balm comes in a convenient push up tube or bar option. These are packed in zero waste packaging, so you're not contributing to landfill waste.

Other Eco Friendly Products

Ethique Kitchen Spray Concentrate - Sweet Orange  

Ditch the toxic chemicals and switch to Ethique's natural kitchen cleaner. This concentrated kitchen spray is a safe and eco friendly kitchen cleaning solution.

This Ethique concentrate bar is made with natural ingredients and is highly concentrated. You'll only need a small amount to get the job done. One bar can make a 350ml bottle of multi purpose kitchen spray, which makes it a cost effective choice.

The sweet orange oil helps dissolve excess oil and grease, so it's perfect for cleaning up spills and messes in the kitchen. Best of all, it leaves your kitchen with a fresh, citrus scent!

Ethique Solid Laundry Bar & Stain Remover Flash

Dirt and stains are no match for the Ethique Solid Laundry Bar & Stain Remover Flash. The Ethique laundry bar is made with 100% biodegradable materials and pure essential oils. It also contains kaolin clay, a gentle cleansing agent that helps absorb moisture and impurities.

This powerful, natural laundry detergent is tough on dirt but gentle on delicate skin. You can use it to hand wash delicates, scrub stains out of clothes, or clean dishes and hands. It's great for any cleaning job!

It also comes in convenient travel sized packaging, so it's perfect for taking on the go.

Ethique Bamboo & Cornstarch Shower Container

The Ethique Bamboo & Cornstarch Shower Container is the perfect way to store your solid shampoo and conditioner bars. It's made from compostable materials and is plastic free, so you can feel great about using it without harming the planet. The best part? It fits one Ethique shampoo bar and one conditioner bar, so you can keep both of them dry and last longer.

It's environmentally friendly, as it's made from bamboo and cornstarch - both renewable resources. This bar soap container lasts up to five years, which gives you great value for your money.

They come in two colours (aqua and white) that give a nice touch to a modern and fresh look in the bathroom.

Shop Ethique at Hello Charlie

The Hello Charlie online store is one of the official Ethique stockists, with Australia wide delivery and same day despatch when you order before 10 am.

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