Body wash might not be the most glamorous product, but it's one of my favorites nonetheless. As I see it, it's a low-risk product - inexpensive and very rarely unusable - so while I have my favorites that I keep coming back to, I'm also constantly trying new ones. My most recent find is South of France's Liquid Soap in Lemon Mint. It's a castile-based soap - made from vegetable oils and potassium hydroxide, rather than surfactants like sodium lauryl sulfate or decyl glucoside - which I prefer, and while it's technically more of a hand soap, I've been using it in the shower. South of France does make shower gels, but across both the shower gels and the liquid soaps, this one seems to be the only one that contains only essential oils, without any synthetic fragrance.
As the name suggests, the smell is bright and refreshing - clean and lemony with just a touch of mint peeking through. The soap lathers well, doesn't dry out my skin, and I love the convenience of the pump bottle. It's definitely on the more liquid side - thinner and runnier than a lot of other body washes - which seems to make the bottle go down a little quicker, but at just over $5, I really can't bring myself to care too much.
I hope South of France will come out with more essential-oil based fragrances, but in the meantime, I can see the lemon mint becoming a regular in my body wash rotation. If you're in the market for a budget friendly body wash or hand soap, it's definitely worth checking out!
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