Shower gel made from powder - how does sustainable care work?

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How powder shower gel contributes to environmental protection and sustainability

Also in the area of skin and body care, consumers are increasingly turning to environmentally friendly products such as shower gel powder. Raw materials, packaging, recyclability as well as the production process and transport of products are increasingly being critically questioned. Liquid cosmetic products consist of up to 90 percent water, which thus accounts for the majority of the weight and volume of the finished product. This not only affects transport costs and CO2 emissions during transport, but also packaging sizes and packaging material. This is because liquid products, unlike powders, cannot be transported in recyclable paper packaging.

Shower gel powder - a solution for many problems

"Shower gel in powder form takes up less space and weighs less," explains Carina Benkert, Managing Director of the natural cosmetics manufacturer Jolu. "This also results in less CO2 during transport." In addition, the powder can be distributed in recyclable cardboard packaging - another plus point for the environment. Once it reaches the end consumer, only water needs to be added to create a nourishing, pleasantly scented shower gel made entirely from vegan, fair-trade raw materials.

How to use shower gel made from powder

To obtain the ready-to-use shower gel, powder and water are mixed in a certain ratio and stirred until the shower powder has completely dissolved. After ten minutes, the mixture is stirred again and the finished shower gel can be transferred to a soap dispenser. "By adding water only shortly before use, the use of plastic packaging is completely unnecessary," Carina Benkert points out. But it is not only in this context that Jolu shows a heart for the environment: the manufacturer also dispenses with harmful silicones, microplastics and parabens in its ingredients. At the end, this also makes it easier to recycle the wastewater produced during showering.