Last Updated: September 23, 2022

The 15 Best Water-Free Products.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 30 min read

Are you looking for new ways to go waterless? Water conservation is a hot topic, and there are plenty of products you use daily that have a ton of water in their formulas. But is all that water really necessary? We think not! The good news is that many of your tried-and-true go-to's have waterless alternatives so you can clean yourself and your home without the waste.

That's why we created a list of the best water-free products around. From cleaning the kitchen to washing your hair, you'll find a wide variety of water-free alternatives that've been raved about and reviewed by Grove members. Don't forget to check out the FAQ at the end for some answers to commonly asked questions about our favorite water-free products!


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. LOLI Beauty Pank Plum Elixir Calming Beauty Oil

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LOLI Beauty's Pank Plum Elixir is an organic, superfood beauty oil to calm, clear + instantly hydrate skin. It softens lips, too.

Benefits:

- This conscious Ayurvedic beauty oil works on skin & lips.
- Good for combination, oily or acne prone skins.
- Purifies, calms & hydrates skin. Smooths lips.
- Helps calm redness or breakouts.
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0.95 oz
$52
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2. Seed Phytonutrients Purifying Facial Cleansing Powder

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Seed Phytonutrients Purifying Facial Cleansing Powder uses natural, raw ingredients to gently help clear up oily and congested skin.

This water-activated, powder-to-foam formula is scented with a botanical blend of rose, davana, and chamomile oils to soothe the senses, and pink kaolin clay works to absorb excess sebum that causes oiliness and …

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2 Oz
$28
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3. Grove Co. Pure Power Dishwasher Detergent Packs

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Extra strength dishwasher detergent packs proven to powerfully eliminate 48-hour baked-on food and stains from dishes, now packaged in infinitely recyclable tin plated steel. Crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

REMOVES 48-HOUR BAKED-ON FOOD
Our Pure Power Dishwasher Detergent Packs perform just as well as a …

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18 count
$6.99
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4. hello Foaming Hand Soap Tablets

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More refill, less landfill.

Hello's plant based foaming hand wash tablets are friendly to the environment and your hands. Using a water free refill tablet, instead of bulky soap refills, reduces your carbon footprint. And that's not all, Hello thoughtfully crafted our tablet with natural fragrances and moisturizing ingredients, for a super-amaze …
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3 Count
$7.99
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5. Grove Co. Laundry Detergent Sheets (32 Loads)

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Pre-measured laundry detergent sheets that instantly dissolve and remove tough stains, proven to be more powerful than other clean detergent sheet brands.* Plastic-free and crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

FOR MORE POWERFUL STAIN REMOVAL*
Our laundry detergent sheets are proven to have more powerful stain …

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32 sheets
$8.99
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6. Meliora Gentle Home Cleaning Scrub

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Meliora's Gentle Home Cleaning Scrub is a great way to add a little kick to your people- and planet-friendly home cleaning. This mixture of baking soda and All-Purpose Home Cleaner Soap works great on the tub, tiles, and stovetops around your home. 100% biodegradable and septic-safe.

Available in Peppermint Tea-Tree or Unscented!

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12 oz
$9.99
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7. LOLI Beauty Arnica Elderberry Jelly Maskne + Spot Rescue

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LOLI Beauty's Arnica Elderberry Jelly is an organic, all day maskne + spot rescue gel - a natural, alcohol free remedy for long lasting protection.

Benefits:

- The world's first, zero waste, organic gel to help clear up maskne & keep skin spot free.
- Clinically proven to help protect skin for 8+ hours against the blemish causing acne …
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1.3 oz
$28
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8. Peach Conditioner Bar - Strengthening

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A plastic-free strengthening conditioner bar formulated for damaged hair to moisturize and improve hair strength, reducing breakage and split ends.

Hair types: Damaged and split-end prone
Scent: Honeydew Melon

  • STRONG, HEALTHY HAIR WITHOUT COMPROMISE
    This solid conditioner bar has a plant-powered, tailored formula for damaged and …
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2.8 Oz
$12.99
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9. hello Antiplaque + Whitening Fluoride Free Toothpaste Tablet Refills

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Chews friendly. say hello to antiplaque + whitening toothpaste tablet refill pack, a plastic-free alternative to traditional toothpaste. easy and effective, these toothpaste tablets are thoughtfully formulated with natural peppermint, tea tree oil, and coconut oil. They help to whiten teeth by removing surface stains, brush away plaque, control …
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180 tablets
$27.99
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10. Peach Balancing Facial Cleansing Bar - For Oily & Combo Skin

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The future looks bright and so does your skin with this good-for-you, good-for-the-planet grapefruit-scented Peach Balancing Facial Cleansing Bar for oily and combination skin that clarifies and improves visible redness without stripping skin.

Formulated for a rich, nourishing lather, this balancing facial bar is formulated with coconut oil, …

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3 Oz
$12.99
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11. Peach Conditioner Bar - Moisturizing

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A plastic-free moisturizing conditioner bar formulated for dry and dull hair to deeply moisturize and restore shine without weighing down hair.

Hair types: Dry and dull
Scent: Coconut Lavender

  • SOFT, SHINY HAIR WITHOUT COMPROMISE
    This solid conditioner bar has a plant-powered, tailored formula for dry and over-processed hair, easily …
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2.8 Oz
$12.99
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12. Peach Shampoo Bar - Volumizing

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Pump up the volume on your hair without the use of harsh chemicals. This wild honey Peach Shampoo Bar—Volumizing is created for fine, flat hair to invigorate the scalp and bring volume and fullness to lifeless strands.

Hair types: Fine and flat

Scent: “Lets-play-hooky” Wild Honey

It features a plant-powered, tailored formula to lift and …

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3.0 Oz
$12.99
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13. Peach 2-IN-1 Shampoo & Body Bar - For Lil’ Kids

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A 2-in-1 shampoo & body bar for lil’ kids made with moisturizing coconut oil and nourishing shea butter to cleanse and soften kids’ skin and hair.

Scent: “Do-a-Happy-Dance” Groovy Grape Scent

GENTLY CLEANSES & SOFTENS LIL’ KIDS’ SKIN & HAIR
Our lil’ kids 2-in-1 shampoo & body bar is made with moisturizing coconut oil and nourishing fair …

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3 Oz Bar
$6.99
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14. Olio E Osso Tinted Balm

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Handmade in the City of Roses, this elegant, yet every day–use Olio E Osso Tinted Balm is made in small batches to get just the right color shade every time. This lip balm is triclosan-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, and never tested on animals. It’s also made in the U.S. with responsible packaging by a women-owned business. It’s available in ten …

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0.35 oz
$33.99
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15. Olio E Osso Shave Oil

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Olio E Osso Shave Oil makes it easy to multitask in the shower. Suitable for everyone, this nutrient-dense, lightweight oil is specially formulated to help protect even the most sensitive parts of your skin from nicks and ingrown hairs. Natural oils such as olive, meadowfoam seed, and grape seed lock in moisture to hydrate, nourish, and protect, …

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4 oz.
$39.99
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FAQs

What are shampoo bars?

Shampoo bars work just like liquid shampoo, except they come in bar form that's made without water. You'll find shampoo bars in tons of varieties, like strengthening, moisturizing, and — our personal favorite — volumizing. In general, shampoo bars last as long as an 8.5oz bottle of liquid shampoo. Worried about keeping your locks soft 'n' silky? There are also conditioner bars that'll soften your tresses without added water.

If you're interested in going waterless with your haircare routine, check out our list of the best shampoo and conditioner bars. It's chock-full of tried-and-true products that Grove members have tried, loved, and raved about. You can even snag bars that come without plastic packaging, because why stop at waterless when you can go plastic-free, too?


What is waterless skincare?

Waterless skincare and waterless beauty are skincare trends that put the focus on using products made without water. The idea behind waterless skincare is simple: when products are made without water, the other ingredients are more potent — and thus more effective. So not only are you helping the earth out by choosing products that nix the water, you're also doing your skin a favor!

Skincare products like serums are an easy place to start if you want to swap some of your go-to's for waterless versions. Serums either contain a combination of skin-loving oils or a single ingredient, like rosehip oil, that nourishes your gorgeous mug from the inside out.


Are waterless products plastic-free?

Not all waterless products are plastic-free, but some certainly are! Peach Not Plastic is a natural bodycare brand that has a ton of waterless options for body bars, face wash, and haircare — and all of their products come in plastic-free packaging. They've even got deodorant that comes in super-recyclable aluminum packaging with refill tubes that are also plastic-free.

There are plenty of other ways you can ditch plastic and find products with more sustainable packaging. Plastic-free storage containers are a great way to get rid of plastic in your pantry, your fridge, and even in the bathroom. We've got a ton of suggestions for reusable and plastic-free alternatives to items you use everyday, like sandwich baggies, toothbrush holders, and plastic wrap.


What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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