If you’re looking to clean up your beauty routine and don’t know where to start, we suggest swapping out your body wash. It’s something you use daily (or almost every day) and it covers the largest surface area of your skin. Plus, there are so many great options that lather up and smell as good as their conventional counterparts. We’ll guide you through some of our top picks ahead.
The Best Natural Body Wash for Every Budget
1. Necessaire The Body Wash
With sleek minimalist packaging that complements any bath or shower, this buzzy body wash is a favorite among beauty editors and celebrities alike. What makes it so darn good, you ask? The texture, which is thick and emollient, and the way it leaves your skin feeling clean but not squeakily so. Formulated with a mild pH level and loaded with vitamins and fatty acids, it’s like a cleanser and treatment in one. (Though we’re equally enamored with their body lotion.)
2. Follain Refillable Everything Soap
Buy it once, refill it forever. This multipurpose cleanser comes in a glass bottle with an easy-to-use pump. The gentle formula uses saponified coconut, olive and jojoba oils to clean every inch of your skin and is safe to use on kiddos and furry friends alike. Choose from an uplifting lemongrass or calming lavender scent.
3. Skinfix Eczema+ Foaming Oil Body Wash
If you have the type of skin that reacts to, well, everything, you might find relief with this mild wash. Free of any common irritants (like sulfates and fragrance), it relies on coconut cleansers and aloe vera to soothe and clean dry, irritated skin.
4. The Right To Shower Body Wash
This feel-good body wash feels good in more ways than one. For starters, the lather is thick and sudsy, and the scents are absolutely delightful. (You have four options to choose from, but we love the tangerine and honeysuckle the most.) The sulfate-free wash is gentle on skin and kind to animals (with its 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free formula). And here’s the icing on the cake: Proceeds from every purchase go to organizations like Lava Mae to transform buses and trucks into mobile showers for people without homes.
5. True Botanicals Nourishing Wash
We swear every single time we use this wash our humble bath turns into a little spa. (Especially if we close our eyes to the grout and clutter.) The woodsy scent is deeply grounding, and the wash itself feels rich and creamy against our limbs. It’s no wonder Laura Dern and Olivia Wilde are obsessed with the brand.
6. Dr. Bronner's Pure-castile Liquid Soap
The OG natural body wash, Dr. B’s castile soap has been a go-to for ingredient- and budget-conscious families for decades. And whereas you used to have to scour obscure health and wellness stores to buy a bottle of the stuff, now you can easily find it in most drugstores and online. Made with certified organic oils and 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic packaging and paper, it’s a squeaky-clean formula that can be used all over. Choose from different scents like peppermint, or go unscented.