Soaps and Cleansers

The best soaps and cleansers , reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Soap/Cleanser Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
The Poison Ivy Soap Co Poison Ivy Soap

Gets rid of active poison ivy breakouts and prevents them from starting. I purchased Poison Ivy Soap from the Poison Ivy Soap Company off Amazon a few weeks ago. This year has been hard for me. I got my first breakout in early March and have had poison ivy rashes all over my body ever since. After trying to ignore it, I tried OTC creams and astringents to no avail. After some research it came down to using a course of Prednisone that I keep for knee emergencies, or Zanfel, which is very expensive… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Dr. Bronner Liquid Soap

Dr. Bronner's liquid soap has been a backwoods staple for as long as I can remember. This pure castile soap (meaning it is made using vegetable oil) is environmentally friendly and smells great. I was first introduced to Dr. Bronner's pure castile soap when I was about 8 years old. Back then, it was a camp staple as it was environmentally safe, and so could be used in the pond as well as the showers (try getting a hundred 8-year old boys to shower. Having them jump in a pond is much easier!). INGREDIENTS: Castile… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Coghlan's Biodegradable Camp Soap

It's a handy, portable, fairly effective soap. Easy to transport, not very messy, doesn't smell too bad and isn't too harsh. We got the chance to try this soap out on our annual coastal car-camping trip. First time, we approached it from a 'try and see' standpoint, figuring that if it works well, then we can stop lugging along actual dish soap, which would be an improvement in many ways. Short answer: We'll be taking it along again in the future. Long answer: This is a pretty reasonably performing… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Dr. Bronner Eucalyptus Organic Bar Soap

Let Dr. Bronner improve the way you stay clean with this Eucalyptus Pure-Castile Bar Soap. A soothing organic scent and an awesomely smooth lather. An all-in-one soap that has quickly become my favorite. I first read about Dr. Bronner’s on a hiking forum. It was mentioned only briefly so I decided to check out their website. I placed an order for a couple of bars of soap, shaving cream, and a bottle of liquid soap. I have been using Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Bar Soap for over 12 months now. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Atsko Sport-Wash

After using my tent and storing my tent in my bag and forgetting all about it—leaving it in my Forerunner for a week, while it was still wet—when I pulled it it out and saw how wet it still was, I could smell the mold. So I hand washed it with vinegar, which worked well and then I found some Sport Wash at the local True Value. After a good hand wash and some rinse, hanged it to dry on the clothesline. It came out just like new! Now I just did my 80 liter pack and it came out really well too. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Sea to Summit Wilderness Wash

Dirty face? Dirty Pots? Dirty clothes? “Backpacking-greasy” hair? A little bit goes a long way with this biodegradable wash. Works well and would do well for hiking or air travel. This is my first wilderness wash that I’ve ever owned, so I have no comparison other than that normal daily washes (i.e. dish soap, body wash, shampoo). At 3 fl. oz. it’s compact, about the size of a deck of cards, both in height, width, and depth. I do not have an electronic scale, so I can’t attest for its… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Action Wipes Body Wipes

Pre-moistened, all natural body wipes created specifically for when you don't have the time or facilities to bathe or shower. The proprietary wipe potion made with tea tree and eucalyptus, creates mild suds that don't require rinsing and are quick to dry — leaving your skin clean and refreshed, not sticky. These large (9"x10") body wipes are great for cleaning off dirt, sweat, odor, minor cuts, scrapes and help to remove poison oak and poison ivy oils too! Great for hiking, camping, backpacking,… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Paper Shower Original Body Wipes

A body wipe system that combines dry and wet towelettes. Big and wet enough for a complete body wash. Perfect for camping and hiking. Paper Shower is a unique body wipe system that combines a wet disposable washcloth with a dry towel. The washcloth is big and wet enough to enable you to wash your entire body and while the concept of the dry towel is a little strange it is great to completely dry yourself off and absorb any extra moisture. The cleansing solution in the washcloth is low in alcohol… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Rx Camp Soap

Multi-purpose soap that works. So, how does one go about writing a review on soap? Well, when you consider that every piece of gear you toss into your pack needs to serve a purpose I guess it's as valid as anything. What I like most about the Outdoor Rx soap is the bang for the buck. Like that old Brylcream commercial that said, "A little dab will do you" this soap lasts a long time as it's concentrated so you only need a touch to get the suds working. It's obviously biodegradable to make stream… Full review

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