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The Pros and Cons of Bar Soap

September 12, 2022 3 min read

The Pros and Cons of Bar Soap

Having the right kind of cleanser is essential to a good shower routine. The cleanser you choose can make the difference between your skin being clean and moisturized or dried-out and irritated. When it comes to bar soap (in this case, our Body Wash Bars), many people wonder how it compares to traditional liquid body wash and which is the right choice for them. Let's go through the pros and cons of Body Wash Bars.

Benefits of Body Wash Bars


Bars are a cost-effective option for a body cleanser. They are usually sold at an accessible price point and may last longer than liquid body wash, helping you to save in the long run. Our Body Wash Bars are a concentrated, waterless formula that help you get the most bang for your buck.


Bars can easily be packaged plastic-free, creating a lighter footprint on the environment. Our Body Wash Bars come in 100% recyclable and compostable paper packaging. Plus, they don't contain any ingredients that are harmful to the environment. Some liquid body washes utilize tiny colorful beads of plastic as an exfoliant. These can end up polluting waterways. Our Body Wash Bars feature naturally compostable ingredients like poppyseeds and flower petals for an exfoliating experience that doesn’t contribute microplastics to the environment.

Better-For-You Ingredients

Body Wash Bars are full of rich ingredients that you probably recognize, like shea butter or coconut oil. These gentle yet effective ingredients won’t dry you out like some of the harsher bar formulations of yore. Our bars don’t contain any preservatives either, which can often be irritating and drying on the skin.


Ever had your travel-size liquid body wash explode in your bag, or been forced to throw it out at airport security? With our Body Wash Bars, you don’t have to worry about making a mess or causing issues with security! Simply store it in a travel case and you’re good to go.

Cons of Body Wash Bars

Body Wash Bars can be difficult to store if you’re used to them sticking to the shower shelf and leaving a soapy residue everywhere. However, with our Sisal Soap Saver and soap lifts (either wood or silicone), this isn’t an issue! Both the Sisal Soap Saver and soap lift help dry the bar out, making it last longer and keeping it from getting your shelves messy.

Body Wash Bars can be drying to some skin types due to their higher pH. When selecting a bar, be on the lookout for nourishing ingredients like oils and butters for added moisturization. This will help prevent your skin from drying out. Bars with ingredients like artificial fragrance, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), or parabens are more likely to be drying and possibly irritating. Our Body Wash Bars are formulated with a sunflower/safflower oil base to be super conditioning and moisturizing on the skin–and they don’t contain any artificial fragrance, parabens, SLS, silicones, or phthalates.

Natural body wash bars

Try Natural Body Wash Bars

Ready to give Body Wash Bars a try? We have several scents to choose from (and an unscented option!) with varying levels of exfoliation for an added skin-smoothing element. With our nourishing formulas and delicious scents, we have a feeling you’ll love them and become a bar convert. Try out our Body Wash Bars today!