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.
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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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 …
Available in Peppermint Tea-Tree or Unscented!
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, …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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, …
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?
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.
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.
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.