I’m all about choices, especially when it comes to personal care products. We all have different preferences and different needs. So I’ve rounded up the top 5 (in my opinion) bar soaps. They all have an EWG rating of 1, so they are healthy, safe choices. And they are all relatively easy to find in most drug stores and chains. I’ve listed them from the least expensive to the priciest.
Shea Moisture Bar Soap – Price .52/oz
This company definitely deserves more attention that it is currently receiving. Their products are certified organic and Cruelty Free. The contain no sulfates, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, petroleum, formaldehyde and propylene. And if this isn’t enough for you, this is also the least expensive soap in this round up!
Aveeno Moisturizing Bar – Price .69/oz
This brand took its name from Avena sativa, the Latin word for oat. It is a Cruelty Free, soap-free and dye-free formula which contains oatmeal to cleanse and soothe the skin. It’s especially good for dry or sensitive skin. I’ve used Aveeno products and agree that they are gentle and moisturizing.
Dr. Bronner’s – Price .86/oz
I’ve been using this brand for several months, and I do love it. It lathers well but isn’t drying to the skin. Not to mention, Dr. Bronner’s products carry both the Certified Organic and the Leaping Bunny seal. Did you also know that this soap can be used not only on body but on face and hair?
Kiss My Face Olive Oil Soap – Price .91/oz
This brand is making an appearance in lots of stores recently, but for the longest time, I could only find it at specialty health food shops. Their olive oil soap is awesome. Cruelty free, and no parabens or phthalates. And because this soap is 86% pure olive oil, it is the most moisturizing of any soap I’ve used.
Zum Bar – Price 1.76/oz
You recognize this creatively packaged soap as Zum Bar but it is actually a product made by the Indigo Wild company. This is the priciest of all the soaps in this round up, but it is nonetheless a gem. First of all, it is made with olive, coconut, palm and castor oils in a goat’s milk base. Add a little essential oils and mineral pigments, and you’ve got a colorful little bar of soap that is both moisturizing, safe, and Cruelty Free. Indigo Wild also donates part of its proceeds to several great causes. Their Betsy line contributes to breast cancer, and their YUM bars give a percentage back to the Kansas City Sheltie dog rescue. Because of its lovely packaging, this is my go-to soap for gifts.