10 Best Shower Gel and Body Wash Refills for Eco-Friendly Bathing

10 Best Shower Gel and Body Wash Refills for Eco-Friendly Bathing

In an era where sustainability is crucial, reducing plastic waste has become a top priority for many. One way you can positively impact the planet without compromising quality or luxury is by opting for refill options.

In this article, we've handpicked the finest shower gel and body wash refills that promote responsible practices while nourishing your skin, leaving it soft and radiant. Whether you prefer invigorating scents to kickstart your mornings or calming fragrances to unwind after a long day, we've got you covered. Say goodbye to single-use plastic bottles and embrace these green alternatives that help conserve resources and save money in the long run.

Bower Collective: Replenishing Our Planet's Future With Shower Gel and Body Wash Refills

At Bower Collective, we promote environmental sustainability through our innovative shower gel and body wash refills system. Our revolutionary BowerPacks™ are reusable refill packs for personal care products and household items like dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, and cleaning supplies. Once emptied, the pouches can be sent back to us for free and we will reuse and refill them over and over again for the next customers.

By choosing our reuse and refill system, you actively contribute to reducing plastic waste and conserving precious natural resources. You can make one-time purchases or subscribe to our refill service, ensuring you always have the right amount of product without unnecessary waste. So what are you waiting for? Join the refill revolution today!

Furthermore, at Bower Collective, we go beyond being carbon-neutral – we are committed to being carbon-negative. By actively removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than we emit, we take significant steps towards combating climate change and securing a brighter future for the planet.

Simply, our distinctive combination of effectiveness, sustainability, and responsibility makes Bower Collective the preferred choice for individuals seeking to positively impact the environment and pursue a responsible lifestyle.

As just a small sample of what we do, we've carefully selected our top picks to get you started on your journey. So make sure you take a moment to check them out in our online shop, purchase one of our convenient dispensers and together, we can make a real difference to our planet's future.

1. Bower Blossom Shower Starter Kit

Indulge in our delightful Blossom Shower Starter Kit, offering a complete floral pampering experience! This luxurious set includes body wash, conditioner, shampoo, and hand wash, all infused with a gentle, subtle floral fragrance. Additionally, embrace eco-friendliness as these products are vegan, cruelty-free and made from sustainable RSPO palm oil. Plus, they are also devoid of harmful substances like phosphates, ETA, and synthetic fragrances. This bundle comes complete with our refillable dispensers that promote reusability, enabling you to bid farewell to single-use plastic bottles forever. 

Hence, enjoy naturally beautiful cleansing for your skin while supporting a sustainable, planet-friendly approach!

Key Features:

  • Vegan and cruelty-free, made with sustainable RSPO palm oil
  • Subtle floral fragrance for a delightful experience
  • Free from harmful substances like phosphates, ETA, and synthetic fragrances
  • Made in the UK with an eco-friendly focus
  • Easy to reuse and refill, reducing plastic waste

Our Blossom Shower Starter Kit is available now in our online shop, and all of the individual contents are also available to be purchased separately. 

2. Bower Coconut Shower Starter Kit 

Discover our Coconut Shower Starter Kit that comes with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and hand wash, all made from naturally derived, vegan ingredients and are free from toxic substances. The package also includes four eco-friendly dispensers featuring reusable PET Amber containers with high-volume pumps that refill easily and eliminate single-use plastic from your home. Taking the environmental positivity even further, at Bower, we collaborate with CleanHub to prevent 10,000 kgs of non-recyclable plastic from entering oceans with each order. 

So, join the cause and support clean environments while pampering yourself with our coconut extravagance!

Key Features: 

  • Vegan products, naturally derived ingredients, and free from harmful substances
  • Four eco-friendly dispensers, reducing single-use plastic
  • Collaborates with CleanHub to prevent ocean-bound plastic waste
  • Contributes to clean environments and sustainable jobs in Kerala, India

If you’re looking to be transported to a more tropical atmosphere, all while getting a responsible and healthy wash, then our Bower Coconut Shower Starter Kit might be for you. Take a look in our online shop, and browse dozens of other products besides this!

The Best of the Rest

While you’ll never go wrong with Bower, there are plenty of other products on the market that are combining to push toward a more sustainable future for the Earth. We’re happy to feature some of our best competition here, all of which are refillable, recognising that the health and security of our planet is a combined effort.

3. Faith In Nature – Body Wash (Orange and Grapefruit)

Experience the invigorating Faith In Nature Grapefruit and Orange Body Wash. This vegan-friendly product cleanses and softens your skin using the energetic scents of grapefruit and orange essential oils. It's a safe, natural choice, free from harmful additives such as silicone, parabens, and SLS/SLES, and enriched with 100% natural essential oils.

Key Features:

  • Refreshing and softening
  • Silicone, Paraben, SLS, and SLES free
  • Made with 100% natural oils
  • Vegan Society approved
  • Cruelty-free

4. Cole & Lewis – Shampoo and Body Wash (Wild Fig and Iris)

Indulge in the Cole & Lewis Wild Fig and Iris range, offering premium toiletries with a bright and floral experience. This gentle yet effective formulation leaves hands, body, and senses feeling fresh. Plus, it features a complex aroma of floral fig with hints of nutmeg from five essential oils – lime, clove leaf, nutmeg, cedarwood Virginian, and patchouli. British-made, these luxury hotel toiletries are also vegan, cruelty-free, and dermatologically tested for sensitive skin.

Key Features:

  • Aromatic floral fig and iris fragrance with five essential oils
  • UK-made, with vegan ingredients
  • Bulk refills and spare pump tops are available
  • Free from SLS and parabens

5. Lavera – Revitalising Body Wash 

Lavera’s Revitalising Body Wash is a refreshing and stimulating product that delights the senses, with its sunny orange scent transforming your shower into a revitalising moment. The vegan formula, enriched with organic mint and orange, gently cleanses the skin without causing dryness. Moreover, Lavera's commitment to the environment shines through in the packaging, which is made from recycled materials and is fully recyclable. 

Key Features:

  • Fresh and sunny orange scent
  • Gently cleanses without drying out the skin
  • Eco-friendly packaging made from recycled materials
  • Available in a 500ml Refill Pouch option

6. Sanctuary Spa – Signature Collection Body Wash

Treat your skin to Sanctuary Spa's refreshing shower gel, enhanced with jojoba beads, for a luxurious cleansing experience. The gel transforms into a delicately fragranced foam as you lather, leaving your skin nourished and moisturised. The scent of jasmine, grapefruit, and vanilla adds to the calming experience. As with all our products listed here, this body wash is a great solution for those worried about both Earth’s well-being and their own exposure to harmful chemicals, as 92% of its ingredients are of natural origin.

Key Features:

  • Refreshing shower gel with jojoba beads
  • Transforms into a fragranced foam while lathering
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Mineral oil-free and vegan-friendly

7. Out of Eden – Odyssey Shampoo and Body Wash (Black Pepper & Sandalwood)

Take yourself on an unforgettable journey with the deep and evocative fragrance of Odyssey. This premium shampoo and body wash boasts a complex scent with top notes of black pepper, star anise, and cumin, leading to a soothing heart of geranium and jasmine. Moreover, this dual-purpose shampoo and body wash cares for both skin and hair and is made with vegan and cruelty-free ingredients. However, its positive impact on the environment doesn’t end there, with the bottles using 100% recycled Prevented Ocean Plastic™, meaning that the material used is specially collected from coastlines most at-risk from plastic pollution.

Key Features:

  • Contains essential oils of organic black pepper and geranium
  • Vegan-friendly
  • Manufactured in the UK
  • Bottles made from recycled plastic
  • Bulk refills are available

8. Molton Brown – Recharge Bath and Shower Gel (Black Pepper)

Elevate your cleansing routine with Molton Brown's iconic and award-winning woody-citrus shower gel. Experience a confident fusion of piquant black pepper, spicy coriander, and earthy vetiver, delivering an energising lift. The scent takes you on an off-road trek, from rocky peaks to savannah grass canyons. Additionally, the gel is free from harmful chemicals like parabens, formaldehyde, and phthalates, as well as contains no nuts, silicone, paraffin or ethanolamine, making it a safe choice for all individuals.

Key Features:

  • Adventurous, confident, and iconic fragrance
  • 100% vegetarian
  • Responsibly manufactured
  • Paraben-free

9. Out of Eden – Citrus Shampoo and Body Wash (Grapefruit and Sweet Orange)

Boasting a universally appealing fragrance and a modern, bright design, Citrus Shampoo and Body Wash is safe for sensitive skin, meaning it's perfect for everyone. The product is proudly crafted with responsible and safe ingredients and contains no toxic chemicals. In addition to this, you can further embrace sustainability with the bulk refill option, reducing packaging waste even more. The 300ml bottle also uses Prevented Ocean Plastic™, employing proactive recycling methods to prevent plastic from reaching the ocean.

Key Features:

  • Bottles made from 30% recycled Prevented Ocean Plastic™
  • No SLS
  • Bulk containers available for refilling
  • Free from parabens

10. L'OCCITANE - Almond Shower Oil

This indulgent Almond Shower Oil from L'OCCITANE is enriched, as indicated by the name, with sweet almond oil, preserving your skin's softness and comfort while providing suppleness. As it comes into contact with water, this body cleanser transforms into a delicate milky veil, gently bathing the skin. Simply, the easy-to-rinse formula creates a cosy yet uplifting aromatic experience that envelops your skin and fills the air.

Key Features:

  • Stunning aroma of warm almonds and delicious vanilla
  • Ideal for normal to dry skin
  • 99% readily biodegradable ingredients
  • Made with sustainably sourced almonds from Provence


Embracing the refill revolution is a small yet impactful step towards cutting down plastic waste and promoting a greener future. In other words, by choosing refillable options, we actively contribute to lessening the burden of single-use plastic on our environment. Hence, let's embark on this refill journey for a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable bathing experience.