The ocean and the outdoors are great outdoor playgrounds to boaters. As we choose to spend time out on the water, it’s important that we think about eco-friendly products for use on the boat. From product packaging to ingredients it’s all important. A couple of the companies below are Certified B Corporations, meaning they meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
Boaters have the fine balance of minimizing the amount of things you need on board to optimize the use of your storage, while also being conscious of your environmental footprint to help support our environmental playground.
Here are some great eco-friendly soap ideas to consider for your boat.
1. Lush Shampoo Bar
Lush shampoo bars don’t come with any packaging and are made from largely natural ingredients. From looking at other shampoo bars, I’ve found these to be the best and I love the Honey I Washed My Hair shampoo bar. These are small and easy to store on the boat, and one bar lasts me well over 6 months.
2. United By Blue Soap
Bar soap for the head and/or galley. This is a great company. They have a wide variety of products with soap just being one of them. For every item that they sell, they remove 1 pound of garbage from the oceans and waterways! United By Blue is a Certified B Corporation.
3. Love Beauty and Planet
Love and Beauty bottles are created from post consumer waste and their shampoo and conditioner are designed to be rinsed out with less water. This is a great new product I discovered earlier this year.
This really is a classic that goes back to my camping days as a kid. Campsuds is a great multipurpose cleaner, from dishes to hair it can do it all. It works in hot water, cold water and salt water, and is biodegradable. Campsuds is a great soap and has been a staple a stable on our boat for years.
5. Dr. Bronner’s – Pure-Castile Liquid Dish Soap
This soap boasts 18 different uses, from dishes, hair, vegetable wash to brushing your teeth. Certified fair trade, made from organic oils and packaged in post considerable recycled plastic, it’s a great product for the boat. Dr. Bronner’s is a Certified B Corporation.
Depending on where you live, I’m sure there’s other great local eco-friendly soap options.