[Patricia] Day 28: The War Of The Body Washes

Sep 18, 2013

We’ve covered some body washes over the last month and wanted to give you a side by side comparison. We also want to uncover who we’ve knighted as the 2013 All Natural Body Wash Ecopique Winner! (Ding Ding Ding and the crowd roars)

Contestant #1

Burt's Bees Body WashBurt’s Bees Extra Energizing Citrus & Ginger Body Wash:

Testing duration: 2 weeks

Pros: It’s made with all natural plant-based cleansing formula, including ginger and citrus oils. There’s no parabens or PEG found anywhere in the product, but surprisingly lathers on loofahs really well. Most all natural brands I’ve used so far (see below) haven’t lathered at all, so ultimately other products have made me use more of the product in one shower to get that zest fully clean. It smells like an orange field and you only need a few small drops to fill up a loofa for a successful wash.

Cons: It’s around $8.00/bottle. The price point isn’t terrible, but it’s sometimes hard to pick up this bottle when you know Dove will give you two times as much for half the price.

Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle

Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Body Wash:

Testing Duration: 3 weeks

Some additions to my earlier review:

Pros: I loved the clean peppermint smell. It especially helped in the morning shower when I was trying to wake up. The soap cleans pretty well and doesn’t leave a residue because it’s so light weight. One of the biggest pros about this product is the price point. If you buy it at Trader Joes you can get it for less then$5.00.

Cons: It just wouldn’t lather. I ended up using quite a bit of it per shower session because I never felt clean enough. Originally I thought this was because it was all natural and didn’t contain any Sodium Laureth Sulfate ingredients in it, but after using Burt’s Bee’s Body Wash (which is 99.2% natural) I knew that perhaps Trader Joe’s didn’t find the magic combination to make their body wash as effective as P&G type brands, but also natural. Oh well! Still smelled great.

Method Pure Naked Body WashMethod Pure Naked Moisturizing Body Wash:

Testing Duration: 2 weeks

Pros: This is a new review, but actually the body wash I tried.  The convenience of purchasing method products is a huge advantage. Target has a pretty large display for only Method products. This also makes their products more affordable. Each body wash is only around $4.00. Compared to Burt’s Bees that’s a steal! It smelled great and was as effective (cleaning wise) as Dove and the other big name usual suspects.

Cons: Same as Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Wash, it just didn’t lather. I ended up using the bottle pretty quickly because I had to use so much of the product per shower.

And the winner is…….. Burt’s Bees Extra Energizing Citrus & Ginger Body Wash!  Although it’s the most costly out of the 3, I didn’t have to use as much per shower and lasted longer then the other two. The biggest plus was that it lathered so well. Who doesn’t love smelling like a field of oranges.


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