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Body Wash Vs. Bar Soap

Vipul Lovekar
There are various options to choose from while deciding between a body wash or a bar soap. Let us make this task easier for you.
Every person has different choices when it comes to using the kind of cleanser for a bath. With the variety of range that is available in the market, there is a lot of options to choose from. Let us have a look at the difference in using a bar soap and a body wash.


Bar soap wins the competition over here, as far as men are concerned. About 80% of men prefer bar soap. However, they have started preferring body wash these days. But, for overall population, it seems that people prefer bar soaps more.

Score: Bar soap 1, Body wash 0.


Bar soap fares better in that regard. It cleans the human body much better than body wash. Body wash tends to be milder and less effective when it comes to removing dirt and grime.

Score: Bar soap 2, Body wash 0.

Cost Incurred

A low-end body wash will cost about 2 bucks for 12 ounce liquid bottle and for the same quantity, that is, 12 ounce of bar soap will cost definitely less than 2 bucks.

Score: Bar soap 3, Body wash 0.


Remember the way bar soaps turns slimy and mushy at the first sight of water? Body wash does not do that, and bathing with it is quite a pleasant experience (no wonder all the girls like it!!). The fragrance and the ease of use is great.

Score: Bar soap 3, Body wash 1.
To sum up the comparison, bar soap is more preferred, less costly, and cleans more; whereas body wash is easy to use.