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Very excited about this soap! The imperfections don't affect its great scent and lather. It’s a great value. Packaging was very eco-friendly.
These work just as well as synthetic sponges, but much more earth friendly. I have previously used natural sponges but went through so much more soap when using them. These, on the other hand, act just like regular dish sponges and create a lovely lather without requiring much soap at all.
Thank you for the great deals. I appreciate the savings. I’m happy to have picked up some more dish soap, shampoo and bath soap. To me, there is no such thing as an ugly bar of soap. Everything I received was perfectly fine. I hope you continue to have these sales.
Great product and love the zero waste shipping!
I was in search of a new lip balm and with the hopes of it being eco-friendly and ethical as well. I tried this mint one out and it’s become my favorite. I love the small glass tin it comes in although the cap can be a tiny bit hard to open. Flavor is subtle, and it makes my lips feel good almost all day. Definitely coming back for more!
I ordered an imperfect AVC and citrus shampoo bar and I love it! The packaging was completely plastic free and the smallest it could be! An approximately one inch dent was on the bottom side of the bar but that was to be expected and didn’t negatively impact my experience in any way! It lathered so well and I used way less product than I was using with my bottled shampoo! The smell is nice, natural, and not overwhelming. I didn’t need a 50/50 AVC/water rinse and the bar left my hair feeling soft! The price was great and the bar is just what I was looking for! I’m so glad I decided to get this product to help start my journey to using less plastic! Thank you Bestowed Essentials for making this amazing product!
I really enjoy this dry brush. It’s my first one, so I can’t really compare it to any other brands or stores. I love the vision of this company, and the dry brush has given me such smooth legs! It’s slightly abrasive but not scratchy.
Love this! I have been in search of a sunscreen that is not in a plastic tube. Check! I have been looking for a sunscreen that isn't disgustingly thick. Check! I have been looking for a sunscreen that doesn't use nano-particles. Check! I have been looking for a sunscreen that doesn't use harmful chemicals. Check! The only thing is that it takes some work to get it spread over body parts. The odor is light and nice. I don't feel greasy.
Loved the zero waste packaging of this product. I'm also very impressed with the razor blade recycling program! It seems super easy to collect old razors in the included envelope and mail them back to be turned into silverware. I'm still working on being able to use it well, I nicked myself a few times but overall it's great.
First time using a shampoo bar and decided on trying your brand due to a good review off of Youtube. I have hard water so my hair felt "waxy" after the shampoo rinsed out.
I felt like I had to add a conditioner to soften the feel as a result of the "waxy" feel, but I waited until my hair dried out to determine if I really needed a conditioner at all.
Turns out I didn't need conditioner. After my hair dried completely, the result was really soft, light, and airy hair. No build up or residue on my scalp and it stays cleaner longer than if I was to use regular liquid shampoo.
For first time bar users there is a learning curve, but I prefer bars over liquid now.
I love to cook and partly due to my veganity I use a lot of oil to cook. Dawn could never get all the grease off a pan, there would always be gross residue. One wipe of a washcloth on the soap block cuts through me having deep friend my entire dinner. It's truly amazing, and I love being able to support a zero-waste, vegan, small business. :)
I am so glad I ordered a refill for this. Not only has it been a super handy hand sanitizer, but it safely cleans digital “high contact surfaces” (remotes, computers, phones) The first bottle I used fairly quickly but the Refill is sooo big. I love it!
I don't shave very often and then when I do this safety razor does a great job at capturing the longer hairs which previously would get stuck on disposable razors. Easiest and most cost-efficient switches to a zero waste safety razor. I really also appreciate that Albatross razor company has a send back program for used safety razor blades, whether the blade is from their brand or not. Truly a great zero waste brand to support.
This soap has such a lovely, clean scent that is not overbearing. It feels so soft and nourishing on my skin!
Love these products!
Love the simple and clean ingredients. So glad it works in cold water and always appreciate the packaging.
My family loves this toothpaste. We all even have our own flavors.
This is my first time using bar soap for dishes and I honestly have no complaints. It works wonderfully and I love knowing I’m helping the earth
They're definitely right when they say a dab will do ya! You don't need a lot of this stuff for it to work! It's a bit thicker than your average shaving cream, but you can definitely feel it moisturizing!
I enjoyed your products and will buy again.
I love this detergent. I feel my clothes never really were getting clean before after using this detergent! Thank you! I enjoy doing laundry with this detergent knowing my clothes will come out clean and smelling fresh. The
smell is a clean smell, no perfumes, just freshly washed and clean!
This was my first time using a solid lotion bar. The first day I applied while damp and it didn’t go on very smoothly. I then discovered that if I dry off for 1 minute and then run the bar on slowly, it will melt right onto my skin. It does take longer to apply than regular lotion due to that, but overall I love it! It gives my skin a glow without leaving it greasy. It moisturizes better than regular lotions. I will purchase again, but it would be awesome if there were also scented options!
I love it! It works very well for sensitive skin!
I purchased the 40 oz loaf and then cut into about 24 bars each. Such a great economical way to purchase soap! Smells great, not too strong, and lathers really well. Will last me about 8 months!
Okay, not only did this product arrive in the cutest recyclable packaging, but there was a personalized note inside that thanked me for my order 🥺🥺🥺 made my whole day! The product works great, my hair is soft and shiny and I feel amazing knowing I’m not polluting my body with harmful chemicals.
This stuff is amazing! Cleans and makes the clothes smell good!! The best part is the packaging is NOT PLASTIC!!! Also it only takes a small amount so this should last quite a long time.
Razor is well made and works nicely.
I prefer my husbands razor though, which has a longer handle and is heavier.
I've searched around for a zero-waste dish soap that actually works for a while now. I think the search has ended with this solid dish soap. It cuts grease and has lasted longer than I thought it might. I love that it's delivered with no extra packaging and that the company is women powered. It's a soap trifecta!
I decided to make the swap to reduce my plastic use and hopefully reap some skin benefits. I’ve been using my aloe and tea tree bar for three weeks now and have been able to work out the best method for my hair. If you’re skeptical, give it a try and do a little research!
Both my husband and I previously used razor blades from Germany that cost nearly ten times as much as these these and there is no discernable difference between them. Very happy to have found these replacement razors at Hippie Haven instead. Due to the low price I didn't realize that each replacement razor is actually a pack of 10 razors... not a single razor like I originally thought. These are Albatross stainless steel razors that come in a small cardboard box, not in a small envelope as pictured on the product listing, so they are easier to store. I read on the Albatross site that they have a razor recycling program, which I want to try out. These same razors are more expensive on the Albatross website so Hippie Haven is the obvious choice when purchasing.
So grateful to find something that meets my ethical/environmental standards and ACTUALLY WORKS!
Love the apple cider vinegar and citrus shampoo bar. Really cleans your hair well. I love it.
All Bestowed Essentials soaps I've tried are rich and creamy and softening to my skin. This one has a warm cozy scent that, while mild, lasts a bit longer on my skin than some others. It reminds me of bread or nice homey baking smells.
These loofahs are sewn into the perfect size and shape to be an ideal alternative to conventional sponges for anyone who likes to use those for cleaning. They would really make a great gift for a friend or family member who uses conventional sponges, and who may not be used to all-natural products, and might not find this on their own. Every part of these sponges is home compostable; even the minimal paper label band is glued to itself with what seems to be starch rather than plastic tape or plasticy glue! I am really excited that this sponge exists! I have washed many sinkloads of dishes with one (it comes in a pack of 3), and have run it through the dishwasher each day, then dried it in the UV disinfecting powers of the sun, and it's held up beautifully. The texture is just right to scrub off old food, but soft and comfortable in my hand.
Callee is a zero waste activist & entrepreneur on a mission to empower you with the knowledge & tools you need to spark positive change in your community. At age 23, Callee founded Bestowed Essentials, a handmade line of eco-friendly beauty & home products. Then in 2019, she opened Hippie Haven - a zero waste retail store & community space in Rapid City, South Dakota - the first of its kind in the state, in addition to this online shop. Callee also hosts the Hippie Haven Podcast, teaches workshops, and speaks about sustainability around the country.
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