When trying to go organic with your skincare or in this case, your body wash, it is important to learn about the different meanings that can be tagged to the words “organic”, “natural”, “cruelty-free” or “vegan”. If you are looking for nothing but organic body washes, read on. I have personally used the following five USDA certified organic body washes in the past few years at various times during those years.
Since everyone’s body reacts differently even when using an organic product, it is important to do an allergy test when trying something for the first time. Being certified USDA organic does not guarantee 100% positive results for everyone.
This body wash is USDA certified, using organic products and oils and is paraben and sulfate free. Infused with eucalyptus and spearmint oil, this wash invigorates both the skin and your other senses. It is said to be safe for sensitive skin and contains anti-fungal properties. It leaves a fresh tingly feeling. Other options are lemon grass, and tea tree oil. This is a body wash that is good for both men and women. Also made in the USA.
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This USDA certified Lavender Ecstasy body wash is very light and airy. It contains those calming and moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, jojoba, aloe, and coconut oil. And while a lot of men would shy away from those ingredients in fear of smelling girly, this body wash comes in an unscented option! So soft skin can be had for men too.
Certified USDA organic, this fair-trade body wash is good for more than just your body. And while that may be true, I’d stick to using it on your body and not your face. Dr. Bronner’s also uses shikakai, which is a plant widely used in India’s shampoo industry. This is a great safe and organic option for both men and women. It comes in a few scents including unscented.
I love that this is a USDA certified body wash! I love the lavender scent, which makes you want to go to sleep. But do not go to sleep in the shower!! It is a hypoallergenic wash, which is very soft to the touch. You can use a loofah or just lather it on with your hands. It is also free of parabens, synthetic colors or fragrance, phthalates, and other harmful sulfates. Buy this at your local grocers, or online on amazon. Other online stores have a ridiculous mark-up. Also, this body wash is another good option for both men and women!
This is my final USDA certified body wash that is so gentle on your skin. If you are a lavender enthusiast, this one will keep you over-washing yourself in the shower. The light but obvious scent along with its soft moisturizing effect of the glycerin in the wash, is heavenly. This is a great option for anyone who loves lavender. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.
There may be many reasons why you would want a USDA certified option for your body wash. According to the USDA, companies have to make sure that their product uses at least 95% organic ingredients of its products to get certified “USDA organic”. And if you are gung-ho on this, look for the green and white USDA label.
Have you tried any of these body washes? Or comment below if you have a better USDA option I should try.
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