We are two sisters from California who are worried about the future of our planet and who use a lot of shampoo. Our mom bought a small shampoo bar at the mall for $12 and we wondered if we could make our own for less money and without all the chemicals. After much trial and error and research, we came up with our own formula and we are eager to share it with the world.
Americans discard about 33.6 million tons of plastic each year, but only 9.5% of it is recycled, according to Columbia University. Much of it ends up in landfill, where it takes up to 500 years to decompose. According to Johnson & Johnson, more than 552 million shampoo bottles alone are dumped in landfills each year and another 165 million tons is dumped into the ocean. THIS NEEDS TO STOP.
Our mission is simple: to convince people to replace BOTTLES with BARS. Many of the things that you buy in plastic bottles — including shampoo, conditioner, laundry detergent, dish soap and lotion — can be concentrated into a bar. A bar that you use until it’s gone and that leaves not plastic container behind.
We try to use as many natural ingredients whenever possible. We also use recycled materials to package and ship our bars.
We donate a portion of our bars to the Dorothy Day House in Berkeley, which offers free showers to unhoused people.