Be Green Bath & Body Citrus Shaving Foam Review

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Written by Leigh Matthews, BA Hons, H.Dip. NT


Leigh Matthews, BA Hons, H.Dip. NT

Sustainability Expert

Leigh Matthews is a sustainability expert and long time vegan. Her work on solar policy has been published in Canada's National Observer.


Be Green Bath & Body Citrus Shaving Foam is made with simple ingredients for a safe, non-toxic, and luxurious shave. This product is cruelty-free and vegan, EWG-Verified™, and part of PETA’s ‘Caring Consumer’ program. It also has a light, citrusy scent, offering a refreshing change from the heavy scent of many men’s shaving products.

Be Green Bath & Body Citrus Shaving Foam

Leaf Score

Highlights: Non-toxic, simple formula that offers a luxurious shave without a heavy scent.

Table of Contents
  1. Be Green Bath & Body Citrus Shaving Foam
  2. Overview
  3. Why we like Be Green
  4. Be Green Bath & Body vs. other shaving foams
  5. Final thoughts on Be Green Bath & Body Shaving Foam

What we like

  • Simple ingredients
  • Safe and non-toxic
  • Excellent smooth lather for a luxurious shave
  • Light, citrusy scent
  • Enhanced with moisturizing aloe vera

What could be better

  • Cons list here

At a glance:

Made in: America

Ingredients: Distilled water, Saponified Cocos Nucifera (coconut oil), Olea Europaea (olive) oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe), Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract

Certifications: Leaping Bunny, Green America Certified Business, EWG-Verified™, Member of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Certified cruelty-free by PETA, Natural Ingredient Resource Center (NIRC) Truth in Labeling Pledge


Be Green Bath & Body Citrus Shaving Foam is an excellent non-toxic, eco-friendly alternative to synthetic gel and shaving cream.

This shaving foam is made from orange castile soap, enhanced with moisturizing aloe vera and glycerin to create a smooth lather. Demonstrating its environmental commitment, Be Green offers a 16.5 oz. refill bottle without the foamer pump, which minimizes plastic and resource use.

How to use

This shaving foam isn’t as ‘foamy’ as those from propellant cans. It also works best with a pre-shave oil for extra lubrication, especially if your skin tends to be dry.

Note that the foam dissipates quite quickly. That means you might want to shave small sections of skin at a time, applying a little foam as you go, rather than lathering up everything all at once.

Why we like Be Green

Be Green Bath and Body is a family-owned and operated business that has been making non-toxic skincare products since 2008. Its products all have high ratings from the Environmental Working Group, and many are EWG-Verified™, including this shaving foam.

The company strives to be as environmentally responsible as possible by using the minimum amount of recyclable packaging for products, including 95% recycled packing materials. It also uses raw materials that are biodegradable, not harmful to the environment and are as sustainable as possible.

Be Green minimizes energy usage at its office and provides a safe, family-friendly work environment along with a generous wage. The company also supports the Savvy Women’s Alliance, a women’s non-profit association focused on non-toxic living.

Be Green Bath & Body vs. other shaving foams

By far, the best option for a foaming shaving cream, Be Green Bath & Body Citrus Shaving Foam has a 5 Leaf Score thanks to its eco-friendly ingredients, the availability of a refill pack (cutting down plastic waste), and the general environmental friendliness of the company.

Be Green vs. Lavera

Lavera Men Sensitive Shaving Foam (View Price on Amazon) is another option for those who like their shaving cream in a handy pump dispenser. However, the product contains some questionable ingredients and the company has nowhere near the environmental friendliness as Be Green.

Be Green vs. Kiss My Face

Kiss My Face Shaving Cream (View Price on Walmart) also comes in a pump dispenser but needs to be lathered, unlike the Be Green and Lavera products.

Be Green vs. Pacific Shaving

A good option for travelers, Pacific Shaving All Natural Cream (see our review; View Price on Walmart) is eco-friendly and skin-friendly, features organic ingredients and is cruelty-free and vegan. It is also long-lasting, which helps minimize plastic waste. That said, the company could do more in terms of environmental and social responsibility, so if these are considerations for you, look to Be Green and Badger instead.

Be Green vs. Nurture My Body

Nurture My Body (view price on Nurture My Body) is a small company that produces its own ingredients using permaculture practices on its family farm. The resulting products are eco-friendly, skin-friendly, and sustainable.

Nurture My Body doesn’t have any additional environmental credentials, but is still a great option for more sustainable and non-toxic shaving. This is because the company ships its goods in recyclable, ultraviolet-proof blue glass jars with recyclable PET plastic lids.

Be Green vs. Badger

Badger Shave Soap (see our review; View Price on Amazon) offers a more luxurious lather than Be Green. You can also apply it by hand using cold water if necessary. However, like most shaving creams and foams, this one works best when you apply it using a brush and warm water. Even better, use it after Badger Shave Oil (see our review; view price on Amazon).

Badger is a B Corp making products in the USA using Fair Trade and organic ingredients where possible. It boasts an array of sustainability initiatives, including those that help to conserve water and energy. It also implements a variety of environmental practices at its offices and manufacturing facilities, and has manufacturing processes that avoid creating toxic waste that could enter waterways.

Badger also packages products in recyclable and reusable tins and uses mostly recycled and recyclable packaging. it even ships its products UPS carbon neutral.

Be Green vs. Dr. Bronner’s

Dr. Bronner’s shaving gel (View Price on Walmart). It lathers like a cream and offers a smooth shave while hydrating and protecting skin. Like Badger, Dr. Bronner’s is a B Corp with fair trade practices, good labor practices, and environmental initiatives. This includes using 100% post-consumer recycled packaging.

Be Green vs. Kiss My Face

Kiss My Face (View Price on Walmart) also offers an eco-friendly, skin-friendly shaving cream in a pump dispenser. This one doesn’t foam when dispensed, however, and the company itself doesn’t boast any specific environmental and social initiatives.

Final thoughts on Be Green Bath & Body Shaving Foam

If you’re looking for the most eco-friendly and healthy shaving creams, any one of the following are good options:

These all carry a 5 Leaf Rating from us for their eco-friendly ingredients, many of which are organic and nourishing to the skin.

Be Green Bath & Body Citrus Shaving Foam

Leaf Score

Highlights: Non-toxic, simple formula that offers a luxurious shave without a heavy scent.

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