Making the Switch to Solid Shampoo: The Benefits of Shampoo Bars

Say goodbye to plastic shampoo bottles and hello to a more sustainable and eco-friendly alternative: shampoo bars. Shampoo bars are solid bars of shampoo that offer a number of benefits over traditional liquid shampoo.

Eco-Friendly: Shampoo bars eliminate the need for plastic shampoo bottles, reducing waste and helping to preserve the environment. When you make the switch to solid shampoo, you’ll be doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint and protect the planet for future generations.

Long-Lasting: Shampoo bars are highly concentrated and provide long-lasting performance. You’ll get more washes out of a single bar of shampoo than you would from a bottle of liquid shampoo, making them more economical in the long run.

Gentle on Hair and Scalp: Shampoo bars are made with nourishing ingredients that are gentle on your hair and scalp. Whether you have dry or oily hair, our shampoo bars will leave your hair feeling clean, refreshed, and revitalised. And, because they’re free of harsh chemicals, they’re safe for color-treated hair and won’t strip away natural oils.

Soap-Free: Our shampoo bars use a combination of ingredients to create a gentle and effective product. This type of shampoo is called a “syndet” which is short for synthetic detergent. Unlike soap-based bars, our shampoo bars are free from harsh alkalis, making them perfect for those with sensitive skin. The syndet we use is a naturally derived soap-free cleansing product that is formulated with a blend of moisturisers, oils and other ingredients to clean and care for your hair and scalp. Our bars are also free from harsh chemicals, such as sulfates (SLS/SLES) and parabens, making them suitable for those with sensitive scalps.

Convenient: Shampoo bars are compact and travel-friendly, making them the perfect solution for those who are always on the go. They’re also easy to use and lather up just like traditional liquid shampoo.

At Shower Blocks, we believe in the power of solid shower and shampoo products to make a positive impact on the environment. That’s why we’ve created a range of shampoo bars that are both eco-friendly and effective. Have you tried one yet?

The History of Palm Oil

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Palm oil is a type of edible oil derived from the fruit of oil palm trees, which are primarily grown in Indonesia and Malaysia. It is one of the most widely used oils in the world, and is a staple ingredient in many food and cosmetic products.

The history of palm oil dates back to the early 19th century, when British traders first introduced oil palm trees to Southeast Asia. Over the next few decades, the production of palm oil expanded rapidly, driven by increasing demand from European countries for vegetable oil. By the mid-20th century, Indonesia and Malaysia had become the world’s largest producers of palm oil.

The high yield of palm oil is a key factor in its popularity as an edible oil. On a per-hectare basis, oil palm trees can produce up to six times more oil than other oil-producing crops, such as soybeans or rapeseed. This makes it an attractive option for farmers and companies looking to maximize their returns on investment.

For example, a single hectare of oil palm trees can produce up to 4,000 to 6,000 kilograms of palm oil per year, compared to only 600 to 800 kilograms of soybean oil or 500 to 600 kilograms of rapeseed oil per hectare. This higher yield allows for a lower cost of production, which makes palm oil more affordable for consumers.

In addition to its high yield, palm oil is also prized for its versatility and stability. Unlike other vegetable oils, palm oil remains solid at room temperature, making it ideal for use in products such as margarine, shortenings, and snack foods. Its neutral taste and high smoke point also make it a popular choice for frying and baking.

Its popularity in soap making is another testament to its versatility. Palm oil is an ideal ingredient for soap making due to its hardness, creamy lather, moisturizing properties, and conditioning benefits, making it a popular choice for soap makers and consumers alike.

In addition to these properties, palm oil is also an important source of biofuel, as well as a versatile ingredient in the production of many other products, such as candles, cosmetics, and personal care products. The high yield of oil palm trees and its ability to thrive in a variety of climates have made it a popular crop for farmers around the world.

However, the expansion of oil palm cultivation has not been without its challenges. Large-scale oil palm plantations require significant amounts of land, and the conversion of forests and other ecosystems to make way for these plantations has led to widespread deforestation, habitat loss, and greenhouse gas emissions.

In response to these concerns, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was formed in 2004. The RSPO is a global organization that seeks to promote the sustainable production of palm oil by setting environmental and social standards for companies that produce, trade, or use the oil.

One of the key ways that the RSPO promotes sustainability is by encouraging companies to adopt “best practices” for palm oil production, such as minimizing the use of pesticides and fertilizers, protecting wildlife habitats, and ensuring that the rights of local communities are respected. Companies that meet the RSPO’s standards are certified as sustainable, and their products are labeled as such.

In recent years, the RSPO has been successful in raising awareness about the need for sustainable palm oil production, and many major companies have committed to sourcing only RSPO-certified palm oil. This has led to an increase in the amount of sustainable palm oil on the market, and has helped to reduce the environmental and social impact of the industry.

Palm oil plays a key role in the development of some of our products that without, would make them unviable. As a result, we’re committed to only using RSPO sourced sustainable palm oil.

The Benefits of Solid Shower Gel

At Shower Blocks, we believe that everyone should have access to high-quality, effective, and sustainable products for their daily routine. That’s why we’re proud to offer solid shower gel as a solution to traditional, plastic-based body wash.

Not only is solid shower gel a more sustainable option compared to bottled body wash, but it also offers a range of benefits that make it a must-have in your shower routine. In this article, we’ll explore the key benefits of using Shower Blocks solid shower gel.

1) Gentle on Skin: Our solid shower gel blocks are made with natural and nourishing ingredients that are gentle on your skin. Unlike traditional body wash that can strip your skin of its natural oils, our solid shower gel nourishes and hydrates your skin, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalised after every use.

2) Effective Clean: Shower Blocks solid shower gel provides a deep and effective clean without the use of harsh chemicals. Our nourishing oil blend and additional moisturisers help to leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated after every use.

3) Easy to Use: Simply wet the block, lather up, and enjoy the invigorating clean. It’s that simple!

4) Convenient: With Shower Blocks solid shower gel, you no longer have to worry about carrying around heavy or bulky bottles of body wash when traveling. Our blocks are lightweight, compact, and easy to store, making them the perfect option for those on-the-go.

5) Sustainable: Shower Blocks solid shower gel is packaged in fully recyclable and biodegradable packaging, making it a plastic-free alternative to traditional bottled body wash. This means that when you’re done with the block, the packaging can be properly disposed of in your home recycling bin without causing harm to the environment.

At Shower Blocks, we believe that sustainability and personal well-being go hand in hand. That’s why we use natural and eco-friendly ingredients in all of our products.

Ready to make the switch to solid shower gel? Explore our wide range of scents and products on our website. Whether you prefer invigorating lime & sandalwood, fruity Mango & Passionfruit, or something in between, we have a solid shower gel option that’s right for you.

Shop our collection of solid shower gel today and start enjoying the many benefits of a more sustainable and convenient shower routine!

Reducing Plastic Waste in the Shower – An Introduction

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At Shower Blocks, we believe in creating sustainable and effective products that reduce the amount of plastic waste generated in the bathroom. That’s why we’re proud to offer a wide range of solid shower gel and other options to help you switch to a plastic-free shower.

According to a report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, it is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight. This is a daunting reality, especially considering the significant amount of plastic waste generated in the bathroom. From shampoo bottles to body wash containers, the bathroom is a major source of plastic waste. But there is a solution…

Shower Blocks is leading the way in offering a convenient and sustainable alternative to bottled body wash. Each of our solid shower gel blocks is long-lasting, provides an effective clean without harsh chemicals, and comes packaged in fully recyclable and biodegradable packaging. With a variety of scents to choose from, including invigorating peppermint and fruity mango & passionfruit, you’re sure to find a Block that meets your needs.

In addition to solid shower gel, you can reduce the amount of plastic waste generated in the shower through the use of alternative products like shampoo bars, conditioner bars, as well as traditional soap bars.

Why is reducing plastic waste in the shower important? Plastic takes hundreds of years to decompose, and much of it ends up in our oceans, causing harm to marine life and the environment. According to a report by the World Wildlife Fund, plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats to ocean health, and it is estimated that every year, 100,000 marine animals and 1 million seabirds die from plastic ingestion or entanglement.

By making simple changes in the shower, you can play a significant role in protecting the planet. In fact, a study by Zero Waste Scotland found that switching from bottled shower products to solid alternatives can reduce plastic waste by up to 90%. Not only is the plastic-free shower good for the environment, but it’s also good for you. Our solid shower gel, as well as our other products, are made with natural ingredients and are gentle on the skin, providing a better shower experience.

By making the switch to a plastic-free shower, you can make a positive impact on the environment and improve your personal well-being. Join us in our mission to remove single use plastics from showers all over the UK (and globe)!