The block is made from a blend of six nourishing plant based oils and is cleverly formulated as a shower gel in solid form. It lathers up quickly with water and feels just like a shower gel on the skin, creating a flurry of bubbles and a creamy lather for a fast, fuss-free shower. Skin is left feeling fresh and nourished without that drying, squeaky feeling that can often be experienced when using some traditional soap bars. Simply lather up in the hands or a sponge, apply to wet skin, wash, rinse and allow the block to dry. It should last around a month with daily use.
Hand made in the UK using 100% naturally derived ingredients, with no added fragrance or colour. Contains RSPO certified sustainable palm oil (the status of suppliers’ certifications are checked regularly). SLS and paraben free. Comes in a recyclable card box.
For every block sold, Shower Blocks donates a mini block to someone in need through their partnership with Toiletries Amnesty. This includes homeless shelters and hostels, foodbanks, refugees, mental health services, NHS Trusts, and hospices who distribute them to the people they help.
6.5cm wide x 8.5cm long x 3cm high.
This solid shower gel contains 100% naturally derived ingredients, and with no added fragrance or colour.
This block of solid shower gel is designed to reduce plastic waste from the millions of discarded shower gel bottles going to landfill and our oceans every year.
The palm oil used in this product is RSPO certified (Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil). The RSPO has a production standard that ensures the best practices for the manufacture, sourcing and distribution of palm oil globally. The outcome of this standard is the creation of numerous sustainable palm tree farms, creating a circular economy in those areas. There is no deforestation associated with RSPO certified farming operations with many of those operations doing further work to develop and give back to the communities in which they operate.
Palm oil is also extremely efficient on land. Compared to olive oil, palm oil yields 5 x more oil per hectare. In soap making, coconut is probably the closest, and yields only half what palm does. This isn’t a close race with a small margin of victory. The result of a high yield operation is one that contributes positively to sustainability, also logically leads to a far more effective cost price.
Hand made in the UK.
Sodium Palmate*, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Olivate, Aqua, Sodium Hempseedate, Sodium Castorate, Sodium Caprate/Caprylate, Sodium Sunflowerseedate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Citrate.*Sourced from RSPO certified sources only.
Following research, Neil found that close to 200 million shower gel bottles are purchased in the UK annually, with around 82 million of those not being recycled. Shocked at the numbers, Neil tried a few different plastic free products but struggled to find one that he was happy with. They were either far too drying on the skin, or far too expensive to consider for regular usage. So, over the course of the next 9 months (the 2020 UK lockdown really accelerated things), Neil taught himself to make cosmetics from scratch and set about creating Shower Blocks.
Making the product himself allowed Neil to consider the ethics of the company with much greater flexibility. He felt it important to give back to the local community and make it a part of the business, and from launch managed to forge a partnership with Toiletries Amnesty, who aim to alleviate hygiene poverty by working with a huge range of charities around the country. For every Shower Block sold a mini Shower Block is donated, meaning the organisations in their directory including homeless shelters and hostels, foodbanks, refugees, mental health services, NHS Trusts and hospices will be able to distribute them to the people they help.