Shower Blocks - mint & grapefruit (100g)

Shower Blocks - mint & grapefruit (100g)

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Shower gel without the plastic bottle! 

Smell fresh and gorgeous with this brilliant solid shower gel block. Shower Blocks are the perfect shower accessory if you want to ditch the plastic but keep that great shower gel feeling. Guaranteed to leave you feeling and smelling great.

Shower Blocks are proud partners of Toiletries Amnesty. Every bar sold gives a shower to someone in need. 

Shower Blocks are hand made in the UK & are paraben free, plastic free & vegan

Ingredients: Sodium Palmate*, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Olivate, Aqua, Glycerine, Parfum, Sodium Hempate, Caprylic capric triglyceride, Sodium Castorate, Sodium Sunflowerate, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Sodium lactate, Sodium citrate, Colour (Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Sodium Stearate, Sorbitol, Sodium Laurate, Sodium Chloride, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Tetrasodium EDTA, +/- CI 77266, 74160, 51319, 21108), Hexyl cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool

*Sourced from 100% RSPO certified sources only.

 

A word about palm oil: Shower Blocks use palm oil in their shower gel bars. There is a lot of controversy surrounding palm oil production, and rightly so. Shower Blocks only use RSPO certified sustainable palm oil.

In 2004 the WWF were part of a group leading to the creation of the RSPO (Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil).

The RSPO has created a production standard that creates the best practices for the manufacture, sourcing and distribution of palm oil globally. The outcome of this 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 has properties that other oils do not possess for the manufacture of both cosmetic and food products and is why 35% of total vegetable oil usage worldwide is from palm oil.

In reference to soap products, palm oil is extremely high in palmitic acid, a fatty acid that is key in creating a hard bar of soap. Other oils can contribute to a hard bar of soap (for example castile soaps are solely made of olive oil and are very hard), however the high palmitic acid content in palm oil actually leads to a longer lasting bar of soap too. A longer lasting product also means a product that is using up less resources overall.

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.