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EcoRoots Products Review (2022): How Sustainable Are They?

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The older I get, the more aware I become of how consumerism has taken over our lives. I’ve made various changes to my lifestyle over the years in an effort to become more eco-friendly. But, I still struggle to stay eco-friendly while shopping for beauty and household products. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for new sustainable businesses.

I first noticed Ecoroots while browsing Amazon. They are a new company, but I’ve seen numerous positive Ecoroots reviews, so I decided to give them a try. I’ve tried several Ecoroots products over the last couple of months.

Today, I’ll talk about how eco-friendly Ecoroots really is and what I thought about their most popular products. Let’s start.

How Sustainable Is Ecoroots?

Ecoroots was founded in 2009 by a couple, Alin Turcea and Antonia Pitica, in Aspen, Colorado. They wanted to create ethically and sustainably sourced products without any plastic packaging. The brand offers high-quality products to help you reduce everyday waste.

Ecoroots’ website offers a range of products from different eco-conscious manufacturers and small businesses. This makes it easy for users to bundle offers from different sellers, so their website functions as a one-stop shop.

Overall, I found Ecoroots owners are staying true to their goals. They offer over 50 products made sustainably. I especially liked how their website gives information on how to dispose of the products when you’re done with them in a way that doesn’t harm the environment. The disposing process is easy for most products, as you can compost the items right in your garden.

Ecoroots Sustainable Practices

Here are all the ways in which Ecoroots is staying sustainable:

Plastic-free packaging — The biggest issue with traditional home and beauty products, apart from the harmful ingredients, is plastic packaging. Ecoroots aims to be plastic-free from beginning to end. Many of their beauty products come in glass jars, which are recyclable and recyclable, and many home products are compostable.

Ecoroots Sustainable Practices

Plastic-free shipping — Ecoroots ships its products in boxes made of recyclable materials. I placed several orders from the company and received them all in cardboard boxes, packing paper, or envelopes. All of these materials can be reused, recycled, or composted.

No animal cruelty — None of Ecoroots products are tested on animals. The company says they use natural ingredients, so there’s no reason to test on animals.

Organic ingredients — All Ecoroots products are vegan and handmade. The products aren’t mass-made but are made in small batches, without parabens or harmful chemicals.

Giving back — The company wants to give back to our planet, so they donate a portion of annual sales to different organizations that protect the environment, such as the Ocean Conservancy. Ecoroots is also a member of 1% for the Planet, which donates to sustainable organizations.

Ecoroots Products Reviewed: My Experience

Ecoroots Safety Razor Review

It’s estimated that two billion single-use plastic razors are thrown away yearly. Ecoroots’ safety razor is the best way to change this. 

The razor has an elegant rose gold or black design that leaves the skin silky and smooth, with minimal chance of bumps and ingrown hairs.

Ecoroots razor has one blade, which gives you a close shave and no razor burn. I’ve been struggling with razor burn for years, so I’m happy to report it doesn’t happen with Ecoroots razor. Use the razor with Ecoroots shaving soap and vegan exfoliant for best results.

The razor is 100% plastic-free. It’s made from zinc alloy and stainless steel and can be recycled. The blade is replaceable, so there’s no need to throw away the whole razor when the blade gets dull. Simply replace it, and reuse the razor.

Note: For long-lasting use, make sure to maintain the razor properly. Clean it under warm water after every use. You shouldn’t leave the razor in the shower or tub, but make sure it’s dry. Wipe the razor with a towel and store it in a dry place. Finally, replace the blade after 4 to 6 uses.

Pros

  • Comes with 5 free blades
  • Stylish design
  • 100% plastic-free
  • Replaceable blade

Cons

  • Very sharp, it’s easy to cut yourself
  • Customer reports never receiving their razor and not getting a refund

Ecoroots Shampoo Bars Review

I used two Ecoroots shampoo bars: Moroccan Oil and Forest Mist. 

Moroccan Oil Ecoroots shampoo bar is handmade of coconut oil and cocoa butter. It made my hair soft and nourished without removing natural oils or hair color.

Forest Mist shampoo bar leaves the hair feeling refreshed. The scent is a combination of wild berries, sandalwood woody notes, patchouli, and pine needle, with jasmine and violet flowers. 

Both bars are unisex, especially the Forest Mist. It’s soft enough to be used by women and also has woodsy notes that men will love. I found both bars to be enough for more than 50 washes. I gifted these bars to my friends, who also loved them, so the bars work on different hair types.

The bars are safe for colored hair. They contain several ingredients, such as lemon juice, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and others, without any silicones or parabens. The only thing I didn’t like is that there’s also a kind of sulfate among the ingredients.

I liked the small packaging (2.25 oz), which is the perfect travel size.

The bars are easy to use. Just massage them into wet hair, and you’ll get rich foam. Rinse with warm water. Make sure to leave the bar to dry out; otherwise, it’ll melt.

Pros

  • Travel size packaging
  • Easy to use
  • Lasts for months
  • Doesn’t damage colored hair

Cons

  • Not the best for oily hair

Ecoroots Conditioner Bars Review

I paired the Ecoroots shampoo bars with the corresponding conditioner bars: Moroccan Oil and Forest Mist conditioner bars. 

Moroccan Oil conditioner bar is also coconut oil and cocoa butter-based, and the Forest Mist conditioner bar has the same wild berries and woodsy scent as the shampoo.

Although both bars state they are unisex, Moroccan Oil is more popular among women, and Forest Mist is more suited to men.

Conditioner bars are 1.75 oz, so they are also perfect traveling companions. They lasted even longer than the shampoo bars — more than 55 washes.

The bars work on all hair types and are safe for colored hair. They don’t contain any silicones, parabens, or phthalates. 

The conditioning bars can be used the same way as the shampoo ones: massage them into wet hair, especially on the ends, and rinse with warm water. Make sure to leave the bar to dry, then store it for the next use.

Pros

  • Made in the USA
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Works on all hair types
  • Doesn’t damage colored hair

Cons

  • Takes practice to use it correctly for best results
  • Not enough detangling power for very long, thick hair

Ecoroots Laundry Sheets Review

700,000 plastic laundry jugs end up in landfills in North America in one year. Laundry sheets are the best way to combat this waste.

Laundry sheets are, like the name says, sheets. They are lightweight, hypoallergenic, and easy to use. You don’t have to measure and check how much laundry detergent you should use. Laundry sheets come with a pre-measured strip of detergent, which means easier use, and absolutely no mess.

Ecoroots says their laundry sheets dissolve in both hot and cold water and are compatible with all washing machines. However, I found it works better in hot water, as the sheets didn’t dissolve completely when I used them in cold water.

The sheets have a smart formulation that dislodges all dirt molecules and stains and keeps them suspended while they are rinsed away. Overall, they make laundry washing easier and better for the environment. One package of Ecoroots laundry sheets is enough for 64 loads, and you can use one sheet for two loads.

The sheets are perforated, so it’s easy to rip them into two strips. This means you can use one full sheet for a very dirty load or half a sheet for a normal load. Laundry sheets are a very economical version because if you have a small load, you can use half of one sheet.

Pros

  • Extremely lightweight 
  • Saves space
  • Packed in plastic-free compostable package
  • Comes in two versions

Cons

  • Not as effective in cold water
  • Sometimes there’s a musty smell after using the sheets

Ecoroots Facial Soap Bar Review

Ecoroots soap bar comes in three versions:

  • Charcoal tea tree — Works on all skin types but is best for oily skin, as charcoal cleans dirt from pores.
  • Shea oatmeal — Works on all skin types but is best for sensitive and dry skin. Has A, E, and F vitamins. This is an unscented bar.
  • Orange bergamot — Great for all skin types but works best on oily skin. Bergamot leaves the skin feeling soft and clean.

Ecoroots says one soap bar can replace up to three plastic face cleanser bottles, which wasn’t true in my case. I used Orange Bergamot as it’s best for my skin type (oily skin), and I spent it fairly quickly. This could be because I have pretty oily skin, so I used the soap at least twice a day. I paired it with a face cleanser to make sure my skin was completely clean.

The bars are handmade — they are cold-pressed in small batches and are naturally scented with herbs and clays.

The soap bar size isn’t the best for traveling, but you can cut it into smaller pieces and take it with you when you’re on the go.

Pros

  • Large size
  • Made with organic ingredients
  • Vegan
  • No synthetic fragrances

Cons

  • Not every bar works on every skin type, despite company claims

Is Ecoroots Legit?

After using their products for several months, I can definitely say Ecoroots is legit. There are some minor drawbacks I didn’t like, but overall, I was satisfied with their products. They sell eco-friendly alternatives to traditional beauty and home products that are sustainable, recyclable, and plastic-free.

Ecoroots states on their website: “Making sustainable choices in our daily routine can lead to a big, lasting impact.” It’s time to start making a change if we want to save our planet. Using eco-friendly items will not only make you feel food, but you’ll be helping the environment.

Do your research and choose products that work for you, no matter if it's Ecoroots or another brand. Let’s switch to eco-friendly beauty and home products and do something good for our environment.


Marina is passionate about sustainability and works to help ensure our planet stays as our home for a long time. She takes part in environmental conservation by recycling and not buying single-use plastic. When not writing, she can be found with her nose stuck in a book or trying out new baking recipes.

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