Review – PoaPoa Plant Based Soap, Shampoo and Conditioner Bar

Ad: gifted products received as part of the LoveLula Accredited Blogger Program. As always I give honest and unbiased reviews of products I receive.

If you’re on a mission to ditch unnecessary single-use plastics, then I’ve got just the brand for you!

Poapoa produces a 100% plant based artisan soap bars, shampoos and body washes with a fresh take on fair trade and sustainability. Products are produced ‘at the source’ in Africa and SE Asia driving transparency standards and responsible sourcing.

Natural, as standard.

We work directly with smallholder farmers and local producers (predominantly female workers), in Ghana, Kenya and the Philippines to create finished products, at source. The focus is on the highest quality plant derived natural ingredients which are also hand blended in small batches. 

We focus our attention on what’s in our formulas, so our soap bars are made only with shea butter and coconut oil (not palm oil) to create a more ethically conscious premium soap that has a positive impact on the environment and has enhanced moisturising qualities.

I love discovering new plastic-free swaps so I can ditch plastic in my bathroom. Using soap, shampoo and conditioner bars is great as they are eco-friendly, zero waste and kinder to our planet. I picked out some products to try out…

First up is the..

PoaPoa Turmeric & Ginger 100% Plant-based Soap 100g

This Ayurveda-inspired natural slab can bring renewed life to all skin types. Shea butter & coconut oil hydrate & nourish while ginger, turmeric & rosemary can soothe inflammation & balance complexion, restoring your skin’s natural glow. Glow restored, you’ll feel better. Natural, handmade soap, harmless to skin & planet.

  • Restores glow & balances complexion.
  • Ultra-Hydrating shea & coconut oil base.
  • Vitamin C rich.
  • Supports emerging communities.
  • Honest & Natural, as standard.
Ingredients:

Sodium shea butterate (from Shea butter), Sodium cocoate (from coconut oil), Glycerin (from Shea butter and coconut oil), Sodium castorate (from castor oil), Zingiber officinale root (Ginger) powder, Rosmarinus officinalis leaf oil (Rosemary essential oil), Curcuma longa root (Turmeric) powder

Allergens naturally occurring in essential oils: d-Limonene, Linalol. 

The scent of this soap is spicy and refreshing. It creates a creamy lather and cleanses my skin without stripping it. My skin is nice and soft afterwards.


PoaPoa Charcoal & Tea Tree 100% Plant-based Soap 100g

This marbled marvel cleanses with just five outstanding natural ingredients. Shea butter, virgin coconut, castor oil & tea tree essential oil form an ultra-hydrating, vitamin E rich base highlighted by cream, nut & spice overtones. Ultra-absorbent charcoal provides a detoxifying & exfoliating finish. Feel clean & soft no matter your skin type. Natural, handmade soap, harmless to skin & planet.

  • Detoxifies to begin afresh.
  • Ultra-Hydrating shea butter base.
  • Rich in nourishing vitamin E.
  • Supports emerging communities.
  • Honest & Natural, as standard.
Ingredients:

Sodium Shea Butterate (From Shea Butter), Sodium Cocoate (From Coconut), Glycerin, Sodium Castorate (From Castor Seed Oil), Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf (Tea Tree Leaf) Oil, Charcoal Powder, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf (Rosemary) Oil. 

Allergens naturally occurring in essential oils: d-Limonene, Linalol.

I love the marbled effect of this soap! The scent is fresh and herbal thanks to Tea tree and Rosemary oils. It lathers really well and has a gritty feel as you apply to the skin. The activated charcoal gently exfoliates and draws out toxins.

It cleanses my skin thoroughly, leaving it balanced without drying it out. My skin feels beautifully soft and smooth. The bar lasts a long time so good value for money.


PoaPoa Avocado & Chebe 100% Plant-based Shampoo Bar 100g

This natural, reinvigorating combination of vitamin-rich avocado and haircare superhero chebe purify & revive tired, damaged hair. With support from scalp soothing essential oils rosemary & eucalyptus on a bed of hydrating shea butter and coconut oil, this always-free solid shampoo bar will become your go-to shampoo. Harmless to hair, head & planet.

  • Reinvigorates tired hair.
  • Ultra-hydrating for hair & scalp.
  • Herbal aroma lifts mind & mood.
  • Supports emerging communities.
  • Honest & Natural, as standard.
Ingredients:

Sodium Shea Butterate (From Shea Butter), Sodium Cocoate (From Coconut Oil), Persea Gratissima Fruit Extract (Avocado Pulp), Aqua (water), Glycerin (from Shea butter & Coconut Oil), Sodium Castorate (From Castor Seed Oil), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf (Eucalyptus) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Prunus Avium Seed (Cherry) Powder, Lavandula Angustifolia Flower (Lavender) Powder, Croton Lechieri (Dragon’s Blood) Resin. 

Allergens Naturally Occurring in essential oils: d-Limonene, Linalol 

The shampoo bar lathers well, softening the hair as it cleanses. To use: Lather onto hands then into wet hair from scalp to tip. Repeat twice. Rinse out. Follow with conditioner bar.

It feels really nourishing with ingredients like Chebe powder. I regularly use chebe butter, it is great for moisturising and strengthening the hair.

The shampoo bar leaves my hair and scalp nice and clean without stripping my natural oils.


PoaPoa Avocado & Lime 100% Plant-based Conditioner Bar 100g

This solid, natural conditioner shampoo bar contains five essential oils perfect to nurture growth and hydrate hair & scalp. Lemon oil revives follicles while rosemary & tea tree oils sooth & refresh an irritated scalp. Eucalyptus, lemon & mint soften hair & a lift mood with a minty-citrus burst. this always-free solid conditioner bar will become your go-to conditioner. Harmless to hair, head & planet.

  • Reinvigorates tired hair.
  • Ultra-hydrating for hair & scalp.
  • Herbal aroma lifts mind & mood.
  • Supports emerging communities.
  • Honest & Natural, as standard.
Ingredients:

Sodium shea butterate (from Shea butter), Sodium cocoate (from Coconut oil), Persea gratissima fruit extract (Avocado pulp), Aqua, Sodium cocoa butterate (from Cocoa butter), Glycerin (from Shea butter & Coconut oil), Sodium castorate (from Castor oil), Sodium Avocadoate (from Avocado), Citrus Limon peel (Lemon essential oil), Rosmarinus officinalis leaf (Rosemary) oil, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea tree) oil, Tocopherol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) oil

Allergens Naturally Occurring in essential oils: d-Limonene, Linalol

The conditioner bar softens, detangles and moisturises my hair. After shampooing my hair, I moisten the bar and massage it all over my hair ensuring it is thoroughly coated with the conditioner.

I gently detangle with my wide-toothed comb, leave it on for 5 minutes to absorb and then rinse thoroughly. It leaves my hair soft, smooth and moisturised.


PoaPoa Coconut Soap Holder

Handmade Soap Dish – 100% Plant Based – Artisan Made

This unique soap dish is a circular economy wonder. For every coconut that we use to make the coconut oil that goes in our soaps, we up-cycle the shells, carefully clean them and smooth them by hand to create this wonderful soap dish.

A beautiful piece to bring harmony in your bathroom and to store your cold processed and natural Poapoa Soaps!

Handmade by skilled artisans in Ghana, this soap dish is a source of livelihood and it’s also 100% natural and easy to wash. Undoubtedly the best way to store your Poapoa cold processed soaps!

I love that this soap dish is made from upcycled coconut shells. It looks beautiful and is a great dish to store your natural soap, shampoo or conditioner bar. It allows the bars to dry out naturally and prevents it from going mushy. I absolutely love it as it makes the bars last longer. Highly recommend!

 

 

Have you tried any of these plastic free products from PoaPoa?  I’d love to know your thoughts. 

 

 

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Hi there, I’m Lola! I'm currently a stay at home mummy, home educator and clean beauty blogger.

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