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Set of three Flawless luxury body washes in a straw gift box

Liquid Bodywash VS Soap 2

Choosing between liquid natural body wash and conventional natural soap bars

When choosing the best way to wash, which method should you choose – liquid natural body wash or natural soap bars?

When it comes to deciding whether to opt for liquid natural body wash or natural soap bar, there are a number of different factors to take into account. A vegan, organic, cruelty free and natural body wash or natural soap bar is always a great choice as their natural ingredients are gentle and kind to your skin and our planet. But there are some more factors:

Ease of use

In terms of ease of use, a natural soap bar wins every time. Grab it, lather it up, rub it on- job done. There is no need for faffing about with a sponge or flannel, or squirting it out only for half of it to go down the drain. A vegan, natural body wash is also great for easy of use, easy to dispense and quick to lather on the skin!


Again, a natural soap bar wins in terms of lack of waste. Our natural soap bars come in almost zero packaging, with no bottles, lids or labels to worry about recycling or reusing. You just use it and when it’s gone, it’s gone. Our natural body wash however does come in eco, sustainable, recycled glass bottles with a metal lid, biodegradable label, and a plastic EPE lid liner. This means that once you’ve used it, you don’t need to stress about the packaging having a bad impact on the environment. 


A vegan, natural body wash is easy to store as you just pop the lid on and put it on the shelf. Natural body wash also leaves no puddle of suds or leakages as they come in eco friendly glass and sustainable aluminium bottles. A natural soap bar however needs to be stored somewhere dry where the liquid can drain away, otherwise you will go back to use it and find a little puddle of suds remaining. When it comes to travel however, especially if you are flying and just have hand luggage natural soap bar is a winner. Just wrap it up in muslin, flannel, or a reusable food wrap and you are good to go!


Some may argue that natural soap bars can harbor bacteria and you may not be keen on potentially sharing your natural soap bar with others that use your shower and for this reason some prefer to use a vegan, natural body wash. If you are using up your natural soap bar pretty quickly however, and you make sure you know who else is using it, there really is no issue. Natural body wash is great in terms of hygiene- its lid means that many of the germs that breed in damp environments are kept out and it is fresh for every use. It also means we are only using the amount of natural body wash we need each wash!

Effect on skin

Some say that a natural soap bar can have a drying effect on skin but with our wonderful, natural soap bars, that is not the case. The wrong kind of natural body wash can also dry your skin though, so it’s best to use one that doesn’t have harmful and drying foaming agents like sodium laureth sulphate. Both a natural soap bar and natural body wash can clean your skin while leaving it soft, moisturised and healthy- as long of course, as you are using one from the ranges we stock! As all our natural body wash and natural soap bars are made with eco, organic, vegan, cruelty free, natural ingredients that are kind and gentle.

Personal preference

At the end of the day, there is no winner and it really comes down to personal preference. There is a time and place for both, and as long as you are using an eco, vegan, organic, plastic free, natural soap bar and natural body wash, you cannot really go wrong. But just to err on the side of caution, at Peace With the Wild, we recommend that you get both!


  1. it would be great to know if these products are harmful to animals tht may get hold of them. I would prefer a body bar but feel that the body wash is a safer option should the cats or dogs wander into the bathroom . I don’t really want to have to put the bars away affter each use, the same goes for the hair care, can you advise please?

    1. Hi Laura,

      the vast majority of our products are non-toxic so there is minimal risk of harm to animals. however of course it is still not recommended that they eat any of the products !

      i would look at the ingredients before purchasing , or pop us an email and i would be more than happy to help with any queries

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