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Top 5 Awesome Body Washes

Like all beauty products, you have tons of choices when it comes to which body wash to try. And while it might be easiest to just go with whatever’s on sale or what smells the best, it’s important to remember to check the labels and see what’s actually in your body wash. The big thing to look out for? Sulfate (the thing that makes body wash super foamy)! As you get older, your skin will thank you for your introspection and research early on…we promise!

To help you get started in your search for your best body wash, we’ve rounded up five of our top picks! We can’t wait to see what you think and hear all about your favorites in the comments below.



We cannot say enough good things about the UK brand Lush. Their products are handmade using all natural ingredients and each product features an expiration date and a cute sticker showing the person who made it! The brand is affordable, almost entirely vegan and smells fantastic.  One of our favorites is “The Olive Branch,” a skin softening organic olive oil blend. Loaded with vital antioxidants and an infusion of vine leaves, sea salt and fresh mandarin juice, you’ll be showering with the citrus scents of mandarin and lemon with a just hint of fresh orange groves. ($10 – $29, LushUSA.com)



Another totally natural choice, Beecology lemongrass and grapefruit shower gel (available in two other scents if those don’t float your boat) brings a natural citrus splash to the bath. Essential oils of lemongrass and grapefruit mingle with nature’s best elements to create a sulfate-free body wash that TotalBeauty.com picked as their No.1 choice for body washes. The coconut, olive and hemp oils lead to a gentle and moisturizing cleansing clean while the aloe and honey pamper your skin and prepare you for your day. (Beecology.com, $9)
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Your mom may have already shown you the “Kiehl’s” way. We love this body polish made with ground luffa fruit – the fruit that, when dried, produces the loofah sponge! Pretty cool, eh? Mix that with shea butter and almond oil, and you’ve got some seriously moisturizing cream! (Kiehls.com, $11)
A favorite among the editors at Real Simple, the Body Shop does a decent job of using “real” ingredients in their products (far better than most popular companies)! Their coconut shower cream is their most popular, heralded for its scent and super lather properties. It smells divine! (TheBodyShopUSA.com, $8). It does contain sulfate, so if you’re looking for something different, might we suggest this J.R. Watkins wash?
JASON Purifying Tea Tree Body Wash takes the cake as far as good, clean smells go, especially if you’re a tea tree devotee. Rich natural oils, emollients and humectants are combined to both revive (feel the tingles!) and nourish your skin without any sodiums, parabens, etc. A pioneer in natural bath and body products, you can never go wrong with JASON. (SwansonVitamins.com, $9)
Other awesome brands to check out: Burt’s Bees, Gud, Graham’s Natural Alternatives, Aesop, Kirk’s Natural and Clearly Natural Essentials (especially good if you are allergic to or don’t like fragrance).
Have you ever tried any of our picks? Which wash is your favorite? Have your own favorite body wash already? Share it in the comments below!

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  1. kstrenk

    Posted by kstrenk on March 7, 2015 at 19:23

    I like the Bath and Body Works Shower Gels, Olay, Dove, and Herbal Essences.

  2. Sydney_Andrews

    Posted by Sydney_Andrews on October 17, 2013 at 11:01

    My favorite body wash brands are the Bath and Body Works Shower Gels and Creamy Body washes, and the Dove brand.

  3. sha566

    Posted by sha566 on August 3, 2013 at 17:45

    Could you please do top 5 bb creams, cc creams or foundation (or maybe an affordable back to school makeup article) please

  4. pink9729

    Posted by pink9729 on August 3, 2013 at 11:04

    I love these!!!!

  5. twedellk

    Posted by twedellk on August 2, 2013 at 15:09

    I love the smell and the feel that the Dial Anti bacterial Spring Fresh body soap has!

  6. sha566

    Posted by sha566 on August 1, 2013 at 15:30

    I love LUSH sooo much!!! I also like Burt’s Bees, gud and the body shop. Next you should do lotion ,moisturizers or hair care products.

  7. biblegirl

    Posted by biblegirl on August 1, 2013 at 12:21

    I want to get some lush products now!!!! 😀 they look amazing.

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by Mellymell12 on August 1, 2013 at 06:45

    I like the shea moisture lotions and even hair products. They use safe and organic ingrediants that are good for my skin. (P.S Beware- can be quite on the pricey side)

  9. EmeraRider

    Posted by EmeraRider on July 31, 2013 at 12:33

    I love Burt’s Bees, it always feels so natural and it smells great.

  10. PolkaDot

    Posted by PolkaDot on July 31, 2013 at 09:39

    I really love Burt’s Bee’s body wash. It smells really good and it is really light so it doesn’t leave that slimy feel on you after it washes off.

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by on July 30, 2013 at 15:51

    I love shopping at lush!!!!!!!! They sell some of the most awesome bath bombs!

  12. Chica

    Posted by Chica on July 30, 2013 at 12:45

    My skins really sensitive even to natural stuff but all Jason products are good for me,I was happy to see that most of these are natural since I wasn’t expecting that 🙂

  13. violinlover

    Posted by violinlover on July 30, 2013 at 12:26

    Thanks for including a unscented version! It’s irritiating not being able to use scented things when just about everything has some sort of smell to it.