Best Shower Gels

Best Shower Gels

Best Shower Gels For Gifts

Looking for the best shower gels on the market this Holiday season? You’re in luck because I’m going to review a line that’s totally new to me: De Soap Boutique shower gels. I’m a skincare, beauty product, self-care junkie, so I have pretty high standards when it comes to these kinds of things.

Because I love shower gels so much myself, I like giving them as gifts, too. Think about it: everyone showers! Not only does everyone shower, everyone likes to feel relaxed, smell good, and keep their skin nice and smooth. This is never more true than in the Fall and Winter months.

Today, I’ll review a line of shower gels from De Soap Boutique. To be completely thorough, I picked up one in every scent. I already trust the fragrance profiles of this brand because I happen to have all their candles.

Let’s dive in.

What Makes The Best Shower Gels For Gifts

When I was younger, I used to use cheap, drugstore-brand everything: shampoo, makeup, moisturizer, bath products. Now that I’m a little bit older, I understand that what you put on your skin is extremely important.

You might think you’re saving money by snagging a cheap product. In reality, you are dumping chemicals on your face and in your hair. This can cause lasting damage which clearly doesn’t save you time or money.

So let’s examine what makes a high-quality shower gel.

• All-natural ingredients
• No chemicals
• No harsh perfumes
• Cruelty-free (this is mandatory for me)
• Silky texture (I don’t do goopy, sticky shower gels)
• Moisturizing factors
• Vegan (I buy almost exclusively vegan products at this point)


A lot of shower gels are just fluff. By which I mean, they might smell sweet or have cute packaging, but they don’t have any clear benefits. The reason I really like the De Soap Boutique shower gels is that they help nourish my skin.

My skin tends to be dry - my face and my body - so coming out of the shower or bath, my skin is usually stripped of its oils.

I always use a lotion, but I like the added luxury of a gel that deposits nourishment and moisture to my skin.

Best Shower Gels For Gifts: Scents

I like to mix up my shower gels on a day-to-day basis. I don’t wear the same outfit every day, I don’t always wear the same perfume, and I don’t want to be tied to one shower gel scent either.

Everyone has their personal preference, and you’ll want to do a little digging into someone’s favorite scent if you’re purchasing as a gift. The good news is, De Soap Boutique has some really unique, creative fragrances and recipes.

Here are your shower gel options with De Soap Boutique:

• Céleste Soothing Vanilla Bean Dream 

Camellia Gentle Green Tea 

• Paixão Purifying Passionfruit

• Amahle Softening Freesia

Nohea Revitalizing Tropical

You know I’m going with Soothing Vanilla Bean Dream as my favorite because vanilla is my all-time number one fragrance. But there isn’t a bad scent in the bunch, and I appreciate the variety of having them all.

Gentle Green Tea is relaxing and soothing, and this is my favorite to use in the bath after a long day. On the other hand, I prefer Revitalizing Tropical for my morning shower because it wakes me up and makes me feel energized to start the day.

Best Shower Gels For Gifts: Natural Ingredients

Anything that goes on your skin should be all-natural, top-quality, and made from botanical, nourishing ingredients. Drug-store no-more is my motto these days.

Here are some of the botanical, all-natural, soothing ingredients you’ll find in De Soap Boutique refreshing shower gels: 

Hyaluronic Acid: All of the gels have this ingredient. Count me in. HA is a powerhouse ingredient that revitalizes tired, aging skin.

Aloe Vera: Any skin product enthusiast appreciates soothing, cooling aloe vera.

Fruit Extracts: For natural, subtle fragrance and botanical goodness.

Coconut Oil: For moisture, hydration, and soothing properties.

Best Shower Gels For Gifts Verdict

I’m a firm believer that every man, woman, and child should have access to a good shower gel! Traditional soaps might clean, but they also strip your skin’s oils and can leave you feeling dry and flaky. A good shower gel deposits moisture and nourishing goodness to your skin so you can leave the shower or bath with a healthy moisture balance.

The De Soap Boutique scents are not overwhelming and don’t leave you smelling like a perfume factory. So these make a great gift for mom, dad, teenager, coworker, basically anyone!

Because I’m a completist, I have to follow these up with the accompanying body lotions. But we’ll get to that in my next article.

Until then, take care of yourself - body, mind, and spirit!