I’m Neil, the founder of Shower Blocks, and thanks for taking a visit.
Did you know that I actually hand make every single one of these myself right now, and i wanted to let you know just how I got here.
In the beginning on 2019 I started to feel frustrated about the amount of shower gel bottles I was getting through myself and decided I wanted to find an option that was plastic free.
Did you know that close to 200 million shower gel bottles are purchased in the UK annually, with around 82 million of those not getting recycled. It’s a staggering amount and I wanted to make a difference even if it was just a few bottles.
I picked up a bunch of different products online or in stores and I struggled to find one that I could really get on board with. They were either far too drying on my skin, or far too expensive to consider for regular usage.
Frustrated that even the new body bars on the market didn’t really solve it (even though they claimed to), I decided to just get out there and make a plastic free shower gel myself. One that didn’t compromise.
So, over the course of 9 months (lockdown really accelerated things), I learned to make cosmetics from scratch and set about creating Shower Blocks.
As you can imagine there was a lot of learning and a LOT of trial and error involved, but not one to give up (insert montage), I got there in the end.
The development time also gave me time to think about how i wanted to approach the company. Making the product myself allowed me to consider the ethics of the company with much greater flexibility. One thing that I feel is important, especially in the current climate, is a company that tries to give back to the local community and make it a part of the business rather than a short term marketing opportunity.
From launch we have 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. We donate to them with every Block we sell and are hugely grateful they’re willing to work with a newcomer like us.
If you have any feedback or questions about the business what so ever, then please do feel free to get in touch via the contact form.
I hope you enjoy your journey with Shower Blocks.