The Honest Company Shampoo + Body Wash, Orange Vanilla

Last updated date: November 22, 2019

DWYM Score
9.1

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We looked at the top 1 Organic Body Washes and dug through the reviews from 9 of the most popular review sites including BabyGoss, Children for Children, Aalsum Reviews, The Bump, What To Expect, top9rated, I Read Labels For You, Skin Safe, Living Gorgeous and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Organic Body Wash you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 68 expert reviews, the The Honest Company The Honest Company Shampoo + Body Wash, Orange Vanilla placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 9, 2019:
Checkout The Best Organic Body Wash for a detailed review of all the top organic body washes.

Expert Summarized Score
9.1
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
1,396 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It’s a plant-based hypoallergenic hygienic product that blends coconut oil, jojoba protein, and quinoa extract, all of which are great for moisturizing skin, as they leave it fresh and healthy. It’s also got a tear-free formula, so it’s also safe for the baby’s face, with extracts such as aloe, chamomile, and calendula that help soothe the skin and reduce or prevent further inflammation and irritation.
- BabyGoss
This sweet citrus orange essential oils mixed with the calming vanilla will guarantee a pleasant bath time for your child and a memorable bonding experience for the both of you.
- Children for Children
July 31, 2019 | Full review
Tear-free and physician-tested formula - perfectly gentle for babies. Includes a blend of aloe, chamomile & calendula known to gently soothe
- Aalsum Reviews
April 7, 2019 | Full review
And that’s just one reason it made our best baby shampoo list: It’s also free of additives like sulfates and parabens and won’t irritate baby’s eyes.
- The Bump
While your baby can’t borrow your shampoo, there's nobody saying you can’t use theirs. And with this delicious smelling orange and vanilla blend, trust us, you’ll want to.
- What To Expect
March 26, 2019 | Full review
This tear-free shampoo and wash is a hypoallergenic and plant-based cleanser made with a blend of coconut oil, jojoba protein, and quinoa which deeply moisturizers the babies skin leaving it fresh and healthy. Orange and vanilla extracts combine to helps the skin maintain its smoothness and also add the hint of a scent.
- top9rated
August 20, 2019 | Full review
As you can see, Honest Shampoo and Body Wash has no obvious red flags. I believe it is one of the safest shampoos.
- I Read Labels For You
March 29, 2019 | Full review
skinSAFE has reviewed the ingredients of The Honest Company Shampoo & Body Wash, Perfectly Gentle Sweet Orange Vanilla, 2 pack and found it to be 82% Top Allergen Free and free of Gluten, Nickel, Lanolin, Paraben, MCI/MI, Topical Antibiotic, and Soy. Product is Teen Safe.
- Skin Safe
It also does not contain harmful chemicals such as parabens or sulfates. This leaves the skin and hair soft, clean and moisturized without irritating.
- Living Gorgeous
What experts didn't like
However, Honest Shampoo and Body Wash has some concerns – concerns most clean shampoos have – ingredients that lack safety data and that can cause irritation or an allergic reaction. I do not recommend using the Honest Shampoo and Body Wash as a body wash, especially for babies.
- I Read Labels For You
March 29, 2019 | Full review
Not common preservative free. Not fragrance free. Not propylene glycol free.
- Skin Safe

From The Manufacturer

Our Honest Shampoo + Body Wash is the only baby wash you’ll need for bath time. Made with love and without phthalates, parabens, dyes, synthetic fragrances, formaldehyde donors, or SLS/SLES, our gentle and mild 2-in-1 formula is designed to clean the entire body from head to toe, leaving skin moisturized and hair soft and clean. Perfect for the whole family, our tear-free shampoo + body wash cleans without over-drying, helping to keep skin feeling and looking healthy. Our baby shampoo + body wash is mild enough for your little one’s daily baby bath and leaves skin soft. Gentle enough for everyday bath routines and baby bonding time, our dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic baby shampoo + baby wash cleans and gently soothes your baby’s skin without over-drying. Honest baby shampoo, with naturally derived ingredients, provides a thick, creamy lather and cleans and nourishes the skin, yet easily rinses away, leaving no residue. Our all-in-one baby shampoo is sure to be your new go-to baby cleanser. We love our babies. We love your babies. That’s why we err on the side of caution when it comes to ingredient selection, doing our best to avoid chemicals of concern.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Puracy Natural Body Wash, Citrus and Sea Salt
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 22
2. Everyone 3-in-1 Body Soap, Coconut and Lemon
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 3
3. BOTANIC HEARTH Body Wash, Tea Tree
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 6
4. FineVine Organic Body Wash, Tea Tree Oil
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
5. The Honest Company Shampoo + Body Wash, Orange Vanilla
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 9
6. The Right to Shower Body Wash, Charcoal Cotton Blossom
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 1
7. JASON Natural Body Wash, Aloe Vera
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 2
8. Avalon Organics Nourishing Body Wash, Lavender
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 6
9. Majestic Pure Body Wash, Tea Tree
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 3
10. Alba Botanica Bath and Shower Gel, Lavender
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 1

An Overview On Organic Body Washes

Approximately 243 million households in America use body wash each year. If you, too, prefer body wash over bar soap, you may want to take a look at the ingredients found on your bottle’s product label. Many of them contain harsh chemicals that aren’t beneficial to the body. Instead, consider switching to an organic body wash that contains only natural ingredients that nourish your skin.

As you shop, you’ll want to keep the following information in mind:

Double-check that the body wash is free from harsh ingredients, as some products that claim to be organic aren’t actually 100% organic. The ingredients you’ll want to avoid include perfumes, synthetic dyes, drying alcohols and parabens. You may also want to look for a cruelty-free label. This lets you know the body wash was not tested on animals.

Determine who you are buying the organic body wash for. Some are formulated for women, while others are designed for men. Then there are body washes like the Puracy Natural Body Wash, Citrus and Sea Salt, which is recommended for everyone, including parents, children and even the family dog.

Consider your skin type when selecting the perfect body wash. Some are made for individuals with dry skin, while others cater to those with oily skin. The BOTANIC HEARTH Body Wash, Tea Tree has added ingredients for treating skin that is often plagued with acne, eczema, jock itch or yeast infections.

Consider choosing a body wash that has multiple uses. The Everyone 3-in-1 Body Soap, Coconut and Lemon is not only a body wash, but also a shampoo. It can also be used to create a relaxing bubble bath that will leave you feeling pampered after a long day at work.

Examine the label for natural ingredients that are known to cleanse the skin and leave it healthy and moisturized afterward. The Avalon Organics Nourishing Body Wash, Lavender has vitamins and essential oils that do just that. It even has aloe, which is great for the skin. Another important ingredient to look for is coconut. Coconut not only has a host of health benefits, but it smells divine as well.

Review the bottle’s size and scent last. You may want to start off with a small bottle of the organic body wash to determine whether or not you like it. Once you know it meets your needs, it’s helpful to have a larger size available so you don’t have to replace the bottle as often. Choosing a pleasant scent is equally as important. You don’t want to walk around all day smelling like lavender if you hate the smell of lavender.

DYWM Fun Fact

While bar soap has been around for thousands of years, liquid body wash is much more recent. In fact, the first patent for it was made in 1865 by William Shepphard. Even then, it wasn’t a popular item. Over the course of the 20th century, many different types of liquid soaps were created and sold. It was the company Palmolive that helped launch this invention, which is now found in almost every home across America.

Here are a few more facts that you may not know about your body wash:

  • Body washes, unlike other liquid soaps, are formulated to have a pH between 6 and 7. Your skin has a natural pH of between 4.5 and 5.75; however, any body wash pH of 7 (which is neutral) and below is fine to use.
  • Since bar soaps are often shared among family members and then left to sit, they may harbor bacteria. Body washes eliminate this, making them a more hygienic choice.
  • Many companies used antibacterial agents to appeal to a customer’s desire to rid their skin of bacteria. However, two of the chemicals, triclosan and triclocarban, have been banned by the FDA. Fortunately, the all-natural ingredients in organic body washes have antibacterial properties.

The Organic Body Wash Buying Guide

  • Check for any company guarantees. Some offer a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee. That way if you are unhappy with the body wash for any reason, you can return it for a full refund.
  • Look for any special certifications, so you know the product has been tested by a third party and has been found to meet the third party’s rigorous standards. For example, an NSF/ANSI certification lets you know that the product is guaranteed to contain 70% organic content or more based on its weight.
  • Never ingest an organic body wash, even though it contains all-natural ingredients. You’ll also want to avoid getting the soap in your eyes while showering.
  • It’s important that you test a drop of the soap on your skin before you use it all over your body. This is the best way to determine if you are allergic to any of the body wash’s ingredients.
  • Store the body wash out of the reach of children and pets. Some ingredients may be harmful if swallowed.
  • Always check with your doctor before you begin using an organic body wash if you are pregnant, suffer from any health conditions or are taking any prescription medications. Some natural ingredients may be harmful in unique situations. For example, oregano oil may cause cramps and is not recommended for use by pregnant women.
  • When you use the body wash, keep the water temperature warm. Hot water dries out the skin. Since water also dries out the skin, it’s also ideal to shorten your time in the shower.
  • Even though body washes are designed to be more moisturizing than bar soap, you’ll still want to use a moisturizing lotion on your skin after you shower.
  • Most of the organic body washes on the market are comparable in price, but when you check the cost, you’ll need to consider the number of ounces in the bottle, as well as how many bottles are in the set. Although at first glance the Puracy Natural Body Wash, Citrus and Sea Salt has a higher price tag than the Avalon Organics Nourishing Body Wash, Lavender, it actually costs less. This is because the Puracy is sold as a two-pack and contains fewer ounces than the Avalon bottle. The same is true of the Everyone 3-in-1 Body Soap, Coconut and Lemon and the BOTANIC HEARTH Body Wash, Tea Tree. The Everyone body wash ends up costing less when you take into account the number of ounces and the number of bottles in the set.