What’s more important than soap? We say…. not much! Whether you’re scrubbing in the shower or enjoying a relaxing bath, soap is at the heart of it all. But so many soaps out there are just straight-up terrible for your skin. There’s no getting around it. For years the soap industry has been pumping its products full of chemicals and additives.
Our skin was not made to be rubbed with parabens and preservatives. In fact, no one in their right mind would wake up and cover themselves in these kinds of nasties. But that’s what so many of us do when we use non-vegan soaps. Making the switch to organic soap for dry skin removes all of these parabens and preservatives from the equation, leaving us with soft, hydrated skin.
And then of course there are the ethical considerations. Lots of soaps are tested on animals and then these chemicals end up going down into our water systems, polluting animal habitats and water sources. But not so with organic body soaps for dry skin.
The solution? It’s simple. Keep it vegan. Keep it plant-based. Keep it real.
Here’s a list of ten of the best organic body soap for dry skin to get you started.
Clearly Natural - Vitamin E Glycerin Soap Bar
This guy is all about Vitamin E. And Vitamin E is your skin’s best friend. It’s such a powerful antioxidant that some studies even suggest it is an effective treatment for UV damage.
This Clearly Natural Vitamin E Glycerin Soap also uses glycerin to give your skin the treatment it deserves. Glycerin is a bit of a wonder product. Since it was accidentally discovered in the 18th Century, we have been using glycerin in soaps. It helps lock the moisture into your skin, making this a great body soap for dry skin.
Kiss My Face - Olive Oil Bar Soap - Olive Oil Soap
That accidental discovery of glycerin happened in 1779. A Swedish chemist heated an olive oil mixture and the resultant liquid was identified as glycerin.
So it’s no surprise that Kiss My Face uses olive oil in this outstanding organic soap for dry skin. It is nourishing and moisturizing and packed with natural ingredients. Just as soap should be. An body soap for dry skin that you won’t be able to get enough of.
And what’s more, there are a whole bunch of different variations. Try the Olive and Aloe for something healing, or the Olive and Lavender for a calming blend. There is even an Olive and Green Tea soap for something with an extra punch of antioxidant goodness.
Looking for a body soap for dry skin? Look no further.
Desert Essence - Vegan Creamy Coconut Soap Bar
Who out there likes their soap creamy and luxurious? Well if that’s you, then this Desert Essence Vegan Creamy Coconut Soap Bar is just the ticket. And best of all (unlike many vegan soaps) this guy really lathers in warm water.
This body soap for dry skin also contains Jojoba seed powder, which acts as an oh-so-gentle exfoliant. Meanwhile colloidal oatmeal soothes to leave you feeling nourished.
The coconut scent of this body soap for dry skin will fill your bathtime with a tropical aroma. Sit back and relax. Close your eyes and breathe in that coconut fragrance for an experience that is as soothing as it is luxurious.
The packaging is also made from 100% recycled paper. So you can take care of your skin AND the planet at the same time.
Dr. Bronner's - Pure-Castile Liquid Soap
Dr. Bronner’s is a household name. And there are plenty of good reasons why. For one, it can be used for just about anything around the house. But best of all? It is easily the best organic body wash for dry skin that we’ve seen in a while.
You can dilute this organic soap for dry skin, meaning you can devise the concentration that is best for your particular skincare needs. These Dr. Bronner’s soaps come in a whole range of different flavors too. Rose, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Citrus… this list goes on.
Founded by the eccentric (and brilliant) Dr. Bronner, this is a family-run company with great vegan credentials.
Dr. Bronner's - Pure-Castile Liquid Soap (Bars and Small Bottles)
And for those of you who love Dr. Bronner’s formula but are looking for something a little easier to store, they also now come in these convenient 8fl oz bottles! And there are some great scents too. Tea Tree, Lavender or Peppermint. If you’re more of a body soap bar kind of person, they also come in convenient travel-suitable bars! Just take your pick.
Clearly Natural - Cucumber Glycerin Soap Bar
This cucumber-scented beauty is a light and gentle option for your skin, making it an ideal body soap for dry skin. Clearly Natural Glycerin Soap Bar is made with 100% natural ingredients. Packed full of essential oils and natural glycerins, it’s a sure-fire way to soap heaven.
Founded in the early 1970s, Clearly Natural is a company with a mission. Their soaps never contain parabens, petroleum-based ingredients, or animal products. They smell wonderful, rinse off easily, and will never clog your pores.
They are, quite simply put, wonderful. And this cucumber glycerin organic soap for dry skin is no exception. The perfect body soap for dry skin.
Clearly Natural - Unscented Glycerin Soap Bar
Here’s another option from Clearly Natural. Once again it uses the glycerin formula to create a soap that is just outrageously good. This block of organic soap for dry skin is just like its cousin, the Clearly Natural Cucumber Glycerin Soap Bar, but without the scent. Sometimes you don’t want to come out of the shower smelling like a field full of roses!
And for those times, you’ve got this Clearly Natural Unscented Soap Bar. It’s an everyday body soap for dry skin. No shower is complete without a bar of this stuff.
EO - Shower Gel Orange Blossom & Vanilla
We have something for those of you who prefer body washes, too! EO’s Orange Blossom & Vanilla Shower Gel is gently scented with an irresistible blend if real essential oils and the essence of vanilla. The fantastic combination of chamomile, white tea, aloe vera and calendula calms the skin, while the fig and hop extracts moisturizes and hydrates - bye, bye dry skin!
Even better, EO is B Corp Certified, meaning that it is committed to being as sustainable and environmentally-friendly as possible. So you can enjoy your body soap for dry skin, guilt-free. In fact, your body wash bottle is entirely made from recycled materials and completely recyclable!
Tom's of Maine - Natural Beauty Bar with Orange Blossom
And last (but certainly not least) we have this Natural Beauty Bar with Orange Blossom from Tom’s of Maine. Tested by dermatologists, this organic soap for dry skin is ultra responsibly sourced and contains absolutely no nasties.
But the best thing of all? It’s that irresistible orange blossom scent. It’s simply gorgeous!
Oh, and before we go, we simply couldn’t resist mentioning one last favorite! (Yes, yes, we know that makes 11!) We couldn’t ignore fans of body washes, because let’s face it, even you guys can get dry skin sometimes.
Kopari - Hydrating Gel Body Wash with Aloe and Sea Kelp
If body soaps for dry skin are not quite your thing, then this organic body wash will help you kiss goodbye to dry skin. Packed full of skin-loving ingredients like organic coconut water, aloe vera juice and sea kelp that nourish the skin and lather up to a rich foam - it’s basically a hug in a bottle.
The tropical scent of Kopari’s Hydrating Gel Body Wash is the perfect pairing with the lemon and tea tree scent of Desert Essence’s Plant-Based Shampoo, from our brilliant range of beauty products - soft, moist skin and shiny hair, what more could you want?
A Final Word
So there you have it. Ten knockout body soaps for dry skin. So what are you waiting for? Get that shower full of beautiful, vegan soaps. Fill up that bath with organic goodness. It’s a win-win.