Last Updated on July 5, 2023
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In Aldi Reviewer’s early days, back in 2016, I tackled the Aldi bath soap scene. There wasn’t much there: just one option for bath soap, a single bar under the Aldi house brand Source. Aldi did offer liquid hand soap for the sink and name-brand body wash, but that was it.
Not a lot has changed since then. Aldi still doesn’t sell much in the way of private label body wash outside of occasional Aldi Finds, and the bar soap scene remains slim. Aldi has experimented with house brand body washes as Regular Buys, but they never seem to stick around. If you want Aldi products for the shower, bar soap is your only Aldi brand option.
One small improvement is that Aldi now offers two bar soap options instead of one. I decided to take a look to see how well those options work.
Source Beauty Bars are Aldi Regular Buys, which means you can find them in stores all the time. They come in packs of two 4-ounce bars, for a total of 8 ounces. Each two-pack currently costs $3.49, which comes out to $1.75 per soap bar or about 44 cents an ounce.
How good a deal that is depends on how you look at it. Compared to other soaps, it’s not all that great a value, especially if you’re willing to buy in bulk. I found packs of 8 or 12 Dial or Zest soap for as low as 16 cents an ounce. On the other hand, the soap bar compares itself to Dove products, and if you look for two-packs of Dove bars, those cost more like 53 cents an ounce, which is higher than the Aldi version.
Long and short: the Aldi bars aren’t the worst deal, but you can definitely do better elsewhere, especially if brand isn’t as much of a consideration and if you’re willing to buy more than two bars.
As mentioned, Aldi currently sells two versions of the beauty bar: a white moisturizing beauty bar and a fragrance-free beauty bar. The white bar says it compares to Dove White, while the fragrance-free bar says it compares to Dove Sensitive Skin.
These soap bars are pretty good. They lather up nicely and do the job getting the body clean. The white one has a strong fragrance that reminds me of Dove White, which my grandparents kept in their bathroom when I would come to visit. (It’s not an easy smell to quantify: you’ll know it when you smell it.) The fragrance-free one is just that, a soap that smells like soap and nothing else.
If you want Aldi soap, you don’t have a lot of options beyond hand soap, a couple of bar soaps, and name brand body wash. The bar soaps, for their part, are respectable, if not as competitively priced as many other Aldi products. They produce a good lather and do the work of getting you clean. If you’re pressed for time and happen to be at Aldi, these soaps will do; otherwise, you can find more options at cheaper prices in other stores.