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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ecoroots soap bar comes in three versions:
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.
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.