NATURAL BAR SOAPS
Natural Bar Soaps are More Gentle on Skin and the Environment
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|When it comes to cleansing, beauty junkies tend to reach for shower gels, but going back to basic bar soap is a better idea. Natural bar soaps can be just as indulgent, hydrating and wonderfully smelling as liquid soaps. And if you go for organic and natural beauty brands, bar soap is very eco friendly. You’ll get a cleanser in the purest form, so you’ll save your skin and the earth from a laundry list of chemicals. |
There are many organic bar soap benefits to enjoy. Traditional synthetic soaps are made with petroleum—not really a clean ingredient, right? Natural bar soaps on the other hand are made from plants oil like coconut, almond or olive. Most traditional soaps also use chemical surfactants called sulfates to create a sudsy lather, but besides making bubbles these harsh ingredients can be very drying to your skin. Here are a few of our favorites:
NATURAL BAR SOAP #1
Pacifica Natural Soap in Tahitian Gardenia
You’ll have a hard time finding a natural bar soap line that has such amazing fragrances and beautiful packaging as Pacifica Natural Soap. Their moisturizing Tahitian Gardenia bar gets its sweet floral scent from essential and natural oils. All of Pacifica’s soaps are handmade using a vegetable-glycerin base and no sulfates.
NATURAL BAR SOAP #2
Kiss My Face Sudz Organic Bar Soap In the Pink
Wake up in the morning with the energizing citrus scents of grapefruit and lemongrass. Kiss My Face Sudz Organic Bar Soap has the added benefit of alpha hydroxy acids from a variety of fruits, which will gently exfoliate away dead skin cells while you cleanse.
NATURAL BAR SOAP #3
Burt’s Bees Milk & Shea Body Bar
From trusted natural brand Burt’s Bees, Burt's Bees Milk & Shea Body Bar has an impressively short list of only five ingredients including moisturizing milk, shea butter and a vegetable base. You’ll surely notice the skin-softening benefits of vitamins A, E and F found in this creamy bar.
NATURAL BAR SOAP #4
Pangea Organics Bar Soap
You can always trust Pangea Organics to deliver a pure and organic product, their bar soaps are no exception. And with scents ranging from the spicy Malagasy Cinnamon Cassia with Cloves to woodsy scents like Canadian Pine with White Sage, there’s surely a fragrance for everyone in this line. I also love the ingenious eco-friendly packaging—the box is made from 100% post-consumer newsprint that’s embedded with wildflower seeds so you can plant the box later.
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Farmaesthetics Rainwater Soap Sweet Orange & Rosepetals
When they call it Rainwater Soap, they’re not kidding. Farmaesthetics collects melted snow from winter to early spring, filters it and mixes it with 100% organic and natural ingredients including olive, palm and coconut oils. Each collection of bars is handmade in seasonal batches to match their ingredients. A true green luxury!
Give your skin and the earth a break by choosing one of these natural bar soaps or finding a favorite of your own. You only want the cleanest ingredients helping you to get you clean. Plus, whatever you use in the shower goes down the drain and back into our waterways, making biodegradable bar soaps a green choice. And unlike shower gels that are usually packaged in plastic bottles, bar soap can be sold with very little packaging.
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Julie Knapp is a New York City-based beauty, health, fitness and green living writer. She loves testing the latest beauty products and innovative fitness classes to build her expertise.