Traditional beauty routines are often full of chemical-heavy products and planet-poisoning bottles. But when most store shelves are overflowing with liquid soap bottles and body washes, what can we do?
We’re here to tell you about a better way to beauty. Whether you’re washing your hands, face, or body, our non-toxic bar soaps have all your bases covered! Without the heavy health and planet pollutants, these are products you, your skin, and your conscience can feel good about.
For everyone who’s used to liquid body washes and hand and face soaps, we’ll talk about what soap bars are first.
What is a Bar Soap?
Before we talk about its benefits, we want to talk about what makes soap bars different from body washes and other personal cleaning products. Thankfully, bar soap is as simple as it seems. Soap bars are soap products that come in solid rectangles or oblong shapes.
Organic soap bars are a notch above the rest. They’re better for our bodies, the planet, and often our budgets, too.
Why is Zero-Waste Soap Better than Plastic Jug Soap?
We mentioned this earlier, but it bears repeating that traditional liquid soaps are chock full of chemical-heavy ingredients and planet-poisoning bottles. Those chemical-based ingredients are one of the biggest reasons we experience rashes, itchiness, dryness, and other skin irritations.
And those planet-poisoning plastic bottles can take 450 years or more to degrade. Choosing zero-waste body wash or zero-waste soap can help reduce both the number of skin irritations we face and the number of plastic bottles sitting in our landfills and oceans for centuries. Our non-toxic bar soaps make it easy to make the switch.
And many of our eco-conscious customers have reported that they’ll never go back to plastic-wrapped shower supplies!
What to Look for in Bar Soap
Two of the most important things to look for in soap bars are the ingredients and packaging. It should also be easy to find out how it’s made because knowing this can help us make the most planet-conscious decisions possible.
Some examples of healthy soap ingredients include things like oatmeal, cocoa butter, lavender, and other essential oils, charcoal, and rosemary. Things that sound and are fresh and natural are always better than hard-to-pronounce chemicals, drying alcohol, synthetics, and fillers.
If you want to take it a step further, look for certified organic ingredients when you shop. These are the best for preventing common skin irritations and are ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin. And most of our soap bars contain them.
The Best Bar Soap for Better Beauty Routines
The best bar soap is one that is made with healthy, organic ingredients and contains zero plastic, including in the shipping. With ingredients like essential oils, herbs, and clays, our organic soap options make for happy, healthy skin.
And we offer several different face and body options to choose from, so there’s something for everyone! Each plastic-free bar comes in plastic-free packaging because we believe in an eco-friendly experience from start to finish.
How Do You Use Soap Bars?
Depending on your preferences and the type of soap you’re using, you can use soap bars in a few different ways. First, get the bar a bit wet. Then, either rub the bar directly onto your skin or rub it between your hands to lather it up and rub the lather on your skin.
You can also wet the bar, lather it up on a loofah or washcloth, and rub that on your skin instead. This is the best option for adding a massage or some gentle exfoliation to your shower routine. However, there is one method that is typically considered better than the rest.
Follow these steps to make the most of your zero-waste facial soap bars:
- Use warm water to create a creamy lather in your clean hands.
- Gather it up and gently massage the lather over your face or body using circular motions with your fingers.
- Rinse with water and gently pat dry (rubbing ourselves dry with our towels can cause irritation, lost elasticity, and prevent your skin from absorbing the moisture it needs post-shower.)
This gentle, mild cleansing method is particularly good for people with sensitive skin. The best method for those with particularly dry skin or exfoliating needs is to use a soap saver bag. Just place the bar in the bag, wet it, and lather on the body or face.
The soap saver bag can be used for the whole bar of soap or for those pesky little bits and scraps that would normally get thrown away.
The Best Bar Soap for the Face
When it comes to choosing the best bar soap for your face, you want a soft and luxurious natural option that’s formulated to gently cleanse all skin types, including sensitive skin. This is exactly what our facial soap bars provide.
Our face is where some of our most sensitive skin lives, so what we put on it matters. Our facial soap bar comes in three incredible options, including charcoal tea tree, shea oatmeal, and orange bergamot.
Each is naturally scented, gently cleanses and nourishes with organic ingredients, and will leave your face feeling healthy and soft. Cold-pressed in small batches, these handmade soap bars never contain synthetic fragrances, colorants, parabens, sulfates, or animal products.
And each option is better for different needs. One bar replaces up to three plastic face cleanser bottles for a better beauty routine that’s gentler on both our skin and our environment.
Charcoal Tea Tree vs. Shea Oatmeal vs. Orange Bergamot Facial Soap Bars
With several organic facial soap bar options available, how do you choose? Don’t worry, it’s easier than it sounds. Just read on for a breakdown of our favorite facial zero-waste soap bars!
Choose the charcoal tea tree facial soap bar if you’re acne-prone and have oily skin. The charcoal removes dirt and oil from your pores, while the tea tree oil’s natural anti-bacterial properties will fight acne without drying out your skin.
The unscented shea oatmeal facial soap bar is great for all skin types but is best for sensitive, dry, or eczema-prone skin. Packed with vitamins and essential fatty acids, the shea butter moisturizes while soothing irritation. And the oat reduces itching, removes dead skin cells, and promotes a smooth texture.
And our orange bergamot facial soap bar, while great for all skin types, is ideal for oily and combination skin. The naturally-antibacterial bergamot essential oil helps unclog pores and balance our oil levels.
The blood orange essential oil hydrates and reduces inflammation, while the madder root powder reduces skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation. Vegan and cruelty-free, each of these facial soap bars are made with ingredients you can feel good about.
These zero-waste soap bars are also travel-friendly and come in plastic-free packaging!
The Best Bar Soap for the Body
Now that we’ve covered the best zero-waste soap options for your face, let’s move on to the organic body soap bar options. Each one is organic for a clean and eco-friendly shower routine. Like the facial soap bars, these are naturally scented with organic ingredients that leave your skin feeling healthy, nourished, and soft.
They’re cold-pressed in small batches with no synthetic fragrances, colorants, parabens, sulfates, or animal products. One bar replaces up to two plastic body wash bottles. And they come in the following incredible scents:
In the next section, we’ll talk more about the ingredients and benefits of these organic, handmade soaps.
Organic Body Soap Scents and Benefits – Floral Options
Our lavender body soap bar is a great unisex option for an invigorating, refreshing, and waste-free shower. This is also a great handmade soap option for anyone who is acne-prone, has eczema, or has regularly irritated skin.
The lavender essential oil has natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that fight acne breakouts, soothe irritations and add moisture. Made with certified organic ingredients, including rosemary extract, coconut oil, and others, it’s a bar your body will feel good about.
The grapefruit calendula soap bar is another great unisex option. Grapefruit extract and calendula flowers are known for their natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and healing properties. With all-natural ingredients and no synthetics, it’s great for all skin types.
But while it is a great option for all skin types, it works particularly well for people who have:
- Rashes and scratches
- Eczema and psoriasis
- Chapped skin
- Insect bites
- Other types of skin damage.
Our lemongrass body soap bar features a mild and invigorating blend of herbal citrus, uplifting essential oils, and an earthy freshness. The organic essential oils help remove impurities, detoxify the skin, and leave you feeling clean and clear.
This is a gentle, zero-waste organic soap that’s good for all skin types. And that brings us to the last floral option on our list, the tangerine lavender organic body soap bar. Its certified organic ingredients and light floral scent with hints of citrus are great for nourishing healthy, soft skin.
Organic Body Soap Scents and Benefits – Non-Floral Options
While we recommend trying a few to find your favorite, we also know that breaking down the scents, benefits, and ingredients first can help bring you a step closer. So, with the floral options already covered, let’s talk about the last three organic body soap bars we offer.
The patchouli, peppermint, and sage spearmint body bars are good for different skin types. First up is the patchouli-scented soap bar. As soon as you lather up this bar, you’ll unleash the rich and earthy tones it contains.
Because it’s light and earthy, this unisex bar is the base of an invigorating, refreshing, and zero-waste shower experience. The patchouli bar is great for all skin types and ideal for those with anti-aging beauty goals.
Patchouli essential oil slows down the look of aging by tightening and toning the skin. It also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes, as a result. Similarly, our peppermint body bar soap can help soothe the skin on the face, too.
Peppermint oil is a natural cleanser with antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties. It has a cooling effect that soothes irritation and reduces redness and inflammation. And this brings us to the last option on our list, the spearmint sage soap bar.
With incredible scents, incredible ingredients, zero plastic, and all the softness, our organic face and body bars will change your beauty routine for good! Now, let’s talk briefly about other uses for soap bars before we move on to our bundle deal and the best way to store your bars.
Can You Use the Body Bars on Other Surfaces?
On top of working well on the body and face, our zero-waste bar soaps lather up well enough to clean other things, too. Use them to clean your dishes, counters, and other areas around the house. But be sure to keep different bars for different areas to avoid spreading germs.
Bundle and Save
Choosing the best bar soap just got easier with our convenient bundle and save option! And you’ve found it just in time to prepare for an eco-friendly holiday season. Here’s how it works:
- Add three soap items to your bundle and get a 5% discount.
- Add four soap items to your bundle and get a 10% discount.
- Add five soap items to your bundle and get a 15% discount.
- Add six soap items to your bundle and get a 20% discount.
The more you buy, the more you save! Whether you’re shopping for organic soaps for yourself or searching for the perfect eco-friendly holiday gift, this bundle deal is hard to beat. And our other eco-friendly bundles and kits have the rest of your bases covered.
Other Zero-Waste Kits and Bundle Deal Options
Follow the links below to shop our:
- Zero-waste shaving kit for women (contains a rose gold or matte black safety razor, organic shaving soap, and 15 high-quality stainless steel replacement blades.) Our shaving soap was voted the best for sensitive skin by Beeco Green online publication.
- Buy more, save more shampoo and conditioner bar bundles (with about a dozen different scent options to choose from.)
- Zero-waste home cleaning kit (contains zero-waste dish soap, a bamboo soap dish, and a wooden cleaning brush with a detachable head.)
- Organic charcoal bamboo fiber zero-waste floss bundle (comes with three bamboo floss rolls and a zero-waste glass dispenser.)
Buying eco-friendly products for your house, hair, dental routine, or body has never been easier. And with affordable kits like these, we take the hassle out of eco-friendly shopping, whether you’re shopping for yourself or a friend or loved one.
Now, let’s get back to the facial and body soap bars before we wrap things up. If you’re looking for just one to start with rather than a bundle of three or more, our best advice is to keep it simple and go with what you know.
How to Choose Your First Soap Bar
If you enjoy floral scents, try the lavender soap bar. Feeling fruity? Pick up our grapefruit calendula or tangerine lavender soap bar. Looking for something earthier? Try the patchouli, sage spearmint, or lemongrass body bars.
For the face, the unscented shea oatmeal option is one of the best for people who are sensitive, while the charcoal tea tree is ideal for those with acne and oily skin, and the orange bergamot bar may be best for those with combination-oily skin.
With natural ingredients come lighter scents, so those who are sensitive to smell are often pleased to find that the smell is stronger in the shower and typically leaves the skin just lightly fragranced after rinsing and drying off.
And the great thing about the bundle deal is that you can try more than one or pick up your favorites alongside a gift or two! Encouraging others to participate in this eco-friendly journey with us is a fun and meaningful way to make the most of our efforts.
Storing Your Soap Bars – A Soap Saver Bag Breakdown
When you buy the best bar soap, you naturally want it to last as long as possible. Our organic soap bar options are easy to store for long-lasting use. Two of the best options are our soap saver bag and our bamboo soap dish.
The soap saver bag is not only ideal for storage but also works well if you want a way to gently massage or exfoliate in the shower. Made from 100% natural, sustainable sisal, this soap saver bag is an easy way to save money, keep your soap bar dry, and make it last longer.
Pop the whole bar in the bag when the bar is still new, or gather up the pieces and put them inside to avoid peeling bits and pieces off the shower shelves later. With a texture that’s easy on the skin, the bag helps produce a creamy, rich lather for every shower.
After every use, rinse the bag and hang it up to dry. They’re sturdy and long-lasting when you take care of them properly. And when your soap bag gets worn out, simply toss it into your compost bin.
Storing Your Soap Bars – Our Bamboo Soap Dish
Now that we’ve highlighted the benefits of our soap saver bag, let’s talk about another great way to store your soap bars – our bamboo soap dish. Our bamboo soap dish is a great way to store and extend the life of plastic-free shower products.
Like the soap saver bag, this dish is made from a 100% compostable, sustainable material. In this case, that material is bamboo. And because they’re the perfect size and look for even the smallest bathrooms, they’re ideal for storing shampoo and conditioner bars, too (shampoo & conditioner bars, for the win!).
These bamboo soap dishes are designed to keep soap bars and bits off your counters, showers, and tubs, allowing them to dry quickly and last longer. Using a bamboo soap dish can significantly extend the life of face, hair, and body bars.
And they’re easy to care for, too. All it takes is a bit of soapy water to keep them clean and looking good for longer. Bamboo is a naturally anti-bacterial, clean, and renewable material. It absorbs little moisture and doesn’t shrink or swell as regular wood does.
The Importance of Plastic-Free Packaging
It may just be us, but we’ve never understood why a company would make plastic-free products and ship them in plastic-based packaging. Our packaging is primarily cardboard-based, and all of our products are sustainably-packaged for an eco-friendlier delivery.
Our biodegradable alternatives to traditional plastic packaging options help lower the footprint of our purchases. This way, you can get what you need without accumulating additional waste. With the minimized impact, this is guilt-free online beauty product buying.
Building Better Routines with EcoRoots
Organic facial and body soap bars are a great step to take on your way to building a better beauty routine. From the natural ingredients and plastic-free packaging to the light, incredible scents, and endless skin benefits, there’s something for every preference and skin type.
This is soap, pure and simple. No chemicals, fillers, heavy synthetic scents, or plastic containers to cap it all off. Before chemical-laden liquid and foam soaps took over, all we had to work with was simple, clean soap bars.
Well, now those soap bars are back, and they’re better than ever! And many of the ingredients are healthier, more organic, and boast bigger and better benefits than before. And they’re not wrapped in plastic when you get them.
Our soap bars come with countless benefits and a wide variety of scent options, so there’s nothing to lose. And when you throw in a soap saver bag, bamboo soap dish, or set of plastic-free shampoo and conditioner bars, you put together an incredible eco-friendly care kit!
You can do the same by shopping our bath and beauty collection or home and kitchen collection, too. There’s something for everyone at EcoRoots. Whether you’re looking for a way to treat yourself or someone else, this is it.
Place your order today to get started or continue on your eco-friendly journey/sustainable living!