Editor's Picks: 5 of the Best All-Natural Bath and Body Products

Pamper yourself without the chemicals.

Shop these body care products at online natural beauty store Petal & Post.

Who doesn't love to indulge in a bit of body pampering at home?

Nobody, I tell you! (At least nobody who likes to read beauty blogs.) For me, even the daily ritual of using a fragrant body wash in the shower can boost my mood. Every once in a while, I'll also do a "Spa Sunday" sort of thing, involving a nice soak in the tub, and maybe a mask or something scrub-esque—I can't think of a better way to unwind.

Except it's not nearly as much fun when you're wondering about all the chemicals you might be absorbing.

Am I right? For those of us who are conscious of ingredients, the mainstream body products out there, that once seemed so luxurious, suddenly aren't very appealing when you realize you can't identify most of the contents on the labels.

That's why I wanted to share with you some new natural body care discoveries today!

A few of the natural and organic body care products you can find at Petal & Post.

Don't they look divine? All are available at new online natural beauty store Petal & Post, which you can read more about here, and they're both luxurious AND safe. 

The performance of these products is on par with anything you'd see from a mainstream department store or spa brand, but as you'll see in a minute, the quality of ingredients is truly superior. 

Let me show you each one—and how you can score 10 percent off plus FREE shipping!

Ila Spa Bath Salts

Ila Spa Bath Salts For Inner Peace.

If nicer bath salts exist, I've never seen them! These hand-blended Bath Salts For Inner Peace from Ila Spa have a base of Himalayan salt crystals, which contain the same 84 essential trace minerals as our blood, and promote deep relaxation when they're absorbed by the body. Sandalwood, rose and jasmine essential oils make it even more soothing.

They come in the most gorgeous big jar, complete with petite wooden scoop. You're meant to dissolve one or two tablespoons of the salts in your warm bath water, and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Unlike most commercial bath products, the scent is subtle and not overpowering. When you get out of the tub, your skin will be super-soft, and you'll sleep like a baby!

Where to buy: Petal & Post

Ingredients: Himalayan Salt Crystals (Sodium Chloride), Essential Oil Blend: Rose Otto Oil (Rosa Damascena Flower Oil), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum Spicatum), Jasmine Oil (Jasminium Officinale), Naturally Occurring Citronellol, Geraniol

Neom Body & Hand Wash

Neom Burst of Energy Body & Hand Wash.

Aromatherapy lovers, take note. The Body & Hand Washes from Neom contain the highest possible percentage of the purest possible essential oils—which means lots of therapeutic benefits for both mind and body. There are five scents to choose from, all 100 percent natural, and they can be used as body wash or hand soaps (because look how pretty it would be on your countertop!).

The Burst of Energy scent, which features 16 uplifting essential oils, is in my shower right now, and I can't get over how sophisticated the blend is. With grapefruit, lemon and rosemary notes, it's a fantastic "wake-up" scent, and also stimulates circulation. The texture is a clear, low-lather gel, but it's not drying at all.

Where to buy: Petal & Post

Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Coconut Derived), Sodium Coco-Sulfate (Coconut Derived), Decyl Glucoside (Plant Derived), Coco-Glucoside (Coconut Derived), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit)Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Juniperus Mexicana (Cedarwood) Wood Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Oxane, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil, Evernia Furfuracea (Tree Moss) Extract, Citral, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetivert) Oil, Illiceum Verum (Aniseed) Oil, Aldehyde, Benzyl Alcohol, Glycerin*, Sodium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Sucrose Laurate, Laminaria Japonica (Seaweed) Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Limonene, Linalool. *Certified Organic Ingredients. Made With 75% Certified Organic Ingredients.

Leaves of Trees Deodorant

Leaves of Trees Lavender Tangerine Deodorant.

Anyone who is into natural beauty products has struggled with the deodorant question. Is there a non-chemical one that really works? Yes! I'm happy to present the Deodorants from Leaves of Trees as a really great option. They're unlike any other natural deodorants on the market because the texture is a cream, which actually moisturizes your skin while neutralizing odour. (So if you get irritation from other products, you should try these!)

There are two scents, and I have the more "feminine" one, Lavender Tangerine. Squeeze about a dime-sized amount from the old-fashioned toothpaste-style tube, and rub half over each armpit with your fingertips. It's not greasy at all, is easy to spread and smells lovely, thanks to lavender, tangerine, eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils. 

Where to buy: Petal & Post

Ingredients: Kaolin (Clay), Sodium Bicarbonate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Nut Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Oil, Lavendula Officianalis (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Reticulata Blanco Var Tangerina (Tangerine) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract and Glycerin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Apples & Bears Body Wash

Apple & Bears Pomegranate & Aloe Vera Body Wash.

Before Apple & Bears launched in 2011, the founders were dismayed by the lack of truly good, natural body care products on the market that would make a difference to people's lives. (Preach!) That is now changing, thanks to their range of 98 percent natural Body Washes, from which five percent of each sale goes to the Breast Cancer Care charity.

There are four scents, and I've been lathering up with Pomegranate & Aloe Vera (which, to be clear, is low lather). I had no idea that pomegranates smelled so good! It's a gel texture that feels amazing on your skin, and can even be used as a shampoo.

Where to buy: Petal & Post

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Sodium Chloride, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum (Fragrance), Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Punica Granatum Juice Extract*, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Ascorbic Acid, Cananga Odorata Macrophylla Flower Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil Expressed, Juniperus Mexicana Wood Oil, Amyl Cinnamal, Linalool. *Ingredients from Organic Farming. Natural and Organic cosmetic certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to Ecocert standard. 98% of the total ingredients are from natural origin 12% of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming.

Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Soap

Kahina Giving Beauty Rosemary Lavender Argan Soap.

First, you'll be smitten with the beautiful paper packaging, inspired by the colourful tile designs of Fez, Morocco. (How great would this be for gifting?) But you might not want to part with it, because you're guaranteed to fall in love with Kahina Giving Beauty's signature Argan Soap. Oh-so-gentle and suitable for body, hands, face and even hair!

The Rosemary Lavender one is flecked with pretty bits of dried rosemary leaves, in a base of argan, olive and coconut oils and shea butter. Suitable for all skin types, it's not drying like many commercial soaps, nor does it leave you coated with oil, as some natural ones can do. The best part? Kahina donates 25 percent of profits back to the Berber women of Morocco who extract the argan oil the brand uses in its products.

Where to buy: Petal & Post

Ingredients: Water, Saponified Oils (Argan*, Olive, Coconut, Shea), Lavender Essential Oil, Dried Rosemary. *Ingredient From Organic Farming. 100% Natural.

Where to Buy

Find these natural and organic body care products (and many more!) at Petal & Post

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I hope you've enjoyed discovering these little beauty luxuries! 

1. Bath salts | 2. Body & hand wash | 3. Deodorant | 4. Body wash | 5. Soap

What are your favourite natural and organic body care products? 
Have you tried any of these brands?

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