Frustrated about the amount of shower gel bottles he was getting through, Founder Neil Whippey tried several plastic free products but struggled to find one that he was happy with. They were either drying on the skin or far too expensive to consider for regular usage.

View products

The story behind Shower Blocks


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.

Close to 200 million shower gel bottles are purchased in the UK annually, with around 82 million of those not being recycled. That's not even counting the amount of separate shampoo and conditioner bottles!


Since then Shower Blocks has come up with more exciting innovations, expanding from solid shower gels to solid shampoos and hand bars too.

Neil works tirelessly to help save the planet and in Autumn 2022 set up an outdoor shower and swapped out hot water for freezing cold! The blocks still bubble up amazingly and he's LOVING the outdoor life!

Shop Shower Blocks at Green Tulip

    16 products
    Young British brand Shower Blocks offer a collection of beautifully fragranced plastic free alternatives to bottled shower gels and shampoos - totally solid versions made into a bar. When lathered with water, the blocks are bubbly, hydrating and totally plastic free - here to help remove single use plastics from showers all over the UK.

    Why I Love Shower Blocks

    We've worked with Neil from the very start of his journey, and have loved being a part of his story. He regularly pops samples in the post for us to test - a bit of a perk of the job (though it is hard for me to be persuaded away from my favourite Mint & Grapefruit!). Lots of exciting things to come from Shower Blocks - watch this space!

    Green Tulip Founder