There鈥檚 nothing we love more than taking a long, luxurious shower and lathering up with our favorite soaps, body washes and DIY scrubs. Of course, a full shower-time routine is a lot more difficult to pull off when you have to navigate the challenges of sharing a bathroom with roomies and dormmates, and now there鈥檚 another complication getting in the way of our sudsed-up bliss: The FDA says that some of your favorite soaps聽not only don鈥檛 clean your bod all that well, but they also aren鈥檛 even safe.

Last month, the FDA announced that it made its final ruling on the effectiveness and safety of antibacterial soaps, and products with certain active ingredients can no longer be marketed. Apparently, the manufacturers couldn鈥檛 prove they were safe for long-term daily use聽or demonstrate that they were any more effective than just plain ol鈥 soap and water when it comes to preventing illness and spreading infection. There are 19 ingredients manufacturers will now be required to remove, mainly聽triclosan and triclocarban. You can check out the full ingredients list here.

If you鈥檙e freaking out right now that you might have to give up some of your favorite products, we鈥檝e rounded up some of our favorite safer swaps you should try instead.

Hand Soap


1. Honest Hand Soap聽($5): Jessica Alba鈥檚 The Honest Company products promise to get you clean without any unnatural additives or harsh ingredients. And we love the pretty packaging.


2. Mrs. Meyer鈥檚 Hand Soap ($4): We love the basil scent, but you can also choose from lavender, bluebell, honeysuckle, apple and more.


3. Method Foaming Hand Wash聽($4): You鈥檒l still be able to find this brand at your local drug store, but it鈥檚聽a quality natural formula you鈥檒l love seeing on your sink.

Body Wash


4. Dr. Bronner鈥檚 Peppermint Pure Castile Liquid Soap聽($11 for 16 oz): The packaging makes it kind of look like a cleaning product, but Dr. Bronner鈥檚 is totally聽meant for showering, and we love the tingly wake-up effect of peppermint. actually rated it as their top pick for an all-natural soap.


5. Be Green Bath & Body Shower Gel ($20): We love this brand because it鈥檚 packed full of moisturizing coconut and olive oils and is an Environmental Working Group (EWG) top pick.


6. Attitude Body Wash Revival ($10): Another EWG top pick, Attitude is a聽great natural brand with ingredients you don鈥檛 have to worry about. It鈥檚 even cruelty-free and vegan.

What are your favorite all-natural and non-antibacterial soaps and body washes? Tweet us your picks @BritandCo.

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