{"id":604576809266,"title":"Native Body Wash Review: \"Natural\" or Unhealthy?","created_at":"2023-01-04T20:15:59-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Native Body Wash Review: 'Natural' or Unhealthy?\",\n \"keywords\": \"native body wash, native body wash review, native body wash reviews, is native body wash good, native body wash target, native body wash ingredients, native body wash walmart, is native body wash good for sensitive skin, native body wash scents, native body wash amazon\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the ingredients in Native Body Wash to give our take on whether it's healthier than regular drugstore body washes. We highlight two questionable ingredients, explain what retailer has it for the best price, and share real, unsponsored user reviews of Native Body Wash.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/native-body-wash-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University\"\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n},\n\"editor\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Brian Moore\",\n \"honorificSuffix\": [\n \"M.D.\",\n \"F.A.A.D\"\n ],\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/brian-moore\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/brian-moore-md-faad-2b1b77a2\/\",\n \"https:\/\/www.apexskin.com\/our-team\/dr-brian-moore-md\/\"\n ],\n \"jobTitle\": \"Dermatology Advisor\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"dermatology, skincare, pigmented lesions, anti-aging, medical research, clinical trials, sunscreen, moisturizer, wrinkles, makeup, shampoo, soap\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": [\n \"Columbia University\",\n \"University of Toledo\"\n ]\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n},\n\"image\": {\n\"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n\"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Native_Body_Wash_Thumbnail_Optimized.png?v=1672882188\",\n\"width\": \"2500\",\n\"height\": \"2500\"\n},\n\"citation\": [\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/native-deodorant-review\", \n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/17598025\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/20883290\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/11766131\/\",\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/monday-shampoo-and-conditioner-review\",\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5093181\/\",\n\"https:\/\/www.target.com\/p\/native-coconut-38-vanilla-body-wash-36-fl-oz\/-\/A-82446361\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/20086192\/\",\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8197201\/\"\n],\n\"mentions\": [{\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"Native Deodorant\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"sodium salicylate\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"synthetic preservative\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"fragrance\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Amazon\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Walmart\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Target\"\n }\n],\n\"datePublished\": \"2023-01-04\",\n\"copyrightHolder\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n},\n\"publisher\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/\",\n \"description\": \"Illuminate Labs is the most transparent supplement company in the U.S., and is a leading publisher of research-based health information.\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"supplements, science, nutrition, exercise, health, medication, pharmaceutical, wellness, diet, weight loss, medical research\",\n \"publishingPrinciples\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/editorial-guidelines\",\n \"memberOf\": [\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"U.S. Chamber of Commerce\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.uschamber.com\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Certified B Corp\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.bcorporation.net\/en-us\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Natural Products Association\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.npanational.org\/\"\n }\n ], \n \"logo\": {\n \"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Illuminate_Labs_Favicon_48x48_7595c3cc-e27b-47b8-a4fe-edcc7ed9b29a.png?v=1666502785\", \n \"width\": 48,\n \"height\": 48\n},\n \"foundingDate\": \"2019-01-30\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/twitter.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/company\/illuminate-labs-supplements\",\n \"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/channel\/UCpgSJAsIPb-fZ25djtTxBEA\"\n ]\n }\n}\n\/\/ ]]\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Native_Body_Wash_Review_Article_Header_Image_Optimized.png?v=1672881175\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eN\u003c\/span\u003eative Body Wash is a popular product made by the same brand that makes \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/native-deodorant-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNative Deodorant\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. The brand highlights their “naturally derived ingredients” and positions their product as a healthier alternative to drugstore body wash products.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut does Native Body Wash contain research-backed ingredients? Does it contain any questionable additive ingredients? How does it compare to other popular body wash products? And how do real users rate the smell and experience of Native Body Wash?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review the ingredients in Native Body Wash based on medical studies to give our take on whether it’s likely to be an effective cleanser and if it has any questionable additive ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll also share real, unsponsored user reviews of the product and explain what retailer has it for the best price.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Analysis\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Native_Body_Wash_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1672881194\" alt=\"Native Body Wash ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe ingredient list above is from the unscented version of Native Body Wash. It has a relatively simple formulation, with only six active ingredients other than water and salt.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSodium cocoyl isethionate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is an effective cleansing ingredient that’s naturally derived from coconut. It’s been shown in \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/17598025\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical research\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to be especially mild to the skin barrier, making it a safe and non-toxic choice compared to some harsher alternatives.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSodium salicylate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is another sodium salt that may actually have an anti-aging effect on skin even though it functions as a preservative. A 2010 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/20883290\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e found that this ingredient reduced wrinkle depth and reduced skin roughness when applied topically.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are two ingredients in this body wash that we generally recommend avoiding.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSodium benzoate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a synthetic preservative that may be irritating to the skin and be harmful when ingested according to a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/11766131\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInternational Journal of Toxicology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCocamidopropyl betaine\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a synthetic detergent ingredient that was described as the “Allergen of the Year” in 2004 due to its potential to irritate skin, as we documented in our \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/monday-shampoo-and-conditioner-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMonday Shampoo and Conditioner review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFragrance\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e may also be included in the scented versions of Native Body Wash, and a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5093181\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e on fragranced consumer products found that this ingredient may be toxic to humans depending on the scent compounds used. We hope that Native updates their product pages to clarify whether the scented versions of their body wash use fragrance or are naturally fragranced with ingredients like essential oils.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNative Body Wash has a simple and effective formulation for cleansing, and while the preservatives they use are rather mild, we do not recommend this product overall because we don’t recommend personal care products containing synthetic preservatives.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers intent on purchasing this product, we recommend the Unscented version.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal, Unsponsored Native Body Wash User Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere’s a review from a man who used Native Body Wash, which includes ratings for lather, scent and moisture: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/4efo2pnXsE4\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere’s a review from a woman who used Native Body Wash which includes an overall rating:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"tiktok-embed\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@adriannemg\/video\/7166418640395324714\" data-video-id=\"7166418640395324714\" style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"@adriannemg\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@adriannemg?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e@adriannemg\u003c\/a\u003e @Native body wash review I give it a 7.5\/10, wasn’t bad just wasn’t a need. \u003ca title=\"nativebodywash\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/nativebodywash?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#nativebodywash\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"nativereview\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/nativereview?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#nativereview\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"♬ original sound - adriannemg\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/original-sound-7166418668333697834?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e♬ original sound - adriannemg\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere to Buy Native Body Wash for the Best Price\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNative Body Wash is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown (per ounce) at the time of publishing this article:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: $0.50\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: $0.50\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWalmart: $0.50\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTarget: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$0.42\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.target.com\/p\/native-coconut-38-vanilla-body-wash-36-fl-oz\/-\/A-82446361\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink to product listing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTarget sells a larger version of Native Body Wash (36 ounce jars) which is more cost-efficient. The Unscented version is not currently available in the larger size at Target.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes Native Body Wash Contain Hidden Ingredients?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok user named “bubbysapothecary” scanned the barcode of Native Body Wash in-store, and found an ingredient list containing not only fragrance but also artificial dye \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eBasic Violet 3\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which was found in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/20086192\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInternational Journal of Toxicology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to have “carcinogenic potential:”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"tiktok-embed\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@bubbysapothecary\/video\/7136695374596853038\" data-video-id=\"7136695374596853038\" style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"@bubbysapothecary\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@bubbysapothecary?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e@bubbysapothecary\u003c\/a\u003e Harmful ingredients in native body washes (fragrance, synthetic ingredients). \u0026amp; healthy alternatives at the end. This video is for educational purposes only. \u003ca title=\"cleanskincare\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/cleanskincare?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#cleanskincare\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"yukaapp\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/yukaapp?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#yukaapp\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"yuka\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/yuka?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#yuka\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"bodywash\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/bodywash?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#bodywash\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"cleanproducts\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/cleanproducts?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#cleanproducts\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"naturalbodycare\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/naturalbodycare?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#naturalbodycare\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"healthiswealth\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/healthiswealth?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#healthiswealth\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"naturalremedies\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/naturalremedies?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#naturalremedies\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"selfcare\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/selfcare?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#SelfCare\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"bodycare\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/bodycare?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#bodycare\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"naturalbody\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/naturalbody?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#naturalbody\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"naturalbeauty\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/naturalbeauty?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#naturalbeauty\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"healthyliving\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/healthyliving?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#healthyliving\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"nativebodywash\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/nativebodywash?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#nativebodywash\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"♬ Lo-fi hip hop - NAO-K\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/Lo-fi-hip-hop-6817306305766639617?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e♬ Lo-fi hip hop - NAO-K\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur Non-Toxic Soap Recommendation\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Soap_Image.png?v=1667754518\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe soap brand we recommend is \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3E2iWZ8\"\u003eDr. Bronner's Hemp Citrus Pure Castile Bar Soap\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis soap is primarily made from safe botanical ingredients like \u003cstrong\u003eorganic coconut oil\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003cstrong\u003eorganic olive oil\u003c\/strong\u003e and \u003cstrong\u003eorganic jojoba oil\u003c\/strong\u003e (which \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8197201\/\"\u003eis proven\u003c\/a\u003e in clinical research to hydrate skin and improve skin elasticity).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDr. Bronner's soap is fragrance-free, using \u003cstrong\u003eorganic lemon oil\u003c\/strong\u003e and \u003cstrong\u003eorganic orange oil\u003c\/strong\u003e as natural fragrance compounds. We personally have used these soaps and they smell amazing.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDr. Bronner's soap costs \u003cstrong\u003eunder $5\u003c\/strong\u003e per bar, and bar soap tends to last longer than liquid soap.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eInterested consumers can check out Dr. Bronner's Hemp Citrus Pure Castile Bar Soap \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3E2iWZ8\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e to its official Amazon listing.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal Customer Reviews of Native Body Wash\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNative Body Wash is sold on Amazon, which is a more objective resource for customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe product has been reviewed over 5,500 times and has an impressive average review rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Susan” who appreciates the scent:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e​​”Was looking for a product that was a little bit of a healthier version than the crap they sell at Walmart decided to give this a try. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe smell is fantastic. It doesn’t leave my skin dry or anything out of the ordinary\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, it’s a little pricier than the crap on the shelves at Walmart but overall I’m pretty content.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “vinnie” who claims the product is irritating to skin:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“This product is not a bad product, however it does contain irritants that people with sensitive eyes and allergies might find harsh, as it did to me.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e The package also had leaked all over the bag it was in which was disappointing.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNative Body Wash contains some research-backed ingredients, but we don’t recommend the product overall due to the inclusion of synthetic preservatives and a potential skin irritant. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’re also concerned about the lack of clarity over whether the scented versions of this product contain fragrance and artificial dyes, because these ingredients are not currently listed on the Native website. We hope the brand clarifies this soon.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe still consider this product to be healthier than most commercial drugstore body washes which contain multiple artificial dyes, fragrance and harsher preservatives.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers intent on purchasing Native Body Wash, we recommend the Unscented version, but it’s not currently available at Target which has the best prices on Native Body Wash.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMost customer reviews of this product online are favorable, and many reference a pleasant scent.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-01-04T20:32:23-05:00","updated_at":"2023-01-04T20:32:23-05:00","summary_html":"We review the ingredients in Native Body Wash to give our take on whether it's healthier than regular drugstore body washes. We highlight two questionable ingredients, explain what retailer has it for the best price, and share real, unsponsored user reviews of Native Body Wash.","template_suffix":"","handle":"native-body-wash-review","tags":"_related:personal-care-products, _related:soap"}

Native Body Wash Review: "Natural" or Unhealthy?

Native Body Wash Review: "Natural" or Unhealthy?


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Native Body Wash is a popular product made by the same brand that makes Native Deodorant. The brand highlights their “naturally derived ingredients” and positions their product as a healthier alternative to drugstore body wash products.

But does Native Body Wash contain research-backed ingredients? Does it contain any questionable additive ingredients? How does it compare to other popular body wash products? And how do real users rate the smell and experience of Native Body Wash?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review the ingredients in Native Body Wash based on medical studies to give our take on whether it’s likely to be an effective cleanser and if it has any questionable additive ingredients.

We’ll also share real, unsponsored user reviews of the product and explain what retailer has it for the best price.

Ingredient Analysis

Native Body Wash ingredients

The ingredient list above is from the unscented version of Native Body Wash. It has a relatively simple formulation, with only six active ingredients other than water and salt.

Sodium cocoyl isethionate is an effective cleansing ingredient that’s naturally derived from coconut. It’s been shown in medical research to be especially mild to the skin barrier, making it a safe and non-toxic choice compared to some harsher alternatives.

Sodium salicylate is another sodium salt that may actually have an anti-aging effect on skin even though it functions as a preservative. A 2010 clinical trial found that this ingredient reduced wrinkle depth and reduced skin roughness when applied topically.

There are two ingredients in this body wash that we generally recommend avoiding.

Sodium benzoate is a synthetic preservative that may be irritating to the skin and be harmful when ingested according to a medical review published in the International Journal of Toxicology.

Cocamidopropyl betaine is a synthetic detergent ingredient that was described as the “Allergen of the Year” in 2004 due to its potential to irritate skin, as we documented in our Monday Shampoo and Conditioner review article.

Fragrance may also be included in the scented versions of Native Body Wash, and a medical review on fragranced consumer products found that this ingredient may be toxic to humans depending on the scent compounds used. We hope that Native updates their product pages to clarify whether the scented versions of their body wash use fragrance or are naturally fragranced with ingredients like essential oils.

Native Body Wash has a simple and effective formulation for cleansing, and while the preservatives they use are rather mild, we do not recommend this product overall because we don’t recommend personal care products containing synthetic preservatives.

For consumers intent on purchasing this product, we recommend the Unscented version.

Real, Unsponsored Native Body Wash User Reviews

Here’s a review from a man who used Native Body Wash, which includes ratings for lather, scent and moisture: 

Here’s a review from a woman who used Native Body Wash which includes an overall rating:

@adriannemg @Native body wash review I give it a 7.5/10, wasn’t bad just wasn’t a need. #nativebodywash #nativereview ♬ original sound - adriannemg

Where to Buy Native Body Wash for the Best Price

Native Body Wash is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown (per ounce) at the time of publishing this article:

Brand website: $0.50

Amazon: $0.50

Walmart: $0.50

Target: $0.42 (link to product listing)

Target sells a larger version of Native Body Wash (36 ounce jars) which is more cost-efficient. The Unscented version is not currently available in the larger size at Target.

Does Native Body Wash Contain Hidden Ingredients?

A TikTok user named “bubbysapothecary” scanned the barcode of Native Body Wash in-store, and found an ingredient list containing not only fragrance but also artificial dye Basic Violet 3, which was found in a medical review published in the International Journal of Toxicology to have “carcinogenic potential:”

@bubbysapothecary Harmful ingredients in native body washes (fragrance, synthetic ingredients). & healthy alternatives at the end. This video is for educational purposes only. #cleanskincare #yukaapp #yuka #bodywash #cleanproducts #naturalbodycare #healthiswealth #naturalremedies #SelfCare #bodycare #naturalbody #naturalbeauty #healthyliving #nativebodywash ♬ Lo-fi hip hop - NAO-K

Our Non-Toxic Soap Recommendation

The soap brand we recommend is Dr. Bronner's Hemp Citrus Pure Castile Bar Soap.

This soap is primarily made from safe botanical ingredients like organic coconut oilorganic olive oil and organic jojoba oil (which is proven in clinical research to hydrate skin and improve skin elasticity).

Dr. Bronner's soap is fragrance-free, using organic lemon oil and organic orange oil as natural fragrance compounds. We personally have used these soaps and they smell amazing.

Dr. Bronner's soap costs under $5 per bar, and bar soap tends to last longer than liquid soap.

Interested consumers can check out Dr. Bronner's Hemp Citrus Pure Castile Bar Soap at this link to its official Amazon listing.

Real Customer Reviews of Native Body Wash

Native Body Wash is sold on Amazon, which is a more objective resource for customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.

The product has been reviewed over 5,500 times and has an impressive average review rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Susan” who appreciates the scent:

​​”Was looking for a product that was a little bit of a healthier version than the crap they sell at Walmart decided to give this a try. The smell is fantastic. It doesn’t leave my skin dry or anything out of the ordinary, it’s a little pricier than the crap on the shelves at Walmart but overall I’m pretty content.”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “vinnie” who claims the product is irritating to skin:

“This product is not a bad product, however it does contain irritants that people with sensitive eyes and allergies might find harsh, as it did to me. The package also had leaked all over the bag it was in which was disappointing.”

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Conclusion

Native Body Wash contains some research-backed ingredients, but we don’t recommend the product overall due to the inclusion of synthetic preservatives and a potential skin irritant. 

We’re also concerned about the lack of clarity over whether the scented versions of this product contain fragrance and artificial dyes, because these ingredients are not currently listed on the Native website. We hope the brand clarifies this soon.

We still consider this product to be healthier than most commercial drugstore body washes which contain multiple artificial dyes, fragrance and harsher preservatives.

For consumers intent on purchasing Native Body Wash, we recommend the Unscented version, but it’s not currently available at Target which has the best prices on Native Body Wash.

Most customer reviews of this product online are favorable, and many reference a pleasant scent.




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