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Body Wash vs. Soap: Which Is Right for You?

Imagine waking up after a good sleep, then stepping into a shower, or imagine coming home from a long day or a gym, all you want is to hop into a shower. Showers are stress busters and take away their tiredness and puffiness. Whether you love body wash or soap, all you want is the right cleanser. Yet, there’s always a debate going on between body wash and bar soap. So, we have defined both for you, so you can choose among the options and decide what is best for you. 

Let’s get started now!

Selecting New Body Products

Before you start choosing new Personal Care Products, it is always good to do a little background check and personal research – not just on the products but on your skin too. 

Different types of skincare products are available out there and similarly, people also have different types of skin. With tight schedules you might not have much time to spend on your skincare routine, that is why it is important to know your skin type first before you jump into selecting new products. Know whether your skin is dry, oily, combination, or sensitive. Or does it change with the seasonal changes? Determine your skin type so that you can select the product that meets your skin requirements. 

Other factors to consider are cost and availability. Check if the skincare routine products fit your budget or not? Will those products be available in nearby drug stores or will you have to purchase them online? What are the product range and variety offered? 

And most importantly now, read the labels. Make sure you know how to read the labels on the product. Take a moment to read the labels behind the products.  If you haven’t done it yet, then go to your bathroom, pick up your Skincare Products and start reading. Look if the ingredients are naturally derived or naturally sourced. Are they cruelty-free? Are they chemical-free? Know your products, ingredients, and the brand that you are putting on your body and skin. With this now you are ready to understand the difference between body bars and body wash. 

Body Wash

Body wash makes a wonderful cleanser for dry skin. It cleanses your body without over-drying. As per the study published in Dermatologic Therapy, body wash is effective at healing chronic dry skin conditions in comparison to bar soaps. The study also stated that emollient-based body wash can improve dry skin symptoms and improve skin quality and health without adding moisturizer. 

You would want to consider body wash with natural and botanical ingredients like extra virgin coconut oil, argan oil, or shea butter. Body wash infused with these ingredients maintains your skin’s moisture and hydration. 

One of the many benefits of body wash is it can be easier to use. When you are running late you can pour it quickly on your body rather than later with bar soap. You can also measure the quantity of cleanser you are using. 

Bar Soap

Body wash might be gentle on dry skin but it is not so gentle on the planet. According to the study published by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, bar soaps require 1/5th of the resources and energy needed to produce liquid wash. Also, bar soaps are easy to transport and the packaging is more sustainable and eco-friendlier than body wash. 

Other benefits of the soap bar are you can simply take it in your hands and rub it on your body without putting any other product. Whereas body wash needs a washcloth or loofah, which needs to be changed at regular intervals and must be kept clean. 

If you choose natural bar soap you also choose to contribute to keeping the planet safe and healthy. Natural body bars don’t have artificial fragrances, preservatives, or colors. Natural Body Bars are gentle on the skin.


Now it is your choice to select between body wash or body bars. After all, it all comes down to what suits your skin the best and fits in your beauty care regime. Whether you choose body wash or body bar, you get the benefits of using naturally derived or sourced ingredients. 

Miel Natural produces natural products with ingredients that top the list in skincare & haircare. The Spanish Blossom Body Wash contains natural ingredients such as tea tree oil, aloe vera, and the fragrance of Spanish blossom that cleanses, rejuvenates, and hydrates your skin with the first wash. To put the cherry on the cake, the fragrance of Spanish Blossom leaves you fresh and youthful. 

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