The Body Shop’s Refill Program Will Save You Money & Reduce Waste

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In 2021, The Body Shop announced a five-year plan to reduce the use of plastic and become a more sustainable business. Part of the company’s plan included the addition of product refill stations to the majority of its stores around the world.

Since April of 2021, The Body Shop has established refill stations in 400 stores globally, saving a total of over 3.7 tons of plastic.

The refill program is now underway in the United States, with a goal of having 49% of all US stores equipped with refill stations by the end of 2022. The 400 additional refill stations planned for this year are expected to save an added 25 tons of plastic.


The Body Shop products in bathroom

How does The Body Shop’s refill program work?

The Body Shop’s in-store refill stations allow customers to get more of their favorite body, hair, and hand care products without generating more waste.

Refillable products will include some of the store’s most popular items, including shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, and hand washes. The selection will vary from six to twelve available products, depending on the size of the store.


Refillable bottles on shelves

Refilling your favorite products at The Body Shop is easy!

You can get started by purchasing one of the retailer’s refillable aluminum bottles at a store where refills are offered. Then, ask an employee to fill it up with your favorite product and head to the register to check out.

Once you’ve used all the product in your bottle, just rinse it out, let it dry, and bring it back in for another refill!


refillable bottle from The Body Shop

The Body Shop’s refill program is good for the planet and your budget!

The Body Shop’s aluminum bottles hold 250 mL, and if you buy a product in a refillable bottle it won’t cost you anything extra! Here’s a cost comparison showing how you can save a little money with The Body Shop’s new refillable packaging:

  • Shower Gel or Hand Wash Refillable Aluminum Bottle & Refill – only $10.00 (regularly $10 in plastic packaging)
  • Shower Gel or Hand Wash Refill Only – only $8.00 (regularly $10 in plastic packaging)
  • Haircare Refillable Aluminum Bottle & Refill – only $12.00 (regularly $12 in plastic packaging)
  • Haircare Refill only – only $9.00 (regularly $12 in plastic packaging)

Check out The Body Shop’s store locator to find a refill station near you.


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Comments 3

  1. Emily

    How much is the refill? Still the same as buying new or is there a discount?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      The refills are a little bit cheaper, Emily! Check out the bottom of the post where we have some listed.❤

  2. Urvi

    LOVE this! It’s these small steps, decisions made easy/economical that help us all move forward. I’ve been refilling my BBW foaming bottles with Mrs Meyers using the “recipe” shared here on H2S. Haven’t bought a plastic bottle in 4 years.

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