Body Wash and Shower Gels without Microplastics in 
Shower Gels and Body Washes are used in gigantic quantaties each and every day. A lot of the conventional shower gels contain solid microplastics (microbeads) as exfoliants and liquid microplastics such as Acrylates Copolymer to form the gel like consistency.
With the sewage water a lot of the microplastics get washed into the wildlife as even modern sewage treatment plants can’t filter the plastics, especially in liquid form.
What is actually the difference between body wash and Shower Gel?
Although they are both liquid cleansers used on the body, the main difference between the two is textural. The shower gel has a firmer, gel-like consistency, while body wash is more like liquid soap. However, due to the formulation, body washes are more moisturizing and hydrating than shower gels.
To achieve this gel like consistency conventional Shower Gels use microplastic.
But there are alternatives. All-natural and organic cosmetic brands offer shower gels and body washes that use plant-based ingredients that do not harm the environment.
We have pulled together this list of shower gels without microplastics:
Soapberry for Body by Tree To Tub
Soapberrys are berries cultivated in Taiwan that can be used as a cleanser. The Tree To Tub product uses wild Soapberries, Organic Shea Butter, Aloe Vera and is especially suited for sensitive skin. It can be used by women, men and kids.
- Free from Sulfates, SLS, Parabens, Silicone, DEA/MEA
- No Artificial Fragrance
- Naturally Antibacterial and Antifungal
- Cruelty Free, Vegan, Fair Trade
- Ecosystem Friendly and Sustainable
SAPINDUS MUKOROSSI (Wild Soapberry) JUICE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF (Organic Aloe Vera) JUICE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (from Coconut), DECYL GLUCOSIDE (from Coconut), SODIUM LAURYL SULFOACETATE (from Coconut), CUCUMIS SATIVUS FRUIT (Organic Cucumber) EXTRACT, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL (from Coconut) & DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL & GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE (from Coconut), CITRIC ACID, MATRICARIA CHAMOMILLA (Organic Chamomile) EXTRACT, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (Organic Shea Butter), LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (Lavender) ESSENTIAL OIL
Lavender Citrus Body Wash by Beauty by Earth
This is an Organic Shower Gel for Men, Women & Kids. The formula consists of a selection of saponified organic oils with some aromatic oils and extracts.
Cruelty free, sustainably packaged, responsibly sourced, and made in the USA.
Aqua, Saponified Oils of Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil* and Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water, Vegtable Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Essential Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine Peel) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract *certified Organic
Essentials Body Wash, Lavender, Cactus Flower, Moroccan Mint by ApotheCARE
This Shower Gel is made with concentrated cactus flower, extracted Moroccan mint, and steam-distilled lavender.
EO Essentials All Natural Shower Gel
The EO shower Gel is made with an all natural Coconut Cleansing Complex, Vegetable Glycerin, Rice proteins, Vitamin E and a blend of Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Calendula and White Tea extracts.
Hot Springs Organic Body Wash – All Natural Shower Soap Gel by Fieldworks
The Hot Spring Shower Gel is a product by Fieldworks from Portland, Oregon. They use Betonite Clay as a base for their product range.
With Coconut and Lavender Oil, Aloe, and Shea Butter
- No sulfates
- No preservatives
- No chemicals
Aloe Vera Juice,* Saponified Oils Of Coconut,* Olive and Sunflower. Glycerin (vegetable) Bentonite Clay, Guar Gum, Lime Essential Oil, Shea Butter, Nutmeg Essential Oil, Vetiver Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Rosemary Extract, Citric Acid. *Organic
Natural Tea Tree Body Wash by FineVine
This Body wash with Australian Tee Tree extracts fights fungus and bacteria. It is especially designed to treat Athletees feet, Eczema, and Ring Worm.
- With Tea Tree Oil, Organic Olive Oil and Aloe Vera
- Made in the USA.
Clean your body without damaging the Environment. We hope we could help you find the right Body Wash and Shower Gel without microplastics.
If you want to learn more about cosmetic products without microplastics or microbeads check out these articles:
- Cosmetic Products without microbeads and microplastics
- Face Wash and liquid soaps without microplastic
- Facial and Body Scrubs without Microbeads