10 Best Organic Body Washes to Purify and Nourish Skin

We've handpicked pH-balanced formulas that come with anti-aging benefits too.

Organic Body WashSearching for the best natural and organic skin care is a mission we all pride ourselves on, but what about the skin on the rest of our body? There’s nothing wrong with showering daily, especially if you sweat or have oily skin. But the products we use on our body and even tap water can dry out our skin, leaving it weakened and lackluster. By choosing an organic body wash, you can ensure that it gently purifies your skin, while also helping to revitalize it for the long run.

How to choose an organic body wash

Like with natural and organic skin care, choosing the best organic body wash isn’t as simple as selecting one that’s been certified organic. It’s easy to select a formula that’s free of the worst offending ingredients, such as sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. But it’s still important to pay attention to individual ingredients on a product label. Did you know that even plant-based ingredients such as cocamidopropyl betaine can cause skin irritation? We’ve carefully screened the products below to ensure you a comfortable shower experience (with a few extra bonuses too from anti-aging and skin-balancing ingredients).

Best organic body washes

Christina Moss Organic Body WashOrganic Body Wash – Lemon Verbana from Christina Moss Naturals
Cruelty-free, vegan
A revitalizing body wash loaded with certified organic ingredients for a truly clean shower experience. Skin easily absorbs the sunflower and safflower seed oil blend, leaving skin moisturized without the greasiness. Lemon, lime, and orange peel oil purify and brighten up dull skin, leaving it smooth and radiant. These citrus ingredients are also rich with vitamin C that firms and brightens skin, so that you get anti-aging benefits out of your bathing routine too.

Vanilla Bean Shower GelVanilla Bean Shower Gel from 100% Pure
Cruelty-free, gluten-free
This richly foaming body wash makes for a delightful shower experience for all skin types. The ingredients have all of your skin needs covered. This formula features aloe vera and rose hydrosol to tone and soften skin. The green tea is beneficial for soothing inflammation and damaged skin. Thanks to red algae and hyaluronic acid, this formula packs a potent hydrating dose.

Contains a deliciously sweet scent from vanilla fruit. Fragrance Free Organic Body WashFragrance Free Organic Body Wash from Nurture My Body
Cruelty-free
If you’ve been trying to fight dry patches or oily skin, chances are that your skin pH levels are out of balance. This body wash aims to fix that. Seaweed and sea buckthorn hydrate skin without leaving skin feeling greasy. A blend of botanicals and essential oils restore skin to its ideal pH, while geranium and chamomile soothe sensitive skin.

Acure Argan Oil Body WashAlluring Argan Body Wash from Acure
Cruelty-free, vegan
Anti-aging skin care isn’t just for your face and neck. This body wash contains antioxidant-rich acai, blackberry, rosehip, and pomegranate that gently sweep away dirt, dead skin, and excess oil. With the addition of moisturizing and vitamin-rich argan oil, this formula leaves skin feeling velvety soft and restored.

Tree to Tub Body WashAwakening Peppermint Body Wash for Oily Skin from Tree to Tub
Cruelty-free, vegan
Struggling with breakouts all over your body? Your regular acne face wash won’t quite work for that infamous back acne. Instead, pick up a gentle yet potent body wash that purifies your skin. Wild soapberry is the star ingredient in this body wash that balances skin and eliminates excess oil. The formula is naturally antibacterial, making it ideal for unclogging acne-causing bacteria from pores.

Scented with peppermint essential oil.

Mukti Botanique Body WashBotanique Wash from Mukti
Cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free
This pH-balanced formula makes use of carefully curated botanicals to wash and treat skin. Bladderwrack hydrates skin, while anti-inflammatory chamomile and ginkgo calm skin. The formula is also infused with horsetail and nettle to fortify skin with nutrients. Comes in a gel form that lathers up lightly for a thorough cleanse. It’s gentle enough to double as a hand wash too!

Nourish Organic Body WashMoisturizing Cream Organic Body Wash from Nourish Organic
USDA organic, cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free
WIth a base of organic aloe juice and coconut oil, this moisturizing body wash is especially beneficial for those with sensitive or dry skin. It has a smooth creamy texture, thanks to the shea butter and coconut milk that feel extra soft on skin. It’s scented with moisturizing essential oils, and won’t leave skin dry or irritated.

Comes in six different refreshing scents: Tropical Coconut, Lemon Thyme, Almond Vanilla, Fresh Fig, Lavender Mint, and Pure Unscented.

Avalon Lavender Shower GelNourishing Lavender Bath & Shower Gel from Avalon Organics
Cruelty-free, vegan
This body wash makes for a truly worry-free shower experience, thanks to the clean formula and soothing lavender scent. Babassu oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant-rich, making it ideal for cleansing and protecting skin. Quinoa protein fortifies and smoothes skin. Lavender extract cleanses away excess oil, and has also been shown to lower stress levels! So get your lather on with this soothing body wash.

Puracy Natural Body WashPuracy Natural Body WashCitrus & Sea Salt Natural Body Wash from Puracy
Cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free
A little goes a long with this non-toxic biodegradable formula. It contains a coconut base that still lathers up richly for a satisfying clean. Pink Himalayan sea salt exfoliates and re-balances skin, and is gentle enough for those with eczema or dermatitis. The formula rinses cleanly to leave skin feeling purified and balanced.

Comes with a citrus scent from pink grapefruit essential oil.

Alaffia Coconut Body WashCoconut Body Wash – Pineapple from Alaffia
Cruelty-free
Even if you’re a minimalist, it’s still possible to enjoy a pampering shower with this natural body wash. It features just 8 ingredients that gently cleanse and nourish skin. Antioxidant-rich coffee berry helps promote an even skin tone, while pineapple extract lightly exfoliates for toned skin. Hydrating coconut water makes this formula ideal for normal and dry skin.

 

Despite the gentleness of these formulas, naturally-derived ingredients pack a powerful punch in purifying skin. They’re often naturally antibacterial, so that they can cleanse without upsetting the balance of your skin. Just be sure to lather up the formula properly and massage it into your skin thoroughly (a konjac sponge can help you there, and exfoliate at the same time too). Remember to fully rinse the body wash off your skin. Follow with a body lotion or body oil to seal moisture back into your skin.

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