For those of y’all who like to decant your shampoo and conditioner into matching bottles so everything in your bathroom looks zen and orderly, this post is for you.
What is Public Goods?
Public Goods is a membership-based direct-to-consumer everyday essentials website that focuses on creating sustainable, good for the planet products with simple, minimal packaging. They’ve said goodbye to all the flashy gimmicks and instead focus on creating basic, effective essentials that are both affordable and beautiful (no more neon green shampoo bottles becoming the focal point of your shower).
They carry well-designed, eco-friendly products for personal care (think hair, body, vitamins, oils), household (cleaning products, paper goods, laundry, candles), and grocery (dry goods, spice, baking). All have the same simple, clean black and white aesthetic that looks intentionally stylish on your shelf.
Public Goods offers a free 14-day trial, then a membership is $59 annually, which gives you access to their direct-to-consumer pricing. Plus, they partner with Eden Reforestation Projects, to plant a tree with each order to help fight climate change.
Public Goods Review: Minimalist Bath Products
When I was chatting with Public Goods, I mentioned that I’d been working on turning our bathroom into a zen-like spa, focusing on calming wood tones, minimal decor, and a white, light feel. So, they suggested sending over a few of their personal care products to help continue that relaxing, minimalist feel through the items I am using in the shower.
They sent over the following personal care products:
- Shampoo | $4.50
- Conditioner | $4.50
- Body Wash | $4.50
- Cedar and Suede Candle | $5.95
- Essential Oil | $10
The paraben-free shampoo, conditioner, and body wash all have the same scent, which they describe as ” fresh grapefruit, juicy mandarin, mediterranean herbs and wood.” I’ll be honest, I’m a buy-whatever’s-on-sale kind of shampoo girl because my thick, straight hair reacts the same to everything, so while I’m not going to have any sort of wildly amazing results to speak of, I did think the shampoo and conditioner smelled subtly refreshing. Not too strong, not overpowering, not floral — just a delicate herbal, citrus scent. Plus, the packaging is so chic in the shower. The three bottles lined up, side-by-side is minimalist perfection. I was thinking to myself, okay, I definitely need to refill these bottles after I’m done because they look so lovely. Well, sure enough, they’re on top of it and sell 34 oz. refill pouches. Eco-friendly at it’s best.
When it comes to candles, I love a cozy, woodsy scent so I was delighted to try the soy candle with the cedar and suede candle. The minimalist glass jar with its clean typography is delightful on my bathroom shelf. And, the peppermint oil is perfect for dropping in the hot shower before I get in to create a totally spa-like atmosphere.
So, all that being said, the final takeaway is: if you’re in the market for beautiful, affordable, eco-friendly products with simplistic, clean design, look to Public Goods. And, while you’re at it, use code HMBIENPGA to get 15% off your first order.
This post is not sponsored, but thank you to Public Goods for sending me these products to try out! Remember, you can use code HMBIENPGA to save 15% on your first order from Public Goods.