Refillable shower gel, an innovative alternative to a block of soap?

Written by: Hector Sentilhes



Time to read 3 min

In an eco-responsible approach to converting your bathroom into a zero waste model, it is possible to use many products. Soap is the essential element for taking care of the body on a daily basis. Known as ecological and economical, solid soap is often preferred. But the arrival of refillable shower gel has changed this trend. This is an innovative alternative to the soap block.



If you are concerned about the environment and want to make your bathroom healthy and ecological, solid soap has something to appeal to you. We can forget the famous bottle. In addition to this, the soap block is marketed with packaging that is mainly recycled and recyclable. Taking into account this major advantage, many will be more attracted to solid soaps.


The traditional solid salon is generally composed of a fatty substance, soda and water. Some solid soaps contain essential oils to meet the needs of certain skin types.

For soap to be solid, it must undergo a natural chemical transformation called saponification. We then obtain the washing agent which is the soap, the glycerin which is at the origin of the texture of the soap, and finally the oil which gives the superfat. A soap is generally composed mainly of ingredients of natural origin, without paraben or irritating sulfate, which reduces the risk of allergies for sensitive skin.


This is a common misconception that we often hear: there is nothing to cover it, so the soap is full of bacteria. This “corridor noise” is completely false. In fact, its composition does not contain enough water for bacteria to develop. However, when soap is left in a humid environment or left lying around in water, there may be a risk of bacterial contamination.



This is the trendy alternative of recent years: refillable shower gel. Certainly, the block of soap evokes a sweet memory when used for the most nostalgic, but you also have to know how to recognize the innovation of the refillable shower gel. Often, in the form of tablets to be diluted, it attracts with its many advantages. The refillable shower gel is a hygiene product of the future. Ethical and economical, this ultra clean formula is very popular for taking care of your skin and the environment.


The tablets to be diluted therefore benefit from formulas that are gentle on the skin, essentially based on natural ingredients, without sulfates and allergens. Among these, sodium cocoyl glutamate is a surfactant of natural origin which makes the cleansing cream lather while gently cleansing. There is also xanthan gum, which gives consistency to the product. Then come the preservatives, including potassium sorbate and also sodium benzoate, perfume of natural origin and citric acid as a pH stabilizer. To deeply hydrate, the Neo by Nature refillable shower gel is composed of natural active ingredients which are hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and inulin. Just like solid soap, it is suitable for all skin types.


Light and portable, a refillable shower gel is a very practical alternative for the whole family. Of course, the block of soap is also ecological, but very few people want to wash their face with soap that has already been used on someone else's body. It is also unthinkable to chase the bar of soap in the shower in case it has slipped.

For households that do not like blocks of soap, the scented shower gel to refill is therefore more suitable. At Neo by Nature, we have chosen a stainless steel bottle, reusable for life to store our shower gel. Simply pour the refill in, add tap water and wait for the tablet to dissolve before using.

Maintain your comfort by taking advantage of the practicality of dilutable cleansing gels! These types of products perfectly meet the needs of consumers who wish to adopt natural and environmentally friendly care.


Soap and shower gel both have the same function: to clean. But then, which one to choose between the traditional soap block and the refillable shower gel? It will depend on your taste in texture and your habits. For those who are more environmentally conscious, the soap block is a good idea. But shower gel regulars will also be able to find pleasure without straying from the ecological approach with rechargeable models. Also, put an end to the plastic bottles of classic shower gels which have a heavy environmental impact! It's time to evolve and use a cleansing gel in the form of beads or soluble tablets based on natural ingredients.