Remember when your mom threatened to wash your mouth out with soap? Nowadays, that might not be such a harsh punishment, given all the delightful natural ingredients that are going into many of our favorite bars. In fact, there are so many wonderful all natural soaps on the market, that getting clean is an afterthought, preceded by moisturizing, detoxifying, exfoliating and other benefits. Here are a few of our favorite brands, bar none!
Cooked up in a Brooklyn Kitchen, these glycerin rich soaps are made in small batches from plant oils and essential oils with a few "extras," like oatmeal and hibiscus flowers, thrown in for skin soothing benefits. From an exfoliating coffee blend to a healing peppermint, tea tree and eucalyptus concoction, there is a soap for every skin. $8 at www.premsoaps.com.
Nostalgia Organic Soaps and Toiletries
The packaging on these soaps is the cutest we've ever seen, but it's what underneath that retro wrap that has us all lathered up. Made from all natural ingredients, each generously sized bar does much more than just cleanse. They moisturize, exfoliate and, in the case of Goosebumps, take care of those pesky little bumps that crop up inexplicably on the backs of our arms. $6.50-$9 at www.nostalgiaorganics.com.
Goat Milk Stuff Bar Soaps
Made from nothing baaaaahhhd, these soaps contain unprocessed goat milk, fresh from the farm. Not only does this produce an unbelievably rich and creamy texture, but goat's milk is also chock full of vitamins, minerals and alpha hydroxy acids. Add to that the vast array of yummy fragrances and you may never get out of the shower! Check out the specialty soaps too for specific concerns. $6 at www.goatmilkstuff.com.
Joyful Bath Co. Handmade Botanical Soaps
Combining elements of both land and sea with bathing rituals and remedies form around the world, these soaps are handmade and hand cut into generously sized blocks. Each one is designed with a specific purpose in mind, whether mentally or physically cleansing. $4 at www.joyfulbathco.com.
Peacock Republic Face and Body Bar Soap
Here is a soap that creates beauty in more ways than one. Sure, there is the obvious fact that each bar is filled with wonderful, organic ingredients that cleanse and moisturize, but there is also the fact that for every bar sold, a bar is donated to those who don’t have the basic necessities. As if that isn’t enough, each bar is packaged with handmade plantable paper, embedded with wildflower seeds. This soap really is making the world a beautiful place. $9 at www.peacockrepublic.com.