*This is an unsponsored post and I purchased all items myself
So I first heard of Akamai from EcoCult and since I’m in the market to change up the daily beauty/cleaning products I use, I decided to give them a shot. I have to admit, I was also really drawn to Akamai products because Akamai is a Hawaiian word and since I was born and raised in Hawaii it has special meaning to me. You see, Akamai means ‘smart’ in Hawaiian and I was secretly (though maybe not so secretly) pleased when someone called me Akamai.
But even if I like the name and even if I feel akamai for using eco-friendly, minimalistic bath and beauty products, I can’t really get behind their products and their subscription service. Yep first of all to buy their products, you have to sign up for a subscription (which IMHO is a total pain). One because it means you have to buy everything as a set and two because I had to go and cancel that subscription so I wouldn’t get repeated billing and more products that I don’t want. Yes, it’s only one extra step online to cancel, but still…a pain.
Now on to the actual products. The subscription comes with a 3-in-1 bar that's supposed to be soap, shampoo and shaving soap. This one I don't mind since bar soap is bar soap (I'm already used to using bar soap since I made the switch about a year ago). It doesn't lather too well but it gets the job done. But I don't really like using it for shampoo. I can't get used to using bar soap for my hair. It does the job for shaving just fine. The soap doesn't actually smell like anything really.
The skin oil is meant for your skin and hair as well. It has a very slight botanical smell and the oil is fairly light and not too greasy. So far I've been using this on my body instead of my usual Accure body oil spray and it's alright. I still prefer the Accure body oil spray, especially the rose scent.
But the thing I could not abide by was the toothpaste. It was like a gritty clay mixture and it was gross. Also I use an electric toothbrush and the grit was too harsh for my gums. Sure I want to be use minimal, eco-friendly and sustainable products but not if they're like this toothpaste. No thank you.
So that fact that 2 out of 3 products were meh and one was ick, I decided I did not want to continue the subscription and then had to cancel it. I'll use up the oil and bar soap but sadly I'll have to throw away the toothpaste. Anyway what eco-friendly/sustainable/minimal bath and/or beauty products do you use and recommend? I also ordered some Plaine products and will do a review of them too.