This travel-friendly shampoo bar gives orangutans their homes back

Don’t you just hate having to pack several tiny bottles of toiletries? I’m not talking about your fancy creams and serums, but your essentials — shampoo, conditioner, body wash. My current favorite travel companion is Lush’s shampoo bar because it saves so much space and weight! I used to pack in a zip-lock bag but I recently also bought to Lush tin can so it has its own little no-mess container. The best part? It’s shampoo, conditioner and body wash (not on the label, but I like using it on the body as well) in one.

SOS Sumatra shampoo bar has a brand new base, that’s completely palm oil and SLS free — containing extra virgin coconut oil from Nias (an island off of mainland Sumatra), sodium coco- sulfate and water purifying moringa seed powder. Hair is left soft, moisturized, and delicately scented with uplifting patchouli and orange oils. The design was inspired by a giant SOS distress call that had been carved into the landscape by artist Ernest Zacharevic as part of Splash and Burn, a campaign drawing attention to Sumatra’s dwindling forests and the demise of iconic species such as the Sumatran orangutan at the hands of the palm oil industry.

Every penny from Lush’s new limited-edition SOS Sumatra shampoo bar (Php495) – minus the VAT – will go to SOS and their local partners on the ground in Sumatra to purchase this disused oil palm plantation and turn it into a permaculture demonstration site and conservation training hub.

The limited edition SOS Sumatra shampoo bar is available online and across all Asian and Pacific shops while stocks last.

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