These vegan shower gels are not just in zero waste packaging, but are also made from biodegradable materials that safely rinse down the drain, without harm to aquatic life. Avoid essential oils for pregnancy/nursing, avoid shea butter for latex allergies.
SOP Bergamot & Black Pepper Body Wash (Norfolk) is named after a local Norfolk word (Dene, for a sandy stretch of coastline). It’s packed in an aluminium bottle. It contains bergamot oil to live mood and reduce stress, and black pepper for a spicy kick, to improve circulation.
Kind Beeuty Hair & Body Wash is made with plant-based biodegradable ingredients, and packed in a zero waste aluminium tin. Detergent-free, you can buy a pump to reuse, or just use the bottle as is. This body wash contains peppermint oil to wake you up. It’s also available in cleansing tea tree or scent-free (ideal for pregnancy, nursing or allergies).
Zero Waste Shower Accessories
Leave No Trace Shower Pouf is handmade in the UK from cotton scrim, and includes a recycled cotton hanging rope to be hung up to dry, between uses. The scrim is a loose woven fabric to create a rich lather, ensure this is thoroughly dried between uses, to prevent bacteria. The coarse weave offers a gentle exfoliating quality, or alternatively you could use an exfoliating shower mitt (made from ethically-sourced cotton).
Conventional shower puffs are made from nylon, and tiny bits of plastic can break off in the shower and get washed into the sea. Most shower puffs also have plastic tags attached. The above is a better choice. But due to the difficulty in getting shower puffs dry, 98% of dermatologists say to just shower with your hands.