The Body Shop – not everything in the Body Shop is made in the UK, but luckily quite a few Body Shop products are still made in the UK

I’ve shopped at the Body Shop for many years and pretty much everything I bought was always made in the UK. However I now notice that pretty much everything I bought the other day was made abroad, except for the deodorant I got which was made in the UK. The rest was made in Hungary, Switzerland or the USA. This is very disappointing and I will now be looking for a new supplier for my wash stuff. If you are buying anything in the Body Shop you will now need to check if it is from the UK or not, if you want to buy British. For the moment at least many products in the Body Shop are still made in the UK.

I asked the Body Shop about manufacturing in the UK and this was their response – “We are a global retailer and as such manufacture our products in many countries” – basically they are saying they have shifted some or all production abroad – what a shame 😦 That said though, if you read the labels carefully, you can still buy British made products in the Body Shop.

https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/

The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner, 250ml. Front view. Made in UK. Photograph by author.

The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner, 250ml. Front view. Made in UK. Photograph by author.

The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner, 250ml. Rear of bottle lable view, showing country of origin. Made in UK. Photograph by author.

The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner, 250ml. Rear of bottle lable view, showing country of origin. Made in UK. Photograph by author.

Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue cream 100ml. Made in UK. Photograph by author.

Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue cream 100ml. Made in UK. Photograph by author. Bottom of packaging label view.

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6 thoughts on “The Body Shop – not everything in the Body Shop is made in the UK, but luckily quite a few Body Shop products are still made in the UK

  1. Lizzy

    Very disappointed. I went on several visits to the Body Shop factory, in Littlehampton, with school groups. It was always a fascinating day out. I wonder what has become of the factory and all those workers, if that’s being manufactured here is the deoderant ?

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    1. ukmade Post author

      Hi Lizzy

      Yes, it is very disappointing. I tried to get the Body Shop to comment but they were not very forthcoming. Mind you if you go to one of their shops there are still quite a few products on the shelves that are made in the UK (not just deodorant). What has changed though is that pretty much everything I used to buy from them was made in the UK, whereas now much of it is made in Europe or the USA. As the products I want are no longer made in the UK I will go elsewhere from now on. Neal’s Yard are very good – all of their products are made in England.

      Reply
  2. Lizzy

    I’ve heard good things about Neal’s Yard so will definitely look them up (I see you have a link).
    Btw, this is a great site. I could spend hours on here !

    Reply

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