This peppermint solid bar of shower gel is a great addition to the plastic free bathroom. As well as helping to reduce plastic waste, there is no fiddly plastic cap or flip top lid to negotiate, or endless squeezing to get the last amount out of the bottle! The peppermint fragrance oil gives a cool, fresh and clean aroma for an invigorating start to the day.
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 96% naturally derived ingredients. Contains RSPO certified sustainable palm oil (the status of suppliers’ certifications are checked regularly) and a small amount of fragrance oil and colouring. 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.
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.