Ethique’s in-shower container is made with non-toxic, eco-friendly and biodegradable bamboo fibers and cornstarch. The design of these in-shower containers keeps Ethique’s solid bars dry, while allowing them to breathe. This means that your Ethique bar will last longer as it will be able to dry out a little between uses.
I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect when I ordered one, as it was made out of bamboo fibers, but it looks and feels like a cross between a plastic and ceramic container, and they are designed to last up to five years in the shower or bathroom. They’re also completely compostable, and come in 6 colours: Aqua, green, lilac, navy, pink, and white.
I bought the “Aqua” in-shower container, which is a medium turquoise blue colour, and one in-shower container will hold one Ethique solid shampoo bar, and one solid conditioner bar when placed side by side. It is a snug fit, but the bars do fit into the base tray.
The base tray of the in-shower container has slots in it, which allows water to drain off the bar and also allows air to circulate around the bar, while the lid prevents any water spray from constantly soaking the bars.
I am glad that I purchased one of these with my order of St Clements Shampoo bar, as it has helped to keep the bar drier, as I leave it in the shower caddy inside my shower. It’s been in there for a few months now, and it has changed colour slightly, but it still looks good.
A word of warning though: If your shower has a Shower Dome, the solid shampoo or conditioner bars will always remain a little damp, even in one of these containers, and will never dry out completely between uses. Also, if you have suction cup or clip on shower caddies, beware that when these caddies eventually lose their grip (which ours do at least once a month), the in-shower container can crack and will break if it falls lands at the correct angle. The same applies if you accidentally drop the lid when lifting it off the base.
If you’re keen to purchase one of these containers, or any of Ethique’s solid bars, they’re available online and from selected retailers.