I was thinking what I should post about this week in the shower (that’s where I do all my thinking basically) and I saw my body wash sitting there and thought duh… post about non-toxic body wash!
So that’s what I shall do. I’m giving you my 3 favorite toxin-free + clean body washes.
I think using a “clean” body wash is super important because it covers the largest surface area of your body and you use it every day (I mean.. hopefully)! I always tell my family & friends to start with the largest surface area (body wash, lotions, haircare, etc) and then move into transitioning your products that cover smaller surface areas (eyeshadows, face makeup, etc!)
I’m not going into crazy detail about all the bad stuff that can be found in body washes but some of the main culprits are phthalates, parabens, 1,4-dioxane, formaldehyde, perfume, and sodium laureth sulfate. You can read about why these are so harmful in my first post here or read my post about using the Think Dirty app and EWG database.
I highly recommend scanning your products. I thought the body wash I used to use was “natural” and “good for me” because the bottle looked pretty and so did the commercials, but when I scanned it in “Think Dirty” it was a 9/10 (10 is the most harmful!!!)
But.. have no fear. Here are a few of MY favorites:
1) Acure Body Wash: I use a lot of their products because they’re effective, clean, and the cost is great. This resembles my previous body wash and it’s sold on Amazon, Target and sometimes Whole Foods so it’s super easy to find and get!
2) Shea Moisture Body Wash: This was the first natural body wash I tried and I really liked it. Super hydrating and smells amazing. I found mine at Ulta but also sold at Target!
3) Young Living Body Wash: No I don’t just get “oils” from Young Living.. I get most of my personal and household products there too!! I haven’t tried this yet but I’ve heard rave reviews so it’s on my order for next month already! They have a few different scents and if you’re a YL member, you get 24% off and reward points when you order it in your Essential Rewards box. Win-win!
I hope that helps! I’d love to hear what your favorite non toxic body washes are!