The Best of Green Beauty: Soaps

A bar of soap changed my life.

No, really.

If you’ve read my book, you know that one single bar of black clay soap convinced me that organic beauty was where it was AT for my skin! In just a week it had helped me in a HUGE way with tackling breakouts, evening my skin tone and minimizing the scars I’d gained from self-treating cystic acne (the biggest NO NO ever!)

When it comes to organic bar soap, the good news is that there are tons of safe options, many of which smell –and feel– delicious. The bad news is that most of these soaps are difficult to find and not sold in grocery stores. One of the most common questions I get asked are the best organic soaps out there, since this is often where people start – as I did – with green beauty. Here are some of the best soaps – and where you can find them conveniently!

Osmia – Oh So Detox Soap is a uniquely speckled black and white dotted beauty, is a luxury, charcoal and clay body soap with no scent. It’s made with extra-virgin organic olive oil, organic shea butter, and cold-pressed, organic avocado oil. Organic, powdered coconut milk is added to give this soap a creamy lather. Activated charcoal binds unwanted toxins, while Austrialian black clay replenishes depleted minerals. It’s incredibly smooth, moisturizing, and nourishing to the skin. A perfect soap for sensitive skin and wonderful for shaving!

Soapwalla – Activated Charcoal and Petiigrain Cleansing Soap is a HUGE personal favorite! Activated bamboo charcoal, petitgrain and tea tree essential oils help draw out skin impurities, absorb excess oil and inhibit bacteria growth. Help control breakouts, while visibly reducing existing blackheads and blemishes with this cleansing bar.  The vegan SLS- and paraben-free bar effectively cleanses without stripping skin or leaving a film, and is suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Ideal for blemish-prone and combination skin!

Meow Meow Tweet – Rose Pink Clay Soap French pink clay and crushed rose petals cleanse and detoxify skin with the lightest exfoliation. Delicately scented geranium, palmarosa and lavender essential oils calm and heal skin while toning and clearing the complexion. A moisturizing mixture of organic plant oils, including olive, coconut, shea, sunflower and castor creates a dreamy, creamy lather. Great for any skin type, especially oily and mature!

Kahina Giving Beauty – Lemongrass Nettle Argan Soap  Antioxidant-rich organic argan oil with olive, coconut and shea oils leave skin soft, smooth and moisturized. Lemongrass minimizes pores and works as an anti-bacterial. Antioxidant-rich nettle soothes skin while gently exfoliating.  Can be used to nourish body, face, hair and hands. This soap is ideal for all skin types!

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Pure Province – Lavender Soap Lavender is a sweet, floral scent made from organic essential oils that will relax and calm your soul and spirit. This Ecocert Certified Organic soap is created in the time-honored Provencal tradition. Pure Province makes a long-lasting, triple-milled, pure vegetable soap is enriched with shea butter and palm oil to nourish and moisturize. Skin is left feeling soft, cleansed and silky smooth. Great for all skin types and comes in different scents in case Lavender isn’t your thing!

CeeCee and Bee make some of my absolute favorite soaps – I can barely choose! Probably between the Rose Soap with cocoa butter, Chamomile Soap, Coffee Scrub and their Detox Soap! They’re local here in San Diego and use local, sustainable, organically-grown ingredients in all of their products — each designed and handcrafted with special care by their amazing team!

Atmosphere Soap – Three of a Perfect Pair This combo is pretty unbeatable – especially for the amazing price! A curated musical grouping in soap form. Players include three members of Bar Red: Blue Condition (floral), Midnight Sunrise (spice), and Golden Ratio (sweet earth). My 3 jams right now – they smell delicious and are organic and artisan!

Organic, Soy Candle by Being Carefull’s Careful Candles

Gemstones by Energy Muse