Last Updated: June 17, 2021

The best 15 body wash products for your skin.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 20 min read

Whether you’ve been a bar-soap buyer who wants to make the big switch or you’re a body-wash lifer looking for something new, the rule of thumb when it comes to finding the best body wash is to take a good, long look at the ingredients lists for the products you’re interested in using. Try to familiarize yourself with the naturally derived ingredients you know work for you and your skin type. For example, if you have dry skin, you may want to pick a product with coconut oil or aloe vera in it. Or, if you have oily skin, you might want to look for honey or oatmeal in the ingredients list.


Keep your body clean, while combatting dry, flaky skin and clogged pores, with our list of the best natural body washes and the best shower gels. Find out what works in perfect harmony with your body (and don’t forget to revisit your singing-in-the-shower playlist and all that jazz, too).


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. method Body Wash

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Whether you’re an up-and-at-‘em kind of showerer or a before-bed bather, this method body wash is just the thing for getting squeaky clean. From Deep Detox to Energy Boost, choose from scents to put you in the mood for whatever life throws your way. Plus, since it’s paraben- and phthalate-free, this body wash is a great choice for anyone in your …

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$7.99
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2. Mrs. Meyer's Body Wash

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Wash away the day and boost your mood with Mrs. Meyer's body wash. Delicate on your skin and tough on germs, it’s also dermatologically tested, cruelty-free, and made with a unique blend of aloe vera gel and essential oils. Choose from multiple garden-inspired fragrances members love — like honeysuckle, rain water, basil, oat blossom, lavender, …

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16 Oz
$7.99
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3. method Men's Body Wash

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Wash away the sweat of the day with this method Men's Body Wash. This men’s body wash is biodegradable, hypoallergenic, triclosan-free, paraben-free, and phthalate-free, giving you so many reasons to make this soap part of your everyday routine. Plus, it’s made in the USA using renewable energy and responsible packaging by a certified B …

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18 Oz
$7.99
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4. Grove Co. Body Wash & Loofah Set

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Made with recycled materials, our oversized Grove Co. loofah produces luxurious suds, leaving skin feeling smooth and refreshed. Turn your shower into the kind of escape you need right now. Whether you want pure peace, an energy boost, a deep detox or some simple nourishment, each naturally derived formula features a trio of nutrient-rich …
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1 x Body Wash - 1 x Loofah
$11.94
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5. Tree To Tub Hydrating Body Wash for Very Dry Skin

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Healthy skin starts in the shower — skip the harsh chemicals and hydrate your skin with Tree To Tub Hydrating Body Wash for Very Dry Skin. If your skin feels dry after using body wash, chances are your soap is washing away more than just germs. Many conventional body soaps use unhealthy chemicals that end up stripping away your body’s natural oils. …

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8.5 oz
$14.99
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6. Rooted Beauty Rejuvenating Body Wash

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Rejuvenate your skin from head to toe while you wash. This silky body wash is infused with antioxidants that help support and maintain healthy skin, transforming every shower into a skincare treatment. It’s powered by the Rooted Beauty R7 Complex — a signature blend of seven antioxidants from potent root plants — plus speciality ingredients like …
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9 oz
$9.95
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7. Tree To Tub Vitamin C Body Wash for Dry, Sensitive Skin - Citrus

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Wild Ingredients with a Gentle Touch

Perhaps it’s the wild grown soapberries in this paraben free body wash that leave you clean and fresh without irritating your skin. Or maybe it’s the Organic Healing Botanicals that nourish, hydrate, and heal, leaving softness without residue! Regardless of why everyone else loves it, obviously this all …

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8.5 oz
$14.99
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8. Jason Revitalizing Citrus Body Wash

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For many of us, showers are our once-a-day shot at some me time. Bringing natural products like this Jason Revitalizing Citrus Body Wash into your bathroom guarantees a relaxing shower session every time. This natural body wash is healthy, gentle, and effective, as well as Leaping Bunny–certified. Plus, it’s made with a blend of lemon extract, …

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30 Oz
$9.99
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9. The Seaweed Bath Co Energizing Body Wash

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Brighten your day while gently cleansing and revitalizing your skin. Nutrient-rich bladderwrack seaweed nourishes while Vitamin C replenishes and protects. Skin-boosting matcha, ginseng, and coffee energize and invigorate for softer, more radiant-looking skin.
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12 oz
$14.99
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10. The Seaweed Bath Co Detox Purifying Body Wash

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With The Seaweed Bath Co Detox Purifying Body Wash, it all comes out in the wash — literally. Say goodbye to toxins and hello to skin that feels clean and nourished. A unique blend of nutrient-rich bladderwrack seaweed extract and powerful ingredients like green coffee bean extract, French clay (ooh la luxe), spirulina, and coconut oil helps to …

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12 oz
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11. Jason Calming Lavender Body Wash

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Treat your whole family to a long-lasting bottle of gentle body wash that safely cleanses, without the use of harsh chemicals and foaming agents. Jason Calming Lavender Body Wash cleanses your skin using botanical surfactants. This vegan, biodegradable formula relaxes your senses as it softens and balances your skin.

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$9.99
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12. Alpine Provisions Castile Body Wash

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Get back to nature with Alpine Provisions Castile Body Wash. This hardworking multitasker takes a one-and-done approach to your daily showering ritual with a super concentrated formula that's highly effective yet gentle enough to use on skin and hair. Made with organic olive and coconut oils combined with a sustainably sourced, organic essential …

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16.9 oz
$15
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13. Jason Purifying Tea Tree Body Wash

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Soothe your skin with Jason Purifying Tea Tree Body Wash — a gentle blend of certified organic tea tree oil, sunflower oil, and aloe vera made to wash away impurities. This vegan, biodegradable body wash will leave your skin feeling oh-so-fresh and clean without drying it out. Plus, this 30-ounce bottle is long-lasting with an easy-to-use pump. …

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$9.99
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14. Weleda Citrus Refreshing Body Wash

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Lemon equals optimism. Its essential oil has an immediately positive effect on your spirits. With this Citrus Creamy Body Wash, you’ll enjoy freshly cleaned skin, an elevation to your mood, and luminous moisture all over. Wake up, shower and add a smile to your day!

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6.8 oz
$9.99
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15. SheaMoisture Coconut Hibiscus Body Wash

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Lather up your whole body with SheaMoisture Illuminating Body Wash, a hydrating formula that gently cleanses while it brightens and nourishes. Scented with a blend of essential oils, this Coconut and Hibiscus Body Wash includes coconut oil and hibiscus flower extract to help firm and even skin tone. It’s sulfate-free and paraben-free.

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13 Oz
$9.99
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FAQs

Is bar soap better than body wash?

It really depends on what you’re looking for. There are both pros and cons for natural bar soaps and body washes. Sometimes, bar soaps can be more eco-friendly and sustainably made, unless the body washes you’re looking at are also Earth-friendly and sustainable. For example, this Rooted Beauty Rejuvenating Body Wash is, in our opinion, one of the best body washes for women and men because it’s made with plant-based moisturizers and antioxidants to help protect skin with each wash.


What makes the con list for bar soaps? Well, certain bar soaps can be harsh on skin, can remove essential proteins, and even alter the pH level of skin. Bar soaps with harsh ingredients and chemicals are usually known to dry skin out more than liquid body washes or shower gels, too. Still not sure whether to go with bar soap or body wash? Pick out a few of the best body washes above, and find out if you like the way they make your skin feel. That's an easy way to find what works best for you.


Are body washes bad for you?

Body wash can be very brutal on your body if you don’t pick the right one for your skin. That’s because they can be packed with chemicals such as phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde, and sulfates. Some body washes also feature non-natural colors and fragrances that may cause irritation to skin.


When looking for the best body wash or the best shower gel, it’s super-duper important to double glance at the ingredients list of the products you’re interested in adding to your routine. Stay far away from products that use ingredients (like those listed above) that could cause harm to you and your body.


A big (big!) plus about body washes, especially naturally derived body washes without harsh chemicals hidden in their formulas, is that they can be more hygienic than bar soaps. That’s simply because most bar soaps sit in showers soaking up bacteria and are shared with more than one member of each household.


Does body wash actually clean you?

Close your eyes and take a minute to really think about what builds up on your skin in between showers (or baths if that’s what you do). Dirt, dead skin cells, bacteria, and oil can be hidden on your skin without you even noticing it — yuck! Plus, if the weather is hot or humid, it can be seriously worse for you, too.


Body washes help clean your skin, while moisturizing, so you can feel your best and know that all those nasties we mentioned before are getting rinsed down the drain when you’re done washing up. A good way to get the most out of your body wash is to use a washcloth or loofah to lather your body wash up before cleaning your skin.


Sometimes, we can feel cleaner when our products smell good — just a little mind trick — so we also recommend picking the best smelling body wash for you to get the most out of being clean.


What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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